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UN experts urge United States to wrap up review of Trayvon Martin case, examine laws
United Nations News Centre ^ | September 3, 2013

Posted on 09/03/2013 8:29:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Special Rapporteur on racism Mutuma Ruteere

A group of United Nations independent experts today called on the Government of the United State to finalize the ongoing review of the case involving the death of teenager Trayvon Martin, an African –American teenager who was shot in 2012 by a neighbourhood watchman in the state of Florida.

“We call upon the US Government to examine its laws that could have discriminatory impact on African Americans, and to ensure that such laws are in full compliance with the country’s international legal obligations and relevant standards,” said human rights expert Verene Shepherd, who currently heads the UN Working Group of Experts of People of African Descent.

The death of Trayvon Martin sparked a new debate about racial profiling in the United States after the unarmed black 17-year-old was shot and killed in Florida by George Zimmerman, a neighbourhood watchman. Mr. Zimmerman, who argued that he acted in self-defence and with justifiable use of deadly force, was found not guilty of all charges against him.

The US Department of Justice, the US Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida and the Federal Bureau of Investigation are currently evaluating the evidence generated during the federal investigation, as well as the evidence and testimony from the state trial, trying to establish potential civil rights charges linked to the case.

“The Trayvon Martin case has highlighted the importance of the need to review those existing laws and policies that can have a discriminatory effect on the basis of race, as African Americans become more vulnerable to such discrimination,” Ms. Shepherd said, recalling that the US has been party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights since 1992, the International Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination since 1994, and many other international human rights law treaties.

“States are required to take effective measures to review governmental, national and local policies, and to amend, rescind or nullify any laws and regulations which have the effect of creating or perpetuating racial discrimination wherever it exists,” said the Special Rapporteur on racism, Mutuma Ruteere.

According to the 2011 US Department of Justice Hate Crime Statistics, 71.9 per cent of the total number of victims of hate crimes reported to the nation’s law enforcement agencies were victims of an offender’s anti-black bias. In a 2012 survey, the local non-governmental organization Malcolm X Grassroots Movement found that at least 136 unarmed African Americans were killed by police, security guards and self-appointed vigilantes over the course of a single year.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: banglist; blackkk; blacks; florida; georgezimmerman; trayvon; trayvonmartin; unitednations; zimmerman
Got that? And you thought we were a sovereign nation.
1 posted on 09/03/2013 8:29:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

On honest review (meaning the MSM will not touch it)
black on white murders are off the chart around the USA
because of Holder and Obama, and now the victim
crackers are told to just lie still and die, already.


2 posted on 09/03/2013 8:32:47 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The un is such a bastion of human rights....


3 posted on 09/03/2013 8:33:38 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

it is wrapped up, his killing was obviously justified.


4 posted on 09/03/2013 8:33:46 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear UN;

I suggest that you explore why 1400 people have been gassed in Syria, and by whom!

No three weeks of living in luxury hotels, eating escargot, but a 24/7 full blown investigation before the world goes to war.

And, as a side note, Trayvon Martin the late teenage punk, go STFU!


5 posted on 09/03/2013 8:34:39 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whatever. Would you rather be subjected to profiling in this nation or have a burning tire places around your neck, while being hacked to death with a machete in Mother Africa? You can also enjoy the famine and disease while you wait for your wretched end.


6 posted on 09/03/2013 8:36:03 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dear UN,

The jurors wrapped up that investigation weeks ago. There findings can be found online. Google it.

Sincerely;
USA


7 posted on 09/03/2013 8:38:00 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here's your review, jackasses!

George Zimmerman

Trayvon Martin

Trayvon lived like a thug and died like a thug.

8 posted on 09/03/2013 8:44:26 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

Well stated,TE.


9 posted on 09/03/2013 8:46:25 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
According to the 2011 US Department of Justice Hate Crime Statistics, 71.9 per cent of the total number of victims of hate crimes reported to the nation’s law enforcement agencies were victims of an offender’s anti-black bias.

The "Just-us" Department has said that only protected minorities can be the victims of hate crimes.
So who is picking on all of these black people?

10 posted on 09/03/2013 8:46:26 PM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

UN EXPERTS? What makes them experts?


11 posted on 09/03/2013 8:47:18 PM PDT by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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“We call upon the US Government to examine its laws that could have discriminatory impact on African Americans, and to ensure that such laws are in full compliance with the country’s international legal obligations and relevant standards...”

Internationalist crapola; the US government need only comply with the strictures laid out in our own constitution - not that it’s happening under Obama, who regularly uses the constitution to wipe his backside.


12 posted on 09/03/2013 8:47:54 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: exit82

Thanks, exit82. The UN can pound rough gravel.


13 posted on 09/03/2013 8:50:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Maceman

Well this “expert” urges the u.n. to stick it where the sun don’t shine and GTFO of my country and business. (Well, I guess the sun does shine on some their a$$e$ since they normally have their heads in the sand. When not up their a$$e$.) Nice waste of American tax dollars.


