No Civil Rights Charges for the Police officer who killed Terrance Crucher

Damario Solomon-Simmons, a lawyer for Mr. Crutcher’s family, said the decision highlighted the shortcomings of federal civil rights law.

“Part of the problem is the bias in our system against African-Americans, but the problem is also how the law is structured,” he said in an interview. “It is almost an impossible burden to prove a federal civil rights violation, so it sets up the scenario where you get these disappointing but not surprising results.” Read the full story here.