Commentary on the DOJ Report: Introduction

jump-to-conclusions-matMy analysis on the DOJ Report on Ferguson will be completed soon.  As things stand, the document has a great deal for me to discuss and I will have to divide it up accordingly.  As things stand right now that division will be:

1.) Municipal Courts
-Revenue, Policy, and the reason behind racial disparity

2.) Police Practices
-Out of context court rulings, ignorance of constitutional law, and finding fault with common police procedure and state law in Missouri.

3.) Use of Anecdotes
-Critical thinking, failing to follow up, and failing to prosecute the most egregious stories if true.

I may include more sections, but these categories appear to cover my bases so far.  Stand by for further.



A Guide to Muni Courts

54d43e6d4f2c0.imageA Guide to Municipal Courts in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area

1.) The Court System

2.) Fines and FTA’s

3.) Traffic Only – Get out of Jail Free

4.) Conflicts of Interest

5.) Racial Components

6.) Recent Lawsuit against Ferguson and Jennings

7.) My Solution Continue reading