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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.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/sep/11/us-afflicted-with-third-world-police-says-author-marlon-james