The city of St. Louis was among the key places where jazz began to become an important aspect of our culture. The city of St. Louis used to be the fifth largest city in America with a population of over 500,000 people. Today, this once key metropolis has about 220,000 and still declining in population. Oh, the city of St. Louis does own the distinction of always being either the first or third metropolitan area with the most murders, heck, one day St. Louis will surpass New York City in murders. In recent months, the area of St. Louis has been in the news due to the shooting in Ferguson which resides just at the tip of St. Louis city. The other day the city of St. Louis was discussing the possibility of creating a civilian-over sight board when things got testy. State Representative Jeff Roorda,who is also the business manager of the city police got into a shoving match and pushed a black lady who proceeded to shout, “you mother fucker white supremacist.” After than chaos reigned.
Mr. Roorda wears a wrist bracelet which honors Darren Wilson, the man who shot Michael Brown. Exactly what is the real problem in having an oversight board whose task is serving as an impartial body when police encounter problems with civilians? If the cop has nothing to hide, what is the big deal? Heck on Blue Bloods there is an over sight board and police continue to do their jobs! The task opt police is to PROTECT CIVILIANS!