U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Reveals Justice Department Plan to End Racial Profiling

A Justice Department investigation into Michael Brown's death continues.

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Yesterday evening, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder revealed a Justice Department initiative to end racial profiling. 

According to the Associated Press, President Obama instructed Holder to arrange regional meetings across the country in response to protests of a St. Louis County grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The meetings began yesterday, and Holder made the announcement from Atlanta's Ebeneezer Baptist Church, where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. famously preached:

In the coming days, I will announce updated Justice Department guidance regarding profiling by federal law enforcement. This will institute rigorous new standards — and robust safeguards — to helpend racial profiling, once and for all. This new guidance will codify our commitment to the very highest standards of fair and effective policing.

Although the grand jury elected not to charge Wilson, an independent Justice Department investigation into Brown's death and the Ferguson Police Department's practices continues. 

[via Associated Press]

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