In Search of Profits: The Outsourced Prosecutor

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Ferguson Solidarity protest in DC, 2012. Photo by Johnny Silvercloud via Flickr

A month after the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed African-American youth, by a Ferguson, MO police officer,  the Department of Justice launched an investigation that exposed  the questionable  law enforcement practices of the Ferguson Police Department, highlighting their focus on generating revenue for the city.

However, according to a report by Maybell Romero of J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, this intense scrutiny of Ferguson’s profit-based approach to law enforcement largely ignored . . .

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