St. Louis Police Remain Out of Control, Mayor Absent
Dec06

St. Louis Police Remain Out of Control, Mayor Absent

The St. Louis Metroplitan Police Department remains out of control. It took federal investigators last week—not Police Chief John Hayden or Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards, the men directly in charge of the department, nor Mayor Lyda Krewson, the woman ultimately in charge—to finally hold city police officers responsible for the horrible and unprofessional behavior that was on display for all to see in September of 2017.  The...

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State Rep releases video of police abuse
Nov29

State Rep releases video of police abuse

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri legislator has released a video that he says supports his lawsuit claiming police officers used excessive force while arresting him during a protest of a fatal police shooting. The edited video released Sunday on state Rep. Bruce Franks Jr.’s Facebook page was shot during protests after a white police officer shot 18-year-old Antonio Martin, who was black, in 2014 in Berkeley, Missouri. Franks, a...

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Opinion: Mandatory Minimums Are a Bad Idea, Not a Solution
Oct18

Opinion: Mandatory Minimums Are a Bad Idea, Not a Solution

It’s not news that crime in the city of St. Louis is high. Violent crime, especially. Most people look at the homicide rate as proof that St. Louis is a dangerous place. So far, as of the end of September, 139 people had been murdered in our city. The good news is that that’s down 14 homicides as compared to the same time last year. The bad news is that for a city the size of ours, that still makes St. Louis one of the deadliest...

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Ferguson Commission Report Unpacked
Oct18

Ferguson Commission Report Unpacked

O’Fallon Park – Four years after the death of Michael Brown Jr. and the Ferguson Uprising, the St. Louis region is still dealing with the effects of racial inequity. At the O’Fallon Park Rec Complex, St. Louisans gathered to see how far we have come and how far we have to go. “Hearing unbiased facts is required so we can make informed decisions and arrive at our truth. Much of my political conversation with friends and family is...

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A Fresh Look at Policing
Oct18

A Fresh Look at Policing

COVENANT BLU GRAND CENTER – A group plans to use the Oct. 22 National Day Against Police Brutality as an opportunity to launch a new campaign to overhaul the city’s public safety priorities. The Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression (CAPCR) wants the city to spend less money on policing and incarceration and more money on housing, education, jobs and health care. “St. Louis already has a high number of police per...

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Gardner Charges Cop with Assault
Sep05

Gardner Charges Cop with Assault

DOWNTOWN — A St. Louis police officer is charged with assault for allegedly striking a man in the head and face with a flashlight hard enough to break his jaw. On August 22, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner charged Adam Feaman with second-degree assault and armed criminal in a 2017 altercation with Jamal White that a bystander recorded on cellphone video. St. Louis police said in a statement that Feaman was suspended...

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