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Whitewashing Extrajudicial Killing


America's close to full-blown tyranny.

by Stephen Lendman

Extrajudicial killing is official US policy. Doing so violates fundamental international, constitutional, and US statute laws. 

Article 3 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states:

"Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person."

Article 6 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states:

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"Every human being has the inherent right to life. This right shall be protected by law. No one shall be arbitrarily deprived of his life."

Common Article 3 of the four Geneva Conventions states:

"(T)he passing of sentences and the carrying out of executions without previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court, affording all the judicial guarantees which are recognized as indispensable by civilized peoples" are prohibited at all times under all circumstances with no exceptions.

The Constitution's Fifth Amendment states:

"No person (shall) be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law."

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US statute law (18 USC 1111 - Murder) states:

"Murder is the unlawful killing of a human being with malice aforethought."

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