The Ferguson Report: Department of Justice Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department

The Ferguson Report: Department of Justice Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department


On August nine, 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed African American highschool senior, used to be shot by way of Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. For months in a while, protestors took to the streets hard justice, attesting to the racist and exploitative police division and courtroom approach, and connecting the capturing of Brown with the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, and different younger black males by the hands of police around the country.

In the wake of those protests, the dep. of Justice introduced a six-month research, leading to a file that Colorlines characterizes as "so caustic it reads like an Onion article" and laying naked what the Huffington Post calls "a totalizing police regime past any of Kafka's ghastliest nightmares." one of the report's findings are that the Ferguson Police division "Engages in a trend of Unconstitutional Stops and Arrests in Violation of the Fourth Amendment," "Detain[s] humans with out average Suspicion and Arrest[s] humans with no possible Cause," "Engages in a development of First modification Violations," "Engages in a trend of over the top Force," and "Erode[s] group belief, specifically between Ferguson's African-American Residents."

Contextualized the following in a considerable creation via well known felony student and previous NAACP criminal security and academic Fund president Theodore M. Shaw, The Ferguson Report is a tragic, sobering, and significant record, supplying a image of yank legislations enforcement at first of the twenty-first century, with resonance some distance past one small city in Missouri.

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