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The UN Just Officially Condemned America's Racist Police Brutality Published: August 31, 2014

The news: The protests in Ferguson — and law enforcement's abysmal response to them — have sparked condemnation from around the world (especially from some unlikely critics including Iran, Egypt and Russia), reports. Now the UN has finally made an official statement on the events following Michael Brown's shooting death, and it's strongly worded to say the least.

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), an international racism watchdog panel, said on Friday that it "remains concerned at the practice of racial profiling of racial or ethnic minorities by law enforcement officials, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Transportation Security Administration, border enforcement officials and local police," according to Reuters.

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