US Attorney General Eric Holder released his report on Ferguson, Mo. today which described what black people have been saying for decades about racist police forces and municipalities. Ferguson has been using the black population as a revenue generator for the city. By imposing fines and fees following bogus arrests, Ferguson operated like a plantation state where the slaves did the labor and received all the punishment for violating arbitrary rules imposed by the overseers.
Arresting black people while walking down the street, sitting in their cars, or driving to work did not matter to the systemic racism being enforced by the Ferguson Police Department. The FPD sanctioned the harassment lead by their police chief and with the support of the judges and the mayor. The government of Ferguson, Mo. is guilty of systemic racism and discrimination and no one in power in that city has a right to rule, remedy, or propose solutions to the problem.
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