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"To everyone who criticized the Ferguson protesters: they were right, you were wrong"

Following reports on the findings of a Justice Department investigation into the Ferguson, Missouri, police department — including the text of a racist joke about President Obama and evidence of racial bias in traffic stops — NBC News legal analyst Lisa Bloom delivered a scathing lecture on why the DOJ's conclusions are so damning from her perspective as a civil rights attorney.

"Today's DOJ report can be added to the mountain of data about racial bias in our justice system," she tweeted, "And now, let's do something about it."

In light of the report, which is expected to be released in full Wednesday, she also called for those who criticized the Ferguson protestors to apologize, saying "they were right, you were wrong."

Read the rest of what she had to say here: