top
Indybay
Indybay
Newswire
Calendar
Features

Add comment on:

Close To Home: Measuring US Respect For The Human Right To Life (Part 1 of 2)
by junya
The Beijing Olympics have provided a historic opportunity to amplify US criticism of China's human rights record. Meanwhile, a different - but no less significant - historic opportunity passed quietly, when in October 2007 the US released the first national measurement of killings by US police. If human rights advocates in the US stop pointing the finger abroad for a moment, and apply to our own home the same standards used in judging other countries, what would we learn? This report explores these questions by: 1. Focusing on a single human right: the right to life (Part 1) 2. Looking at how the US State Dept. reports on the records of other countries in respecting that right (Part 1) 3. Looking at the US record in respecting that right (Part 2)

Guidelines for commenting on news articles:

Thanks for contributing to Indybay's open publishing newswire. You may use any format for your response article, from traditional academic discourse to subjective personal account. Please keep it on topic and concise. And please read our editorial policy, privacy, and legal statements before continuing. Or go back to the article.

Enter Comment Info
Comment Title (required)
Author (required)
Contact Info
E-mail

If you choose to display Contact Info, all readers of the site will be able to see it. If you don't want it displayed, you can still enter it, not select the "display contact info" checkbox, and only editors will see it.
Website URL
Enter Comment Text
TEXT/HTML (required)
Tip: use spaces between paragraphs.

For plain text, URLs will be converted to clickable links. You may also use <a href="url">link</a> in plain text articles (other tags will be ignored unless you select "HTML"). When selecting "HTML", you must provide <p></p> and <br /> tags for paragraphs and line breaks.

Upload Attachment
Number Of Uploads

Please note the allowed file types and file sizes!

Maximum size of each uploaded file 3072MB; maximum total size of all uploaded files 4096MB; 6 hours maximum uploading time.
Accepted File Types: 3G2, 3GP, AMR, AVI, F4V, FLV, GIF, JPG, M3U, M4A, M4V, MOV, MP3, MP4, MPG, OGA, OGG, OGV, PDF, PLS, PNG, RAM, RM, TORRENT, WAV, WMA, WMV
For playability of media files on mobile devices, upload videos as MP4s with H.264 encoding. For audio, upload MP3s.
 CAPTCHA
Anti-spam question (required)
Which star is closest to the Earth?

You must preview your post before publishing.