Obama: Type of Racial Discrimination in Ferguson Police Department Is Not ‘Isolated’

‘I don’t think that is typical of what happens across the country, but it’s not an isolated incident’

Obama: Type Of Racial Discrimination In Ferguson Police Department Not Isolated (CBS DC)

President Barack Obama said the type of racial discrimination found in Ferguson, Missouri, is not unique to that police department, and he cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today’s civil rights movement.

Obama said improving civil rights and civil liberties with police is one of the areas that “requires collective action and mobilization” 50 years after pivotal civil rights marches brought change to the country. The president made his first remarks about this week’s Justice Department report of racial bias in Ferguson, which found officers routinely discriminating against blacks by using excessive force.

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