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?
Darren Wilson Likely Cleared By Feds; Where’s The Justice? was originally published on blackamericaweb.com