It was never likely that once the social justice warriors in the Obama administration had their collective boot on the neck of the city of Ferguson, Missouri, that they would ever let up.
After first intervening to dictate how the Ferguson Police Department should operate, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday it is filing a civil rights lawsuit to force that reform after the city voted to alter the terms because of the cost of the settlement.
— Justice Department (@TheJusticeDept) February 10, 2016
And the action has the full support of the former attorney general, Eric Holder, who put race front and center at the agency.
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
“We intend to aggressively prosecute this case and we intend to prevail,” Attorney General Loretta Lynch told reporters.
The residents of Ferguson should not be forced to wait any longer. https://t.co/f6SIjOqWq0
— AG Loretta Lynch (@LorettaLynch) February 10, 2016
The cost of compliance for the cash-strapped city is $350,000 for the first year alone, and the City Council has put two tax increases on the April ballot, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“It will cost more to implement the agreement than it will be to fight a lawsuit,” Mayor James Knowles III told The New York Times. “There’s no point in agreeing to something we can’t afford.”
In addition to Holder, the move won the approval of race agitator and White House favorite DeRay Mckesson, a principle player in the birth of the racist Black Lives Matter movement and the lie known as “hands up, don’t shoot” that became a national rally call to drive unrest.
Mckesson took time off the campaign trail in Baltimore, where he is running for mayor — not making this up — to tweet:
The DOJ is not playing with the Ferguson City Council!
— deray mckesson (@deray) February 10, 2016
The reaction on social media is a good indication that Americans have come to expect the worst from this administration, and few expect any more “justice” to flow from the DOJ under Lynch than was seen under her predecessor.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@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
— Kandi Rider (@KandiRider) February 10, 2016
@LorettaLynch Meanwhile the rest of America waits for you to enforce the immigration laws….
— MRS CANNABIS (@MrsCannabis) February 10, 2016
@LorettaLynch Yes. Less policing. That’s what Ferguson needs. What could go wrong?
P.S. You are a disgraceful political hack.
— CassiusK (@UWRockBuster) February 10, 2016
@TheJusticeDept Hey, how about concentrating on prosecuting Hillary? That’d be doing your job. Oh and read the Constitution once please.
— Ace Harrington (@ace442016) February 11, 2016
@TheJusticeDept Brown was a common strong arm robber whom tried to murder a police officer! Ferguson PD investigated by DOJ! IRS CRIME?
— LSU-Pi (@LSU_PI) February 10, 2016
— Juanita Estrada (@Juanita_Estrada) February 11, 2016
— Sarah Connor (@SConnorTX) February 10, 2016
— War of Memecraft (@vonjagerbomber) February 11, 2016
— Matt Cyr (@mattcyr2312) February 11, 2016
@EricHolder Exactly. How dare the police try to stop looting, rioting, and arson. The police must ignore & condone crimes; or else!
— Bert Difig (@BertDifig1) February 11, 2016
— CRinQC (@CRinQC) February 11, 2016
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