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Sessions Questions Obama DOJ’s Conclusions in Ferguson and Chicago Police Reports

February 28, 2017  | 

New U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has questioned reports published by his agency about policing in Chicago and Ferguson, Missouri, describing "some of it" as "pretty anecdotal and not so scientifically based."

While admitting that he had not read the reports, but instead viewed summaries, Sessions questioned the department's findings using the "anecdotal" critique, ABC News reports.

The Chicago investigation, released in January, found "systemic deficiencies" in the city's police department including violations of the U.S. Constitution.

In Ferguson, the Justice Department then directed by Eric Holder found extreme instances of racial bias, use of excessive force and a focus on generating revenue through policing.

Comments (6)

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Gman @ 2/28/2017 4:21 PM

Maybe a fresh look at the Hugely anti police obozo administrations "justice" dept. rulings will stem the tide of unwarrented persecution of our nations police officers by left wing fanatics

Chuck W @ 2/28/2017 4:38 PM

quick draw, you funny, sad but funny none the less.

Mark @ 2/28/2017 5:20 PM

It would not surprise me if these reports are completely political and biased. I find it hilariously hypocritical of the left when they go on about how they are the party of science and they are smarter than the dumb right who denies science. I encourage you if you believe that nonsense to seek out the recent interview between Bill Maher and Neil deGrasse Tyson. Tyson points out all the times and topics the left completely DENIES science.

What is worse though is when the left fudges the data or falsifies these reports. It has been done recently with gun violence and hate crimes. Fellow academics called out those fudging numbers to justify a phenomenon in gun violence and the SPLC is reporting and counting hearsay and hoaxes as they try to justify hate crimes on the rise.

The left doesn't believe in science either and denies it when it doesn't fit their narrative. They are no better or smarter than the right. Maybe worse when they fake the data.

jojo @ 3/1/2017 7:27 AM

As someone who actually read the Ferguson report let me weigh in. The report used the fact that black people were cited at a higher rate than their percentage of the population and that court employees sent out racially insensitive emails to say it was race related. The court employees also work for the city so the DOJ said they must be the same as the police. The city of Ferguson was using their residents as an ATM, getting 33% of their city revenue from fines and fees. A typical city gets less than 5%. By the way the Ferguson city council is black and they hire and fire the city manager and police chief. Ferguson had nothing to do with race, Michael Brown was a criminal who attacked an officer. The problems in Ferguson were from bad government and bad policing. Sessions is absolutely correct when he says the reports are inaccurate. Eric Holder made them fit the narrative he wanted them to.

Otj26 yrs @ 3/3/2017 8:34 AM

None of this was ever about race on the part of the police officers. It became about race when the Obama DOJ succumbed to overplayed media coverage of complaints of racial bias. Race has no bearing on policing either you can articulate reasonable suspicion or probable cause based on your observations as a reason for contact or you have no business being in Law enforcement. If the stats bear out that persons of color are charged by higher percentage than the racial diversity of an particular jurisdiction it is the judges who are not doing their jobs by taking repeat offenders off the street. I am not saying there has never been an officer who may have been biased but they certainly do not represent the police profession or their department as a whole. Now given the size of departments like Chicago NYPD and others percentage wise, even .01% would be several officers and yes that is bad but it is hardly systemic or indicative that this is was or ever will be a widespread national problem.

D @ 3/3/2017 1:16 PM

As one of the departments involved in the Ferguson case I can tell you it was all ideologically driven to fit the racist police narrative! From Obama, Holder, Gov. Nixon and others, it was all about power, money, and white guilt! I never saw such kowtowing and political correctness in my life as I saw then!

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