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Feds to Investigate Ferguson PD Over Civil Rights Allegations

September 04, 2014  | 

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. this week will launch a broad civil rights investigation into the Ferguson (Mo.) Police Department, according to two federal law enforcement officials.

The investigation, which could be announced as early as Thursday afternoon, will be conducted by the Justice Department's civil rights division and follow a process similar to that used to investigate complaints of profiling and the use of excessive force in other police departments across the country, the officials told the Washington Post reports.

The move follows the shooting last month of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American, by a white Ferguson police officer who claimed he acted in self-defense.

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Concerned Citizen @ 9/4/2014 4:07 PM

Isn't targeting someone based on Skin color a "Hate Crime" like a White LEO doing his job? Who's investigating the AG for Hate Crime offences? How about Violating the Civil and Human Rights of American Citizens when you PUT ILLEGAL ALIENS before Armed Services Vets, or LEOs? How about Transporting Illegal Aliens across the border? Isn't that HUMAN TRAFFICING? But no... a Thug attacks a COP and is branded a Saint by the media! I didn't see that one coming after the Trayvon Zimmerman thing! NOT!
It's illegal to Incite Riots and bring in Rent-a-Mobs to Loot and Plunder cities and towns. If a Black Cop shot Black "man" there would be no press. In Chicago Blacks Kill Other Blacks all the time. But God forbid an LEO doing his job or a Latino like GZ using self-defense that's just wrong! My advice to the large population of Blacks that buy into what the media says is this. You're being exploited and duped. It's nice to have a lynch mob after someone else, until it comes after you.

Tom Homad Ret @ 9/4/2014 4:09 PM

Holder, probably the most corrupt and racist attorney general in living memory, is coming to Ferguson to ensure no civil rights were violated. With fast n furious, lying to congress and other actions of his based solely on race, this is like the police getting lectured and examined by the mob boss.

Doubt Thomas @ 9/4/2014 4:29 PM

Really Tom, what corruption and racism can you definitely cite other than what the drug king, fathead voice of overweight stupid sheeple, Rush Limbaugh has said that you must believe? Maybe you are smarter and listen to the sexual harasser O'Reilly for your opinion? You are running your sewer about proof but at the same time you can only throw out baseless insults about Holder. Ferguson PD should WELCOME the feds. if their house is clean, it will make the feds look like dolts. Then again, if Ferguson is worried then they deserve what's coming. Any town that would elect a dunderhead like the Mayor of Ferguson isn't very bright and that includes the PD. Besides you clown, Holder isn't coming. You can't even stir up the crap pot correctly. Thankfully smart cops aren't buying the odor you are selling. Ferguson PD screwed the pooch on the response to the shooting regardless whether it was a good shoot or not. Mayberry PD with shiny military toys and nowhere to play. Bunch of hillbillys.

Doubting Thomas @ 9/4/2014 4:33 PM

Concerned Citizen, you might have heard that there is something called spell check and grammar (or in your case grammer) in the English language. Suggest you learn that before you offer your opinion based on your (barely) 10th grade HS English competency. Or is that KKKompetency?

Doubting Thomas @ 9/4/2014 4:33 PM

Concerned Citizen, you might have heard that there is something called spell check and grammar (or in your case grammer) in the English language. Suggest you learn that before you offer your opinion based on your (barely) 10th grade HS English competency. Or is that KKKompetency?

kevCopAz @ 9/4/2014 4:53 PM

Doubting Thomas:

You want facts, yet you say Rush is a "drug addict" and Oreily is a "sexual harasser"yet you give zero facts about those allegations. You are doing what you accuse him of doing. FACT: Holder did not prosecute Blacks for voter interference )Blk Panthers), who were obviously and on video intimidating folks at the polls. Fact: Holder's own Justice department sold guns to Mexican criminals (Fast & Furious) and NO one has been prosecuted for that Fact: the IRS looked into conservative groups and stopped them from getting tax free status while allowing liberal/Democrat groups to sail on without looking into them, NO one has been prosecuted for that. Fact: When white victims are assaulted/murdered etc this Justice department NEVER HAS ONCE prosecuted any minority for ANY civil rights violation while his Justice department has gone after many whites who allegedly did the same to minorities. FACT: Under Holder NO PD and NObody has been looked at for violating a White's

bman @ 9/4/2014 4:53 PM

What a joke. This is nothing but politics and someone wanting to show that they did something in order to appease the very people who refuse to be appeased. This is what is wrong with the country and this attitude has affected federal agencies. Just when I thought we didn't have to deal with the politics of the federal government at the local level, you see they will come investigate you and then your agency because people decide to act like idiots because you did your job. Go to hell Holder. Your a henchmen, nothing more.

Capt. Crunch @ 9/4/2014 4:57 PM

I never saw any man in high office wear a tan suit with French tails, except Obama. Maybe Obama, should consult the fashion police. As far as Holder goes there AIN"T much difference between the BPP and the KKK, except one is black and the other white still birds of a feather.

Tom Ret @ 9/4/2014 5:54 PM

Doubting Thomas-I have no interest in trying to enlighten you.

Tom Ret @ 9/4/2014 7:50 PM

Doubting Thomas-I hate to point this out to you, since you seem to have such a high regard for your opinion and intelligence, but "Bunch of Hillbillys" is not
a complete sentence. Apparently by the measure you use to judge the post
by Concerned Citizen, you need to learn sentence structure before you come on here and tell everyone how wrong they are.

JamesD @ 9/4/2014 8:40 PM

Before and during the time that Ferguson, MO was on the news 24-7, six police officers across the country were killed. Why wasn’t Holder, Obama, Sharpton and Jackson demanding justice for these officers? I believe it clearly shows that Eric Holder and Barack Obama are continuing their political racism under the guise of ‘seeking justice.’
May 11th: Detective Charles Dinwiddie, Killeen Texas. White – his killer Arvin Lewis Guy is black.
May 31st: Officer Kevin Jordan, Griffin, Georgia. Black – his killer Michael Bowman is white.
June 23rd: Deputy Allen Bares, Vermillion Parish, LA. White – His killers Quintlan Richard and Baylon Taylor are black.
July 6th: Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, Gary IN. White – his killer Carl Le Ellis Bount Jr. is black.
July 13th: Det. Marvin Santiago, Jersey City PD. White – his killer Lawrence Campbell is black.
July 5th: Officer Perry Renn, Indianapolis IN. White – his killer Major Davis is black.

TheRookie @ 9/5/2014 12:13 AM

Doubting Thomas, STFU & go back to your civilian site trollop tool.

Erik` von With-Holder @ Dept. of Un-Justice is once again waging his one man activist war wagon against true L.E.O's. This hump has never worn a Uniform, Badge, or Duty Belt in his life. He's never made a millisecond split decision to save his life. He has the privilege to sit, think, & still lie about his actions. He's a disgrace to L.E. so bad that agencies request him to not speak at their events. As a retired L.E.O. who lived the daily danger I know in my heart that he enjoys it when a L.E.O. dies in the Line-of-Duty. A real big pile of shat he is.

Robert @ 9/7/2014 6:07 AM

Holder is a pos just like the pres. Making chit up from nothing. Geezzz

Capt. Crunch @ 9/7/2014 2:08 PM

The Rookie and Robert, you guys are so right. Racism got a lot worst when meat head Obama, was elected. I say screw him and the horse he came in town with.

Lane @ 9/7/2014 9:35 PM

Capt. Crunch, I couldn't agree with you more!

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