Hayden, Edwards remain blind to corruption in their department
Jan30

Hayden, Edwards remain blind to corruption in their department

Within the last 60 days, four St. Louis police officers were indicted for beating another officer who was black, on-duty and undercover; another police officer was indicted after he and his partner violated department rules and went to his house while on-duty, meeting up with a female officer who was off-duty and ended up shooting and killing her; and two more officers were charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action...

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Undercover officer: Colleagues beat him ‘like Rodney King’
Jan22

Undercover officer: Colleagues beat him ‘like Rodney King’

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An undercover St. Louis police officer reported that his colleagues beat him “like Rodney King” when they mistook him for a protester following the acquittal of a white former officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, according to newly released court documents. Det. Luther Hall, who is black, also described the attack as a “free for all” in an affidavit that the FBI used to justify...

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A Tough Week for Black Officials
Jan03

A Tough Week for Black Officials

It was a rough week for black elected officials in St. Louis. Just a few days into 2019 and local media was buzzing with controversies big and small. Bruce Franks, the activist-turned-legislator from south St. Louis, was the subject of a long investigation by KMOV reporter Lauren Trager. Trager, as you may recall, was the journalist who first reported the sexual misconduct allegations against Governor Eric Greitens that eventually led...

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Congressman Clay Interview
Dec14

Congressman Clay Interview

EXCLUSIVE: Congressman Lacy Clay (D-MO), sat down for an exclusive interview this week with Antonio French, publisher of The NorthSider, live by remote from his office in Washington, D.C. In this wide-ranging interview, the nine-term congressman, who was recently elected to his tenth, discussed what we can expect when the Democrats take over the House of Representatives in January; the possibility of impeaching President Donald Trump;...

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Who should pay for police brutality? Why not cops?
Dec14

Who should pay for police brutality? Why not cops?

There is a concern in City Hall about the growing cost of police brutality. As the City of St. Louis faces nearly two dozen lawsuits stemming from the police mishandling of the 2017 protests following the acquittal of former officer Jason Stockley, some officials, including Congressman Lacy Clay are asking where the millions of dollars to pay these settlements or awards are going to come from. And why must taxpayers continue to pay...

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