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DOJ: Ferguson Cops Escalated Protests, Violated Right to Free Speech

The Ferguson, St. Louis County, and St. Louis police departments along with the Missouri Highway Patrol have been newly and specifically faulted for the role they played in the Ferguson protests in the 16 days after the death of Michael Brown. Show More Summary

In two hours, man raped an acquaintance, then a stranger, police say

A Silver Spring man is accused of raping two women — first someone he knew, and then a stranger — in a span of two hours on Friday night.Prince George’s County police say that Al Louis Bell, 22, who was arrested on Saturday, has confessed to both sexual assaults.Read full article >>

Two Sites Seeking Zoning Changes In Frontenac, Pushback From Residents

Currently there are a couple of interesting zoning issues in the affluent St. Louis suburb of Frontenac. First, some background: Frontenac is a wealthy inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. Show More Summary

Louis George Shaw, 53

Louis George Shaw, a 53-year-old black man, was shot and killed Friday, June 5 near West 69th Street and South Budlong Avenue in Vermont-Slauson, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records. About 10:30 a.m., Shaw and another person got into a disagreement, LAPD Det. Show More Summary

Petition to Recall Ferguson Mayor Falls Short of Signatures

The effort to remove the mayor of the US city Ferguson hit a roadblock Tuesday after the St. Louis County Board of Elections said a petition for Mayor James Knowles’ recall fell short of signatures, his office said.

Why Was This Missouri Police Force Disbanded?

More than 100 residents of Wellston, Missouri, a jurisdiction within St. Louis County, showed up to a city council meeting on Wednesday in the wake of the dissolution of the suburb’s police department. It was the first opportunity for Wellston … More » The post Why Was This Missouri Police Force Disbanded? appeared first on EveryJoe.

Small St. Louis County town shuts down police department, cops turn in their badges

last monthNews : The Raw Story

A small Missouri town in St. Louis County is disbanding its police force due to budget constraints and outsourcing law enforcement to a neighboring town, according to KWMU. The Wellston City Council voted 5-2 Monday night to disband the local police force serving approximately 2,000 people —...

Tiny St. Louis County Police Force Disbands After Months Of Criticism

last monthNews : Huffington Post

WELLSTON, Mo. -- A tiny St. Louis County police department with a budget so tight its $12-an-hour cops had to buy their own guns was disbanded this week after a string of embarrassments. The 23 Wellston Police Department officers who...Show More Summary

MO: St. Louis County Faces Steep Odds Getting MetroLink on Expansion Track

June 01--ST. LOUIS COUNTY -- For all the passion stirred by a discussion of MetroLink expansion, it may be instructive to remember that the children of today will be the adults of tomorrow before light rail service reaches deep into suburban St. Show More Summary

IL: Study Planned to Expand MetroLink in St. Louis County; No Plans for Illinois

May 29--St. Louis County, along with the East-West Gateway Council of Governments, is looking to study expanding MetroLink. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger requested the council of governments add a corridor study to a long-range...Show More Summary

Police and community roundup

Not just motorists: revenue-hungry St. Louis County municipalities mulct residents and homeowners with tickets over toys in yard, missing shingles, overgrown trees [St. Louis Post-Dispatch] So hard to convict: six officers from notorious...Show More Summary

St. Louis County Police Chief Eloquently Criticizes St. Louis County Police System

During the chaos that followed Michael Brown's August 2014 death in Ferguson, Missouri, St. Louis County police officers engaged in a number of controversial tactics—confronting groups of non-violent protesters with military equipment,...Show More Summary

St. Louis County Admits It Has A Jail Problem, Is Finally Getting Help

WASHINGTON -- For St. Louis County, the first step is admitting there’s a problem. For years, the county has enabled small municipalities scrounging for funds to exploit citizens for money. After slapping residents with fines for offenses...Show More Summary

Jeffrey Williams Indicted After Ferguson Protest Shooting Injures Police

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 20-year-old St. Louis man has been indicted on felony assault and weapons charges linked to a March shooting that wounded two police officers during a Ferguson protest. A St. Louis County grand jury indicted Jeffrey...Show More Summary

On This Day in Boxing History: Joe Louis was Born

On this day in 1914, one of the most iconic sports’ heroes in American history, Joe Louis, was born in Chambers County, Alabama. Louis is one of a handful of professional athletes who had a cultural impact transcends sports and makes him one of the most important figures in U.S. History. Few individuals have been […]

Meghan King Edmonds Confirmed As Official Season 10 ‘RHOC’ Housewife, Premiere Date Revealed

Meghan King Edmonds is officially a housewife. In a May 11 report by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Meghan King Edmonds’ role on the show was confirmed — and not just that. The 10th season of The Real Housewives of Orange County has also received a premiere date of June 8. Show More Summary

Taylor Clark may have been killed because the killer’s car was repo’d

As I’ve previously posted 19-year-old Taylor Clark of Madison County, Illinois, was shot and killed after trying to sell his car on craigslist. His alleged killer is 24-year-old Michael Gordon of St. Louis. Taylor’s car and then his body were found in Hazelwood, Missouri. It seems there may have been a very good reason for […]

Michael Brown Witness Dorian Johnson Arrested by St. Louis County Police

2 months agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

Dorian Johnson—the witness who said publicly that Michael Brown was trying to surrender to Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson before Wilson shot Brown—was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of drug possession and resisting arrest by St. Show More Summary

St. Louis County Racial Issues Permeate Justice System - Research Group

A US police policy and research organization reports that racial problems affect every facet of law enforcement and justice in St. Louis County, Missouri, where the death of Michael Brown at the hands of police sparked weeks of civil unrest.

This Tiny Town Near St. Louis Is Making Minor-Crime Arrests At 100 Times The National Average

2 months agoNews : Huffington Post

ST. LOUIS -- A study of policing in the St. Louis area released Monday, which criticized the profit-driven practices of many departments in St. Louis County, revealed a startling statistic about arrests for minor crimes made in one tiny...Show More Summary

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