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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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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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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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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St. Louis Police Remain Out of Control, Mayor Absent
Dec06

St. Louis Police Remain Out of Control, Mayor Absent

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department remains out of control. It took federal investigators last week—not Police Chief John Hayden or Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards, the men directly in charge of the department, nor Mayor Lyda Krewson, the woman ultimately in charge—to finally hold city police officers responsible for the horrible and unprofessional behavior that was on display for all to see in September of 2017.  The...

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With Friends Like These…
Nov29

With Friends Like These…

As candidates begin to file to run for election and re-election to the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, African-Americans, who are the largest racial group in the city, have another opportunity to finally claim a proportional number of seats on the city’s governing body. But one group, more than any other, stands in the way: white allies. Every 10 years, the boundaries of the city’s 28 wards are redrawn. Using the latest data from the...

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