Activists allege racism in treatment of Gardner
Jun18

Activists allege racism in treatment of Gardner

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some black activists say there’s an unfair racial component to criticism of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner over her hiring of a man who led the investigation of then-Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and who now faces perjury charges. About a dozen black activists gathered Tuesday outside a downtown courthouse to defend Gardner and the investigator, William Tisaby, who are both black. Tisaby faces six counts...

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St. Louis officer says his rights were violated when he was shot by another cop
Jun18

St. Louis officer says his rights were violated when he was shot by another cop

DOWNTOWN – A St. Louis police officer has sued another member of his own department for shooting him in 2017.  In a federal lawsuit filed Monday, Milton Green says that his rights were violated and that the city did nothing but back the actions of the other officer, Christopher Tanner.  Green is African-American and Tanner is white. “The City of St. Louis, Missouri, ratified Defendant Tanner’s unconstitutional conduct...

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DWI, leaving a crash, assault: 2 St. Louis police officers charged in separate incidents
Jun18

DWI, leaving a crash, assault: 2 St. Louis police officers charged in separate incidents

DOWNTOWN – A St. Louis police officer has been charged with driving drunk, fleeing an accident scene and then lying in an attempt to blame the victim for the whole thing.  Meanwhile a second member of the department will face a judge for slapping someone in the face.  Both incidents happened last winter. Joseph Ermler, 25, was off duty when it all happened on Jan. 3, but the charges didn’t come until June 10. Court...

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The latest Lo-Fi Cherokee performance from Red-Headed Strangers
Jun18

The latest Lo-Fi Cherokee performance from Red-Headed Strangers

GRAVOIS PARK – Red-Headed Strangers performing “The Corner” at Flood Plain. One of 19 music videos we produced on Cherokee Street on April 6th.

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Equal access sought in sites for medical marijuana dispensaries
Jun17

Equal access sought in sites for medical marijuana dispensaries

ST. LOUIS – The sponsor of a bill regulating medical marijuana facilities in St. Louis says equal access for all will be a primary concern in situating dispensaries for that product. “What we want to do in the city of St. Louis is to create a framework that allows patients access to dispensaries,” 7th Ward Alderman Jack Coatar told the Board of Aldermen last week. “These are not liquor stores. These are not corner stores. These...

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Actress Jenifer Lewis among those honored by local Urban League and Board of Aldermen
Jun17

Actress Jenifer Lewis among those honored by local Urban League and Board of Aldermen

DOWNTOWN – Kinloch-born film, stage and TV star Jenifer Lewis, known for her emphatic motherly voice and roles, is one of 14 women honored Saturday as part of the local Urban League’s Salute to Women in Leadership. All the awardees were given resolutions Friday from the Board of Aldermen at the aldermanic meeting at City Hall. Lewis, along with her sisters, was present for the pause in deliberations to receive her resolution. “I...

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