☕ Morning fam,
Memba, what was it a year or so after Ferguson when the books started coming out? Everybody and their momma wrote a book: protesters, activists, politicians… even Capt Ron Johnson wrote a book. All declaring “Mission Accomplished!”, grabbing the bag and sailed off into the sunset. #Toldja back then this story wasn’t over.
Reform has been a nightmare making every issue we face throughout the region worse. St. Louis recently had 2 officer involved shootings. And 6 deaths at the downtown jail. The former ‘change management coordinator’ at the St. Louis County jail just pled guilty of federal corruption charges, the 4th in the region resulting from a federal investigation which also snared the President of the Board of Alderman and 2 Aldermen.
Crime is out of control. Blacks are fleeing the city in droves. The city is no longer majority black and is importing refugees to replace them. And the City of Ferguson settles suit with white officer that didn’t get promoted to chief after Chief Jackson stepped down in the aftermath of the murder of Mike Brown.
That’s not the worst of it…