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So Darren Wilson gets a pass for killing Michael Brown and blends back into society as if nothing ever happened? It looks that way. According to The New York Times, the U.S. Justice Department will likely clear Wilson of gunning down black teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9.

Wilson, the white Ferguson, Missouri police officer, has already been cleared by a grand jury in Brown’s shooting. Wilson, who will not return to the Ferguson Police Department, wrote in his resignation letter that his “continued employment may put the residents and police officers of the City of Ferguson at risk, which is a circumstance I cannot allow.”

For many in the black community, the Justice Department investigation was the last resort. It’s the probe black folks have been waiting for. But an FBI investigation has found no evidence to support charges against Wilson, though a federal civil rights investigation into whether Ferguson police engaged in discriminatory traffic stops and used excessive force remains open, the Times reported.

“Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his civil rights chief, Vanita Gupta, will have the final say on whether the Justice Department will close the case against the officer, Darren Wilson. But it would be unusual for them to overrule the prosecutors on the case, who are still working on a legal memo explaining their recommendation,” the Times articled says.

It’s an unfortunate end to a tragic case. Both Holder and President Barack Obama have talked openly about their concern over confrontations between police and black men and said they understood the longstanding friction between police and the black community. When Holder landed in Ferguson, Missouri, last year, his rare and unprecedented visit sent a clear signal to the nation that Obama, America’s first Black president, and Holder, America’s first Black U.S. Attorney General, are also two high-profile Black fathers who understand the precarious racial dynamic in America.

Their definitive action and presence are an acknowledgment of the anger many Black folks are experiencing following Brown’s violent death.

“These anecdotal accounts underscored the history of mistrust of law enforcement in Ferguson,” Holder said in September. “I understand that mistrust. I am the Attorney General of the United States. But I am also a Black man,” Holder said in a meeting with community leaders. “I can remember being stopped on the New Jersey Turnpike on two occasions and accused of speeding. Pulled over…. ‘Let me search your car’… Go through the trunk of my car, look under the seats and all this kind of stuff. I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me.”

There will obviously be many black folks who will be disappointed, angry and frustrated by the Justice Department’s decision to clear Wilson in a highly-emotional case that has led to riots and a national discussion on race and policing.

Benjamin Crump, a lawyer for Brown’s family, said in a statement that the family would not address speculation from anonymous officials and was waiting for an official Justice Department announcement. So where does the black community go from here? And what are the lessons learned from this investigatory process? For Michael Brown’s parents, there is still no justice, still no closure.

What do you think?

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401 thoughts on “Darren Wilson Likely Cleared By Feds; Where’s The Justice?

  1. Mrknowitall on said:

    Blacks need training, not just police officers. First cooperate peacefully. Stop racial profiling European Americans. Stop steriotipeng European Americans. Take control of your neighborhoods. Stop listening to King Buffoon Al Charalatan.

  2. Mrknowitall on said:

    Mike Brown WAS ARMED. he stole a cop’s gun, tried to kill the European American police officer but didn’t succede.

    Mike brown did have a stolen gun.
    He did try to murder a then unarmed man.
    He got justice. The European American police officer was protected by the Angels.

    God looked out for Darren Wilson.

  3. Dr. John Jay Hall on said:

    I have developed police community trusting building training that I want Tom Joyner to assist me marketing to police and community. These skill sets can save lives. Mr. Michael Cottman can you assist?

  4. Jim Jones on said:

    “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” is bullshit!! EVIDENCE (afro-american’t won’t know what that is) has SHOWN that Brown DID NOT have his hands up in surrender… Those “WITNESSES” (proving Eddie Murphy right ~ “YEAH!!! I SEE’D THE WHOOOOLE THING!!!”) were DISCREDITED (that would mean they were “busted lying”, for the afros) MEANING THEY WERE FULL OF SHIT!!!

    WHERE IS THE JUSTICE THAT WILSON LOST HIS JOB, FOR LEGALLY DOING HIS JOB, WELL WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE LAW, DUE TO IGNORANT MOTHERFUCKERS THAT WANTED ANY EXCUSE TO GET A FREE TV & SOME NEW SHOES WHILE BURNING DOWN BUSINESSES THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY PART OF THE INCIDENT?????

    PANTS UP DON’T LOOT!!! BITCHES!!!

  5. IanRousseault on said:

    JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED! NOW MOVE ON WITH YOUR LIFE AND TEACH YOUR CHILDREN BETTR, INSTEAD OF LETTING THEM LISTEN TO RAP MUSIC AND GLORIFY THE HIP HOP COMMUNITY!!!!!

  6. Redhorse on said:

    Kid was a thug, who had committed assault and strong arm robbery shortly before being confronted by officer Wilson. He then engaged in a physical confrontation with the officer. Forensics prove this. He then backed up and was charging the officer.. It was a justified shooting, at the time the officer had valid reason to fear for his life from a much larger aggressive subject who was getting ready to assault him again. Forensics and witnesses prove this is the truth. This was not a racially biased shooting of a innocent black kid by a white cop. This was a justified shooting of a thug. Don’t want it to happen again, teach your children to respect the law, don’t be a thug. If your a thug, don’t gripe about the consequences of your actions like going to jail or getting shot.

  7. Maybe young kids will see this and not steal blunts and assault shop keepers. Imagine if Michael Brown didnt steal that blunt. He would be here today..

  8. Paladin on said:

    Where is the justice? It is currently being consumed by maggots. Justice was served when a aggressive criminal attempted to fight the law. Brown fought the law, and the law won. Justice served.

  9. Mrknowitall on said:

    Eric Holder is Not black. Eric holder is biracial. Eric Holder is so racist, he denies his European mix heritage. Racist black privledge strikes again.

