50 of 53 police officers in Ferguson are white and the town is 67% African American! That says it all! In the USA it used to be a sign of bad policing to shoot or kill an unarmed person.
The tragic events unfolding in Ferguson Missouri really
highlight something our society is becoming increasingly aware
of...there is a Conservative Racist White Male culture in our nation's
police forces from Boston to LA to Seattle.
Thank God, the city I live
near has a high enough percentage of African American citizens to get
people of color into high office and this kind of thing almost never
happens in Atlanta. But read this story from USA Today...
"Nearly two times a week in the United States, a white police officer
killed a black person during a seven-year period ending in 2012,
according to the most recent accounts of justifiable homicide reported
to the FBI."
They call me...'the Dixie Dove'