The re-election campaign for Mayor Francis Slay is slamming a flyer for a local documentary called "Bootlicker," which depicts a black man down on his knees in front of Slay next to the word, "Slayvery." With the primary election less than a month away, the battle for mayor has gotten very content ... More >>
OccupySTL has some grievances for Mayor Slay.Three days after St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay issued and edict demanding that those involved in Occupy St. Louis vacate Kiener Plaza, the "occupiers" issued their own message to City Hall. In a statement yesterday sent to media outlets, OccupySTL accus ... More >>
Image viaWill the appointment of director of Public Safety Charles Bryson come back to bite Mayor Slay?Mayor Francis Slay took some heat when he appointed Charles Bryson director of the Department of Public Safety in 2007. Critics claimed that Bryson was unqualified for the job: he had little to ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/zacheversonWe're not sure if anyone popped open a bottle of bubbly yesterday in Room 200 of City Hall, but we know St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and his staff had to be pleased. In a follow-up to an item we posted earlier this month, yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the c ... More >>
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and columnist Sylvester Brown have parted ways. We've already reported on all the messy details per Sly Brown and his editors. But what we're really interested in today is the horse race to replace Brown as the paper's next minority columnist. After all, Brown was hired t ... More >>
Remember the indignation in 2007 when Mayor Francis Slay demoted the city's first African-American fire chief, Sherman George? The move enraged the city's black majority. Protests followed. Slay was booed from a public speaking event, and more than a few people predicted that the feud would cost Sla ... More >>
The Christmas season is prompting some political groups to tap into their inner Scrooge. Boo Krew, a group of people who gather for the purpose of booing Mayor Francis Slay, are planning to meet at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Missouri History Museum to, yes, boo Slay at a Civil Rights Summit. Read mo ... More >>
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 >>
RFT asks an eclectic mix of St. Louisans to imagine how we can get our act together in 2008.
Week of December 27, 2007
Prince Joe dissects the firestorm surrounding Sherman George.
Sam Simon, a headline grabber of late, is out as Director of Public Safety for the city of St. Louis, and mayoral aide Charles Bryson is taking his place, effective today. www.stlcityblue.com Meet the new boss: St. Louis Public Safety Director Charles Bryson replaces Sam Simon, effective today S ... More >>
Chief Sherman George lights a fire, but who feels the heat?
Badges and fire hoses trump affordable housing and health care for the poor