The Guns of St. Louis
Feb11

The Guns of St. Louis

The middle-aged guy riddled with bullets in an alley just off Wabada. The 58-year-old man slumped in a puddle of blood inside an apartment on Wren. The 32-year-old who had been watching a street fight on Minnesota shot in the face at point-blank range. The 57-year-old man crumpled in the middle of St, Ferdinand, shot repeatedly. The “John Doe” shot dead in an alley parallel to North Broadway. The nameless dead in St. Louis...

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The Jaco Report: Police Chief John Hayden
Feb07

The Jaco Report: Police Chief John Hayden

In his first interview since a series of scandals have rocked the St. Louis Police Department, Police Chief John Hayden tells Charles Jaco he’s confident “the truth will eventually come out” in the case of a police officer who was allegedly killed by another officer, reportedly during a game of Russian Roulette.Hayden also says he’s confident in the city’s psychological screening of officers, despite the...

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The Jaco Report: Dave Leipholtz from Better Together
Feb01

The Jaco Report: Dave Leipholtz from Better Together

The Better Together plan that would unify St. Louis city and county into one metro-city of 1.3 million people would get rid of the city’s earnings tax and would not allow city residents to vote for their own “municipal district” mayor and lawmakers, unlike county towns and cities. But Better Together spokesman David Leipholtz tells The Jaco Report that the plan does not discriminate against city residents. Leipholtz says unifying 55...

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Time for St. Louisans to Stop and Think
Jan30

Time for St. Louisans to Stop and Think

Stan Kroenke is a greedy, grasping, lying megalomaniac with the moral center of a Trump family member and the imperious attitude of a soon-to-be-beheaded 18th century French aristocrat. He married into the Wal-Mart fortune and, ever since, has managed to degrade everything his oily tentacles have touched. But that doesn’t mean he’s wrong. Kroenke had planned to move the Rams from St. Louis back to Los Angeles ever since he grabbed...

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The Jaco Report: St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell
Jan24

The Jaco Report: St. Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell

St. Louis County’s reform-minded new chief prosecutor says he has little interest in convening a new grand jury in the case of Darren Wilson, the white officer whose killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson sparked months of unrest. Wesley Bell, the county’s first African-American prosecuting attorney tells The Jaco Report that his focus instead is on reforms to the bail system, eliminating bail requirements for people...

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