Theodore M. Shaw, former president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, is the Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill, where he lives.
"I was shocked but not that surprised . . . all of the police departments, all of the mayors and county and other officials throughout the country [need to] take a look in the mirror."
"What the Justice Department report demonstrates is that we're not crazy. There is a system of racial and social control in communities of color across America."
"The scope of the racism and appalling behavior is worse than I expected."
"The Department of Justice's investigation of the Ferguson Police Department has scandalized the nation, and justly so."