“A Human Rights Crisis”: In Unprecedented Move, Amnesty International Sends Monitors to Ferguson

Posted by on August 18, 2014 in Activism, Peace & Human Rights with 3 Comments

Source: democracynow

After a week that saw a militarized police crackdown and the imposition of a nighttime curfew (for people protesting the shooting of Michael Brown), Amnesty International USA has taken an “unprecedented” step by sending a 13-person delegation to monitor the developments in Ferguson, Missouri. It is the first time Amnesty organization has deployed observers inside the United States.  Amy Goodman speaks to Steven Hawkins, executive director of Amnesty International USA.

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  1. lotustarr@aol.com' paul says:

    the guy who was killed robbed a convenience store hours before this happened. Later he tried to take the cops gun from him and he was shot.
    Do your research. This is just a lame excuse to steal and riot ( get free TVS and things) pretty bad people. If your gonna protest protest chemtrails, protest for water with out floride protest to stop taking away our constitutional rights.

  2. Debtisservitude@yahoo.com' Debtisservitude says:

    The thing you are missing paul, is the obvious militarization of the police that has taken place since 911. Everyone is a suspect and everyone is a potential terrorist who is in protest or defiance of the Government as seen in 2010 with the Occupy movement.

    This article from VT pretty much sums it up with the history of the militarization of the US Police Force to help ushering the New Economic Order.


  3. thatcrazytoaster@mail.com' Katherine L says:

    You both present good points. I guess it depends on what angle you look at this thing. One thing I know, I don’t believe any mainstream coverage of this.

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