Ferguson: As It Unfolded

This is an interesting article to outline how the events in Ferguson unfolded.

The killing of Michael Brown by a white police officer on a Ferguson street was the spark that ignited years of frustration, distrust and anger. Protests, fueled by social media, spread; new issues emerged. Here, from the epicenter, is the story of Ferguson.
— Read on graphics.stltoday.com/ferguson/

More…….

Ferguson diagnosed a national illness. But five years later, it hasn’t been cured.

 

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/ferguson-diagnosed-a-national-illness-but-five-years-later-it/article_c9971e95-c856-5b76-8db4-750e1e0a31aa.html

2018 Vehicle Stops in Missouri

This webpage has assess to past reports.

Concerns by the citizens of Missouri and the Missouri legislature regarding allegations of racial profiling by law enforcement prompted the passage of state law Section 590.650, RSMo (2000), which was enacted Aug. 28, 2000. Racial profiling has been defined as the inappropriate use of race by law enforcement when making a decision to stop, search or arrest a motorist.
— Read on ago.mo.gov/home/vehicle-stops-report/2018-executive-summary

Police Release Records On Jussie Smollett Case: Read The Full Text : NPR

The document dump Thursday offers a detailed view of the case that investigators had crafted against the Empire actor, only to see prosecutors to drop those charges in a move that frustrated police.
— Read on www.npr.org/2019/05/30/728356084/chicago-police-roll-out-hundreds-of-pages-of-records-in-jussie-smollett-case

Shattered: The Continuing, Damaging, and Disparate Legacy of Broken Windows Policing in New York City (2018) | New York Civil Liberties Union

To better understand the impacts of aggressive policing on New Yorkers, beginning in 2016 the New York Civil Liberties Union surveyed nearly 1,500 people in neighborhoods with historically high and low numbers of official stop-and-frisk reports. 
— Read on www.nyclu.org/en/publications/shattered-continuing-damaging-and-disparate-legacy-broken-windows-policing-new-york

The Tragedy of Baltimore

This is a very fair article that discusses what has happened in Baltimore since the 2015 riots.

Sad.

MacGillis note how the riot is considered an uprising by some, the crime and homicide rates, $14 million cost to the State for the riot, the Ferguson Effect, police backing off enforcement, costs to families, changing and ineffective police leadership, under-policing the riots, Mosby being overzealous arresting the officers, the “pullback”, Crime increasing, 30% homicide closure rate, DOJ Report, DOJ Ignorance of local realities, political focus NOT on enforcing the law, city population near a 100 year low, new rules restricting police, community activism, Det. Sean Suiter, cops leaving the PD, officers overworked, Mayor Pugh ignoring the problem, still no police leadership, criminals EMBOLDENED, use of force reports, and the cry for equal protection.

One thing MacGillis forgot to note the infamous words of Mayor Rawlings-Blake:

The Tragedy of Baltimore
— Read on https://www.propublica.org/article/the-tragedy-of-baltimore