Ferguson, Missouri, USA and beyond injustice update

This video from the USA says about itself:

Ferguson, Missouri No-fly Zone During Protests Aimed at Media: Report

3 November 2014

Local Missouri authorities requested a no-fly zone over the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson during street protests to keep news helicopters away, according to an Associated Press report, which cited audio recordings of federal aviation workers.

Police have been criticized for using rubber bullets, tear gas, dogs and pointing weapons at protesters during demonstrations that followed the Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

The Federal Aviation Administration imposed flight restrictions over 37 square miles of airspace surrounding the town for 12 days. Air traffic managers struggled to redefine the ban to let commercial flights operate at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and to let police helicopters fly through the area but ban other traffic, the AP reported on Sunday.

While the U.S. Department of Justice report on racist policing practices in Ferguson, Missouri provides direct evidence for skeptical Whites that institutional racism is fact, limiting the investigation to Ferguson implausibly delimits the scope of race based repression in the U.S. Additionally, from slavery to convict leasing to funding the Ferguson city budget with fines and penalties overwhelmingly extracted from poor and middle class Blacks, the economic basis of police repression is isolated in an improbable present. And in fact, the ‘tricks and traps’ used by the Ferguson police for economic extraction closely resembles corporate practices of using contract law, state institutions and monopoly power to take economic resources from those who lack the social power to resist: here.

How Ferguson’s tickets, fines violated rights. DOJ: Blacks paid millions in fines: here.

Ferguson mayor on defensive after DoJ report on city’s racist practices. James Knowles acknowledges ‘issues’ uncovered in federal investigation but declines to comment on reforms and whether police chief should be fired: here.

Obama in Selma: Ferguson report shows civil rights ‘march is not yet finished’: here.

President Obama Talks Ferguson, Believes Racist Practices Used By Police Department Not Isolated: here.

A Justice Department investigation into the operations of the Ferguson Police Department found routine racial bias and a focus on generating revenue through municipal fines. But the patterns identified in the report are not limited to Ferguson; some other Missouri cities of 10,000 people or more look similar by several measures: here.

The most important thing to understand about the problems with the Ferguson, Missouri, police force is that they’re not unique to Ferguson: here.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Ferguson is not unique: here.

Wisconsin man killed by officer was not armed, police say: here.

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