Tag Archives: St. Louis County

Sandra Bland Died One Year Ago – And Since Then, At Least 810 People Have Lost Their Lives In Jail

By Dana Liebelson & Ryan J. Reilly Over the past year, there have been so many stories of violence and injustice in America, and even the most well-known deserve to be revisited. This is one: Last July, Sandra Bland was … Continue reading

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

By Ryan J. Reilly & Mariah Stewart 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 … Continue reading

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‘Our Demand Is Simple: Stop Killing Us.’

By Jay Caspian King On the evening of April 25 at the corner of Pratt and Light Streets, in Baltimore’s revitalized downtown district, more than 100 police officers in riot gear stood shoulder to shoulder, shields up. Six officers on … Continue reading

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Newly Elected Mayor Locked Out Of City Hall In Struggling St. Louis County Town

By Mariah Stewart   Just minutes away from Ferguson, its now-famous neighbor, is Kinloch, the first well-established African-American community in St. Louis County. Kinloch was once a flourishing town with some 10,000 residents. Today, the population is less than 300. … Continue reading

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The Economics of Ferguson: Emerson Electric, Municipal Fines, Discriminatory Policing

By Walter Johnson Take a walk along West Florissant Avenue, in Ferguson, Missouri. Head south of the burned-out Quik Trip and the famous McDonalds, south of the intersection with Chambers, south almost to the city limit, to the corner of … Continue reading

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Fleece Force: How Police And Courts Around Ferguson Bully Residents And Collect Millions

By Ryan J. Reilly & Mariah Stewart “Lacee Scott?” the judge called. The 23-year-old rose from a hard black plastic chair, walked past the fireplace and stood before the table at the front of the living room. From the outside, … Continue reading

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Blaming Protesters for Ferguson Police Shootings Is a Deliberate Tactic | Alternet

By Terrell Jermaine Starr It was not too long after two police officers were shot in Ferguson, Mo. in the midst of an otherwise peaceful protest Wednesday night that law and order types sought to blame protesters for the crime. St. … Continue reading

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