Still plenty of secrecy surrounding officers who made racist Facebook posts
Jun09

Still plenty of secrecy surrounding officers who made racist Facebook posts

There’s an old saying in police work: “If criminals weren’t stupid, we’d never catch them.” Ironically, the same is true of the St. Louis police officers who degraded the reputation of the entire department and insulted 54 percent of the city they’re supposed to serve and protect by smearing racist, bigoted and violent posts all over Facebook for years: Their arrogance, entitlement and stupidity led them to think they’d never be...

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Jaco Report:  Psych tests, licenses and firings. Cures for racism among police?
Jun06

Jaco Report: Psych tests, licenses and firings. Cures for racism among police?

Upset with what they see as a flaccid City Hall response to a barrage of racist and violent Facebook posts by current and former St. Louis police officers, critics of police racism — a state senator, a black police organization’s attorney, and a Washington University scholar of racist policing — are proposing specific solutions to the problem of bigotry in the St. Louis police department ranks: aggressive psychological screenings,...

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Jaco Report: Planned Parenthood and the ACLU on the abortion fight
May31

Jaco Report: Planned Parenthood and the ACLU on the abortion fight

Missouri abortion-rights advocates will push back against the state’s new anti-abortion law, as well as regulatory attempts to close Missouri’s only remaining abortion clinic, with a three-pronged strategy that will use the courts, ballot boxes and ground-level action to fight abortion restrictions. Appearing on The Jaco Report, officials from both Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union outlined plans to go on the...

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Jaco:  Climate change will hit St. Louis’ poor the hardest
May29

Jaco: Climate change will hit St. Louis’ poor the hardest

Watch Channels 2, 4, and 5’s coverage of the long-running floods around St. Louis, or listen to any radio coverage of tornadoes ripping through southwestern Missouri and Jefferson City, and you’ll notice two phrases are missing: “climate change” and “urban poor.” To local weather forecasters and station executives, all of this is just bad weather, unconnected to a rapidly heating earth. Maybe they don’t believe they’re connected....

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Jaco Report: The newest Bosley raises voice on abortion
May27

Jaco Report: The newest Bosley raises voice on abortion

Missouri is the fifth worst state in the nation for children who are victims of violence. It’s the 16th worst for preventable childhood deaths from all causes. It’s the 19th worst for children having children.  It’s the 13th worst for children’s overall health. It has the country’s 16th highest rate of babies who die before age two. Having proven that they don’t care about children after they’re born, the GOP super-majority in the...

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Jaco:  Is it about Christianity or control in Jefferson City?
May24

Jaco: Is it about Christianity or control in Jefferson City?

After 9/11, a new word crept into the American lexicon, thanks to neo-conservatives who were pushing an Iraq invasion and President George W. Bush’s speechwriters: Islamofascism. Bush himself first used it in a 2005 speech, when he groused about “Islamic fascists” seeking global jihad. Since the vast majority of terrorist attacks in America in the last decade have been committed by white nationalists, Islamofascism has been tossed on...

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