President Obama will ask Congress “for $263 million for the federal response to the civil rights upheaval in Ferguson, Missouri, and is setting up a task force to study how to improve modern-day policing,” Reuters reports.
The Ferguson Police Department includes 72 personnel including 54 commissioned officers and 18 civilian support staff. $263,000,000.00 is a lot of money for that little amount of people. What do you think Obama wants to spend the rest of it on?
The $263 million would pay for body cameras for police officers to use and expand training for law enforcement in an attempt to build trust in communities such as Ferguson, where a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death last summer of an unarmed black teenager.
Obama brought in a series of civil rights leaders and various elected officials and community leaders to discuss how to respond to the challenge presented by Ferguson.
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