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Arrest Rates: Ferguson v. People's Republic of Santa Monica, CA
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March 09, 2015, 06:43 AM
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From the U.S. Today database of arrest rates from FBI data:

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But can we put that level of inequality and police oppression into some kind of perspective? How about comparing Ferguson, MO to liberal, enlightened Santa Monica, CA, which voted for Obama over Romney 35,991 to 9,772?

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