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联合国专家敦促检视美国警察执法手段

时间:2014-12-06 09:10:22  作者:VOA双语阅读  来源:美国之音  查看:19  评论:0
内容摘要:联合国人权专家呼吁检视美国警察的做法,之前发生两起白人警察杀死未带武器的黑人却被免予起诉的个案。联合国少数族裔问题特别报告员丽塔•伊扎克星期五在一份声明中说, “当过度使用武力的受害者是非洲裔或其他少数族裔时”,这两个大陪审团的裁决“...

联合国人权专家呼吁检视美国警察的做法,之前发生两起白人警察杀死未带武器的黑人却被免予起诉的个案。

联合国少数族裔问题特别报告员丽塔•伊扎克星期五在一份声明中说, “当过度使用武力的受害者是非洲裔或其他少数族裔时”,这两个大陪审团的裁决“让很多人对这种有罪不罚的模式产生合理的担忧”。

这两个案件引发了全美的抗议活动。反对警察暴力的示威星期五晚上在几座城市继续举行,包括纽约、芝加哥和首都华盛顿。

在芝加哥,抗议人群高呼“我不能呼吸”,这是今年7月黑人加纳拒捕被一名纽约警察扼住喉咙时说的一句话。加纳后来死亡,一个大陪审团本星期做出裁决,不因加纳的死亡而起诉那名警官。

在最为广泛报道的案例中,密苏里州圣路易斯市郊弗格森镇的警察达伦•威尔逊今年八月在一次街头对峙时开枪打死18岁的年轻人迈克尔•布朗。

星期五,纽约市检察官表示,他们将考虑对今年11月在一个公房楼梯上开枪打死一名毫无武装的黑人男子的警察提出起诉。

UN Experts Urge Review of US Police Practices

United Nations human rights experts are calling for a review of policing in the United States, after two separate cases in which white police officers were not charged for killing unarmed black men.

The U.N. special rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsak, said in a statement Friday that the two grand jury decisions "leave many with legitimate concerns relating to a pattern of impunity when the victims of excessive use of force come from African-American or other minority communities."

The cases have sparked nationwide protests.

Demonstrations against police violence continued Friday night in several cities, including New York, Chicago, and Washington.

In Chicago, protesters chanted "I can't breathe," a phrase that Eric Garner shouted when he was placed in a chokehold by a New York police officer as he was resisting arrest in July. Garner later died and a grand jury decided this week not to indict the officer, Daniel Pantaleo, for his death.

In the most widely-publicized incident causing public outrage, Darren Wilson, a police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, shot and killed an 18-year-old named Michael Brown during a street confrontation in August.

Also Friday, prosecutors in New York City say they will consider charges against another officer for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in November in a public housing stairwell.

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