Former President George W. Bush said that the grand jury’s verdict “was hard to understand” to not indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for Eric Garner’s death.
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday the nation’s criminal justice system is “out of balance” and she supports federal reviews of police-involved deaths of black men in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City.
Holder described it as one of “several recent incidents that have tested the sense of trust that must exist between law enforcement and the communities they are charged to serve and protect.”
Ferguson protesters in the District blocked traffic on Wednesday night following a separate grand jury decision not to indict the officer involved in the choke-hold death of an African American man in New York City.
A man who was wearing police garb and in possession of a weapon was arrested in the area of a Ferguson protest in D.C. Tuesday night, according to D.C. police.
George Washington University students are planning to stage a 4.5-hour “die-in” at Kogan Plaza Tuesday to protest the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.
Attorney General Eric Holder will soon unveil long-planned Justice Department guidance aimed at ending racial profiling.
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan told African-Americans that it’s time to die for a cause, while referencing Ferguson.
President Barack Obama will discuss the situation in Ferguson, Missouri, with his Cabinet, civil rights leaders, law enforcement officials and others Monday.
Social activist Cornel West believes “the age of Obama” is over following a grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown.