Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ferguson, USSA

What is really behind the "civil unrest" in Ferguson? Is it about one black man being gunned down by police? Or is it something else:

http://www.newsweek.com/ferguson-profiling-police-courts-shooting-264744

The key quote:

“Despite Ferguson’s relative poverty, fines and court fees comprise the second largest source of revenue for the city, a total of 2,635,400,” according to the ArchCity Defenders report. And in 2013, the Ferguson Municipal Court issued 24,532 arrest warrants and 12,018 cases, “or about 3 warrants and 1.5 cases per household.”

3 warrants per household? Every year????  That is exactly the kind of outrageous sort of abuse that could easily result in a city being burned to the ground.

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