REPORT ➠ Ferguson Police LESS LIKELY To Pull Over Black Drivers Compared To National Average
On March 4, 2015 Attorney General disclosed his findings from his department’s investigation of the Ferguson police force.
The Department of Justice concluded that Officer Darren Wilson did not violate Michael Brown’s civil rights and acted in self defense when he shot Brown dead. The report also found that Michael Brown did not have his hands up and was not surrendering when he was shot by Officer Wilson.
AG Holder did not apologize to Darren Wilson or the City of Ferguson.
Rather focusing on Wilson’s innocence, which was the reason for the investigation, Holder spent the majority of his time berating the Ferguson police department with stories of harassment and abuse compiled in his report.
But now we know that the
John R. Lott at The New York Post reported:
The Justice report doesn’t prove disparate treatment, let alone discrimination.
“Data collected by the Ferguson Police Department from 2012 to 2014 shows that African-Americans account for 85 percent of vehicle stops, 90 percent of citations, and 93 percent of arrests made by FPD officers, despite comprising only 67 percent of Ferguson’s population.”
Those statistics don’t prove racism, because blacks don’t commit traffic offenses at the same rate as other population groups. More