  10. This article should never of been written, and further more should never been approved to published. Everyone involved in this article should be ashamed, all you are trying to do is take steps back again. We don’t need anymore rioting or killing. Shameful..

  11. TrizRiz on said:

    Boycott Christmas!!! If you want these attacks on black males to stop then Boycott Christmas. Hit them where it hurts, in they’re pocketbooks. Corporations and big business will pressure State and City officials to either stop or prosecute the officer.

  12. Aaron B. on said:

    It appears justice was done. The Grand Jury and the Feds agree that there should be no further action done against Darren. Looks like the big black guy was wrong, made bad decisions and because of those bad decisions, got killed…justifiably.

    By the way, nice, racist website you got here.

    • racism hater on said:

      I agree that the so called man that wrote this article is an idiot. its people like you that make sure that any type of racism never goes away in this country. its funny how the only picture they show of him is one from before he became a violent thug and a drain on society.

  13. Justice has been served. People like this author need to stop and get over it. There was NO crime committed by Officer Wilson. Sharpton, Holder, even Obama are all GUILTY of race baiting. Want justice then make them stop inciting racial tensions with make believe stories and their make believe facts.

  14. toetagger on said:

    Michael Cottman, Eric Holder’s DOJ found that justice was served fairly and appropriately according to the law. Just because you don’t like the outcome doesn’t mean justice wasn’t served. Grow up.

      • toetagger on said:

        If you believe that, then why are there people of ALL races (yes sweetie, INCLUDING those you imagine are Masters of the Universe) in jails/prisons?

      • No they don’t the Powers to be (KKK) who is the head of those departments. KKK’s have traded their Hoods for Badges and Black Robes and other high ranking positions in the Government and Police Departments around the world. So the Coward Wilson is now in hiding in a town where KKK live.

    • toetagger on said:

      Holder is the TOP man in the “Dept. of Justice”, and Obama is the TOP man, period. You cannot get any higher. You don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. The hatred inside of you that is eating you alive has closed your mind to reality. Sad 😦

      • toetagger on said:

        This is my last comment. There is no point in wasting my time with someone so filled with hatred, and so adamantly insistent on remaining as ignorant as you are. That is REALLY sad.

  15. in about 20-30 years , there will be 1 million black folk remaining in this country, they will work in government jobs, either as welfare case workers for the dominant white society, or as butlers and maids..

  16. This is the most racist website I have ever heard of……. BlackAmericaWeb!!!!!!! I would love to see some white guy set up a WhiteAmericaWeb site…….he would be indicted for hate crimes within a day. Total double standard. The author of this article definitely had his mind made up about Wilson’s “guilt”. Brown got everything he wanted that day and more. Good for him. No sympathy what so ever.

  17. You as a so called journalist should lose your credentials! You are race baiting as bad as Sharpton, Obama and Holder do! Try reporting the real news, not just what suits your ego! Officer Wilson did his job, plain and simple. Had Brown listened to him, obeyed what he was told to do, he would still be among the living! Yes, I used the word OBEY! Police Officers are hired, they pass multiple phases and test to earn the right to risk their lives every single day! They have the power to order a suspect to stand down, they also are trained on how to stop a suspect who CHOOSES TO IGNORE those orders! People scream about justice until it is a white killed by a black, where is the justice for them? Racism is the only cause of this furor, racism and hate by the black population!

  18. Some 9 year old kid got shot to death by some thug gang members. Where’ sthe outrage, where’s the justice. It wasn’t ‘hands up’, he was a kid. I guess he wasn’t a thug, so there’s sympathy for that kid.

  19. james stengel on said:

    I assume we are talking about the Ferguson case where a black youth stole a box of cigars, assaulted the shop owner and was stopped by officer Wilson—- the young man fought with officer Wilson over his gun, and the weapon discharged—- and he started running away, and then charged officer Wilson———- several witnesses for the deceased lied to the grand jury, however forensic evidence was overwhelming that the youth was at fault. Perhaps Wilson should have simply allowed himself to be killed by a black youth. Cops are 7 times more likely to be killed by a black assailant, and young black males who comprise 4.5% of the population commit over 50% of the homicides. Perhaps if black youth would stop killing people, cops would be more forgiving.

  20. Ron Holt on said:

    Michael Brown should not be who we rally behind because most Americans (of any color) see the video of him bullying and shoving that store owner, acting like a thug and then see that the ballistics report supports the testimony given by Wilson do not have sympathy for Brown. No matter how many times the PR machine tries posting the picture of him as an adolescent, they see the grainy video of a thug instead. Eric Gardener, yes. Countless others, yes. Michael Brown, no. Its unfortunate it ended the way it did but Michael controlled that.

    • Ivan Cohen on said:

      Somehow police going out into the streets like they were headed to a combat zone is not considered something wrong. Really says a whole lot about this society.

  21. If the Justice Department and the Racist Eric Holder could not find any wrongdoing, why would the black population be upset or disappointed? This just shows that Officer Wilson was justified in using lethal force against Brown. Brown would be alive today if he wasn’t charging the cop. If you want to place blame, place blame on Brown and especially his parents.

  22. Tx realist on said:

    This is the last time that i am coming on this website. I am expecting to read comments from african americans on this matter, ranging from conservative to liberal. I was looking forward to a thought provoking, spirited debate among african americans. Instead, i see comments filled with such hatred and venom against black people. These comments confirm what the bible says, hearts can be filled with pure darkness. None of these comments are coming from those who serve the Lord Jesus Christ and filled with the Holy Spirit. Why are there people who hate black people coming on a website that is about highlighting the concerns of black people? This is insanity.

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