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  • Justice Dept. Will NOT Charge Darren Wilson In Michael Brown Shooting

    After months of investigating, Eric Holder’s Justice Department is giving up on its attempts to bring civil rights violation charges against former Ferguson, MO. police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown last August.

    Via the New York Times:

    The Justice Department has begun work on a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., who killed an unarmed black teenager in August, law enforcement officials said.

    That would close the politically charged case in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The investigation by the F.B.I., which is complete, found no evidence to support civil rights charges against the officer, Darren Wilson, the officials said.

    The state authorities concluded their investigation into Mr. Brown’s death in November and similarly recommended no charges.

    There is a high legal bar for bringing federal civil rights charges, and federal investigators had for months signaled that they were unlikely to do so. The Justice Department plans to release a report explaining its decision, though it is not clear when.

    Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., has said that he plans to have it done before leaving office, probably in the next month or two if his successor is confirmed.

    Professional race-batiers in the press and in Obama’s White House had been stoking the flames of racial unrest, around the clock, for months in an attempt to shape public opinion against officer Wilson’s version of events.

    There was never a chance in hell of bringing a civil rights case against Wilson. The entire situation was being used as a campaign gambit by Obama and a weakened Democratic party. It didn’t work.

    Michael Brown was a burglar. He didn’t need to die that day. But after attempting to wrestle away Wilson’s firearm, Michael Brown was shot dead before he could cause further harm. Darren Wilson did what any good police officer would. But that isn’t stopping the Justice Department from further investigating the entire Ferguson Police Department:

    A broader civil rights investigation into allegations of discriminatory traffic stops and excessive force by the Ferguson Police Department remains open, however. That investigation could lead to significant changes at the department, which is overwhelmingly white despite serving a city that is mostly black.

    The witch hunt, sadly, isn’t over.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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