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How many more killings before we call it Genocide? – By Yvonne Sam

How many more killings before we call it Genocide?

By Yvonne Sam

When will it end—- the police shootings which disproportionately kill black men? Most states neglect ordering police to learn de-escalation tactics to avoid shooting. 

From the outset it is a known fact that police brutality does not burden all racial groups equally. Let’s get it on but the disproportionate killing of black people is not a new phenomenon.On December 9, 1948 the Genocide Convention, Article 2 adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations thus defined genocide:  “any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: killing members of the group; causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group    https://treaties.un.org/doc/publication/unts/volume%2078/volume-78-i-1021-english.pdf

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