Michael Brown’s mom taking son’s case to the UN Committee Against Torture

I just have to put this one down in the “no, this can’t be really happening” category. However, I did everything to examine if this was a hoax but it appears not.

According to Vice News, “Lesley McSpadden, the mother of the 18-year-old boy (Michael Brown) whose death at the hands of a Ferguson police officer in August sparked weeks of protests, is going to Geneva, Switzerland next month to speak about her son and other victims of police brutality in front of the United Nations. Mike Brown’s killing is still under investigation by federal officials, while a local grand jury tasked with deciding whether to charge officer Darren Wilson for his death is supposed to make an announcement any day — with few in Ferguson believing that an indictment is likely. But with little faith in the justice her son will receive, McSpadden, accompanied by one of the family’s lawyers and a handful of local activists and human rights advocates, is taking her son’s case — and that of other victims of racial profiling and police violence — straight to the UN Committee Against Torture, the body tasked with preventing torture and cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment and punishment around the world.”

Yes ladies and gentlemen, Michael Brown’s mother is taking her case to the United Nations Committee Against Torture — such an august and astute body that did so very much to condemn Sudan and secure the release of Meriam Ibrahim from a death sentence. Not. The same UN Committee that has certainly rallied international support against the menace we know as ISIS. Not.

Now, I have to wonder if the widows of those two California law enforcement officers whose husbands were gunned down by an illegal immigrant wanted to take their case to the United Nations — would all these local activists and human rights advocates support them?

Of course that is a seriously rhetorical question — but quite revealing. Where were the rallies, protests, activists and advocates for the U.S. Border Patrol agent who was gunned down by two illegal immigrants — who also had been previously deported — right before his family on an outing?

I for one am sick of the politicized cherry picking by these bogus activists and advocates who are just looking for another faux cause — what happened to freeing Tibet or Darfur? And shame on the Democrat Party as well for using images of Ferguson in mailers to fear monger and intimidate black voters into believing that voting for Republicans would result in more “Fergusons.” I just returned from my home state of Georgia where the Georgia Democrat party did just that and was unapologetic. Typical.

Vice says “The trip — which was recently made public by organizers and promoted under the tagline “Ferguson to Geneva” — is meant to make a case, to as wide an audience as possible, that both Brown’s killing and the militarized police response to protesters demanding justice for him, are a matter of human rights. “It’s actually covered by article one of the convention against torture,” Justin Hansford, a law professor at Saint Louis University and co-author of a brief to the UN body filed by Brown’s family and local activists, told Vice News. “When the government has all the guns, all the force, and when they can kill people with impunity and without fear of being found guilty of a crime, that’s a classic example of state violence.” “You see this in dictatorships and regimes where they do this to their own citizens and they get away with it,” he added.”

I’d like to know where Professor Hansford was when the Iranian regime was gunning down the Green Movement reformers? And does Professor Hansford support the looting and attacks on local businesses that occurred, or does he feel there’s no need for police actions to protect law-abiding citizens and their property? What about the rights of a Ferguson police officer who was recently shot? Nah, they just don’t matter I suppose. And what is this sham UN Committee Against Torture supposed to actually do? Open up a case and investigate the Ferguson Police Department? Well, take a number and fall in behind Eric Holder’s FBI – because that’s going nowhere.

And one thing you can always count on white liberal progressive socialist apologists to do is invoke horrific images from the past. Professor Hansford compared Brown’s killing to that of Emmet Till in the 1950s — a pivotal moment behind the civil rights movement of the following years.

“The murder of Michael Brown was a fresh cut in an old wound in the sense that it played on the legacy of lynching, when black people’s bodies were on display for people as a form of intimidation,” Hansford said, referring to Brown’s body, which laid on the streets for more than four hours. Brown’s death, he added, “wasn’t just a violation of people’s civil rights, it was a violation of their human rights.”

