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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Rev. Karla Frye, Elder at St. Peter AME, Facing Felony Charge After Galleria Arrest

Posted By on Sun, Sep 24, 2017 at 2:31 PM

An ordained minister who also works as the chief operating officer of the nonprofit Community Women Against Hardship is one of the 22 people arrested yesterday at the St. Louis Galleria — and of the few facing felony charges. The Rev. Karla Frye, who is on staff as an...

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

County Police Shut Down Protest at St. Louis Galleria

Posted By on Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 2:06 PM

St. Louis County Police ordered protesters at the St. Louis Galleria to disperse this afternoon — and when the protesters didn't, the cops began making arrests. Twenty-two people were ultimately detained, county police say. Before police moved in, the protesters shouted the now-familiar refrain of "no justice, no profit,"...

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When the Protest Came to St. Charles, St. Charles Was Already Drunk

Posted By on Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 11:05 AM

On Friday night, a wrought iron fence served as the only physical barrier separating several hundred protesters and the revelers of St. Charles' annual Oktoberfest, bringing clashing perspectives and surging blood alcohol counts to the latest demonstration following the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley. It's...

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Pro-Police Protest of Kirkwood Pi Pizzeria Is a Bust

Posted By on Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 7:27 AM

Nearly one-half of one whole dozen pro-police protesters swarmed Pi Pizzeria's Kirkwood location Friday night in a show of force against owner Chris Sommers' recent criticism of St. Louis police tactics. The action was planned by a Facebook group called Boycott Pi Pizza St Louis, which blasted Sommers for his criticism...

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Governor Eric Greitens Put a Wash U Student on Blast — But He Wasn't a Vandal

Posted By on Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 6:40 AM

A widely reproduced photo of a man's arrest last Saturday during a protest in the Delmar Loop doesn't show what many have assumed — a vandal about to meet justice. The photo of the man's body suspended in air by four police officers in riot gear was undeniably striking, and...

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Arrested Downtown, Two Protesters Had a Unique Concern: High School Classes

Posted By on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 3:03 PM

When police released a list of the people arrested during the protests that filled downtown St. Louis on Sunday night, they included 121 adults — and two high school students. Elizabeth "Lizzy" Mills and Josh Hagene are both seventeen-year-old seniors at Clayton High School. And both were cuffed and...

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ACLU Files Suit Against St. Louis, Alleging Civil Rights Violations Against Protesters

Posted By on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 12:22 PM

The ACLU of Missouri has filed a class action lawsuit against the city of St. Louis on behalf of protesters — alleging the city has retaliated against them for expressing their right to free speech, unreasonably seized them, applied undue force and violated their due process rights with methods...

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'Allies' Protest Outside Billy Joel Concert Draws Hundreds

Posted By on Fri, Sep 22, 2017 at 10:21 AM

On the seventh day after former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley's acquittal, white people packed South Broadway in front of Busch Stadium to protest the decision while white Billy Joel fans squeezed past to cheer on the piano man. The demonstration, coordinated by the same organizers as previous...

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Diseased Raccoons Are Running Rampant in South City

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 1:19 PM

Vaccinate your dogs, folks. Distemper sightings in raccoons are up in south city. Teya King, a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation volunteer, says she's rounded up six distempered raccoons in the Shaw/Tower Grove area this week, plus four more last week, and three more hit by cars. Distemper is a...

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Federal Judge Halts Missouri's Abortion Expansion, Leaving Three Clinics in Limbo

Posted By on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 at 6:15 AM

For the first time in years, the Planned Parenthood location in the Central West End is no longer the sole abortion-providing clinic in Missouri. But though a Kansas City clinic is now offering abortion services (medical only), a federal appeals court has effectively blocked three other Planned Parenthood locations from doing...

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