St. Louis County officials say they are ready to step up and do what is needed as a result of the DOJ’s findings on the Ferguson police and court system.
“It will either bankrupt them by having to fight it, or it will bankrupt them by having to comply with it,” says former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch.
The U.S. Department of Justice is not expected to be kind to Ferguson police in it’s final report on the department.
A new report on racial disparity in the St. Louis area shows not much has changed in the last 20 years. According to the report released this morning, St. Louis is the sixth most segregated city in the U.S.
The New York Times has issued multiple clarifications and apologies this week in response to criticism that their “racially charged” descriptions of Ferguson’s Michael Brown reinforce stereotypes of black Americans.
African-Americans are four or five times more likely to have an infant death compared to the white population. Firearms assaults are nearly 35 times higher.
The American Urological Association now supports new guidelines which state routine screening is no longer recommended for men who are at average risk for the disease.
It is estimated that one in six African-Americans in Missouri has signs of kidney disease.
Developers named the road in 1979. It runs near a burial site for slaves.
The documentary is titled “Bootlicker” and explores the racial tension in the city since Fire Chief Sherman George was demoted.