Category#Ferguson

There is no real commitment to change… just money thrown at commissions, committees and monitors to play to the media and pacify the masses… until the dust settles, reality sets in, then everybody starts pointing fingers… <br><br>”The city has paid nearly $500,000 to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they’ve gotten for their money, especially after the departure of the original lead monitor.<br><br>Washington attorney Clark Kent Ervin resigned in September after serving a little over a year as lead monitor overseeing the consent agreement between the U.S. Department of Justice and Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer in 2014. Boston attorney Natashia Tidwell, who has been with the Ferguson monitor team since its start, now leads it. <br><br>“It begs the question: What are residents getting out of [monitoring]” Knowles said. “They’re supposed to be getting transparency. They’re supposed to be getting regular updates and engagement from the monitor. They haven’t gotten any of it.”<br><br>The buck stops with Mayor Knowles who entered into these agreements, who was responsible for seeing this through, but instead brought in a lot of out of town folks and paid them handsomely… for nothing. This is local leadership all day.


There is no real commitment to change... just money thrown at commissions, committees and monitors to play to the media and pacify the masses... until Continue Reading