Shot By A Tax Collector

Traffic fines are Ferguson, Missouri’s second-largest source of municipal revenue. Municipal court day features a white judge, a white prosecutor, and numerous black residents lined up to pay fines.  “We’re just used to raise revenue,” said Patricia Bynes, a Democratic committeewoman for Ferguson Township.…

Michael Brown’s death was a cog in this money machine. He was stopped for jaywalking.  He tried to walk away from a city agent whose job was to shake him down for money by issuing a ticket.  In Ferguson, a police stop is a municipal taxation event. So when you get right down to it, Michael Brown was shot and killed by a city tax collector because he objected to paying the tax.Roger Rabbit icon

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