The Ferguson Police Department’s History of Racism
Darren Wilson, the ex-cop who killed Michael Brown, worked for the Ferguson Police Department, which is “guilty of racism as well as systematic and often brutal targeting of African American citizens,” according to a 2015 article written by Lauren McCauley, a staff writer for Common Dreams. In fact, a federal investigation reveals that while Ferguson has a population that is 67 percent Black, Black individuals account for 96 percent of citizens arrested during traffic stops. In addition, 88 percent of cases filed concerning police brutality and excessive force involve Black victims. Even Wilson’s supervisor, Sgt. William Mudd, was fired for emailing a racist joke around the department.
Wilson Upholds Racist Stereotypes
When describing his interaction with Brown, Wilson stated the following: “He looked up at me and had the most intense aggressive face. The only way I can describe it, it looks like a demon, that’s how angry he looked.” The undertones of his description of Brown closely mimic the historical stereotypical caricature of the “brute.” An article released by the Jim Crow Museum of Ferris State University conveys that this caricature “portrays black men as innately savage, animalistic, destructive, and criminal — deserving punishment, maybe death. This brute is a fiend, a sociopath, an anti-social menace. Black brutes are depicted as hideous, terrifying predators who target helpless victims, especially white women.”
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This officer is clear cut trash and should be in prison. But, why is it that you "African" Americans decry the killing by officers when your crime rate for murder is unprecedented? Just curious. I say "African" Americans, because, really, you are really White/Black Americans genetically. That is a fact. Maybe that is why your community is so confused, prone to being criminals and anti-education (lol only 16% of you even have a college education! lol). I am a real African American. (By the way, us real African Americans do not need to go anywhere. We are partaking in a country of education and opportunties at a 98% percentile rate, lol, something that you White/Black Mutt Americans hardly do. But thanks for paving the way for us true African Americans.) Again, what is it that you "African" Americans intend to do about your crime rate for murder, other than commit more murder? lol Disgusting! lol (Oh! Please do not blame it on drugs, poverty, single parenting, or white supremacy. They may influence the murder rate but none of those forces a Mutt American to pick up a gun and shoot another Mutt American. Enough of your excuses! And when a white piece of trash, like the officer above, executes one of you, you cry, whine and riot. I guess "Black Lives Matter" only if killed by whites. lol) You plan to do what about your high murder rate? (Your community males are 7% of the population and commit almost 50% of the murders in the United States!) Oh, I know stats are lying on you. Everyone lies on you people who, overall, have only a 16% rate of college education. smh Even your "Black" Sociologists at HBCUs will tell you the stats are true. Would you tolerate 7% of a population commiting around 50% of the murders in your country? Of course not. How about you people leave America, as you failed and are epic failures as a group, and allow true Africans to come in and be revel in opportuntiies? Oh, geesh, I guess you cannot do that, for no other first world country, not even a quasi first world country like South Africa, wants you. That, too, is a fact. Have you figured out why? Well, only 16% of you have a college education. Uh, again, what do you intend to do you about your high murder rate? I bet you won't answer that! Because you intend to nothing. lol And you wonder why people DETEST YOU! Oh, it is just your "color"? LOL Pathetic!