DOJ Report Renews Outrage in Ferguson
The U.S. Justice Department report on Tuesday that found Ferguson, Mo., police use racially discriminatory tactics stoked a new round of outrage among the community leaders most active in the ongoing protests there.
Elected officials, protest organizers and community leaders renewed calls for Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson to resign, with some saying that that the department should be disbanded. They also said the DOJ probe should have gone further by investigating other municipal police forces.
Above all, they said, the report serves as vindication. Their protest chants following the police killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown declared that Ferguson police were racially discriminatory. Now, they noted, DOJ has said they were right.