The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) recently published its investigative report into the Ferguson Police Department (FPD), reported The Washington Post. Among the DOJ’s findings was evidence “of racial bias among police and court staff in Ferguson.”
The most alarming of the DOJ’s findings include several racist emails sent among Ferguson officers about the president, Muslims, and African Americans.
From The Washington Post:
Here is a rundown of these e-mails, with all descriptions taken directly from the Justice Department’s report:
November 2008: An e-mail said President Obama would not be president for very long because “what black man holds a steady job for four years.”
March 2010: An e-mail mocked African Americans through a story involving child support. One line from the e-mail read: “I be so glad that dis be my last child support payment! Month after month, year after year, all dose payments!”
April 2011: An e-mail depicted Obama as a chimpanzee.
May 2011: An e-mail said: “An African-American woman in New Orleans was admitted into the hospital for a pregnancy termination. Two weeks later she received a check for $5,000. She phoned the hospital to ask who it was from. The hospital said, ‘Crimestoppers.’”
June 2011: An e-mail described a man seeking to obtain “welfare” for his dogs because they are “mixed in color, unemployed, lazy, can’t speak English and have no frigging clue who their Daddies are.”
October 2011: An e-mail included a photo of a group of bare-chested women dancing, seemingly in Africa, with the caption, “Michelle Obama’s High School Reunion.”
December 2011: An e-mail included jokes that are based on offensive stereotypes about Muslims.
The DOJ found more emails that illustrated a “racial or ethnic bias” but didn’t include those emails in the final report. Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said on Wednesday that three people connected to the published emails have been placed on disciplinary leave with two more under investigation.
To all the conservatives and pro-white police advocates, this investigation indicates just how racist the FPD is. Despite cries of “black privilege,” we now have proof that Ferguson police officers are the racists we always thought.