I wonder where the Inter American Commission on Human Rights and Amnesty International are on these two New Mexico Stories. Recently Jamaican Cops were criticized and lambasted for failing lie detector tests. Amnesty International referred to The Jamaica 2013 Human Rights Report, in which that data supplied by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) revealed that up to August last year, 95 of the 190 police officers who opted to take lie-detector tests, did not pass or complete the test. Amnesty said it was unable to determine whether Police Commissioner Owen Ellington would discipline those officers who failed the test.
I will continue to post these inconsistencies on the part of Human Rights Agencies regarding police in Jamaica and the developed world. I will also continue to ask why are there two standards regarding policing in the developed and developing world. We will do so even as we decry and condemn any and all instances of police abuse of citizens rights all over the world. Those charged with upholding and ensuring our safety and security cannot be the greatest threats to our safety and security. It should be noted that Polygraph (lie-detector tests are inconclusive and unreliable . That unreliability has rendered them inadmissible in courts of law in the United States and other countries. It must be of concern that a source of information which cannot be admitted in a court of law is being used to decide one’s employment or suitability for advancement.
MAN SEEKS MILLIONS AFTER N.M POLICE FORCE COLONOSCOPY IN DRUG SEARCH.
Police forced New Mexico scrap metal tradesman David Eckert to undergo two digital anal probes, three enema insertions and ultimately a colonoscopy after officers incorrectly assumed he was concealing drugs, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court on his behalf. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/11/05/man-seeks-millions-after-nm-police-force-colonoscopy-in-drug-search.
TROOPER FIRES AT MINIVAN FULL OF KIDS FACES NO CHARGES.
TAOS, NM — A Tennessee family on vacation in New Mexico ended up being shot at by state troopers after a vehicular moving violation went awry. What’s more, the trooper who opened fire on them is facing no charges, and has many supporters demanding he be put back on the streets with a badge and a gun. Oriana Farrell, 39, of Memphis, is a single mother who was hauling her five children (ages 6-16) through the American southwest on a family road-trip. The trip was intended to be an educational experience for her children whom were home-schooled . http://www.policestateusa.com/2014/cop-shoots-at-minivan-full-of-kids/
On October 28, 2013, on a desert highway 1,200 miles from home, the family minivan drew the attention of the New Mexico State Police. Troopers had determined that her minivan had been traveling too fast and pulled the vehicle over to give her a speeding ticket.