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Federal civil rights investigation
opened in Ferguson shooting

KSDK (MO), by Aja j. Williams

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Posted By:Scottyboy, 8/13/2014 6:36:07 PM

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – A federal civil rights investigation has been opened by the Justice Department into the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, according to the U.S. Attorney´s office of Eastern District of Missouri. In a joint statement from U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan, Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Division Molly Moran and FBI SAC William Woods, the independent investigation will determine if any federal civil rights violations have occurred in the case. Saturday afternoon, a police officer shot Brown, who was unarmed, according to local authorities. According to the release, the federal authorities will work with local law enforcement to

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Pouring kerosene on the fire.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 8/13/2014 6:45:31 PM     (No. 9964915)

Well, yeah. This is the same thing they do every weekend when a dozen blacks are killed by other blacks in Chicago.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Namma, 8/13/2014 6:50:52 PM     (No. 9964923)

What about the rights of. The shop owners whose places were vandalized. Think anyone will look into the business owners rights.. Bet not.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross, 8/13/2014 7:01:12 PM     (No. 9964930)

The Civil Rights Division team of race-baiters is ecstatic that they finally have a new cause celebre. Trayvon is over two years old, so they badly needed another case, regardless of the facts.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Dalen, 8/13/2014 7:01:24 PM     (No. 9964931)

I thought Holder just didn´t like investigating ie. IRS where 100´s of American Citizens have had their rights incriminated but I see he just investigates what he Deems is worthy of investigating so he´s not the AG for every American citizen just . . .

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Reply 5 - Posted by: droopydog, 8/13/2014 7:03:25 PM     (No. 9964933)

Too bad...The Ferguson Police Dept. just replaced their hard drives. Can you believe their luck?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 8/13/2014 7:10:44 PM     (No. 9964939)

I´m sure the racist Eric (my people) Holder is on it

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LouD, 8/13/2014 7:21:06 PM     (No. 9964960)

What about the woman jogger in Florida who was robbed and killed by a black thug? No investigation there? Her civil rights weren´t violated?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: oh-heck, 8/13/2014 7:23:39 PM     (No. 9964963)

What, as he got into the car, did the officer ask him to get into the back seat? Michael Brown has no more rights to violate. But a witch hunt against the officer involved would violate active civil rights, specifically the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 4Justice, 8/13/2014 8:35:58 PM     (No. 9965025)

What about all the hundreds of cases where police harassed and violated the civil rights of non-black citizens?? That happens all the time. I can personally attest to it. No, it seems only such investigations come into play when the victim is black and the policeman is white. I agree that the policeman is deemed innocent until proven guilty, but my experience has shown that the police are almost always given a pass simply because they wear a badge. The only time they aren´t is when the crimes are heinous (serial rapist or serial killer). Sorry, but its true. I am not anti-police. My grandpa was a policeman. But the people they hire today are not the same caliber they were back then. There are very few real public servants nowadays. I see the recruits they get here...they all look like wannabe thugs. By the way, what is with street cops now that almost all have shaved heads like they are trying to look intimidating??

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Reply 10 - Posted by: chicodon, 8/13/2014 9:35:19 PM     (No. 9965069)

OTB (other than black) people are fed up to the gills with this Justice Department. The department has only one Division... the Civil Rights Division. Personally, I´m fed up with the whole lot of them.

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