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UN Commissioner Wants Trayvon Reparations

From CNS News:

Fla. Civil Rights Group Welcomes U.N. Official’s Call for Reparations in Trayvon Martin Case

By Patrick Goodenough
April 10, 2012

(CNSNews.com) – A Florida advocacy group spearheading protests over the racially-charged Trayvon Martin shooting has welcomed the intervention of the United Nations’ human rights chief, who has called for the shooter to be put on trial and “reparations for the victims concerned.”

“We believe that the United Nations involvement can help prevent another Trayvon Martin situation in other counties across the world,” J. Willie David, president of the Florida Civil Rights Association, said in a statement provided to CNSNews.com on Monday.

“The shooting death of Trayvon Martin and Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law have created a worldwide movement that calls into question how justice is delivered to victims of color,” he said.

“The Florida Civil Rights Association is calling on the police and prosecutors to end their questionable practices of operating in secrecy when it comes to African Americans.”

Do they really want that? Do they want all African Americans to be tried by the media and the court of public opinion?

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay commented on the Martin shooting during a visit to Barbados on Thursday… Although local, state and federal inquiries have been underway for weeks, Pillay called for “an immediate investigation” into the shooting.

Well, you can’t expect a UN High Commissioner to be aware of the actual facts.

“Justice must be done for the victim,” she told a media briefing in Hastings, on the southern end of the Caribbean island. “It’s not just this individual case, it calls into question the delivery of justice in all situations like this.”

“In this particular case it was the family itself, their distress that became known to the general public – once again people pressure that has drawn attention to this case. It shouldn’t be so,” Pillay continued. “The law should operate equally in respect of all violations. So, like every other situation such as this, we will be urging an investigation, and prosecution and trial – and of course reparation for the victims concerned.”

Pillay, a South African jurist, was appointed U.N. rights chief in 2008 and is based in Geneva, at the home of the U.N. Human Rights Council. She is a former judge at the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

South Africa being almost as famous as the UN for its system of justice.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “UN Commissioner Wants Trayvon Reparations”

  1. Astravogel says:

    Oh, Wow! The UN! Taking time off from rescuing the poor folk
    in Syria (and other places) to help us in our time of troubles. I
    wonder how they’re doing on the question of the illegal annexation
    of Hawai’I and the overthrow of the legal government there by the
    US? It could be that TCP was actually born in an occupied foreign
    nation, especially since Slick Willie appologized for that action.

  2. canary says:

    UN Commissioner Pillay should be fired for not doing her job in her own country.


    March 27, 2012

    Link to Video

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today attended a SASC Subcommittee hearing on Emergency Threats and Capability where he questioned Garry Reid, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, on the current threat that Joseph Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) imposes and asked for further clarification on the current mission to help African countries end the LRA’s reign of terror.

    “As the only U.S. Senator to make over 100 visits to the continent of Africa, I am all too familiar with the dehumanizing acts of terror caused singlehandedly by Joseph Kony and his LRA,” said Inhofe. “For over 20 years, Kony and the LRA have been responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of innocent victims and the displacement of over one million people. Today’s subcommittee hearing reemphasized the mission to end Kony’s activity as an individual who has long been listed on the Terror Watch List. The subcommittee hearing also presented the opportunity to clarify that our troops are there in an advisory role and not a combat one. The time has come to bring Kony to justice and finally disband his terrorist network. We are one step closer to helping ensure a safer future for the continent of Africa.”

    Inhofe also asked Michael Sheehan, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict, about the value of funds for train and equip programs for the U.S. military and the Global Contingency Fund.

    Inhofe said, “I echo Assistant Secretary Sheehan’s statement that our nation’s global train and equip forces are fundamentally essential to serving developing countries. As a strong supporter of our nation’s security assistance and engagement programs, it is imperative that we continue to increase the capabilities of our partner nations to provide for their own security, which consequentially will increase stability in their perspective region and around the globe.”

    UN Commissioner Pillay , a South African jurist, was appointed U.N. rights chief in 2008 and is based in Geneva, at the home of the U.N. Human Rights Council. She is a former judge at the International Criminal Court and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

  3. canary says:

    The FBI is busy cleaning up the 911 tape do death threats from across state line?

    The racial slur word was “cold”

    NBC’s hatchet job on the 9/11 call will be easy to fix.

    The city has never had a Grand Jury investigation, which are very informal; because they do a more thorough investigation.

  4. Enthalpy says:

    Withdraw our membership in the United Nations for reasons too numerous to mention.

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