Justice department releases #FergusonReport, over 170,000 messages sent as Twitter reacts

Twitter reacted today with more than 170,000 tweets in response to the Ferguson report released by the Justice Department.

Twitter revealed the level of response to the report, which detailed the inequalities in the Ferguson Police Department’s interactions with different races. The report is a follow-up to the shooting and killing of young, unarmed black teen, Michael Brown, in Ferguson last year.

Included in the report were mentions that black people were fined more, arrested more, and that members of the police department shared racist remarks about the president and his wife via email.

The public took to the internet, using hashtag #FergusonReport to share its sentiments on the report.

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