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St. Louis County Biased Against Black Juveniles, Justice Department Finds

8 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

A report says that the county’s Family Court denied fundamental due process rights to thousands of people and treated blacks far more harshly than whites.

In Report, Justice Accuses St. Louis County Family Court Of Racial Bias

13 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

The Justice Department's Civil Rights Division found that the court fails to provide children adequate representation. In addition, it says the court treats black kids harsher than white ones.

St. Louis court discriminates against black children: DOJ

20 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

The St. Louis County Family Court discriminates against black children who appear on delinquency charges, the U.S.

How 'Assembly-Line Justice' Victimizes Kids In St. Louis County

WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of children who have come into contact with the juvenile justice system in Missouri's St. Louis County have been subjected to a process that is "rife" with "obvious" conflicts of interest, where allegations against...Show More Summary

St. Louis justice system biased against black children, U.S. probe finds

21 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

The U.S. Justice Department issued a scathing report Friday, saying the Family Court of St. Louis County discriminates routinely against black children in a variety of ways. The court has failed to ensure the youth have adequate legal...Show More Summary

Monday morning feel good stories

A homeowner in St. Louis County, Missouri got off easy when he confronted David Banks who had broke into his house with a gun and then got into an altercation. Banks wrested control of the weapon from it’s owner and then used the gun to threaten the homeowner’s wife. Banks didn’t harm anyone thankfully, but […]

St. Louis County Still Considering Bringing Trespassing Charges Against Journalists Police Arrested In Ferguson

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

One of the side stories over the Ferguson protests from last summer was the fact that the over-aggressive militarized police went in and arrested journalists who were covering the events in Ferguson. Two of the first journalists arrested were Ryan Reilly of Huffington Post and Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post. Show More Summary

St. Louis County Still May Charge Journalists Arrested While Covering Ferguson Protests

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

St. Louis County prosecutors will soon decide whether to bring trespassing charges against two journalists arrested while covering demonstrations last summer in Ferguson, Missouri. The Huffington Post’s Ryan Reilly and The Washington Post’s Wesley Lowery recently learned that there are open investigations related to their Aug. Show More Summary

APNewsBreak: Missouri Lt. Gov. Kinder to run for governor

Kinder's campaign committee has scheduled a 4 p.m. Sunday political announcement near the scene of last year's protests and civil unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. St. Louis County Republican Chairman Bruce Buwalda told The Associated Press on Friday that Kinder told him he is running for governor and asked Buwalda to invite people to the announcement.

Sunday Poll: The Taxicab Commission has been fighting with Uber ride sharing service. Which side do you support?

The battle between the Metropolitan Taxicab Commission, which regulates taxicabs in both St. Louis City & St. Louis County, and Uber, the ride sharing app got lots of attention last week: One day before Uber was slated to begin giving free rides through the holiday weekend, it withdrew the offer....

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

2 months agoNews : 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

2 months agoNews : 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

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