But I suppose the good professor cares little for the validity of the forensic evidence that may just prove Officer Darren Brown’s account to be accurate. What if Michael Brown assaulted a law enforcement officer — after he had assaulted a local store owner? What if Michael Brown — 6’4″ and 300 pounds — had reached for the officer’s gun and had powder residue on his hands? Then does Professor Hansford make a case for the rights of the law enforcement officer? Uh, no.

Vice reports, “Framing both as human rights issues is an attempt to speak to people’s empathy — Charles Wade, a protester and one of the organizers of the Ferguson to Geneva initiative, told VICE News. “People are starting to understand that people of color often feel that they don’t have the same rights as humans, that their humanity isn’t being respected,” he said. “A person may not have ever seen it that way so they may now think, ‘Yeah, all lives do matter, I do care. How can I help?”

Pathetic. I am sick of white liberal progressives seeking out black victims in order to make themselves feel good. I wish these caucasian progressive socialists were as adamant about the decimation of the black family or the extreme level of abortions in the black community.

Why don’t they care about greater educational opportunities in the black community through school choice, vouchers, charter schools, and home schooling — instead of trapping black children in their failing public schools run by their teachers’ union cronies? Where was the cry for human rights with the chronic and genocidal black-on-black murders in inner cities such as Chicago — or the insidiously high black teenager unemployment rate?

You see, the real issues plaguing the black community are caused by white progressive socialists and their complicit liberal black cronies and sycophants. However, when an issue like the shooting of Michael Brown comes up — tragic indeed – the fact that it is symptomatic of greater ills which the progressive socialists dismiss in order to foment the grievance industry and victimization of the black community is of course completely ignored.

As Wall Street Journal editorial board member Jason Riley — a black man — insists, “please stop helping us.”

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Pat Conroy
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Well, the UN is no different than any other left wing organization using race and wealth to divide. Makes sense if you are on that side of the isle.

QoFE
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The UN is an absolute joke. Get the US out of he UN now!

disqus_v3SHzvCspj
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Relocate them to Liberia and pay for the new building. Of course they won’t have NYNY to play in.

Nannette McGowan
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For the past 2 decades, the leadership of the U.N. has been taken over by dictators, despots, Muslims and socialists. The U.S. taxpayers are stuck paying more than 20% of all U.N. funding as well as paying for their headquarters and its maintenance in NYC.

Getting out of the U.N. would be a great reduction in federal spending on something that doesn’t benefit anyone anymore.

Ellen Mashburn Honeybuss
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Ellen Mashburn Honeybuss

This woman was probably the reason michael brown did not have boundaries and thought he was above the rules. She is still trying to be an enabler to the umpteenth degree for him even though he has passed.

jmw_123
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Look at who is constantly elected to the UN. Petty third world tyrants who use their positions to get rich through corruption. She’ll have a loving reception.

Guest
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These pinheads need to EXPLICITLY define the terms they steal : “Justice”, “Torture”, “Rights”, “Force”, et. al.

Justsomedude58
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They should look at why an officer of the law should take a pounding and be expected to allow someone to kill them without any defense. Going into a hostile environment without any means of defense would be torture indeed.

Tyree Dawson
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You’ve already admitted you don’t know what racism is.

fred
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Racism is what is happening now with Sharpton and Holder against whites. It DOES go both ways and is more predominant now than in many years. Mr. West exposes the crap that is going on regardless of race, gender, ethnicity and he is right on the spot. The media in general chooses to report news with a distinct bias to push racism against anyone who doesn’t agree with the popular agenda.

irish7_1sg
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The United Nations has been HIGHLY INEFFECTIVE since the Korean Conflict ended in 1953! The UN stood by idle while more than a MILLION civilians have been slaughtered. The butchery in Rwanda is just one instance that comes to mind. What has the UN done to mitigate SAVAGE MOSLEM EXPANSION, with the accompanying CHILD RAPE, BEHEADINGS, SLAVE MARKETS AND FORCED CONVERSION?

David Mills
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They all deserve each other.

