A Mark Fiore Political Cartoon Video: “Racist EZ-Cash”

Unknown copy 9By Elaine Magliaro

Mark Fiore, the Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist, posted a video last week titled Racist EZ- Cash following the release of the Justice Department’s report on the city of Ferguson, Missouri. Fiore said that the veil had “been lifted on a corrupt system that bled that town’s African-American citizens of their income, rights and freedom.” He added that “Ferguson’s Municipal Court had become a criminal enterprise bent on increasing revenue by bleeding citizens dry.”

Fiore:

The racist jokes and comments forwarded by city officials are the tip of the iceberg in this DOJ report.  Though that sort of racism is abhorrent, extorting money under threat of additional fees, fines and jail time is what really boggles my mind.  Funny how problems arise when you’ve got a judge who is also a prosecutor and defense attorney, all at the same time.  (Not to mention the assorted co-conspirators who seem to be straight out of Idiot Racist Central Casting.)

Fiore noted that while Ferguson “was a mess,” it was an example of a system of debtors’ prisons that festers nationwide.”  He said “not every city or town robs citizens at the barrel of a (police) gun”—but added that “racial disparities in the criminal justice system provide fertile ground for the abuses seen in Ferguson.”

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Racist EZ-Cash (Mark Fiore)

 

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9 Responses to A Mark Fiore Political Cartoon Video: “Racist EZ-Cash”

  1. Bob Kauten says:

    Gene,
    We would need a DOJ, first.

  2. Bob Kauten says:

    Through my third eye, I foresee mobs, dogs, and racism apologists approaching, like flies to shit.

  3. blouise says:

    Bob K

    Third eye … that would be your 6th Chakra and indigo colored

  4. Bob Kauten says:

    blouise,
    Yes, correct. I try to avoid concentrating on the lower chakras.

  5. blouise says:

    Bob K,

    Good thinking, the lower five are for the peasants

  6. blouise17 says:

    John Shaw (chief executive/City Manager of Ferguson) – “The Ferguson we know today doesn’t exist in spite of him—he built it.”

    Somehow McCulloch’s GJ show just fits right in. The whole political/judicial system was well adjusted to injustice … as are it’s defenders.

  7. swarthmoremom says:

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/exclusively-white-people-stickers-austin

    Several businesses in Austin, Texas were vandalized with “Exclusively For White People” stickers, The Statesman newspaper reported on Wednesday.

    The offensive stickers said that a “Maximum of 5 colored customers/colored BOH staff accepted,” which, according to the paper is a reference to “back of house” restaurant operations. “

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