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US faces UN review of racial discrimination record

Demonstrators outside a church in St Louis, Missouri protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown, August 12, 2014A UN watchdog body took the United States to task Wednesday over continued discrimination of minorities, amid heightened tensions in the country after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination interrogated US officials in Geneva about a raft of issues, including discrimination of minorities at different levels of the criminal justice system, unequal access to education and harsh treatment of non-citizens. Committee vice chairman Noureddine Amir expressed concern at the large overrepresentation of African Americans among people who are “arrested, charged, convicted, incarcerated and sentenced to life without parole, especially for non-violent offences, as well as sentenced to death”. He also slammed “racial profiling” by police and lamented “reports of abusive conduct and excessive use of force by law enforcement agents against persons belong to ethnic or racial minorities”.

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