AFRICANGLOBE – For years, the US has been criticizing the massive human rights violations taking place in China. However, China just returned the favor.
In a scathing report released on China’s Xinhuanet, officials blast the US for its rampant violations of civil rights.
In their report, China’s State Council Information Office accused police of completely ignoring crimes.
Law enforcement authorities were run with a loose rein, with some even turning a blind eye to fugitives. Police officers were ignoring sex crimes on a regular basis. A report released in November by the inspector general of New Orleans found that of 1,290 sex crime calls for service assigned to five New Orleans police detectives from 2011 to 2013, 840 were designated as miscellaneous, and nothing at all was done (The New York Times, November 13, 2014). Of the 450 calls that led to the creation of an initial investigative report, no further documentation was found for 271 of them. Police and prosecutors were allowing tens of thousands of wanted felons to escape justice merely by crossing a state border (The USA Today, March 12, 2014). A confidential FBI database chronicled 186,873 of these cases, including more than 3,300 accused of sex crimes. A total of 78,878 felony suspects won’t be extradited from any place but neighboring states (The USA Today, March 12, 2014). Police indicated they would not spend the time or money to retrieve the fugitive from another state.
The Chinese report coincides a recent report by the Free Thought Project which showed police are becoming worse at solving crimes, despite there being a reduction in overall crime.
In the United States, the murder clearance rate in 1965 was more than 90 percent. Since the inception of the war on drugs, the murder clearance rate has plummeted to an average of less than 65 percent per year.
This decline is in spite of there being far fewer murders. It is also in spite of new technological developments to help police solve crimes, like DNA testing, advanced forensic labs, and unethical spying devices like the stingray.
According to the Department of Justice, there are currently over 400,000 untested rape kits collecting dust in police evidence rooms nationwide, and many other estimates suggest that this number could be as high as one million.
As a result of this horrific negligence, roughly 3% of rape cases in America are actually solved. This is in spite of the fact that many rape kits have a high chance of leading to an arrest since most rapists are career criminals who have their DNA on file.
But the Chinese report didn’t stop there. China’s State Council Information Office pointed out the excessive violence in the ranks of US police.
There was excessive use of violence by police. The Wall Street Journal reported on December 3, 2014, that many of the law enforcement agencies did not submit the statistics about killings by police when enforcing laws to the FBI. The report found at least 1,800 police killings took place in 105 police departments between 2007 and 2012. The Associated Press reported on December 7, 2014 that at least 400 deaths happened every year as a result of the law enforcement activities by the U.S. police officers, most of who were not prosecuted. And some police officers had repeated killings on record, though they were investigated for every case. There were 55 police officers who were sued at least 10 times with one being sued for 28 times. Los Angeles Times reported on September 14 that since 2004 a committee reviewed 809 complaints of excessive force or misconduct at the Southwest border, but no police officers had been punished.
The report is not exaggerating the frequency violence within the US carried out in the name of Law Enforcement.
China, whose population is 4 and 1/2 times the size of the United States, recorded 12 killings by law enforcement officers in 2014.
Law enforcement in the US killed 92 times more people than a country with nearly 1.4 billion people.
Of course, China is not without their share of corruption and state violence, but they have 4 times the population of the US and drastically less police violence.
The report goes on to point out the ‘chronic problem’ of racism within the US as well.
Racial discrimination has been a chronic problem in the U.S. human rights record. Facing discrimination in employment and payment, the ethnic minorities are trapped in graver poverty. In 2014, multiple cases of arbitrary police killing of African-Americans have sparked huge waves of protests, casting doubts on the racial “equality” in the U.S. and giving rise to racial hatred factors.
The report even goes so far as to call the murdering of African American men by police, ‘normal.’
Compared with other ethnic groups, African-Americans are more likely to become victims of police shooting. Police killings of African-Americans during law enforcement have practically become “normal” in the U.S. According to an analysis of federally collected data, young Black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts — 21 times greater.
For a century, the US has been ridiculing China while at the same time praising the “Freedom” here in America. When a country, that we are told is a bastion for human rights violations, and corruption, cites specific cases and calls the US out for its rampant violence and corruption, something is indeed awry.
Perhaps this entire notion of the “Land of the Free” has become a farce. Perhaps the citizens in the US have been duped into thinking they are free and actually being used as a tax farm to fund a corrupt global empire. Perhaps, just perhaps, America has morphed into the very thing we once supposedly fought against.
By: Matt Agorist
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