Full text: Chronology of Human Rights Violations of the United States in 2016
March 09,2017 By:Xinhua
The Washington Post website reported that Jeremias Cruz, an unarmed 30-year-old Hispanic man, was shot by police in Las Vegas, Nevada. On the same day, the website reported that Jessica Nelson-Williams, an unarmed 29-year-old black woman, was shot by police in San Francisco, California.
The Guardian website reported that on May 20, the largest gang attack occurred in Chicago and lasted two days. Three people were killed and 11 were wounded. Among the dead was a city employee caught in crossfire after she left a Starbucks near the Chicago police headquarters. Gun violence killed more than 200 people in Chicago in 2016. There were more than 700 homicides.
The Christian Science Monitor website reported that on May 21, the United States launched a drone strike against the leader of the Afghan Taliban in a remote border area inside Pakistan. U.S. officials said the strike was authorized by the President and included multiple drones. On May 22, Pakistan said the United States did not inform the Pakistan government beforehand and accused the United States of violating its sovereignty.
On the same day, the Washington Post website reported that Michael Eugene Wilson Jr., an unarmed 27-year-old black man, was shot by police in Hallandale Beach, Florida.
On the same day, the website reported that Vernell Bing, an unarmed 22-year-old black man, was shot by police on a street in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Washington Post website reported that Doll Pierre-Louis, a 24-year-old black man driving a vehicle, was shot by police in Miami Gardens, Florida.
The Washington Post website reported that Omar Villagomez, a 21-year-old Hispanic man driving a vehicle, was shot and killed by police in a parking lot in Turlock, California.
The Washington Post website reported that on June 12, a gunman opened fire inside a crowded nightclub in Orlando, killing 50 people and injuring 53 others in a rampage that was the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. history.