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US police used excessive force at least 125 times in the 10 days after the police killing of George Floyd, according to a new report

Amnesty International documented 125 separate cases of excessive force by US security forces between May 26 and June 5. “The unnecessary and sometimes excessive use of force by police against protesters exhibits the very systemic racism and impunity they had taken to the streets to protest,” Ernest Coverson, Amnesty International’s […]
US police used excessive force at least 125 times in the 10 days after the police killing of George Floyd, according to a new report
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Trump, who reversed Obama-era efforts to demilitarize police, now falsely says Obama ‘never even tried’ to reform policing

President Donald Trump on Tuesday falsely said that former President Barack Obama “never even tried” to reform policing in the US. Trump actually rolled back Obama-era policing reforms, including an executive order aimed at demilitarizing law enforcement. Civil-liberties and human-rights groups condemned the move. The president’s executive order on policing, […]
Trump, who reversed Obama-era efforts to demilitarize police, now falsely says Obama ‘never even tried’ to reform policing
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Human rights groups are pleading with Mexico’s top health official to pressure the release of detained migrants at risk of contracting COVID-19

“Shamefully, the Mexican government has willingly cooperated with the United States in the implementation of policies that harm and endanger migrants and asylum-seekers,” Charanya Krishnaswami, advocacy director for the Americas at Amnesty International USA, told Business Insider. Amnesty International is now appealing to Mexico’s top doctor in charge of the […]
Human rights groups are pleading with Mexico’s top health official to pressure the release of detained migrants at risk of contracting COVID-19
Tech

Amnesty says Google and Facebook threaten human rights

Amnesty International has attacked the business models of tech giants Google and Facebook, describing them as “surveillance-based.” In a damning new report, Amnesty argues that because Facebook and Google scoop huge amounts of detail personal data on their users, their business models effectively depend on constant surveillance. The organisation argued […]
Amnesty says Google and Facebook threaten human rights