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Summary of Findings from HRW’s Report, “‘Get on the Ground!’: Policing, Poverty, and Racial Inequality in Tulsa, Oklahoma”

Tulsa Demographics: Half of all black people in Tulsa, live in North Tulsa[1], but North Tulsa is only 21 percent of the total population. The population of North Tulsa is 35.7 percent black. …
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Summary of Findings from HRW’s Report, “‘Get on the Ground!’: Policing, Poverty, and Racial Inequality in Tulsa, Oklahoma”

Juanita Hernandez was arrested following a heated argument with her boyfriend and taken to the Tulsa County jail. Though prosecutors either dismissed her case or did not file it at all, she remained in the jail, having been turned over…
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers conduct a targeted enforcement operation in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. on February 9, 2017.
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Summary of Findings from HRW’s Report, “‘Get on the Ground!’: Policing, Poverty, and Racial Inequality in Tulsa, Oklahoma”

In the wake of the killing of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man, by a Tulsa police officer in September 2016, Human Rights Watch conducted an investigation into everyday policing in Tulsa, looking at its impact on people of…
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Summary of Findings from HRW’s Report,“‘Get on the Ground!’: Policing, Poverty, and Racial Inequality in Tulsa, Oklahoma”

Oppressive Court Debt   People who get arrested for alleged crimes or ticketed for infractions must go to court. At court, they are assessed various fines, fees, and court costs. Fines, paid to the court, are…
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Summary of Findings from Human Rights Watch’s Report “‘Get on the Ground!’: Policing, Poverty, and Racial Inequality in Tulsa, Oklahoma”

  In the wake of high-profile killings by Tulsa Police, including the killing of Terence Crutcher, Tulsans have advocated for reform to address racial bias and police violence. Mayor Bynum and other city leaders…
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Summary of Findings from Human Rights Watch’s Report, “‘Get on the Ground!’: Policing, Poverty, and Racial Inequality in Tulsa, Oklahoma”

The deaths of Joshua Barre, shot and killed by Tulsa police officers and sheriff’s deputies, and Joshua Harvey, who lost consciousness and later died after being tasered multiple times by Tulsa officers, point to the dangers of having…
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Summary of Findings from HRW’s Report, “‘Get on the Ground!’: Policing, Poverty, and Racial Inequality in Tulsa, Oklahoma”

  Juanita Hernandez was arrested following a heated argument with her boyfriend and taken to the Tulsa County jail. Though prosecutors either dismissed her case or did not file it at all, she remained in the jail…
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June 2018 Briefing Paper

North Korea is one of the world’s most repressive states. The government restricts all civil and political liberties for its citizens, including freedom of expression, assembly, association, and religion. It prohibits all organized political opposition,…
201801wr_northkorea_human_rights   North Korean leader Kim Jong-un participates in the opening of the 5th Conference of Cell Chairpersons of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central New
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Memorandum to Delegates at the Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Conventional Weapons

    Introduction In November 2017, for the first time in 37 years, a UN disarmament body will have a dedicated opportunity to address the humanitarian problems caused by incendiary weapons, one of modern warfare’s cruelest class of…
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After the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, the US government authorized the use of so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” on terrorism suspects in US custody. For years US officials, pointing to Department of Justice memorandums…
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US Policy on Autonomy in Weapons Systems is First in the World

Introduction On November 21, 2012, the US Department of Defense issued its first public policy on autonomy in weapons systems. Directive Number 3000.09 (the Directive) lays out guidelines for the development and use of autonomous and semi-autonomous…
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Progress and Challenges in State Response to HIV

Mississippi has one of the nation’s highest rates of HIV infection and deaths from AIDS. In March 2011, Human Rights Watch published Rights at Risk: State Response to HIV in Mississippi, which found the state’s response to HIV conflicted with human…
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The US Immigration System Should Focus Enforcement on Genuine Threats and Protect Due Process Rights of All

The US immigration enforcement system has grown exponentially since the last major legalization program under President Ronald Reagan. Deportations have increased dramatically, from 30,039 in 1990 to over 400,000 in 2012, totaling over 4 million since…
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Immigration Reform Should Include an Effective Legalization Process

Immigration reform should include an effective legalization process that respects families, protects victims from abuses and crimes, and acknowledges the contributions of long-term residents. The large and highly vulnerable unauthorized immigrant…
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On May 18, Governor Robert Bentley signed HB 658 into law, despite expressing concerns about the amended version of the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act. One dangerous new provision calls for an online public database listing…
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Human Rights Watch on the Tenth Anniversary of Guantanamo

On January 11, 2002, the United States brought the first 20 prisoners to the Guantanamo Bay detention facility, marking the beginning of a program of indefinite detention without charge or trial of terrorism suspects that has lasted 10 years. Since then,…
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Harm Reduction and Human Rights in North Carolina

Harm reduction is a way of preventing disease and promoting health that “meets people where they are” rather than making judgments about where they should be in terms of their personal health and lifestyle. Accepting that not everyone is ready or able to…
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Human Rights and HIV in the Southern United States

  I.    Summary II.  Introduction III. Human Rights in the South           Poverty           Lack of Access to Health Care           Failure to Provide Comprehensive Sex and HIV/AIDS Education in Schools           Criminalization of HIV Exposure…