Democracy Now!, the daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González, featured the work of the International Commission of Inquiry as part of its Monday, February 15 show.

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U.N. Human Rights Commission to Hear Report on Racist U.S. Policing

A coalition of international human rights and legal groups are preparing to submit a report to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights about racist police practices in the United States. The report will be based on the findings of the International Commission of Inquiry on Systemic Racist Police Violence Against People of African Descent in the United States. As part of three weeks of hearings, Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, testified before the commission about how her 26-year-old daughter was shot to death in her own Louisville home by plainclothes officers serving a no-knock warrant.

Tamika Palmer: “Breonna was in one of the safest places in the world to be: She was home with the person she thought would protect her from the world. And he tried to do just that, with the laws that are given to us to protect and serve our kingdoms. And when that law was broken, there was no accountability for the people that broke that law; for the people who perjured themselves to obtain a warrant that put those people in motion that night; for Daniel Cameron, who lied about the case he presented to the grand jury in getting justice for Bree and never gave them the opportunity to charge the other officers, even when asked.”

That was Breonna Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer. You can read and watch all the testimonies from the Inquiry on Systemic Racist Police Violence at

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