The so-called Universal Periodic Review (UPR) regularly looks at all of the 193 U.N. member nations, and if a special report last year is any indication, the United States is in for another round of criticism for violating 25 human rights standards.
Even when the right tries to explain racism, they end up being racist. They are all in agreement that there are black criminals and bad cops. Funny thing, a cop who commits a crime, is indicted, found guilty and is serving time, well, they are a bad apple.
"Recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and around the country have highlighted the importance of strong, collaborative relationships between local police and the communities they protect."
The Texas cases are telling in that there are two dead police officers as a result of not identifying themselves as law enforcement while breaking into private residences in the early morning hours. It is also revealing that a grand jury found that a white man who shot and killed what he thought was an armed intruder acted in self-defense, while a Black man in identical circumstances is charged by a prosecutor with capital murder and faces the death penalty.
Call the shooting the start of a revolution, "taking our country back," watering the tree of liberty, 2nd Amendment remedies, armed and dangerous, or any number of the GOP's favorite Obama-era slogans from the right-wing propaganda machine, but call it what it really is; a product of Republican and teabagger anti-government white supremacist rhetoric.
The bad guy with a firearm that gunned down four innocent students at Seattle Pacific University was stopped by a good guy with pepper spray; not a gun.
If Americans wonder how events in Egypt could ever occur here they can harken back to the Bush Administration and recall that it started slowly and progressed to Scott Walker arresting journalists.
The idea that an armed good guy can stop a bad guy is not borne out by reality. Law enforcement officers go through extensive firearm training, and yet they do not always stop bad guys with guns.
Due to the influence of ALEC, Arizona, public school students who were treated like convicts in a lock down maneuver during regular instructional hours.