The cities of Jennings and Ferguson were sued earlier this year by the nonprofit law group ArchCity Defenders, the St. Louis University School of Law Legal Clinics and the Washington-based group Equal Justice Under Law.
Jennings mayor Yolanda F. Henderson could not immediately be reached for comment. City Clerk Cheryl Balke referred a reporter to attorney D. Keith Henson, who also could immediately be reached.
There’s the thing. Jennings has been heavily black for a long time, so its city leadership has been black for quite awhile. However, that didn’t preclude Jennings from being the same kind of overglorified ticket mill that Ferguson was. All we hear about is how white the Ferguson city government and police department are.
Remember from my post that showed a pic of the Fergaza Strip just after the November riots, the Fergaza Strip being the part of Ferguson where all the action took place, that part of the Fergaza Strip is actually in Jennings, not Ferguson. That has to be the maddening part about everything that has happened in the past year and change for Ferguson, that it was only a matter of maybe a few hundred yards and the name “Jennings” would have become internationally (in)famous, not “Ferguson.”