Join The Gist of Freedom with host Roy Paul as we discuss how Darren Wilson's Former Racist Ridden Police Department in Jennings Mo., was Disbanded- EVERY officer Was dismissed!
We'll also discuss the East Louis Massacre of 1917, 100 Blacks Clubbed, Burned and shot to death.
The Booker T. Washington, Marcus Garvey, Saint Louis Massacre and Malcolm X Connection.
Complaints and lawsuits were piling up against the force for using unnecessary force.
"The city council voted six-to-one to close the Racist Ridden Police department and have St Louis County run its policing. The city council concluded that the force had been discredited with the local population and dismissed EVERY OFFICER.
There was a fundamental disconnect between the police force and the community they were supposed to be protecting. (The officers in the photo are not from Missouri)
City council member Rodney Epps told the Washington Post that 'the straw that broke the camel's back' was an incident in which an officer shot a woman who'd been stopped for a traffic violation.
'She had a child in the back [of the] car and was probably worried about getting locked up. And this officer chased her down Highway 70, past city limits, and took a shot at her. Just ridiculous,' he said.
In another, an officer beat a woman on her own front porch.
The city council concluded that the force had been discredited with the local population and dismissed every officer.
One woman, Cassandra Fuller, described to the Washington Post an incident in which she'd called police for help after a car smashed into the parked van in front of her home and was thrown to the ground and kicked for making a joke.
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