Ferguson Protests Draw Global Derision
The United States’ sparring partners — including Cuba, Russia, China, Egypt, Palestine and Mexico — have jumped at the opportunity to denounce alleged human rights abuses in Ferguson, Mo. Several news outlets cattily suggested that the U.S. should get its own house in order before judging other states. While resentful rivals are simply scoring cheap points, the Ferguson unrest has damaged the country’s credibility. The proof? Amnesty International has deployed human rights observers within the U.S. for the first time ever.