By Greg Lipper
At the first installment in our Racial Justice Series, we talked about racism, recent events in Ferguson and elsewhere, and how lawyers can address these issues. This week, lawyers at the DOJ Civil Rights Division issued a lengthy, scathing report on law-enforcement practices in Ferguson.
We’ve collected a variety of links to coverage of the report and its implications for the legal system:
Release of the Report
Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department – DOJ Civil Rights Division
The Gangsters of Ferguson – Ta-Nahisi Coates/The Atlantic
Reactions in Ferguson… and Beyond
Silence in Ferguson, and Defiance Elsewhere, In Wake of DOJ Report – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Ferguson Mayor Says Scathing DOJ Report ‘Not Proof’ of Widespread Abuses – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Reforming Ferguson Law Enforcement
After the Justice Department Report, What’s Next for Ferguson? – Washington Post
The Ferguson Court System
Nixon calls for improving Missouri courts after DOJ report on Ferguson – St. Louis Public Radio
Two Police Officers, Court Clerk Out at Ferguson Over Racist Emails – St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Greg Lipper is our Communications Director. By day, he is a litigator at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. You can follow him on Twitter at @theglipper.