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originally posted by: theNLBS
Thanks for the responses. This was a fascinating topic to dive into. I've included some links to some of the papers I used in my research.
The Making of Ferguson by Richard Rothstein
Burn, Baby Burn by Jonathan Bean.
The Moynihan Report Revisited.
Here's the critical piece about Grand Juries from Leipold: Why Grand Juries Do Not (and Cannot) Protect
Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday and remember to let your turkey chill before getting it cooked.
originally posted by: neo96
My two beefs with this episode:
1. So what if the prosecutor trashed the media ?
Hell as long as I been on ATS that has been a daily occurrence.
2. How the hell is their 'institutionalized' racism in modern America ?
Between 'affirmative' action where people get jobs based on nothing, but their skin colors.
And the Jim Crowe LAWS.
About the only thing I would agree with is the Ferguson is some next level bullsnip.
Because apparently the only 'criminals' in this country are the evil 'white' folks. Oh, and if they happen to be a cop.
Well that is the mark of the beast. Hell might was well put 666 on them or the scarlet A.
Considering the last few days in Ferguson proved the cops case better than anything has.
originally posted by: MissingRonnieR
This is about success and failure. It is about a failed culture left behind by a more civilized society. For everything there is a least common denominator and Ferguson represents the least. These are the bottom rung who always occupy space among those who produce. These are the burden of a modern society. They are the non-producers, the ultimate consumers who serve no useful purpose. They must be controlled and pacified. Some will rise from it but most will simply reproduce more of the same. They have existed throughout history in every society. They are the failures of humanity.
Here's what I hope we've learned from the debacle in Ferguson, Missouri:
(1) When there’s conflicting evidence about whether an unarmed person has been murdered by a police officer, a public jury trial is the appropriate process for determining guilt or innocence, not a grand jury in which there’s no opportunity to cross examine the accused.
(2) The role of the media isn’t to guess whether someone is guilty or innocent, or to give the accused free airtime to explain his side of the story (as did ABC this morning). It is to report the news.
(3) Poor, minority communities deserve community policing that builds trust, including minority police officers, rather than law enforcement that’s viewed by a community as repressive.
4) Armed law enforcement personnel should be equipped with body cameras of the sort now used in many communities to assure responsible behavior.
(5) There is no excuse for looting, burning, or other forms of violence. Innocent people are harmed or killed. Communities may not recover for years. Trust is further destroyed.