Ferguson and St. Louis voters have freely elected a Democratic party power structure, and there is not a shred of evidence, as determined by the Grand Jury, that there was anything improper in the behavior of the police. All U.S. government studies show that relations between police and blacks has been improving for 20 years, and violence has dropped dramatically, making black communities safer (Police-Public Contact Survey). On the other hand, there has been a great deal of illegal behavior by some residents and outsiders in looting, burning and destruction of property, some of it owned by Asians and blacks. These people want to undo the progress of the last 20 years. Is this really what the "Asian Solidarity" group wants?
An estimated 776,000 persons experienced force or the
threat of force by police at least once in 2008 (table 17). This
total represented an estimated 1.9% of the approximately
40.0 million people experiencing face-to-face police contact
The National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) is an
annual survey that collects data on crime against persons age
12 or older from a nationally representative, stratified, multistage
cluster sample of U.S. households. Since 1999, the
Police-Public Contact Survey (PPCS) has been administered
every 3 years as a supplemental survey to all persons ages
16 or older within households sampled for the NCVS.