by Mike Ferguson
(St. Charles, MO) – It’s been over a year and a half since Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
The unrest, protests and violence that followed is still regularly discussed across Missouri and even in the nation’s capitol. Calls for reforms in law enforcement, education spending, workforce development and our court system quickly followed and remain debated to this day.
The Missouri Legislature passed some judicial reforms in 2015 – specifically ones that limited the amount of revenue cities can collect from traffic fines. A court recently struck down parts of those reforms, which will result in an appeal by the state.
This week, Ferguson City Councilman Wesley Bell (below, left) gives us an update on the economic, cultural and political rebuilding of Ferguson and why he feels that progress is important to the entire state.
Also, State Representative Courtney Curtis (D), (below, right) who represents Ferguson in the Legislature, provides his thoughts on the state’s reaction to the events, conflicts and needs of Ferguson and communities like it.
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