Protesters attempting to block Interstate 70 were rebuffed yesterday by the combined forces of the St. Louis County Police Department, the Missouri Highway Patrol and a massive thunderstorm. Organized by St. Louis activists Eric Vickers and Anthony Shahid, the act of civil disobedience was meant t ... More >>
Long-time St. Louis activist Anthony Shahid will lead protesters across Interstate 70 today, shutting down the highway to protest the lack of a special prosecutor on the Michael Brown court case. Protesters plan to meet at 3 p.m. at Hanley Road and then block the highway. "It is going to cause peo ... More >>
Despite calls to postpone a mass shut down of Interstate 270 yesterday, a few protesters halted traffic on the highway near West Florissant Avenue, the street that's been the site of demonstrations since the August 9 killing of Michael Brown. Hours before the highway shutdown was supposed to happen ... More >>
Ferguson is a crowded place these days. Social activists, volunteers, legal observers, medics, church groups, bloggers, anarchists, revolutionaries -- all have crashed into the St. Louis suburb since Michael Brown's death on August 9. They've certainly made the situation on West Florissant Avenue ... More >>
How can police keep people safe when their very presence incites fury and rioting? That's the problem Ferguson, Missouri, faced as a seventh day of rage sparked by the killing of unarmed eighteen-year-old Michael Brown brought more riots, looting, militarized police and tear gas to this typically q ... More >>
Fewer protesters showed up in Clayton Tuesday morning than in Ferguson the previous day, but their collective voice was just as loud. The demonstration began outside the Buzz Westfall Justice Center with civil-rights activist Anthony Shahid using a pair of stuffed dogs and a noose around his neck ... More >>
The opening spread from RFT's 2005 profile featuring "Alexander the Great." Last week, Daily RFT published a brief post about the announcement that Don King Productions had booked the St. Charles Family Arena for a June 25 boxing card featuring hometown hero Devon Alexander. The day after th ... More >>
Your boy wonder lost his title and won't take your calls. What's a trainer to do? Find another prodigy.
Week of March 5, 2003
He's a hero to some, a pain to others. Either way, he makes people very nervous.
If you thought Irene Smith was strange, you haven't been to City Hall lately