The hearing focused on traffic practices and municipal court reform, and Wilson says this is not just a Ferguson problem.
The survey, in the wake of grand juries clearing white police officers in the deaths of unarmed black men, finds 45 percent of Americans believe race relations in the U.S. are good.
“There’s tremendous solidarity in the law enforcement community at a time like this, and, in fact, a time like this makes it even stronger,” says the executive director of the National Fraternal Order of Police.
A longtime St. Louis police officer says as bad as things have gotten in Ferguson, troubled race relations are certainly nothing new here.
Demonstrators were planning to block part of Interstate 70.
Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., said he is not concerned about slain Ferguson teenager Michael Brown’s funeral reigniting tensions this week, but said if there is no “justice” brought to the situation then “there is going to be a problem in the streets.”
Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.
St. Louis area students gather to learn about the past and share ideas for the future