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.

Video files
Audio files
Similar stories
ABC News: Feds Suing Ferguson for Racial Discrimination by Police
ABC: Holder To Probe Entire Ferguson Police Department in ‘Sweeping’ Investigation
Holder: ‘Overwhelming Majority of Force ... Is Directed Against African-Americans’
Raw Video: Two Police Officers Shot Outside Ferguson Police Department Overnight
Halperin: ‘Polarizing Figure’ Obama Shouldn’t Go to Ferguson Since He’ll Politicize it