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MSM blocked this out, but on Monday, the United States was criticized by the United Nations for widespread police brutality, CIA interrogation practices, the ongoing detentions at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and surveillance operations by the National Security Agency (NSA), calling the overall US human rights record `brutal’.
The US delegation defended the country’s human rights records before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, while admitting that progress needs to be made.
US Justice Department official James Cadogan cited a number of recent high-profile cases involving police killing of unarmed black men, saying the US must do better to uphold civil rights.
“We must rededicate ourselves to ensuring that our civil rights laws live up to their promise,” Cadogan said Monday.
“The tragic deaths of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Michael Brown in…
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