St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch announced on Monday night that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in a press conference that many found baffling, unwieldy and inflammatory.
Honestly, I don’t know if Officer Darren Wilson was justified in shooting Michael Brown and neither do you. All you and I know is that a grand jury in Ferguson refused to indict him for any crimes in the shooting. By doing a little research I also know that the Ferguson PD has only three black police officers out of a force of fifty-three. In a city with blacks making up 67% of the population this will raise an eyebrow.
Since the 2010 census blacks have made up the majority of Ferguson with whites making up only 27% of the population yet whites maintain full political control of the city. Evidently blacks are not running for office in Ferguson or blacks are not voting in Ferguson.
To me it looks like there is an apparent solution to Ferguson’s problem and it ain’t burning down a Little Cesare’s.