The US police force have been in the news a lot recently. Even those of us currently in hibernation mode, hiding from the big bad world outside, are painfully aware of the people (predominantly non-white) killed, beaten, and abused by the feds, who are repeatedly found not guilty whenever anyone manages to take a case to court. Now a UN panel has produced a report expressing “deep concern at the frequent and recurrent police shootings or fatal pursuits of unarmed black individuals.” The UN panel that produced the report periodically reviews the behaviour of those countries that ratified the Convention Against Torture. The report also slams the US for the treatment of prisoners in Guantanamo Bay, and expresses concern over a series of bungled executions carried out predominantly in Arizona, Ohio, and Oklahoma, which saw prisoners subjected to excruciating pain and prolonged suffering. You can read more here. The UN report is available here.