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

FEBRUARY
 
Feb. 1
 
The Washington Post website reported that Peter John, a 36-year-old black man, was shot by police on a street in Washington, D.C..
 
Feb. 4
 
The Washington Post website reported that Antronie Scott, an unarmed 36-year-old black man, was shot by police in San Antonio, Texas.
 
On the same day, Pew Research Center published a national survey conducted December 8-13 2015, among 1,500 adults. The survey finds that 62 percent say the federal government does not do enough for middle-class people, 59 percent say the government does not do enough for poor people or for children, 66 percent say the government doesn't do enough to help older people, 49 percent say their family's income is falling behind the cost of living and 62 percent say that good jobs are hard to find in their community.
 
Feb. 5
 
The Guardian reported that after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) had forced the Pentagon to release nearly 200 photos of Bush-era torture in Iraq and Afghanistan after a court battle that has lasted more than a decade. Those pictures featured bruises, reddened marks and bandaged body parts. The ACLU called the release insufficient, selective and indicative of a cover-up of detainee abuse stretching across the Bush and Obama administrations. It also pledged to keep fighting for approximately 1,800 more images the Pentagon continues to withhold, which it believes documents far more graphic detainee torture.
 
Feb. 8
 
The Washington Post website reported that David Joseph, an unarmed 17-year-old black male, was shot by police in Austin, Texas.
 
Feb. 9
 
The Washington Post website reported that Gustavo Najera, an unarmed 22-year-old Hispanic man, was shot by police in a park in Anaheim, California.