Reform is a joke… it is resisted at every turn. The increase in minimum wage was rescinded. People are still suffering the ramifications from excessive, predatory ticketing, being jailed for tickets and debtors jails. Police murder with impunity and put the community at risk with reckless police chases. The city doesn’t want cameras because the last thing it wants is for video evidence to come back to haunt them in a lawsuit.
DOJ and Ferguson Commission recommendations have been ignored. Instead money is being spent on major league soccer, an aquarium and Ferris wheel. I kid you not. We’re in the middle of a crime epidemic, we’re the murder capital, most violent & most dangerous… 11 children were murdered this summer, 6 in 7 days. Homelessness is on the rise… none of these issues are being tackled.
There is no investment in our young people, in black entrepreneurship, the black grassroots or transforming black communities. All the ingredients that sparked Ferguson are still at play. It’s only a matter of time.
St. Louis Mayor Krewson says city has other priorities before getting body cameras
ST. LOUIS – The You Paid For It Teams catches up with Mayor Lyda Krewson to question her about body cameras for police. St. Louis County police are now getting the cameras for its officers. There’s increasing pressure for the city to follow suit. But Mayor Krewson says the city can’t afford the $4…