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US afflicted with ‘third world’ police says author Marlon James

Speaking in Paris, the Jamaica-born Man Booker prize-winner compared US police to Argentina state-sanctioned death squads

The United States is afflicted with third World police which has led to almost state-sanctioned killings of people from minority groups, one of the countrys leading black writers said on Sunday.

Marlon James, who won the Man Booker prize last year for his novel A Brief History of Seven Killings, told a literary festival in Paris that some officers thought themselves above the law, comparing them to death squads during the dirty war run by Argentinas military rulers in the 1970s.

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