As Twitchy reported late last month, the Justice Department and the City of Ferguson, Mo., birthplace of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, had reached a proposed consent degree consisting of 131 pages of guidance governing how Ferguson police would go about performing their duties in the future, along with guidance on hiring, training, and disciplinary action. The city was given until Feb. 9 to approve the deal or face litigation.
Apparently U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch doesn’t think that Ferguson is moving quickly enough to comply, and that a federal lawsuit against the city will speed things up.
— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) February 10, 2016
The residents of Ferguson should not be forced to wait any longer. https://t.co/f6SIjOqWq0
— AG Loretta Lynch (@LorettaLynch) February 10, 2016
@LorettaLynch You are an embarrassment to your office for politicizing the DOJ, don't turn a blind eye to HRC's crimes..we are watching.
— scott dutcher (@scott_usmc) February 10, 2016
— Thomas Richardson (@tejrichardson) February 10, 2016
— Kandi Rider (@KandiRider) February 10, 2016
@LorettaLynch wait for what? To riot again because some thug got shot. Why not help the business owners who were actual victims?
— Bon Fox (@Origitune) February 10, 2016
.@LorettaLynch YOU are a criminal & should be indicted & removed from office. YOU failed to uphold the law in pursuit of a political agenda.
— Ralph Schiano (@RalphSchiano) February 10, 2016
— Chicagos antileftist (@urban_prepper) February 10, 2016
.@LorettaLynch Why are you not in jail? Time for thugs to stop breaking the law.
— The Trigger Man (@fedupwithpccrap) February 10, 2016
— LTFultz (@KingofFree) February 11, 2016
@TheJusticeDept Have you morons tried reading the Constitution?
— Barry Barretta (@BarryBarretta) February 11, 2016
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch estimated that the cost of monitoring compliance with the guidelines would cost cash-strapped Ferguson $350,000 for the first year. Two taxes increases have been placed on the April ballot to help offset the cost.
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Look who’s piped up. Former Attorney General Eric Holder explains why the Justice Department “had to sue.”
My trip to Ferguson was in 2014. How long are the people there supposed to wait to be treated fairly -as American citizens? DOJ had to sue
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) February 11, 2016