More Obama DOJ Overreach in Ferguson

FRONTPAGE MAGAZINE — What do you call a country where unelected officials selected for their dogmatic political views, above any other qualification, mock democracy. Issue unconditional ultimatums for which they have no legal grounds. And the media cheers.

The Justice Department said on Wednesday that it is exploring “legal actions” against the city of Ferguson, just hours after the city council in the St. Louis suburb called for the revision of several aspects of a tentative agreement to revamp its police department and municipal court operations.

Ferguson’s city council voted late Tuesday to conditionally approve most of the tentative settlement reached with the Justice Department last month in the wake of the 2014 shooting death of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by a white police officer.

Except that the “unarmed black teenager” was a violent robber who had just robbed a store and then attacked the police officer who shot him. Not even the DOJ managed to dig up anything to change that.

Though Holder and his corrupt DOJ community organizers do get credit for trying to intimidate the local Ferguson police department into not releasing the video of Michael Brown’s violent robbery. And then going after the Ferguson police and local officials with a report which found that there were emails being forwarded with politically incorrect jokes about Obama and Muslims.

In technical terms this is what we call a “fishing expedition” or a “witch hunt”. But the DOJ used Obama’s abuse of authority, with media backing, as leverage to enforce its settlement. And now it’s throwing its weight around like the administration of thugs, bullies and commissars that it is.

Vanita Gupta, the head of the Justice Department civil rights division, said in statement that the department would now take “necessary legal actions to ensure that Ferguson’s policing and court practices comply with the Constitution and relevant federal laws.”

I doubt very much that Gupta could find the Constitution if he had Wikipedia and lots of pointy arrows. Or bother to find it. She’s a veteran of the anti-police hate group, the ACLU.

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