Joe Scarborough: Ferguson is like apartheid South Africa because police lack diversity

On his Morning Joe show, Scarborough spoke about “community policing” and said that the unrest in Ferguson “started with the police department.” He said that there is not a “partnership” between the Ferguson community and the police department by which the community feels like they are represented by the police.

“When you get a place where there are 50 white cops out of 53 and only 3 black cops in a community that is overwhelmingly black, that’s not community policing,” he said. “That sounds more like apartheid in South Africa in this small town,” he said.

Scarborough said this “has been such a long, hot, tragic summer for this country and for Ferguson, and especially August”…