Ferguson

Don’t Blame the Rebels for the Flames in Ferguson

Don’t Blame the Rebels for the Flames in Ferguson

2014-11-25 00:00:00

The ire of those who condemn the crowds that are burning Ferguson is misdirected.

The accusing finger must instead be pointed directly at a criminal justice system that has, for decades cavalierly ignored a long line of police officers who unlawfully shot, strangled, tortured, beat, framed and otherwise abused an even longer line of African-descended males.

ACLU Comment on Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

ACLU Comment on Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

2014-11-25 00:00:00

The grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., has declined to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on charges in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown.

The following is reaction from Jeffrey Mittman, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri:

The grand jury's decision does not negate the fact that Michael Brown's tragic death is part of an alarming national trend of officers using excessive force against people of color, often during routine encounters. Yet in most cases, the officers and police departments are not held accountable.

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November 25, 2014 Ferguson
The grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., has declined to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson on charges in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown. The...
November 25, 2014 Ferguson
The ire of those who condemn the crowds that are burning Ferguson is misdirected. The accusing finger must instead be pointed directly at a criminal justice...
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