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  • DOJ Investigation Declares Ferguson PD "Racist"

    The Ferguson Police Department routinely violated the constitutional rights of the local African-American population in the Missouri city for years, the Department of Justice has found in a searing report.
    The investigation, launched after the August shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, found that the department violated the Fourth Amendment in instances such as making traffic stops without reasonable suspicion and making arrests without probable cause.
    The report provides direct evidence of racial bias among police officers and court workers, and details a criminal justice system that through the issuance of petty citations for infractions such as walking in the middle of the street, prioritizes generating revenue from fines over public safety.
    The practice hits poor people especially hard, sometimes leading to jail time when they can't pay, the report says, and has contributed to a cynicism about the police on the part of citizens.
    The official release of the report could come as early as Wednesday. The details were provided to Fox News on Tuesday by law enforcement officials familiar with the department's findings.
    The Justice Department alleges that the discrimination was triggered at least partly by racial bias and stereotypes about African-Americans, a violation of the 14th Amendment. The report details a November 2008 email on an official Ferguson municipal account which joked that President Obama would not be president for long because “what black man holds a steady job for four years?”
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015...ntcmp=HPBucket
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

  • #2
    I'm really sorry to report that racism is alive and well in the US.

    In Russia as well

    Racism Runs Deep in Russia

    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/articl...cody-boutilier
    We hunt the hunters

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    • #3
      So a bunch of bigots are calling the Ferguson PD "racist." How usual for the Left...

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      • #4
        I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss this as just another "leftist" thing. One of the things Obama has done is bring back racial emnities in a big way.
        Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
          I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss this as just another "leftist" thing. One of the things Obama has done is bring back racial emnities in a big way.
          i'm really not. I'm dismissing it as a bigoted Holder DoJ investigating a racist Ferguson PD. It's the pot calling the kettle black sort of thing. You don't point out the mote in God's eye when there is a beam in your own...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
            I wouldn't be so quick to dismiss this as just another "leftist" thing. One of the things Obama has done is bring back racial emnities in a big way.
            Can't help it, I just had to rep you because you happen to be right.
            Trying hard to be the Man, that my Dog believes I am!

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            • #7
              What else would you expect from Holder, et al.

              A fine parting shot....

              GG
              "The will of a section rooted in self interest, should not outweigh the vital interests of a whole people." -Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain-

              "Fanatics of any sort are dangerous." -GG-

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              • #8
                The DOJ has been doing this for years, my local police department is "racist" as well. The folks in Washington think they dont have enough minority officers on the force ... but what is the department supposed to do when minorities don't apply or can't make it through the background check?

                White, Black, Pink, or Green ... if you can't pass the background check or the fitness test then you don't go to the Academy. Period.

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                • #9
                  One of the DOJ recommendations is to disband the Ferguson Police Force. If that recommendation gets approved, then Ferguson needs to be turned into a No Go Zone, no police response, no fire fighting, no rescue, no ambulances, and let the residences sort it out themselves.
                  “Breaking News,”

                  “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”

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                  • #10
                    There were some what I would say are Anti American comments being made by so called Police officers.

                    In its investigation of the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department, the Justice Department said it found "direct evidence of racial bias" in e-mails from and interviews with "influential Ferguson decision makers," including police commanders and court supervisors, all of whom are current employees.

                    Several officials "expressed discriminatory views and intolerance with regard to race, religion, and national origin," the report concluded. It described the communications as "unequivocally derogatory, dehumanizing, and demonstrative of impermissible bias."


                    The Justice Department cited the following e-mails as "illustrative":


                    • A November 2008 e-mail stated that President Obama would not be president for very long because "what black man holds a steady job for four years."

                    • A March 2010 e-mail mocked African Americans through speech and familial stereotypes, using a story involving child support. One line from the e-mail read: "I be so glad that dis be my last child support payment! Month after month, year after year, all dose payments!"

                    • An April 2011 e-mail depicted Obama as a chimpanzee.

                    • A May 2011 e-mail stated: "An African-American woman in New Orleans was admitted into the hospital for a pregnancy termination. Two weeks later she received a check for $5,000. She phoned the hospital to ask who it was from. The hospital said, 'Crimestoppers.'"


