Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Ferguson Police Chief Among the Many Who Resigned

Ferguson, Mo., Police Chief Thomas Jackson is resigning after a scathing Justice Department report showed racial bias in the department and the city's courts.

Last week, a report came out that found a "pattern of unconstitutional policing" in Ferguson, Missouri, where 18 year old Michael Brown was killed in August by a police officer. Attorney General Eric Holder said that the Department of Justice "reserves all its rights and abilities to force compliance and implement basic change." Today, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson has announced his resignation, feeling it was best for the city. In November, Jackson had claimed that he had no intentions of stepping down. Now, in addition to Jackon's resignation, six others have stepped down or been fired. 

What other reforms do you feel are necessary to correct the unconstitutional abuses of police powers? Should the Department of Justice take more action to implement changes, rather than just call upon Ferguson's leaders to do so?

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