It’s not over: Holder continues investigation, implies Wilson could still be charged

It’s not over.

Despite the fact that a grand jury decided the facts did not support charging Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson with any crime in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown the officer, can still face charges.

Attorney General Eric Holder, who often beats the “America is racist” drum, issued a statement saying the Justice Department is going to continue its investigation into possible civil rights violations.

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Photo courtesy of The Daily Mail.

“While the grand jury proceeding in St. Louis County has concluded, the Justice Department’s investigation into the shooting of Michael Brown remains ongoing,” the statement said.“This incident has sparked a national conversation about the need to ensure confidence between law enforcement and the communities they protect and serve. While constructive efforts are underway in Ferguson and communities nationwide, far more must be done to create enduring trust.”

Holder called for peace and calm in Ferguson.

“Though there will be disagreement with the grand jury’s decision not to indict, this feeling should not lead to violence,” he said.

However, Holder did his best to tie the hands of police who are already under a microscope in the beleaguered city.

“In the coming days, it will likewise be important for local law enforcement authorities to respect the rights of demonstrators and deescalate tensions by avoiding excessive displays, and uses, of force,” the statement said.

The Justice Department is also continuing its investigation into the overall actions of the predominantly white police force, the Daily Mail reported.

“The department continues to investigate allegations of unconstitutional policing patterns or practices by the Ferguson Police Department,” Holder said.

Anything to keep stoking the flames.

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