‘The residents of Ferguson do not have a police problem. They have a gang problem’

Ta-Nehisi Coates on what the Justice Department’s investigation revealed about Ferguson police. “The ‘focus on revenue’ was almost wholly a focus on black people as revenue. Black people in Ferguson were twice as likely to be searched during a stop, twice as likely to receive a citation when stopped, and twice as likely to be arrested during the stop, and yet were 26 percent less likely to be found with contraband.”

Source: The Atlantic
Published: Mar 5, 2015
Length: 9 minutes (2,364 words)
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