The United Nations Human Rights Bureau attacked the US government on Friday for its “slow” response to police brutality and its lax gun ownership law.
Speaking following recent events in the state of Wisconsin, in which two people were killed in a series of riots against the excessive use of force by officials, spokesman for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights The Human, Rupert Colville, has complained that “these types of actions are not only recurring but highly preventable”.
The images of the moment when a police officer shot Jacob Blake, who is in severe condition in the hospital, seven times in the back, “suggests that the police used excessive force,” he said. “It is also very likely that the use of force against Blake was discriminatory in nature,” he added.
On Thursday, a 17-year-old teenager was charged with multiple homicide crimes, shooting two protesters and injuring a third in protests against the Blake case.