Sherman George

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    February 11, 2013

    Francis Slay v. Lewis Reed: Slavery Image on "Bootlicker" Film Flyer Sparks Controversy

    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 >>

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    November 8, 2011

    Occupy St. Louis Accuses Mayor of Kowtowing to Corporations

    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 >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Blame for Jail Breaks Climbs All the Way Up to Mayor Slay

    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 >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Supreme Court Sides with City in Firefighter Discrimination Case'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 >>

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    April 14, 2009

    Who Will Be the Post-Dispatch's Next Minority Columnist? Handicapping the Possible Picks

    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 >>

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    April 9, 2009

    Black and Tired of Francis Slay? You Could've Done Something. You Could've Voted.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Boo Like You Mean It

    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 >>

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    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 >>

  • News

    January 2, 2008

    You Say You Want A Resolution

    RFT asks an eclectic mix of St. Louisans to imagine how we can get our act together in 2008.

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    December 26, 2007

    Unreal News Challenge 2007

    Week of December 27, 2007

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    November 7, 2007
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    October 3, 2007

    Pants on Fire

    Prince Joe dissects the firestorm surrounding Sherman George.

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    September 10, 2007

    New St. Louis Public Safety Director: Race Matters

    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. Meet the new boss: St. Louis Public Safety Director Charles Bryson replaces Sam Simon, effective today S ... More >>

  • News

    June 18, 2003

    Under Fire

    Chief Sherman George lights a fire, but who feels the heat?

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    July 10, 2002

    Gimme, Gimme

    Badges and fire hoses trump affordable housing and health care for the poor