DOJ Sues City of Ferguson Over Alleged Civil Rights Violations, Enforce Police Reform

DOJ Sues City of Ferguson Over Alleged Civil Rights Violations, Enforce Police Reform

The Obama administration is finally cracking down on somebody. The thing is, the people they're cracking down on are law enforcement.

After over a year of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, the Department of Justice has filed suit against the city government, claiming that authorities systematically discriminate and otherwise oppress the majority-black population of Ferguson. The case comes in the wake of widespread riots over the shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson PD officer Darren Wilson.

Tensions were high between city officials and DOJ personnel due to major demands by the federal government over how Ferguson law enforcement should conduct themselves. Agreeing for the most part with the feds' proposed reforms, the city council requested a few minor changes in the plan they agreed upon. Apparently incensed by this request, the DOJ reneged on the deal and proceeded to take legal action against the city.

This is the probably the biggest action by Obama's Justice Department during his entire time in office. But instead of going after homegrown ISIS sympathizers and vicious cartel members, they would rather drag a city and it's police officers into the mud for all the country to see.

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