Sigh, America-hating agenda again. No, they’re really not. Shooting someone who has pulled a gun on you or even who you think is reaching for a gun, is at best a mistake, even if not justified. Saying this actually diminishes true lynchings.
GENEVA (Reuters) – Police killings of black people in the United States are reminiscent of lynchings and the government must do far more to protect them, a United Nations working group says in a report that will be debated at the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday.
The hard-hitting criticism – drawing a comparison between modern police behavior and mob killings of blacks in the 19th and 20th centuries – comes at a time of renewed racial tension in the United States.
This week Charlotte, North Carolina, saw street riots over the shooting of a black man, Keith Scott, by a black police officer. On Friday, a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man turned herself into authorities in Tulsa, Oklahoma.