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African-Americans denied human rights in US: Dr. Short

Sat Jul 19, 2014

An African-American political commentator says the brutalizing and terrorizing of blacks by US law enforcement officials is “as old as the [US] Constitution.”


“People need to understand that African-American people do not have human rights in this country,” said Dr. Randy Short in a phone interview with Press TV on Saturday as he commented on the death of Eric Garner, a 43-year-old father of six, who died on Thursday after a New York police officer put him in a chokehold.

In a video of the incident, a New York Police Department officer could be seen putting Garner – who suffered from chronic asthma and diabetes – into a tight, illegal chokehold. The African-American man tells the cops that he can’t breathe before his body goes limp.

The NYPD has a long history of killing unarmed African-Americans and the officers are rarely punished for their actions, according to an analysis by The Huffington Post.

“The impunity of the police killing and murdering African-American people is as old as the Constitution,” Dr. Short told Press TV.

July 16 marked the 50th anniversary of the death of 15-year-old black student James Powell who was shot to death by a white police officer in Harlem.


There are tens of other black individuals who were killed by white officers in New York City and according to City Councilman Jumaane D. Williams, “Garner joins a list that every male of more color in New York City knows.”

“Across the United States, blacks are terrorized and brutalized,” said Dr. Short, stressing that “there’s really no hope until people rise and demand their rights.”


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Africans commit far more crime on other people than the police ever commit against Africans.  I believe this is the fact that the media should promote, but there are too many interest groups that want to hide this fact, like African groups themselves like the NAACP and Jewish groups like the ADL.

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