P-D investigation into the lack of blacks on St. Louis County municipal P.D.s (not county the County Browns) in municipalities that are least 10% black in terms of population. Toward the end they accidentally stumble on the right reason, that hardly any apply, and you know why.
That said, now I think I know what the official putsch is going to be.
Using the Federal courts to do to local police departments what they did to school districts a long time ago.
Most of us think that all they did, the Federal judiciary, was order forced busing and deseg within a school district.
Actually in some cases it went a lot further: In St. Louis, there was an order of a voluntary deseg program between districts, and in Kansas City, they ordered a massive spending program for the KCPS and ordered that the KCPS allow white suburban students to enroll (but thankfully, not the other way around), the genesis of the olympic swimming pools and the model UN discussion halls.
“But Blogmeister, we know that, too.”
Okay, but I bet you don’t know this, which turns out to be relevant to the whole Ferguson hullabaloo:
At one point in the 1970s, the Federal courts in St. Louis ordered the subsumation of the then all black Kinloch school district into what was then a mostly white Ferguson-Florissant school district, and then an “internal” deseg program within the new larger district.
So add this all together, and what do I predict?
If, for example, the Ferguson P.D. only has three blacks and one patrol-level black in a department of 53, and that won’t change because blacks won’t apply, then the Federal courts will either start merging municipal police departments or perhaps ordering all municipal P.D.s in St. Louis County eliminated and all law enforcement duties in the county will come out of the St. Louis County P.D., which at this time only has primary jurisdiction over unincorporated areas and municipalities without a P.D. for whatever reason (too small, can’t afford, corruption investigation, etc.). And the St. Louis County P.D. (“County Browns,” for their brown uniforms) are affirmative action happy, thank you Charlie Dooley.
Because, that damned 14th Amendment of that damned Constitution that all these damned Constitutionalists love so much.