FACTS of Ferguson RACISM and ST LOUIS MURDERS! NO ARREST of OFFICER + NO EFFORT TO HAVE A HONEST PROSECUTOR!
Brown = One of the latest black males Murdered by officers and vigilantes
Laid bare the disparities facing black citizens in USA
Evidence of racial profiling, police misconduct, economic inequality, and discrimination in opportunities and education.
Unknown # of people killed in police-involved shootings/year = OUTRAGEOUSLY No governmental effort to record the number of unjustifiable homicides by police.
4% of American law enforcement agencies report any police-involved shootings to the FBI’s database — 700 out of a total of 17,000
5+ unarmed black men killed by police in past month.
50% of Americans believe police officers aren’t held accountable for misconduct
66% among African-American believe police officers aren’t held accountable for misconduct
24% of young black men are treated unfairly by police in past 30 days
94% WHITE OFFICERS in 67% BLACK COMMUNITY = FERGUSON
86% of traffic stops were African-Americans in Ferguson
92% of vehicle searches were African-Americans in Ferguson but whites had MORE CONTRABAND.
86% of African-Americans think city police are tougher on African-Americans
92.7% of total 2013 arrests in Ferguson involved African-American – Only 6.9% involved white suspects.
19% of Ferguson’s general budget = Revenue from fines and court fees in 2012 = “for-profit policing” = Feed racial tensions = You have police departments that self-fund by handing out tickets.
Splitting metro area into dozens of tiny local governments = WASTEFUL duplication
$99 million = Budget of the St. Louis County Police Department for 2014 + Pentagon’s 1033 grants = $4.3 billion in military-grade equipment at wholesale prices. BUT NO POLICE OR DASH CAMERAS!
1 in 3 Black men nationwide = Will go to prison at some point in their lifetime. = PRISON-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX + FAKED DRUG WAR ON BLACKS TO LOAD UP PRIVATE PRISONS
1 in 6 six Latino males GO TO PRISON + “Once arrested, they are more likely to be convicted; and once convicted, they are more likely to face stiff sentences.”
RACE PROFILING = #1 REASON + DRUG WAR ON BLACKS
#15 = St. Louis County ranks in list of most black-white segregated places in USA
St. Louis = LONG HISTORY OF RACISM AND SEGREGATION
22,5% of Black Households BELOW POVERTY LINE (2005 to 2009) = “inequalities in public schools, safety, environmental quality, and public health.”
43.8% of black Americans own a home in 2013 in USA
73.3% of white Americans own a home in 2013 in USA
REDLINING = Federal Housing Agency + Private banks AGAINST BLACK Americans in obtaining conventional mortgages + predatory contract sellers charge extortionate prices for properties in black neighborhoods and evict tenants when they couldn’t make payments on time. = “Many black residents wound up renting, moving often and never acquiring home equity or savings to bequeath to their children. The areas where they lived had no tax base, inadequate schools and no appeal to local businesses that could have provided jobs.”
1 Black official on Ferguson City Council
0 Black members on the Ferguson school board shared with MOSTLY WHITE neighboring Florissant + at-large system to wash out minorities
12% of Back residents VOTE in Ferguson = Bad timing of municipal elections + mostly “at-large” voting system to wash out Black areas.
$75 decrease in a school’s per-pupil spending associated with every 10% increase in non-white student population
#34 Missouri’s RANK for fairness of school funding distribution systems = led to more and more poor students being concentrated in high-poverty school districts.
North Carolina + Missouri = Low ratings in each of four RACIST AUSTERITY indicators = NOT providing low-income students with any meaningful education.
2 WEEKS after Brown’s Murder still NO ARREST of OFFICER + NO EFFORT TO HAVE A HONEST PROSECUTOR.
LATE AND EMPTY WILSON REPORT GREAT FOR WILSON’S LEGAL STAFF = ZERO FACTS AND FRAUDULENTLY EMPTY REPORT!
OFFICER SHOT UNARMED 18 YEAR OLD 6 TIMES = 2 TO THE TOP OF HIS HEAD AS TEEN WAS FALLING FORWARD TO HIS DEATH.
REPORTS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE A FULL ACCOUNT OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CASE. = WILSON IS BOTH INCOMPETENT AND COVERING UP HIS GUILT!
American Civil Liberties Union finally GOT THE EMPTY LATE-FILED REPORT WITH ZERO USEFUL INFORMATION IN THIS COVERUP + NO PICTURE OF WILSON’S FACE + NO “description of the scene, quotes from eyewitnesses, names of the officers involved, or any other pieces of information normally found on such documents.”
“What’s the Ferguson police chief thinking? What he’s doing?… We spent a fair amount of time looking at these two incident reports, trying to understand what they say, and frankly, more what they don’t say. They just further demonstrate the lack of transparency and lack of information that is being provided by the Ferguson police department about about the Michael Brown shooting.”
— Vanita Gupta, legal director of the ACLU
FIRE THE POLICE CHIEF AND WILSON = GET THEM OFF THE PAYROLL!
FERGUSON REPORT = St. Louis County Police REPORT = WORTHLESS COVERUP
County police GOT MESSAGE OF MURDER 40 minutes LATE + 45 MINUTES TO RESPOND + BODY LAID ON GROUND FOR 4 HOURS = Detectives slow to respond due to another crime.
REPORTS = HIDES information “protected until the investigation is complete.”