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The Real Racial Problem in Ferguson

Aug. 20, 2014

Another 47 people were arrested overnight in Ferguson, Missouri, in the latest round of “protests” against the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. The unrest is telling. A new Rasmussen poll finds that “most black Americans (57%) are already convinced that the police officer should be found guilty of murder, a view shared by just 17% of whites and 24% of other minority adults.” Part of the problem is with black “role models” like Attorney General Eric Holder, who is in Ferguson overseeing the case. He told residents the Department of Justice will “ensure that this tragedy can give rise to new understanding – and robust action – aimed at bridging persistent gaps between law enforcement officials and the communities we serve.” He added, “[P]olice forces should reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.” In other words, this wouldn’t have happened if the police officer was black. Not to be outdone, Missouri Democrat Gov. Jay Nixon said, “A vigorous prosecution must now be pursued.” The race-baiting attorney general and governor are clearly more interested in pandering to blacks than due process.

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