Ferguson, USA

[col. writ. 3/5/15] © 2015 Mumia Abu-Jamal With breathless news reports, the U.S. Dept. of Justice's Pattern and Practice Study paints a damning picture of a long, cruel and bitter train of maltreatment, mass profiling, police targeting and brutality against Black people in the Missouri town of Ferguson. What may be even worse, however, is how the townís police, judges and political leaders conspired to loot the community, by fining them into more poverty - fines which today account for some 25% of the countyís budget. Correctly, [...]