The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the City of Ferguson. Finally. The lawsuit is an attempt to force the City to accept a negotiated deal to radically reform it's police department - a deal which has been in the works since the 2015 issuance of the DOJ's investigation into the killing of Michael Brown and the systematic racial policing practices of the Ferguson men in blue. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Ferguson's residents, "have waited nearly a year for their police department to accept rules that would ensure their constitutional rights and that thousands of other police departments follow every day." That is a year too long, and this lawsuit is essentially calling Ferguson's bluff and trying to force the deal through a reluctant, cash-strapped city lead by Mayor James Knowles III. We hope the lesson is not that when an indictment doesn't stick, a thorough investigation is printed but not implemented, and a national movement is sparked, only then will justice be enforced. 

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