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Andrew Napolitano Asks: Will We Learn From Ferguson?

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The city of Ferguson, Missouri, is now burned into our consciousness in a way that few other places are, and the long and unhappy history of race relations in America has another fiery chapter with more tragedy. The failure in Ferguson is across the board, writes Andrew Napolitano: from a city government whose police force makes its minority populace feel vulnerable and defends an unnecessary public killing by one of its cops, to a county prosecutor afraid to take responsibility for a proper public prosecution, to a governor missing in action, to a president who sounds like he wants to federalize police. We have an out-of-control stew-pot boiling over into a wave of destruction. Can we use the tragedy of Ferguson to help rein in police and secure a government dedicated to preserving the personal liberty of even the most vulnerable among us?