Jack Garvey

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    St. Louis Judges Reject Gun Court Proposal; Mayor's Office "Disappointed"

    After months of lobbying for a fairly major reform in the way the city adjudicates crimes committed with guns, Mayor Francis Slay and his staff found themselves on the receiving end of some harsh words from St. Louis judges yesterday. The 28 circuit court judges met for their monthly en banc meetin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    St. Louis Gun Violence: Judge Philip Heagney's Concerns with Armed Offender Docket Idea

    Last week, St. Louis mayor Francis Slay once again promoted the "extraordinary opportunity to reduce gun violence" in the city that he and his staff have been working on for more than a year. The idea is to create an "armed offender docket" in the St. Louis City Circuit Court, through which dedica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    Gun Docket: Proposal to Revamp Firearms Prosecution in St. Louis Advances in Senate

    It has been a particularly heated week for gun debates. In Missouri, a Republican outcry about gun owner privacy in Missouri sparked a major policy change and a high-profile resignation. Nationally, the U.S. Senate failed to pass a background check proposal, angering even some longtime NRA members. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Judge KO's Prosecutor's Attempt to Seize RFT Notes in Knockout King Case

    ‚ÄčA judge has quashed a subpoena from the Office of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, which demanded that Riverfront Times reporter John H. Tucker produce his notes and testify about his interviews with Elex Murphy, who is in jail awaiting trial on a homicide charge.Murphy is the focus of ... More >>

  • News

    August 7, 2002

    Curtain Call

    Week of August 7, 2002

  • News

    July 24, 2002

    Crime Story

    Ghost letter from a powerbroker teaches Slay the perils of using the bully pulpit

  • News

    June 9, 1999

    The Sacred & the Profane

    Father Lawrence Biondi is praised for revamping the campus of St. Louis University and boosting its endowment. But the enemies he's made along the way claim that behind the fountains, statues and donations stands a Jesuit bully who's more interested in th