We wish it came as a shock that the US Justice Department today cleared Darren Wilson in the murder of Michael Brown. It was as predictable as the sun rising in the east & setting in the west. Though the courts should not be ignored, justice for Michael Brown will be won in the streets.
The Justice Department issued a second report accusing the Ferguson police department of racism & routine violation of the Bill of Rights for Black residents by stopping residents for “driving while Black”, arrests without probable cause, & excessive force. They cited seven racist emails from police & court officials–one saying Obama would not be president for long because “what black man holds a steady job for four years” & another describing Obama as a chimpanzee. That’s the kind of political environment Darren Wilson operated in & they still couldn’t find any cause for alarm!? He followed police procedure all the way? They didn’t object to that travesty of a grand jury? Yeah right!
Let’s be frank: the US Justice Department shames a country that declares itself a democracy, where an unarmed kid is considered a threat against an armed cop. We need an independent investigation of the Justice Department & we need to throw the bums out.
The Michael Brown report: http://apps.washingtonpost.com/…/department-of-justic…/1436/
The Ferguson Police Department report: