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Tuesday, April 1, 2014 7:19

For a group such as the United Nations, who have had their share of scandals including child sexual abusean oil for food scandal and a sex for food scandal, this latest report SLAMMINGgovernments of the US as being cruel, inhuman and degrading to the poor should sends shockwaves towards the Obama administration and state and local governments across the country. With Americans awakening ‘en masse’ to the sheer brutality of the ‘new’ America and Barack Obama’s police state, this report should awaken any remaining Americans who think that our corrupted governments are anything less than the monsters that they are.

The United States Is Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading to the Poor, U.N. Report Charges

 The U.N. Human Rights Committee in Geneva on Thursday condemned the United States for criminalizing homelessness, calling it “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” that violates international human rights treaty obligations. It also called upon the U.S. government to take corrective action, following a two-day review of U.S. government compliance with a human rights treaty ratified in 1992.


“I’m just simply baffled by the idea that people can be without shelter in a country, and then be treated as criminals for being without shelter,” said Sir Nigel Rodley, Chairman of the committee in closing statements on the U.S. review. “The idea of criminalizing people who don’t have shelter is something that I think many of my colleagues might find as difficult as I do to even begin to comprehend.”


The Committee called on the U.S. to abolish criminalization of homelessness laws and policies at state and local levels, intensify efforts to find solutions for homeless people in accordance with human rights standards and offer incentives for decriminalization, including giving local authorities funding for implementing alternatives and withholding funding for criminalizing the homeless.