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Joe Mokwa

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Bad Karma: Towing Crook Robbed Outside Town & Country Home

    ​Perhaps the robbers were disgruntled former employees. Maybe their cars had been illegally impounded by the rogue towing company. Maybe they just follow the newspapers and target victims who are known to keep wads of loose cash on hand. Whatever the reason, you can't ignore the poetic justic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom in Running for Chicago's Top Cop

    Dan Isom​Dan Isom confirmed yesterday a report from late last month that he's among the candidates whom Chicago's mayor-elect, Rahm Emanuel, is considering to lead the Windy City's police force. On Wednesday, Isom acknowledged to the Post-Dispatch that he'd been approached by the mayor-elect's sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Bialczak Brothers Plead Guilty to Tax Evasion Involving Police Towing Scandal

    William Bialczak and his brother Kenneth Bialczak both pleaded guilty yesterday to two felony counts of tax evasion for their role in a towing scandal that rocked the St. Louis police department two years ago and led to the resignation of chief Joe Mokwa.  The United States Attorney's Office c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Nativity Scene Featuring St. Louis Cops and Politicians is Noticeably Void of Wise Men

    The anonymous moderators over at the police discussion board St. Louis Cop Talk have an amusing painting on the site's homepage. Below is a copied image of the doctored artwork. We here at Daily RFT believe we have decoded everyone in this oh-so-special nativity scene. Question is: Can you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Tarnished Legacy Still Haunts St. Louis Police, Former Chief Singled Out in Audit

    www.im4mokwa.comJoe Mokwa​State Auditor Susan Montee released this morning the findings of a much-anticipated financial review of the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners. The audit is the first look into the finances of the board since former police chief Joe Mokwa stepped down last year in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Lots Happening in the Newsroom at 900 North Tucker

    Photo ViaJoe Mahr​Let's start with the bad news: the imminent departure of St. Louis Post-Dispatch investigative reporter Joe Mahr (who the RFT just named its Best Reporter of 2009 earlier this month.) You probably saw his byline, along with that of fellow muckraker Jeremy Kohler, atop this past w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Former St. Louis Cop Pleads Guilty to Involvement in Towing Scandal

    ​Former St. Louis police detective Kevin Shade has pleaded guilty to mail fraud in connection with falsifying inspections for S&H Parking Systems.According to the facts filed with the court, between October 2004 and August 2008, Shade passed vehicles for inspection despite obvious flaws, and t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Mokwa Escapes Indictment as Former Cop, Manager of Towing Firm Charged with Fraud

    Gregory P. Shepard, a former St. Louis police officer, was indicted on charges of fraud and bribery yesterday involving his operation of the S & H Parking Systems that toppled the administration of former police Chief Joe Mokwa.S&H headquarters at N. 10th and O'Fallon streets just north of d ... More >>

  • News

    February 25, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 18, 2009

    President of St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners To Step Down

    Chris Goodson, president of the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners, announced today that he will step down from his post at the end of February. Goodson was appointed to the board by former Gov. Matt Blunt in February 2005. He has been serving on an expired term since January 31. In a statement ... More >>

  • News

    February 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    St. Louis Cops Indicted Over Pot Sales, Stealing Thousands

    The U.S. Attorney's Office has charged two St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers with stealing drug proceeds and selling marijuana, among other crimes. The ten-count indictment was unsealed today.   The officers, Bobby Lee Garrett and Vincent Carr, were partners and detectives in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2008

    Poll: Will Police Chief Joe Mokwa be Fired?

    St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Joe Mokwa has come under fire for the police department's dealings with a contracted towing firm that allegedly gave out cars to officers -- and to Mokwa's daughter, Aimie Mokwa -- for extended "test drives." Will Mokwa come away from this debacle with his job in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Alleged Copia Fire Starter Nabbed

    An ex-employee of Copia Urban Winery and Market, the Washington Avenue dining spot that was lost in an early-morning blaze last December, faces federal arson charges. U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway announced the indictment this morning against 26-year-old Gilbert Summers, a "back bar" worker who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2008

    Alleged Copia Fire Starter Nabbed

    An ex-employee of Copia Urban Winery and Market, the Washington Avenue dining spot that was lost in an early-morning blaze last December, faces federal arson charges. U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway announced the indictment this morning against 26-year-old Gilbert Summers, a "back bar" worker who ha ... More >>

  • News

    March 5, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 10, 2007

    This Week's Issue

    A big-business bookie made a fortune online, and now all bets are off. Kristen Hinman finds out why. Remember the anarchists next door? It's been a while, but now Chad Garrison has the latest on the trouble St. Louis Police Chief Joe Mokwa and his men may be in. Only Unreal could fit zombies, supe ... More >>

  • News

    October 10, 2007

    Law and Anarchy

    St. Louis Police Chief Joe Mokwa and his officers may stand trial for violating the civil rights of anarchists in 2003.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 24, 2007

    When Is a Person Responsible for Getting His Ownself Shitface Drunk?

