Tag Archives: St. Louis

‘It’s Racist As Hell’: Inside St. Louis County’s Predatory Night Courts

By Erica Hellerstein In 2004, Sean Bailey recalls, he was driving through the streets of St. Louis County en route to a party, when he saw a familiar black-and-white car out of the corner of his eye. He reached for … Continue reading

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Darren Wilson testifies in front of grand jury

By Robert Patrick Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson testified for almost four hours Tuesday in front of a St. Louis County grand jury investigating the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Wednesday. … Continue reading

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How America’s Police Became an Army: The 1033 Program

By Taylor Wofford As many have noted, Ferguson, Missouri, currently looks like a war zone. And its police—kitted out with Marine-issue camouflage and military-grade body armor, toting short-barreled assault rifles, and rolling around in armored vehicles—are indistinguishable from soldiers. America … Continue reading

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Police Lieutenant Accused of Racial Profiling: “Let’s Have a Black Day” — Is the Department Attempting a Cover Up?

By Alex Cane The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in Eastern Missouri is suing the St. Louis county police department over the refusal to turn over documents related to a cop’s instructions to racially profile. The ACLU says the lawsuit … Continue reading

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How Fast Food Companies Steal Workers’ Pay

By Seth Freed Wessler Olivia Roffle has worked at Papa John’s Pizza in St. Louis, Mo., for three years and she hates it. “It’s just not an enjoyable place to work,” she says. The 23 year old, who is enrolled in classes … Continue reading

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The Most Dangerous Cities in America

Originally posted on 24/7 Wall St.:
After falling for five consecutive years, the number of violent crimes across the United States rose by 1.2% in 2012. Based on data published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the increase was even…

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How Bad 3rd Grade Math Legitimizes Injustice

By Imara Jones The fight for economic justice passed a grim milestone this week. On June 1 sequestration—the automatic spending cuts passed by Congress and implemented by the president—marked a second month of pain for tens of millions, with no … Continue reading

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St. Louis Police Shoot Black Honor Student 25 Times

By Aviva Shen Protesters rallied in St. Louis, MO on Wednesday over the death of 25-year-old Cary Ball Jr, who was shot 25 times by police officers last month. Police say Ball refused to pull over for a traffic stop, … Continue reading

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