Jay7027
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What happened? I thought all the family wanted was justice. Not prosecuting an innocent man for murder that was so CLEARLY self-defense IS justice. Three different reports, have concluded that the tragic death of their son was not murder. It was not malicious and their son was not randomly targeted. That he, in fact, robbed a store high on drugs and assaulted a police officer. Now while I can empathize with her grief. I can not support her vengeful champaign against a man that had he not defended himself would have been the victim of her delinquent son. She dropped… Read more »
Julie Forrest
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Thank u!! 🙂

Greg Perterson
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These money grubbing thugs and their leftist puppet masters should EXPLICITLY define the terms they are constantly stealing and debasing such as : ‘Justice’, ‘Rights’, ‘Fair’, ‘Equality’, and now, ‘Torture’? You can’t make up this kind of stupid.

swishmeister
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The fact that Michael Brown’s mother’s last name is McSpadden is telling. Once again, thank you Lyndon Johnson for destroying the nuclear family.

dghealy
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that is 100% correct. Democrat President Lyndon Johnson Explains How His Phony ‘War On Poverty’ Is Really A Slavemaster’s Con: ‘I’ll Have Those Niggers Voting Democratic For The Next 200 Years’

disqus_v3SHzvCspj
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Correct; LBJ is #1 on my list of worst Presidents, based on the devastating and permanent damage done to Blacks, the Military and the general culture. Obama is #2 only because some of his crap is fixable by an honorable administration (if there is such a thing).

dghealy
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agree again. but “if wishes were horses, beggars would ride.” We will see.

dghealy
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I’m sure she will let the UN know all the facts, right?

Combat_Vet
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The U.N. doesn’t care about the facts, but they would love to destroy our Constitution and become the world dictators.

Tony
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All you can say is what the hell happened to this country ?

Kevin Lane
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If you reach into a police car, grab a gun from the officer, and you are NOT asking to die, please tell me what your goal was?

usaok59
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People at the UN will probably use her comments for comic relief. They don’t take torture or discrimination seriously

Nannette McGowan
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As if the U.N. isn’t biased. They don’t mind the persecution or torture of Christians yet defend the actions of Hamas terrorists in Palestine. They are oblivious of the hypocrisy since the U.N. is now run by Muslims, dictators, despots and socialists.

fred
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The UN is a puppet organization that does nothing except receive funds.

VAHAWK
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Now the UN will send troops into the USA to confiscate guns. Welcome to WWIII. 😉

Mr. Izz
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“They may take our lives, but they will never take… our freedom!!!”

HardAssets
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What about his gangster Daddy? He don’t get to go?

Flower
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She’s a looney tune! And all of Ferguson has gone nuts with pro-Islam crap!

Roger Clayton Stephens
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Roger Clayton Stephens

Reilly Flaherty. ….he wasn’t race baiting..he was making a comparison between one reaction to a tragedy versus a reaction to another…..I know, I know, it is difficult for liberals to understand what perspective means…especially for those like you who have an agenda….by the way…the Author is black you moron

Nannette McGowan
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Exactly what is the real goal here? Is it to encourage law enforcement to ignore black crime for fear of being called racist? That won’t reduce the rate of black crime and crimes can’t be justified because of someone’s skin color. I just read an article in my local liberal paper about a city that is spending $600 each for cameras that law enforcement officers can wear on their uniforms. The reason for it is to protect the officers from being falsely accused of abuse. Sure there are some bad cops but not every black criminal is a “victim” of… Read more »
Steven Weil
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Why let facts get in the way of ideology. Is it sad that her son died yes, to bad she did not teach him respect for the police and how to behave. It’s too bad that parents can’t be charged for bad parenting.

Black, white, yellow or brown it’s parents job to teach their children to show respect. The street is no place to fight your battles if the police or anyone else does you wrong then file a complaint or bring legal action in the courts not on the streets.

alnga
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The mother of a dead meal ticket is not going to allow this crises of opportunity to slip through her fingers. We are a sovereign nation and as soon as we pull out of the UN and de fund them completely the better off we will be as a nation.