                    Officials sent the e-mails from their city accounts "almost without exception" and apparently during work hours. Investigators found no evidence that anyone was disciplined or that anyone asked the sender to stop sending such e-mails, which were forwarded to others.


                    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2...ails/24400005/

                    I have been to the "south", places where blacks are decent percentage of the population. Let me say the vast majority of whites and blacks in the south are good folks. Ill say that its a minority of folks whom are the problem, and above wrt the emails, we see part of the problem.

                    Imo it would be one thing if say our CIC referred to the Ferguson police department as Apes, Chimps, crackers, that type of language, its not happening though. Part of the problem here lies with some portion of the Ferguson police department imo, unless the emails were made up.

                    Warning, here comes Captain Obvious(then again not everyone agrees on what is racism) I think its racist when a black suggests that whites are animals, crackers, worthless, or when a white suggests that blacks are apes, animals this kind of stuff. If Eric Holder said something racist I'd like to see it, part of the argument that some folks make is that Eric Holder and Obama are the racist, OK I hear this but I would like to actually physically see racist comments such as cracker, ape being used by Obama or Holder, to describe whites or blacks in general.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Taieb el-Okbi View Post
                      There were some what I would say are Anti American comments being made by so called Police officers.
                      It only take one, either sending them as a joke, or comment, to take an entire group out of context. And, according to your article, those several examples occurred over several years.

                      In short;

                      Sharpton, Holder, and that Democratic Socialist occupying the White House, want racial conflict nationwide so they can continue to push their racist Socialist agenda.
                      “Breaking News,”

                      “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by ChrisF1987 View Post
                        The DOJ has been doing this for years, my local police department is "racist" as well. The folks in Washington think they dont have enough minority officers on the force ... but what is the department supposed to do when minorities don't apply or can't make it through the background check?

                        White, Black, Pink, or Green ... if you can't pass the background check or the fitness test then you don't go to the Academy. Period.
                        And ironically the USSC ruled back in the 90s that simple statistics cannot establish bias.

                        Funny how the DoJ never comments on the fact that the Federal Courts, like all state courts, send a disproportionate number of black males to prison. Or that black males go to prison at higher rates on first offenses. Or serve longer sentences on the average.

                        If numbers can prove racism, DoJ is at the head of the line.

                        I get so tired of social ills being dumped off on the police or the courts.
                        Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SRV Ron View Post
                          It only take one, either sending them as a joke, or comment, to take an entire group out of context. And, according to your article, those several examples occurred over several years.

                          In short;

                          Sharpton, Holder, and that Democratic Socialist occupying the White House, want racial conflict nationwide so they can continue to push their racist Socialist agenda.
                          I'd tend to agree with you if these types of investigations were occuring all around the country, but AFAIK, the investagation here is centered around the Ferguson police department.

                          You and I both know the rules of our country, the law states that officers of the law cant discriminate based on race/religion here in the USA. Unless the law changed, one ought uphold the law, and if a black or white police officer, or court officer, is casually saying racist/bigoted things on a consistent basis, action ought to be taken.

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                          • #14
                            The only people this actually matters to are the usual race-baiters.
                            The First Amendment applies to SMS, Emails, Blogs, online news, the Fourth applies to your cell phone, computer, and your car, but the Second only applies to muskets?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Arnold J Rimmer View Post
                              And ironically the USSC ruled back in the 90s that simple statistics cannot establish bias.

                              Funny how the DoJ never comments on the fact that the Federal Courts, like all state courts, send a disproportionate number of black males to prison. Or that black males go to prison at higher rates on first offenses. Or serve longer sentences on the average.

                              If numbers can prove racism, DoJ is at the head of the line.

                              I get so tired of social ills being dumped off on the police or the courts.
                              In fact, social ills are being dumped off on Whitey, because that is the basis for accusations of racism.

                              But then, we have a twenty year hard-core graduate of the Church of Hate Whitey sitting in the White House. I wonder what pew Holder sat in?
                              Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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