Posts Tagged ‘Ferguson’

August 10th, 2015 - 9:36 pm § in Uncategorized

Disgraced Ferguson court clerk gets a new job

Ex-Ferguson court clerk Mary Ann Twitty, who was a key player in the Ferguson police/municipal court shakedown racket that raised millions for the city budget by abusively targeting poor black residents for tickets and fines, and ultimately was fired from that job because of her racist tweets, has a[...]

April 20th, 2015 - 4:11 pm § in Uncategorized

Vandals destroy Michael Brown memorial tree in less than 24 hours

Less than 24 hours after it was planted, a memorial tree for Ferguson cop shooting victim Michael Brown was destroyed by unknown vandals. The tree was planted in a park. Police say they’re investigating. I won’t type what I’m thinking, but I’ll bet the vandal(s) won’t b[...]

March 14th, 2015 - 4:56 pm § in Uncategorized

Ferguson residents prepare for a recall campaign against mayor

Several Ferguson residents have taken the first step toward beginning a signature drive to force a recall vote to remove white mayor James Knowles from office. “The five residents delivered letters to the mayor and City Council members Friday, asking that Knowles resign over his failure to &#[...]

March 12th, 2015 - 11:02 pm § in Misc.

Actually, Ferguson has a library …


March 12th, 2015 - 10:57 pm § in Uncategorized

How greedily did Ferguson suck cash from its poor black residents?

Using 2013 population and budget figures, I come up with nearly $160 per person, annually. For a family of 4 consisting of 2 parents and 2 children, this would amount to $640 of their annual income going to the city in the form of fines and forfeitures — not counting municipal taxes and fees. [...]

March 12th, 2015 - 12:07 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS — Shots Fired At Ferguson Protest; 2 Cops Wounded

CBS News reports 2 St. Louis County police officers were shot, one in the face, the other in the leg, while working crowd control at protests outside the Ferguson Police Department Wednesday night. This is not what we want, folks. This doesn’t help the cause of municipal reform in Ferguson, or[...]

March 11th, 2015 - 5:43 pm § in Uncategorized

Ferguson police chief resigns

The triumvirate is gone. The three people most responsible for turning the City of Ferguson into a racketeering syndicate — municipal judge Ron Brockmeyer, city manager John Shaw, and police chief Tom Jackson — have been ousted. So has Mary Ann Twitty, the city’s racist court clerk[...]

March 10th, 2015 - 8:22 pm § in Uncategorized

Ferguson’s city manager is fired

Ferguson city manager John Shaw, 39, was fired by the Ferguson city council tonight. A news release said Shaw’s departure is “effective immediately,” the Seattle Times reported. Shaw issued a statement claiming he “never instructed the police department to target African America[...]

March 9th, 2015 - 5:07 pm § in Uncategorized

State ends Ferguson judge’s corrupt reign by seizing municipal court

“A state judge will take over municipal court cases in Ferguson, Mo., the Missouri Supreme Court announced Monday evening. The change comes days after the federal Department of Justice sharply criticized municipal courts in the St. Louis suburb for acting largely as a fund-raising operation th[...]

March 7th, 2015 - 4:59 pm § in Uncategorized

Poor people’s cash paid for this fancy building

“[O]ur investigation found instances in which the court charged $302 for a single Manner of Walking violation; $427 for a single Peace Disturbance violation; $531 for High Grass and Weeds; $777 for Resisting Arrest; and $792 for Failure to Obey, and $527 for Failure to Comply, which officers a[...]