"Your sense of freedom is as pale as your skin,"- Tchéky Karyo (as Major Jean Villeneuve) in the 2000 Mel Gibson movie The SlaveOwner... err, The PatriotThe reason the Department of Justice and Attorney General Eric Holder should not have released the Report on Ferguson, MO is because it upset the narrative that's been sold to the American People; that it doesn't matter who you are, everyone in America is treated the same and has a fair shot.
I know many Officers, including several I work with who wished to treat the Michael Brown shooting as a singular event, which occurred ex nihilo, ignoring the years long mistreatment of the black community by the Ferguson Police Officers.
The behavior of the Officers in the DOJ report is shameful and brings dishonor upon all Police Officers for the criminal actions by those Officers and their superiors, who endorsed and encouraged said behavior.
That the FPD was used as a revenue generating arm of the local government is not surprising but, the collective shrug from conservatives is telling. The vast majority of conservatives treated the DOJ report with indifference because they agree with the way Ferguson treated minorities. They agree with using Police to nickel-and-dime the local residents as a way of filling budget gaps.
Conservatives agree with treating black people as guilty until proved innocent and with detaining, citing and fining them for the crime of Living While Black.
Of course some scumbag went and shot two Police Officers, and thus the focus is shifted, from the abuses of the Local Government and Ferguson Police so the System can avoid accountablility.
Conservatives leapt upon the shooting because right-wingers use people to advance their inhuman system of despicable evil, and rolled out the NYPD playbook of blaming the shooting of the Officers on Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, and the President. And thererfore, the Right-Wing Internet Fart Bubble all got on board and blamed the Protestors. Thus, allowing the substance of the Department of Justice Report to slide into the recesses of the internet memory hole.
A suspect has been arrested, apparently admitted to the shooting, and has been charged. But, not with attempted murder because the suspect wasn't shooting at the Cops, who were hit at a range of 125 yards. Even Darren Wilson's Defense Attorney, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch was forced to admit the evidence did not support attempted murder charges as the suspect was charged with several lesser offenses.
Of course, this hasn't stopped the bleatings of the Right-Wing internet echo chamber which exists only to regurgitate each others incestuous farts.
As always the key is to ignore the bleatings of conservatives, who never add anything substantive to American Politics but, merely pout, flop, and wail like raw nippled chicken-little/chicken-hawks.
Conservative do naught but sow discontent, afflict the afflicted, comfort the comfortable and undermine the 99%. That's what conservatives do, that is the core essence of Conservatism today.
And we see once again, in the response to the abuses in Ferguson, that Conservatives agree with using the awesome power of Government to harass, impoverish, detain, arrest, and imprison minorities because Conservatives believe 98% of Black and Brown people are criminals.
Missouri Lt. Gov Pete Kinder retreated into right-wing meta-bigotry that Democrats are the real racists, "There is more racism in the Justice Department than there is in anywhere I see in the St. Louis area. It is the left. It is the Eric Holder and Obama-left and their minions who are obsessed with race, while the rest of us are moving on beyond it." AG Eric Holder was correct years ago when he noted Americans are cowards when it comes to talking about Race.