Martin Edward
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What an idiot. Who in the hell authorized her passport in such a short time?? Where is the court records that proved browns civil rights were violated and that he was a victim of police brutality?? I haven’t seen those results from any court proceedings.
The mother even threatened browns grandmother and aunt and brown stayed with the grandmother.
Ms Lesley spadden should’ve paid more attention to her son while he was still alive!!

Nan
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St Louis probably has a same-day passport office like many big cities.

Tread7
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Get the US out of he UN now!

Hopeful
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Hardly. This is obama’s move to get the un into our everyday legal system. He wants the un to come in and take over. One world socialist order.

Randy Miller
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So blacks can do as they please and when they get shot for breaking the law, it’s society’s fault? Geez, I’m black on my great uncles’ side of my family. Now can I have free food and shelter?

GaylePutt
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Brown was a thug and a bully. That’s a fact. His mother knows it. Wonder who’s pulling her strings.

scopedope
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Probably Sharpton!

Beverly Thorpe
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This has not evolved into a family who don’t want peaceful resolutions, they want chaos and discord in the black community and fame for themselves. Hope they get all the attention they want, but for me, I am turning them totally out from this day forward. We will see what the courts and investigation comes up with and live with their decisions.

Martin Edward
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I’m sure browns mother will have video of all the rioters and looters. Blacks carrying our American flag upside down and spitting and fighting with whites at a football game. The video of browns strong armed robbery and all his gang sign pictures of him. The lyrics of browns attempt at a rap career.
She’ll have his graduation picture, pictures of brown at 9 yrs old, outside of church.
Let her truly show the true, gentle giant and show the true facts. Show videos and pictures of black on black gang violence.

Glen Ashby
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As i said in my past commentaries, this boy was a thug. Seen on video stealing and assaulting a store employee . My guess is, his mom didn’t see the video or clams it’s someone else “child” she is completely in denial. What ever the case may be. This thug had no business reaching into that patrol car or even touching the police officer, Period!. He’d still be alive today, had he done the right thing . So all the circus clowns are out claiming foul, but they never ever look at the actual facts, nor where they they’re, seeing… Read more »
scopedope
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More money for Al Sharpton!

Martin Edward
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Forget the fact that brown broke the law. Forget the fact that brown attacked a police officer. Forget the fact that browns mother attacked and stole money from a family member. Forget the fact that the grand jury hasn’t brought charges against the officer. Forget all that, because browns mother has. Brown wasn’t even living with her and yet she’s painting a picture of a choir boy, gentle giant who was shot needlessly and had his civil rights violated. But all those whites who were beaten, killed by blacks, for some knock out game; well, those people don’t matter. America… Read more »
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DW
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And just who is paying for the trip the dumbocrap national committee or the former Mayor of New York Billionaire Michael Blummburg

Fthenewworldorder
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The UN has no authority in the US….screw them!

Mr. Izz
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They have authority elsewhere though. If they believe this lying woman, why wouldn’t they believe a lying government official over more atrocious situations?

David Merkle
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This is all part of a sinister plot to divide the Americans from one another.

dginga
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Oh please, the key phrase here is that Michael Brown’s mother, ACCOMPANIED BY HER ATTORNEYS, is going to do this. As soon as Michael Brown died, Parks and Crump, the race hustling personal injury lawyers and personal friends of Eric Holder and Barack Obama, raced to St Louis to get Brown’s mother to sign a retainer agreement with them. (They were also the attorneys for Trayvon Martin’s parents.) Parks and Crump drag Holder, Jackson, Sharpton and all of their other race pimp buddies into the mix, staging riots and “protests” and vigils, etc., in an effort to keep the media… Read more »
Donald J. Powell
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I wonder just how much Trayvon’s parents ended up with after Crump took his cut from the $100K HOA settlement.

dginga
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Actually I read that the HOA’s insurance company settled prior to the trial for $1.7 million. The lawyers probably took at least 40% plus expenses, which means that Martin’s parents got maybe $700K. If the HOA had not caved under the media pressure and waited for the outcome of the trial, they would not have had to pay a dime

Donald J. Powell
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That was the number Crump put out but they were paid the minimum required under Law in Florida. IMO if the case went to court the Martins would have lost because Trayvon was NEVER registered as a guest.

dginga
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If they had waited for Zimmerman’s trial they wouldn’t have had to pay anything!

