We’ve seen this exact scenario play out numerous times, most visibly in 2012 when the DOJ wanted to keep the FBI reports on the lack of racial animus -which supported George Zimmerman- from the public.
Under Eric Holder’s tenure the DOJ civil rights division has actively engaged in pushing racial grievances to the forefront of their operational goals. This type of intentional organizational racism even led to the former head of the Civil Rights Division, Ondray Harris, quitting his federal job after he was instructed not to hire non-blacks.
In the Mike Brown shooting the institutional racism of the DOJ surfaces again with the DOJ demand NOT to release the robbery video which showed the behavior of Mike Brown just prior to the encounter with police officer Darren Wilson.
— Goldie Taylor (@goldietaylor) August 16, 2014
The DOJ will hide behind the false construct of the Community Relations Service and claim the request not to release was made in the best interest of lowering racial tensions. However, their intents, based on all historical references, are transparently the opposite of their claims.