Brad Kessler

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Accusations of Racism Stir Aldermanic Campaign

    Image via TwitterKessler​It had to happen sometime. Robert Joiner reports in the St. Loius Beacon that Alderman Kacie Starr Triplett is accusing her primary-election opponent of playing the race card in his efforts to unseat her. Triplett who is black, is running her Democratic-primary camp ... More >>

  • News

    February 23, 2005

    Life After Death Row

    From maximum security in Potosi to a bungalow in Maplewood: The odyssey of Rabbit, a.k.a. Robert Driscoll

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    July 9, 2003
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    June 11, 2003


    Despite the cost, local cops can't resist deadly pursuits

  • News

    February 19, 2003

    Who's Afraid of Anthony Shahid?

    He's a hero to some, a pain to others. Either way, he makes people very nervous.

  • News

    October 23, 2002

    For the Defense

    Terry Niehoff, one of the city's top criminal-defense lawyers, makes his money the old-fashioned way -- he earns it, one client at a time

  • News

    May 16, 2001

    Black and Blue

    The conflicting versions of the shooting by police of a teenager widen the rift between cops and African-Americans

  • News

    April 11, 2001

    Injustice for All

    The city's image problems cut across race lines when it comes to crime

  • News

    February 28, 2001

    Girl, Interrupted

    Eighteen-year-old Amy Walker was abandoned in a hospital parking lot, slumped over her steering wheel. It was the first time she had tried heroin and the last.

  • News

    January 24, 2001

    Getting Off Easy

    He drugged her and raped her. "This," the judge told them, "is why you don't go to bars." Then, ignoring the jury's advice, he gave the rapist probation.

  • News

    January 19, 2000


    The prosecutors paid lip service to Vince Greer's mental illness, but they never really understood it. Apparently the jury didn't, either

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    January 12, 2000


    Vince Greer heard voices in his head, then killed his mother. But prosecutors have their own departures from reality.