In an article published this week at UN News Centre, Mutuma Ruteere, a “special reporter on racism,” wrote that a group of UN experts is calling on the Obama administration to finish a review that will decide whether or not George Zimmerman will face federal civil rights charges for the 2012 shooting death of teenager Trayvon Martin:
“We call upon the US Government to examine its laws that could have discriminatory impact on African Americans, and to ensure that such laws are in full compliance with the country’s international legal obligations and relevant standards,” said human rights expert Verene Shepherd, who currently heads the UN Working Group of Experts of People of African Descent.
With Christians under siege throughout the Middle East and elsewhere, this week the United Nations sees as a priority the status of a local crime in the state of Florida. And not just a local crime, but one that has been adjudicated by a jury and one that an FBI report proved had nothing to do with racism.
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