UN criticizes U.S. on police brutality

UN criticizes U.S. on police brutality

The United States was criticized for its human rights record on Monday during a U.N. review.

The use of the death penalty, police violence against African Americans and the separation of migrant children from their family.

“What we saw today was unsurprising condemnation by many countries around the world of the United States’ human rights record,” Jamil Dakwar, director of the human rights program at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), told a news briefing.

“We’ve heard country after country…calling and urging the United States to take serious measures to address structural racism and police violence,” he said.

Activists said that the Human Rights Council’s examination of the United States, the first since May 2015, amounted to an indictment of the Trump administration’s policies.

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