Missouri *@!!?*@! – Too Slow

Mae C. Quinn, University of Florida Levin College of Law


Current circumstances may not be identical to the Civil Rights Movement. But in the Show Me State today, far too much of it continues to ring true. Politicians, academics, and others assert we have reformed ourselves as a region post-Ferguson. But the sad reality is that little has changed locally. St. Louis, Missouri, its institutions, and its government officials continue to cling to practices established long before the 1960’s due process revolution in this country—and that reflects lack of respect for civil and human rights.