54 African Countries Called for a Probe into US ‘Systemic Racism’ and Police Violence

African countries are pushing for the UN’s Human Rights Council to launch a high-level investigation into “systemic racism” and police violence in the United States and abroad after George Floyd died while a police officer was kneeling on his back. The Human Rights Council noted that 600 activist groups and victims’ relatives had called last week for a special session. The UN resolution was introduced by the African group and condemns “racial discriminatory and violent practices perpetrated by law enforcement agencies against Africans and people of African descent and structural racism endemic to the criminal justice system, in the United States of America and other parts of the world.” It also called for a probe into government responses to peaceful protests, including the alleged use of excessive force against protesters, bystanders and journalists. John Fisher, an official with the UN’s Human Rights Watch, said, “When national processes consistently fail, international processes are needed.” [Read that last line again. The next phase may be UN troops, called ‘peacekeepers’ patrolling American streets.] -GEG

African countries are pushing for the UN’s top rights body to launch a high-level investigation into “systemic racism” and police violence in the United States and beyond, according to a draft resolution introduced Tuesday.

The text was the subject of heated discussions in Geneva ahead of a so-called “urgent debate” on the topic at the United Nations Human Rights Council on Wednesday.

The debate was called for following unrest in the United States and elsewhere over George Floyd’s death in police custody.

The draft resolution, introduced by the African group, condemns “racial discriminatory and violent practices perpetrated by law enforcement agencies against Africans and people of African descent and structural racism endemic to the criminal justice system, in the United States of America and other parts of the world.”

The text calls for the establishment of an independent international commission of inquiry (COI) — one of the UN’s highest-level probes, generally reserved for major crises like the Syrian conflict.

The commission, the text said, should probe “systemic racism, alleged violations of international human rights law and abuses against Africans and of people of African descent in the United States” and elsewhere by law enforcement agencies.

The aim, it said, should be “bringing perpetrators to justice”.

‘Excessive force’

The investigators should also probe “government responses to peaceful protests, including the alleged use of excessive force against protesters, bystanders and journalists,” it said.

A senior US diplomat in Geneva voiced outrage at the draft resolution.

“Our transparency, commitment to a free press, and insistence on the right to justice allow the world to see our problems and openly engage on our efforts at finding solutions,” said the diplomat.

“It is countries that hide the truth, violently silence their critics, don’t have democratic accountability, and refuse even to recognise fundamental freedoms that merit censure.”

Another senior US official, speaking to AFP in Washington, said the United States would take a “hard look” at whether to cooperate on a COI.

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Google Bans ZeroHedge, Threatens the Federalist Over Readers’ Comments

Google demonetized ZeroHedge from its ad platform and threatened to drop The Federalist after finding ‘racist’ content in the comments sections of both websites. Most conservative content now is censored or banned. Senator Josh Hawley noted Google’s double standard of removing ZeroHedge for content in the comments section it does not monitor, but simultaneously the tech giant claims that the content it hosts and modifies IS NOT their speech under Section 230 of a law that gives tech companies immunity from being sued over content. -GEG

Elected officials reacted to Google’s threat of demonetization of the Federalist, which would restrict ad revenues to the news media outlet. Sean Davis, co-founder of the Federalist, spoke with Fox News’s Tucker Carlson on Tuesday’s edition of the latter’s eponymous TV program, describing coordination between NBC, Google, and a foreign left-wing organization in Europe.

NBC worked with the Center for Countering Digital Hate, an organization that smears conservative websites — including Breitbart News — while advocating digital boycotts and blacklists against them.

Rep. Josh Hawley (R-MO) noted Google’s application of a standard to the Federalist that it does not apply to itself.

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Man Who Pushed 92-Year Old Woman to the Ground Has over 100 Previous Arrests


New York: Surveillance video shows a man punching a 92-year-old woman to the ground in broad daylight last Friday. Rashid Brimmage is a registered sex offender with over 100 arrests for charges ranging from sexual abuse and groping women on the subway, public lewdness, harassment, criminal trespass, and punching strangers. Due to so-called criminal justice-reform policies that include no-cash bail, Brimmage has been released repeatedly, allowing him to injure more people. The woman has recovered injuries from the fall, but now is afraid to walk alone. -GEG

We’re learning more about the career criminal accused of attacking a 92-year-old woman in Gramercy Park.

Police are trying to track down a man seen on video shoving a 92-year-old woman in Manhattan. (Credit: NYPD)

A veteran law enforcement officer says the current system is failing the perpetrators and the police.

Chilling surveillance video shows the moment the 92-year-old was thrown to the ground in broad daylight last Friday, her attacker watching as she hit her head on a fire hydrant.

“I was all bloody,” she told CBS2. “This man did nothing except change my life and almost kill me.”

Police say the attacker is 31-year-old Rashid Brimmage, a registered sex offender with at least 100 arrests for charges ranging from assault, to resisting arrest and persistent sexual abuse.

Former NYPD chief Kevin Harrington says Brimmage is a case study in why the city’s no-bail policy needs to be revisited.

“When you have sweeping reforms like this, they allow for a menace like this to be on the street, and ultimately it’s communities who pay the price,” Harrington said.

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