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2 racist emails cited in federal report on Ferguson police prompt outrage
2 racist emails cited in federal report on Ferguson police prompt outrage

For the activists who cast Ferguson, Mo., as a symbol of the fight against police racism, the Department of Justice report castigating the city’s Police Department for patterns of racial bias was long-sought vindication. The full report, which is to be released as soon as Wednesday, portrays a troubled, overwhelmingly white department policing a predominantly black city where racism was prevalent, where violence was sometimes used against people of color and where traffic stops focused on blacks as a way to raise municipal funds, according to a law enforcement official familiar with the findings. “This confirms what many people have been saying for a long time,” said...

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