Ferguson Effect

Yesterday, a jury found Richards (aka Jasmine Abdullah) guilty of attempting to unlawfully remove a suspect from police custody during that protest. The technical term for the charge she was convicted of is "lynching."

Lynch's declaration as the chief law enforcement official in the government negates comments made by FBI Director James Comey, who last month argued that officers in major cities feel "under siege" due to protests, demonstrations, and discussions that aim to hold police officers accountable.