Full text: Chronology of Human Rights Violations of the United States in 2016
March 09,2017   By:Xinhua

Sept. 11
The Urban Institute released a report noting that an estimated 6.8 million people ages 10 to 17 are food insecure, meaning they don't have reliable access to enough affordable, nutritious food. Another 2.9 million are very food insecure, and roughly 4 million live in marginally food secure households, where the threat of running out of food is real. Food-insecure teens who don't get enough to eat sometimes resort to extreme measures to cope with hunger. Such measures may include engaging in criminal behavior, ranging from shoplifting food directly to selling drugs and stealing items to resell for cash. Some traded sex for money to buy food.
Sept. 12
A Washington Post website report said that Christian Vargas, a 25-year-old Hispanic man, was shot dead in a parking lot in Colton, Calif. by police.
Sept. 16
Mapping Police Violence website revealed that police have killed at least 263 black people in the United States as of September 16, 2016.
Sept. 19
The Guardian website reported that a new survey showed that Americans own an estimated 265 million guns and there are an estimated 55 million American gun owners. There are America's gun super-owners - an estimated 7.7 million Americans who own between eight and 140 guns. Since 1994, America' s estimated total number of gun owners has grown by 10 million. More than 30,000 gun deaths take place annually.
On the same day, the CBS reported on the same day that an African-American man Terence Crutcher was fatally shot by a white Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer responding to a stalled vehicle. Crutcher had no weapon on him or in his SUV.
Sept. 20
An article at the Gallup website said that the percentage of Americans who say they are in the middle or upper-middle class has fallen 10 percentage points, from a 61 percent average between 2000 and 2008 to 51 percent today. That could means that 25 million people whose economic lives have crashed. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the percentage of the total U.S. adult population that has a full-time job has been hovering around 48 percent since 2010 -- this is the lowest full-time employment level since 1983.
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