Ferguson's Racist E-Mails Aimed at Obama Released

The racist and offensive emails that resulted in three Ferguson, Missouri, city employees either resigning or being fired have been released.
The exchanges between the city's top court clerk and two police officers were discovered during a U.S. Justice Department investigation of racial prejudice in the city's police and judicial system.
The emails -- which make offensive references to President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama as well as Muslims and minorities -- were obtained by the Washington Post on Thursday after a public records request.
One email showed former President Ronald Reagan from his acting days feeding a chimp in the 1951 comedy "Bedtime for Bonzo," with the caption: "Rare photo of Ronald Reagan babysitting Barack Obama in 1962."
Police Capt. Rick Henke and Sgt. William Mudd resigned early last month after the emails were discovered as part of the evidence in the Justice Department's scathing Ferguson report.
Some critics have called for the department to be disbanded. In the mean time, officials say that the city's top court clerk, Mary Ann Twitty, was fired in connection with the emails.



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