FBI asked to look into hate group’s flyers posted on south side
Apr02

FBI asked to look into hate group’s flyers posted on south side

TOWER GROVE—Flyers from a white supremacist organization that appeared across the 15th Ward in mid-March have been forwarded by city’s Public Safety Department to the FBI for investigation. The office of Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards confirms that the flyers, from an organization called the Patriot Front, were sent to the St. Louis FBI field office to see if they may constitute a threat. At the same time, the ward’s...

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Leader of Ethical Society of Police says ‘definitely racism’ in force
Mar27

Leader of Ethical Society of Police says ‘definitely racism’ in force

A 19-year veteran of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Force, homicide detective Sgt. Heather Taylor says she feels like she has a target on her back every time she goes to a crime scene. But it’s not the bad guys who put the target there. It’s her fellow officers.  She points to a white St. Louis officer who has made online postings about his fantasy of watching Taylor “bleed out.”  “Other black officers are angry, livid, that...

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STL County GOP embraces convicted Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Mar26

STL County GOP embraces convicted Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Ex Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who avoided jail because of a pardon from President Donald Trump, seemed at home among St. Louis County Republicans Saturday night. The man convicted of ignoring a federal judge’s order to stop rounding up people because they looked Latino and in whose lock-ups dozens of people died under unexplained circumstances posed with eager GOP loyalists in front of a “Build the Wall” banner at the Orlando Gardens...

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Extremist agendas in Jeff City affect St. Louis
Mar21

Extremist agendas in Jeff City affect St. Louis

Missouri has one abortion clinic left, in St. Louis, but probably not for long. It’s illegal to carry a gun on MetroLink or buses, and in schools, churches, and day care centers, but probably not for long. St. Louisans’ votes were overwhelming against “right-to-work” and for transparent government, but probably not for long. Anti-abortion extremists, gun extremists, and big money extremists are busily implementing a hard right-wing...

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Edwards says he turned over officers for prosecution
Mar15

Edwards says he turned over officers for prosecution

Eleven St. Louis city police officers have been charged with crimes in the last seven months. Charges have included: federal civil rights violations, shooting a patron outside of a bar, stealing a suspect’s cell phone, and injuring handcuffed suspects while they were being transported. The man in charge of the troubled St. Louis City police department says some of those arrests came because he turned his own officers in to...

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