    Not in this instance, allegedly. Congratulations to all who had "25 days" in the How Long Will It Take to File a Josh Hancock Wrongful Death Lawsuit Pool. And kudos to those who singled Newman Bronson & Wallis as the local personal-injury firm. Pat "We Offered to Call Him a Cab" Shannon's middle- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2007

    When Is a Person Responsible for Getting His Ownself Shitface Drunk?

    Not in this instance, allegedly. Congratulations to all who had "25 days" in the How Long Will It Take to File a Josh Hancock Wrongful Death Lawsuit Pool. And kudos to those who singled Newman Bronson & Wallis as the local personal-injury firm. Pat "We Offered to Call Him a Cab" Shannon's middle- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 4, 2007

    Wasted

    St. Louis Medical Examiner Michael Graham reported this morning that Josh Hancock was legally drunk when he was killed in a car accident early last Sunday morning. Hancock’s blood-alcohol level of 0.157 percent was almost twice the state’s legal limit of 0.08. St. Louis Police Chief Joe Mokwa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007

    Smile! You're on Red-Light Camera!

    www.nostalgiacentral.com More than a year behind schedule, red-light cameras commence operation today in the City of St. Louis . For the next month, motorists who run lights at the intersections of Hampton and Wilson avenues and Hampton and Chippewa Street can expect to receive a warning citation ... More >>

  • News

    December 20, 2006

    Talk Radio

    In the case of a disaster, St. Louis police will need the whole region on the same wavelength.

  • Calendar

    August 16, 2006

    Star-Struck

    But hungry

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2006

    "Is This Because I'm a Lesbian?"

    And other questions about law-and-order

  • Culture

    April 19, 2006

    Encore!

    The Kevin Kline Awards charged up the local theater community.

  • Music

    April 5, 2006

    Kaos Theory

    Ex-Beat morning show DJ Kaos speaks out

  • News

    February 1, 2006

    Red Light, Green Light

    Did the city deliberately tailor the ordinance and bid requirements to favor only one red-light camera company?

  • News

    January 25, 2006

    Let It Flow

    Unreal uncovers the sordid side of pee lobbyists, learns Chingy's workout habits and gets some golf tips. Plus: Elephants-as-artists!

  • News

    August 24, 2005

    Absence of Malice

    The termination of Kaos and Syllli Asz: a rush to judgment?

  • News

    August 10, 2005

    Not for Attribution

    A name-calling, race-baiting word war between two anonymous columnists? Unreal demands to mediate! Plus: Russ Carnahan goes to camp, a local blogger talks politics, and we try on a Beer Bra.

  • News

    April 20, 2005

    If Billboards Could Talk

    Weve got the inaugural edition of If Billboards Could Talk, advice for brides-to-be and some insight about what the future holds for the SLPD's forensics lab. Plus, our blogger of the week has a sweet side.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Pipe Dream

    Merging St. Louis city and county

  • Calendar

    August 11, 2004

    Our Man Flynt

    He's a fire-starter

  • News

    May 26, 2004

    Who's the Daddy?

    Unreal dials a naughty number (hey, we were duped!), cheers on a local strongman and borrows a page from the Post-Dispatch; plus, Bill Haas signs on as Unreal Advice Columnist

  • News

    February 11, 2004

    Dirty Little Secrets

    The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department keeps a tight lid on internal affairs. Even if it means breaking the law.

  • News

    January 7, 2004

    Letters

    Week of January 7, 2004

  • News

    December 31, 2003

    Know News?

    The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)

  • News

    December 17, 2003

    Stolo Street

    A young girl. A stolen pickup. A tragedy on Evans Avenue.

  • Calendar

    August 13, 2003
  • Calendar

    July 9, 2003
  • News

    June 25, 2003

    Meet the Anarchists

    The brouhaha surrounding this year's World Agricultural Forum said a lot about St. Louis. And a lot of what it said wasn't very good.

  • Music

    May 28, 2003

    Grand Funk

    Police tactics are called into question as Grand Ulena is rendered homeless

  • 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 30, 2002

    Open Season

    Police crackdown on guns and gangs runs into Way of the Gun mentality

  • News

    September 18, 2002

    Deadly Dilemma

    In Stanley Parker's neighborhood, what you wear and where you go can get you killed

  • News

    July 24, 2002

    Crime Story

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

  • News

    November 21, 2001

    Sex, Guys and Videotape

    For sweeps week, WB11 goes looking for gay men in all the wrong places

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