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View Diary: Mayor: 'The city of Ferguson is a model for the region' (175 comments)

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  •  ...more from the Newsweek article (14+ / 0-)

    Driving While Black in Furgeson

    Defendants routinely alleged that a racially-motivated traffic stop led to their being jailed due to inability to pay traffic fines, which in turn prompted people to “los[e] jobs and housing as a result of the incarceration.”
    86 percent of vehicle stops “involved a black motorist, although blacks make up just 67 percent of the population.” In addition, blacks stopped in Ferguson “are almost twice as likely as whites to be searched (12.1 percent versus 6.9 percent) and twice as likely to be arrested (10.4 percent versus 5.2 percent)”.
    The "Model City" appears to be farming the residents (or at least 67% of them).

    A rising tide sinks all boats that are anchored to the bottom.

    by Zwoof on Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 10:17:24 AM PDT

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