On The Daily Show this Thursday, Jon Stewart turned to the subject of the DOJ’s recent release of the Ferguson Police Department’s racist emails, clearly showing a systemic policy of targeting African Americans in the community.
“It turns out everybody was right,” Stewart said, simultaneously referring to the DOJ’s decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson with Michael Brown’s killing. “According to our Justice Department, everybody’s anger was separate but equally justified. In a way, both sides achieving a beautiful balance of rage. A sort of yin and yang of resentment and anger.”
The DOJ found that police almost exclusively targeted black residents for arrests, stops, and citations. While “on location,” Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams pointed out that the millions of dollars raised from the city’s “traffic enforcement initiative” went to building a pretty luxurious station for police.
“Like the White House, it was built by black people who didn’t have a choice,” she said.
Watch The Daily Show segment in the video below, via Comedy Central: