On Thursday, November 3 at 19:30 GMT:
This week, a United States regulation enforcement company will for the primary time face a human rights fee over its position within the alleged torture and killing of a person in its custody.
The case, which rights teams are hoping will function a reckoning for the best way US regulation enforcement operates, includes the nation’s Customs and Border Safety (CPB), which is underneath the Division of Homeland Safety. It is going to be heard by the Inter American Fee on Human Rights (IACHR), a Washington DC-based group that works to advertise and defend human rights within the Americas.
Critics say the CPB, the biggest regulation enforcement company within the US, has operated with impunity for years, whereas rising in measurement and energy. At specific challenge has been its use of Vital Incident Groups (CITs), which have been accused of overlaying up brokers’ crimes and shielding them from accountability.
Earlier this yr, the US authorities disbanded CITs after an investigation, however rights advocates say this doesn’t clear up the underlying downside. In a press release launched by greater than 200 rights teams to the IACHR this week, advocates stated “Till and except the US’ use-of-force commonplace adjustments, the killings by border brokers, police, and different regulation enforcement will proceed, and justice shall be denied in all however the uncommon few circumstances.”
On this episode of the Stream, we’ll talk about a brand new Fault Strains documentary on the CPB, the listening to into the CPB’s conduct and what it’ll take to reform it.
On this episode of The Stream, we communicate with:
Andrea Guerrero, @guerreroandi
Government Director, Alliance San Diego
Reece Jones, @reecejonesuh
Creator, “No person is Protected: How the Border Patrol Turned the Most Harmful Police Power in the US”
Shaw Drake, @shawdrake1