Friday, June 19, 2015

Every single U.S. state failed to meet global use of force standards

Amid a raging discussion about police brutality, a new Amnesty International report shows that many states’ laws are too broad to fit the standards, 13 states fall below them and nine have no laws to address the problem at all. Amnesty USA executive director Steven Hawkins told the Guardian the results show a “shocking lack of fundamental respect for the sanctity of human life.” Last month, the Guardian publicly counted the number of people killed by police in the U.S. this year — and the number has already climbed to more than 500.

More:  http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/18/us-states-police-use-of-force-standards-amnesty

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