14 posted on 09/03/2013 8:53:06 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Just as soon as you slap Mugabe into shape, Mutuma.
15 posted on 09/03/2013 8:54:57 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wouldn’t it be nice to live long enough to see the US out of the UN and the UN kicked out of New York.


16 posted on 09/03/2013 8:59:42 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Trayvon Martin extravaganza of propaganda to outlaw self-defense in the United States stretches all the way to the corrupt murderous dictators of the United Nations.

Should have seen this coming.

17 posted on 09/03/2013 9:04:05 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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Never mind that 93% of US murders of blacks are by fellow blacks, the racist bigots of the United Nations want Whitey to pay.

Actual guilt is of absolutely no consequence, and anyone who says it is, is racist.

18 posted on 09/03/2013 9:08:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When your policy is to rob Peter to pay Paul, you can count on enthusiastic support from Paul.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OK, review complete.

Move on.


19 posted on 09/03/2013 9:11:27 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It is wrapped up. NOT GUILTY by a jury of his piers. End of story.


20 posted on 09/03/2013 9:12:59 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Right here is another great example of why we have to stop our government from supporting the United Nations. The U.N. IS the tool of the Left, the tool for their goal of the New World Order. Get rid of the damned U.N., and get their Agenda 21 stealth ICLEI the ‘H’ out of our States, our communities. We have no treaty with them to operate their international rules agenda within our borders.


21 posted on 09/03/2013 9:16:25 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; mickie; pax_et_bonum; seekthetruth; seenenuf; Bob Ireland; flaglady47; ...
Everyone reading this thread who KNEW that the United Nations was reviewing and investigating the Trayvon case....and was examining our sovereign laws...and was going to issue a report......please raise your hands.

Ah, just as I thought.

Thank you very much.

Leni

22 posted on 09/03/2013 9:17:56 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The U.N. can ESAD. The World would be a better place.


23 posted on 09/03/2013 9:18:28 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did he review the Shorty Belton case? Didn’t think so.


24 posted on 09/03/2013 9:37:02 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just more Black Racism...this time from the ultimate Bedwetter Globalist organization...the UN


25 posted on 09/03/2013 9:40:18 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (You cannot be conservative while supporting the bankruptcy of your nation)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This stuff is simple. To those that defend Trevon merely ask them.

If someone assaulted you and you were on your back being pounded would you defend yourself? If yes then you agree with Zimmerman. If no then you are either a dead man walking or a liar.

CC

26 posted on 09/03/2013 9:40:52 PM PDT by Captain Compassion
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The Big Mutuma, who represents an organization whose peacekeeprs, employees, and delegates are responsible for the rapes and deaths of children and young women, wants the United States of America to examine our laws as they relate to Trayvon Martin when those peacekeepers, employees and delegates deserve the death penalty for what they have done?

The Big Mutuma has to be crazy.
27 posted on 09/03/2013 9:53:26 PM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow. I hadn’t realized that all of Kenya’s civil rights problems had been solved, thus freeing Mr. Ruteere to ride to the rescue of all of the poor Americans being deprived of their civil rights.


28 posted on 09/03/2013 11:24:41 PM PDT by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, and you should never wish to do less.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You just can’t make this stuff up.


29 posted on 09/04/2013 1:48:58 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: TigersEye

bfl, good stuff.


30 posted on 09/04/2013 2:04:40 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“UN Working Group of Experts” is neither.


31 posted on 09/04/2013 2:16:57 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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Note to the UN on any topic:

SHUT UP!


32 posted on 09/04/2013 5:50:34 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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Hey UN:

Instead of looking into a case where a man defended himself against a violent thug and was found innocent, maybe you should look into how Egypt is killing Christians.

33 posted on 09/04/2013 5:52:04 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, this is a surprising development.


34 posted on 09/04/2013 5:58:28 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Uncle Miltie: Obama poisoned race relations for a generation. Everything is racial now.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
“We call upon the US Government to examine its laws that could have discriminatory impact on African Americans, and to ensure that such laws are in full compliance with the country’s international legal obligations and relevant standards,” said human rights expert Verene Shepherd, who currently heads the UN Working Group of Experts of People of African Descent.

35 posted on 09/04/2013 4:29:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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The death of Trayvon Martin sparked a new debate about racial profiling in the United States after the unarmed black 17-year-old was shot and killed in Florida by George Zimmerman, a neighbourhood watchman.

The 'unarmed' 17 year old was bashing Zimmerman head against concrete... Only the truly stupid are unaware that a man can be killed WITHOUT a weapon. Zimmerman was being beaten to death. Trayvon was a thug. The jury got it right - and that's our system of justice.

36 posted on 09/04/2013 5:05:18 PM PDT by GOPJ (Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts - Churchill)
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