LOS ANGELES, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- At a public conference on April 11, 2015 in Los Angeles, a panel consisting of:
Dr. Dr. E.M. Abdulmumin, a Clinical Psychologist and Director of the Dubois Institute in Riverside, CA.;
Aquil Basheer, Activist, Author, and Executive Director of Maximum Force Enterprise;
Attorney Reginald Taylor, Trial Lawyer, Law Offices of Reginald Taylor;
Attorney Maleha Khan-Avila, Trial Lawyer, Law Offices of Zulu Ali; and
Michael Clark, Activist and Executive Director of Motivateum
And Moderated by Attorney Zulu Ali, a trial lawyer and former Police Officer and U.S. Marine Corps veteran, discussed the history and current state of police and prosecutorial misconduct around the country and discussed a complaint filed with the United Nations Human Rights Committee and Security Council.
The complaint primarily focused on observations made by the United Nations International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and findings of racial profiling, excessive use of force by law enforcement officials, and discrimination in the criminal justice system. The findings were published September 25, 2014.
The complaint submitted to the United Nations alleged violations by the United States under the United Nations International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and Convention Against Torture.
The complaint sought the following:
- As required under article 10 of Convention Against Torture (CAT), all law enforcement and prosecuting officials receive full training on prohibition of torture as set forth in CAT;
- All cases of police misconduct reported by individuals are to be directed to the Security Council for investigation and findings, including monetary and nonmonetary compensation;
- Security Council findings are binding on the nation state;
- Security Council referral to the International Criminal Courts for prosecution of police officers that violate rights under human rights covenants and convention; and
- All measures implemented by the relief be funded by the nation state, however, direct involvement in the process, by the nation state, is prohibited.
The American Committee for United Nations Oversight will also hold a Stop and Frisk Academy to instruct minority and at risk youth on how to respond to police interaction.
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