A long-time dream has finally been realized. Humankind has invented a working time machine.
Currently, it’s able only to travel back to the mid 1950s, but the mechanism is easy: All you have to do is go to Ferguson, Missouri.
According to the DOJ’s findings, African Americans who make up 67 of Ferguson’s population, were involved in 93 percent of arrests, 85 percent of traffic stops, and received 90 percent of tickets issued by officers, from 2012 to 2014. The report also detailed numerous cases in which officers approached black men and women without probable cause. Officers worked with the courts to issue egregious fines and fees to boost city revenue, at the expense of individuals who could not afford to pay them and were subsequently thrown in jail. Police also used excessive force with impunity.