Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department – U.S. Department of Justice

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On Thursday, March 4 the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division released its report titled Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department. The one sentence summary: “This investigation has revealed a pattern or practice of unlawful conduct within the Ferguson Police Department that violates the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, and federal statutory law.” Undoubtedly a lot will be written about this report. What the St. Louis area does with it is what will matter to those of us living here. Rather than something to hide from, the national exposure and bright light being shown on Ferguson, represents an opportunity to fix problems many in this region were well aware of prior to August 2014.

Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department – United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division… by nextSTL.com

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  • Mark Brown

    St. Louis and Missouri are DUMPS. What will be done? Nothing. Ask Bob McCollogh and all the other racist bigots in St. Louis that have too much power. They don’t want to change.

    “Things have always been done this way.” “We want things to go back to normal.”

    And the same ol’ big certainly don’t want to answer to Obama nor his DOJ.

    If STL truly wants to end racism, have a better economy, add jobs, add immigrants, add businesses, add youth etc., it and Missouri must get rid of the bigots running things.

    • Brian Earley

      “The idea that you can vote yourself into prosperity is one of the most ludicrous that ever was entertained” – Winston Churchill

      I think everyone can agree that a better economy would improve St. Louis, and I’m unfamiliar with an example where people might hope for a worse economy, less jobs, etc.

      You’ll have to be willing to work and sacrifice for a better future and do your part to improve the economy, create jobs, attract immigrants and businesses to St. Louis, and make St. Louis a safe and empowering place for our youth. However, I’d be worried if you think you can cast your vote and forget about the issues until the next election.