In a marked shift from the Bush administration, President Obama's Justice Department is aggressively investigating several big urban police departments for systematic civil rights abuses such as harassment of racial minorities, false arrests, and excessive use of force.
In interviews, activists and attorneys on the ground in several cities where the DOJ has dispatched civil rights investigators welcomed the shift. To progressives disappointed by Eric Holder's Justice Department on key issues like the failure to investigate Bush-era torture and the prosecution of whistle-blowers, recent actions by the DOJ's Civil Rights Division are a bright spot.
Obama cracks down on abuses by big-city police departments - Department of Justice - Salon.com
A bright spot? In a time when these headlines dominate today...
Steve Rothaus' Gay South Florida
Witnesses Recall Frightening SoBe Police Involved Shooting « CBS Miami
Myrtle Beach police inundated with crime during 8-hour window - Local - TheSunNews.com
More Than a Dozen People Arrested in Fight at Charlotte Beach - Rochester, News, Weather, Sports, and Events - 13WHAM.com
Long Island Beach Riot
Victim's family, city leaders have questions after uptown shooting | WCNC.com Charlotte
Uptown chaos causes DNC concern - WBTV 3 News, Weather, Sports, and Traffic for Charlotte, NC-
Police Shut Down Wave Country Due To Unruly Crowd - NewsChannel5.com | Nashville News, Weather & Sports
Emanuel: Cops did right thing in closing beach - chicagotribune.com
Fights break out at Carson Beach - The Boston Globe
Does this appear to anyone to be a time to be going after the cops, in some racial charged tirade? Once again, your Obama bungling in action.