Why exactly do these people get paid to make pronouncements based on ignorance and prejudice?

I mean the idiots at the United Nations who weighed in on the Zimmerman case with this:

“We call upon the US Government to examine its laws that could have discriminatory impact on African Americans, and to ensure that such laws are in full compliance with the country’s international legal obligations and relevant standards,” said human rights expert Verene Shepherd, who currently heads the UN Working Group of Experts of People of African Descent.

First of all, self-defense is a fundamental human right. The law does not refer to race at all. The jury in his case found that Zimmerman acted within the law ... as happens in many other cases. There's no racial component there.

Volokh does an excellent job tearing the comment apart.

This entry was published Mon Sep 09 10:35:50 CDT 2013 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2013-09-09 10:35:50.0. [Tweet]

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