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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to sue the Ferguson, Missouri, police department over allegations of racially discriminatory practices unless the police force agrees to make changes, CNN reported on Wednesday.

The network, citing sources, said the Justice Department would not charge the white Ferguson police officer involved in the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last August but was expected to outline allegations of discriminatory Ferguson police tactics.

The department would file suit if Ferguson police did not agree to review and change those tactics, CNN reported.

The shooting of Brown last August by officer Darren Wilson led to months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson and galvanized critics of the treatment by police and the U.S. criminal justice system of blacks and other minority groups.

A St. Louis County grand jury decided last year not to prosecute Wilson, who has since left the Ferguson police force. The Justice Department has been conducting probes of the shooting and the operations of the Ferguson police force.

Justice Department spokesman Peter Carr declined to comment on the CNN report.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who is preparing to leave office, said earlier this month he hoped to complete the civil rights investigation of the shooting before he steps down.

CNN said the potential Justice Department lawsuit could include allegations that police targeted minorities in issuing minor traffic infractions and then jailed them if they could not pay the fines.

It reported the agency would seek court supervision of changes taken by Ferguson police to improve its dealings with minorities.

(Reporting by Peter Cooney; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

” liberalism, at its core, is an ideology of rage and hate. Liberals like those demanding Wilson’s murder, prove that assertion correct on just about any given day.”

A St. Louis grand jury decided there was not enough evidence to charge Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. But, Twitchy reported Tuesday, that didn’t matter to what it called the “Twitter lynch mob,” who took to the social media site demanding Wilson — and in some cases, his family — be murdered.

“Revenge kill him,” one person said. “Revenge kill Darren Wilson.” Others agreed and let their opinions known.

“Good morning,” another person added. “Murder Darren Wilson.” The message calling for Wilson’s murder was repeated by many others.

“Yea he’s right n***a (sic) got to kill Darren WILSON family and let him live that’s the only way he can die properly (sic),” another person added. Others said they would like to personally murder Wilson, thinking that would ensure “justice” for Michael Brown. Others called for murdering those who participated in the grand jury.

“Furious,” one person said. “Kill Darren Wilson, kill the racist jury. Fix this country with the same violence the oppressors shut us up with #FergusonDecision.” Others also advocated murdering St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch.

Making the situation even worse, the New York Times published the name of the street Wilson lives on. According to, the Times’ “malicious move” did not go unnoticed by protesters. The International Business Times said the far-left wing Slate went even further, publishing an article with a photo of Wilson’s home. The Times later issued a correction and said the photo and information should not have been published. But the damage was already done, as Twitter users sent the information out while gearing up for protests.

A search of Twitter found literally hundreds of tweets calling for Wilson’s murder in the last 24 hours. The messages come on the heels of others calling for genocide of all white people.