Think Progress – When the police shooting of teenager Michael Brown brought the nation’s attention to the small suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, people saw a majority-black population governed by an overwhelmingly white body of politicians and policed almost exclusively by white officers, many of whom lived far from the neighborhoods they patrolled.
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