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Separating case and cause in Ferguson
Separating case and cause in Ferguson

The U.S. Justice Department this week released two reports growing out of its investigations following the killing of Michael Brown by police Officer Darren Wilson. Taking a cue from Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr., most of the commentary initially focused on the department’s conclusions about the criminal justice system in Ferguson, Mo. As a Los Angeles Times editorial noted, the city “routinely violates the constitutional rights of African Americans.” That report is sobering and shocking. But Holder also released a second report about the investigation into whether Wilson should face federal charges for violating Brown’s civil rights. In...

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