A 2013 Missouri attorney general report concluded that Ferguson police were twice as likely to arrest black residents as whites during traffic stops. Ferguson is among the most segregated areas in the US with about 2/3 of its 21,100 citizens are black; curiously the police force employs only 2 black people. Ferguson chief Jackson is a 30-year proponent of the war on drugs; officer Darren Wilson 28, lives in Crestwood, Missouri (93.8% white) which is 18 miles southwest of Ferguson (67.4% black).
Ferguson on the Third Night RAW~to anyone who isn't paying attention to what is happening in Ferguson Missouri. The police are using military tactics against the people. They have arrested journalists and taken their camera equipment. They are not allowing any planes or helicopters into the area. The police are wearing more body armor that our soldiers did in Irag. They are calling for a complete media blackout of what is happening...and that should concern us all.
ARRESTED FOR NO REASON: “That is probably the single point at which I’ve been more afraid than at any point.” Lowery said after. “More afraid than the tear gas and rubber bullets, more afraid during the riot police. I know of too many instances where someone who was not resisting arrest was assaulted or killed.” Wesley Lowery, journalist arrested in Ferguson Missouri while covering what I think now has to be called an unwarranted totally over the top response to protesters.
Ferguson PD Video Backfires; Brown Seen Paying For Cigarillos~According to St. Louis News, the attorney said, "‘during the course of Ferguson's investigation, the police department from Ferguson, came to the store and asked for to review the tape." In other words, the tape was not viewed by police until after Michael Brown was dead in the street. In their fervent effort to cast Brown in a negative light, they missed that the video seems to show Brown paying for the Swisher Sweets.