Drdean0
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Not much and probably in the form of a monthly payment.

LiveinPeace
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You cant fix stupid

VL123
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that’s all you’ve got? Do you know the sh*tstorm she’s about to raise?

therain
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People with brains recognize that nothing has been proven, and we will continue to ignore her. There’s not going to be any storm.

Mr. Izz
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Apparently the U.N. isn’t going to ignore her. There could be major “changes” in this country if they don’t ignore her.

Valerie Hunter Summers
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Valerie Hunter Summers

This has no business infront of the UN. She is just looking for more material to use in a book deal. This was no innocent boy, there was no torture or profiling there was a 911 call and Brown met the discription. Interesting how when a white is shot by black police or attacked by blacks it is just a crime there is no claim of police brutality or race/hate crime and no rioting. I say leave the mother and everyone who went with her at the UN we don’t need trouble makers with chips on there shoulders here.

JoAnn Barrick
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I say the best thing to do, would be to make that trip a one way only deal if she would take all of the thugs and thieves with her !

VL123
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She’s just a pawn of leftist race baiters.

Tacjam4
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What do you expect a mother overwhelmed with guilt to do? She knows had she raised her son correctly their would be no strong armed robbery, had she spent a little more time being concerned with what he was doing, he wouldn’t have had drugs in his system, reaching for an officers gun. I don’t know what happened outside that car, but I I do know, a concerned parent that properly raises her children would never be in this situation.

Donald J. Powell
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The only 1 I have any sympathy for is the Grandmother who was trying to turn his life around.

FlCracker2
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Would that be the same grandmother that was brawling in the streets with the “grief stricken mother” over Michael Brown Tee shirt sales?

therain
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Did I miss where the officer was found guilty or anything beside self-defense?
Worthless people talking a worthless organization.

The Truth
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She has no one to blame but herself for her sons upbringing. Nice job of parenting you POS.

scopedope
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She must be crazy! Her son was a criminal and a thief! She must be running low on her welfare money.

You Didit
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Sorry for her loss but she raised a violent thug. Charge her for being a chitty mom

Kelsow $ Farlander
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If Jesus appeared on the streets of Ferguson Michael Brown would still get all the headlines……….unless, of course Jesus was black and got shot while attacking a white police officer.

Drdean0
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It is all about “free” money. Free money does not really exist but that is what this is all about.

Denny Young
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Must of been a real strong officer to pull this 300lb thug tru the officers patrol car window. WOW!!!

Cindy Gale Helton Gilland
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Cindy Gale Helton Gilland

You are too stupid to converse with.

mackflack
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You may not understand, Cindy, about stupidity…..Did
you ever learn you never end a sentence with a preposition?????

darylj46
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Tell me, since when does the UN have authority in the U.S.?

Carrie Geren Scoggins
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Carrie Geren Scoggins
As much as I do support her, I will add that we are NOT signed onto the global court, and they can not police the U.S. Even though out government is out of hand, and if anyone could have stepped in to demand justice, starting at Waco up to Ferguson, it would have been needed. After Obama-Gate and the NSA and IRS not being punished for abuse of a public office, political and religious harassment, many Democrats need sentenced to prison… But the UN is not the answer, they would just come in and continue the civil rights violations, all… Read more »
Eric Erlendson
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Justice was Served ..End of Story..

Crystal
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The UN is a joke, so might as well let the clown speak