United Nations claims authority over U.S. self-defense laws

Those wishing prison–or worse–for George Zimmerman, despite his acquittal on all charges in the killing of Trayvon Martin, are not confined to this country. Now, the United Nations is getting in on the act (Jesse Jackson must be thrilled), and strongly implying that any system of laws that would not put Zimmerman in prison for decades must be inherently “racist,” and in violation of international law. From the United Nations News Service:

A group of United Nations independent experts today called on the Government of the United States to finalize the ongoing review of the case involving the death of teenager Trayvon Martin, an African –American teenager who was shot in 2012 by a neighbourhood watchman in the state of Florida.

“We call upon the US Government to examine its laws that could have discriminatory impact on African Americans, and to ensure that such laws are in full compliance with the country’s international legal obligations and relevant standards,” said human rights expert Verene Shepherd, who currently heads the UN Working Group of Experts of People of African Descent.

Since the question of murder has already been answered (in the negative), this “ongoing review” referred to here must be the federal government’s investigation into the supposed possibility that Zimmerman violated Martin’s civil rights. It would seem that any investigation that reached the conclusion that this is a race-based civil rights violation would have to be an overtly agenda-driven one, especially considering the fact that an FBI investigation has already concluded that the shooting was not racially motivated.

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