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  • Thursday, March 09, 2006

    China publishes report on human rights in the US

    This article, from China Daily takes a look at the newly released report by China on the human rights record of the US, and before anyone says anything, yes, it does say something when China rightly states what's wrong with the American human rights record:

    The U.S. Justice Department reported on Sept. 25, 2005 that there were 5,182,670 violent crimes in the United States in 2004.

    And there were 21.4 victims for every 1,000 people aged 12 and older, which amounts to about one violent crime victim for every 47 U.S. residents.

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    The document quotes media reports as saying that from 2002 through 2004, there were at least 287 cases in which the FBI agents were suspected of illegally conducting electronic surveillance.

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    It quotes a report of the Los Angeles Times on July 14, 2005 as saying that Los Angeles police shot dead the 19-month-old daughter of a suspect when trying to arrest the suspect, which triggered public outcry.

    And according to an AP story, on Oct. 9, five New Orleans police officers battered a 64-year-old retired teacher on the street while trying to arrest him, and he suffered injuries.

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    A study of eight advanced countries by the London School of Economics in 2005 found that the United States had the worst social inequality.

    The poverty rate of the United States is the highest in the developed world and more than twice as high as in most other industrialized countries, the record quotes a report of Newsweek magazine as saying.

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    In terms of the child poverty index, the United States ranked next to the last among 22 developed nations in the world.

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    They abused the Iraqi detainees systematically, including sleep deprivation, tying them to the wall, hitting them with baseball bats, denying their access to water and food, forcing them to listen to extremely loud music in completely dark places for days running, unleashing dogs to bite them for amusement and even scaring them by putting them in the same cage with lions.

    ...... See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts

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