The NY Times reported:
WASHINGTON — Ferguson, Mo., is a third white, but the crime statistics compiled in the city over the past two years seemed to suggest that only black people were breaking the law. They accounted for 85 percent of traffic stops, 90 percent of tickets and 93 percent of arrests. In cases like jaywalking, which often hinge on police discretion, blacks accounted for 95 percent of all arrests.
The racial disparity in those statistics was so stark that the Justice Department has concluded in a report scheduled for release on Wednesday that there was only one explanation: The Ferguson Police Department was routinely violating the constitutional rights of its black residents.
Those findings reinforce what the city’s black residents have been saying publicly since the shooting in August, that the criminal justice system in Ferguson works differently for blacks and whites. A black motorist who is pulled over is twice as likely to be searched as a white motorist, even though searches of white drivers are more likely to turn up drugs or other contraband, the report found.
Let’s sit with this for a moment. After months of protestors being maligned and their supporters being described as everything from pro-criminal, anti-American and racist, in the end it seems that the description of Ferguson’s police department was accurate. They are racist. They have been racist. A community has been living under siege for years–in an environment where you are 4 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than in New York City
And you know how awesome black folks and the NYPD get along.
I’m sure some of you are ecstatic because now obviously we have the proof that’s needed to show how racist the judicial system in Ferguson. But you’re also forgetting about the fact that the Department of Justice has been run by a scary Black dude who wants people to read anti-White propaganda. So, there’s that.
More to come.