Full text: Chronology of Human Rights Violations of the United States in 2016
March 09,2017   By:Xinhua
Nov. 6
The Washington Post website reported that David Contreras, a 33-year-old Hispanic man, was shocked with a stun gun and shot dead by police on November 6, 2016, in Santa Ana, California.
Nov. 8
The CBS website reported that Americans who were running for federal elective offices spent about 6.8 billion U.S. dollars, more than what consumers spent on cereal (six billion). The nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics estimated spending on the Clinton-Trump contest at more than 2.65 billion U.S. dollars.
Nov. 9
According to the website of the Los Angeles Times, U.S.-led coalition airstrike killed eight civilians, including three children, in the Iraqi village of Faziliya, north of Mosul, late last month.
Nov. 14
The FBI National Press Office released the Hate Crime Statistics 2015, saying that law enforcement agencies submitted incident reports involving 5,850 criminal incidents and 6,885 related offenses as being motivated by bias toward race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender and gender identity in 2015. There were 5,818 single-bias incidents involving 7,121 victims and 32 multiple-bias hate crime incidents involving 52 victims.
Nov. 15
According to the website of the Christian Science Monitor, the International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor said in a report that U.S. armed forces and the CIA may committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan. The report added that "the victims were deliberately subjected to physical and psychological violence, and that crimes were allegedly committed with particular cruelty and in a manner that debased the basic human dignity of the victims."
Nov. 16
The Independent website reported that a spy base named Titanpointe located in a windowless Manhattan skyscraper with sheer concrete walls that could reportedly survive an atomic explosion appeared to be a secrete location used for NSA surveillance program, using equipment of the company AT&T and spying on phone calls, fax messages and internet data. The NSA took advantages of satellite antenna of the skyscraper to intercept satellite data including emails, chats, Skype calls, passwords, and internet browsing histories. It targeted at least 38 countries including U.S. allies, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank.
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