Dem Rep: "Ferguson Resembles Fallujah More Than It Does Ferguson"


REP. EMANUEL CLEAVER (D-MO): Well, Ferguson resembles Fallujah more than it does Ferguson that we had off I-70 during the 1960s and '70s. Right now, we have a community that has been essentially left behind in terms of racial progress and all you have to do is look at the demographics and then look at positions that people hold in the community. And I think you'd have to understand that to understand the anger that the world is now seeing all day and all evening with the people of Ferguson.

But what we have got to do now is realize that we won't be able to get a thorough investigation by the Justice Department and the FBI until we can create a climate for that investigation and what is happening now is damaging or interfering with what needs to be done. And we really will see the diminishing impact of the hoodlums who have kind of pushed themselves into this situation in ferguson when the Attorney General and the Justice Department, the FBI take center stage instead of having the chief of police of Ferguson.

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