Rick Stream A Nut Bar Tea Partier…. Steve Stenger for County Executive

31 Oct

Rick Stream A Nut Bar Tea Partier…. Steve Stenger for County Executive By Attorney Mike Owens Who else? The Republican in the race, Rick Stream, is, for want of a better term, a nut bar tea partier. Electing Stream as county executive would not help St. Louis County, and those black elected leaders backing Stream [...]

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The Ice Man Cometh: MO Governor Jay Nixon Offers 2,000 Youth Summer Jobs

31 Oct

The Ice Man Cometh: MO Governor Jay Nixon Offers 2,000 Youth Summer Jobs We learned that Missouri Governor Jay Nixon held a summer job in an ice house, as a teenager and Thursday his announcement of starting an initiative by bringing 2,000 summer jobs for low-income young people to the St. Louis area in 2015 [...]

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“If You Can Put Emotions Aside” Vote For Democrat Steve Stenger, CPA; He’s Not Ex-“Stream!”

29 Oct

“If You Can Put Emotions Aside” Vote For Democrat Steve Stenger, CPA; He’s Not Ex-“Stream!” For some editorial boards it would be very complicated to figure out who is the better candidate for St. Louis County Executive – Democratic Steve Stenger, who is a CPA, and a successful businessman or Republican Rick Stream, a theorist [...]

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Low Bond: Let ‘em Go Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce

27 Oct

Low Bond: Let ‘em Go Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce By Atty Mike Owens A couple weeks ago in this spot, I reported that the “system” let Vonderrit Myers down. Myers is the 18 year old St. Louis man shot and killed by police in a Shaw neighborhood gangway. Myers was free on 10% of a [...]

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Official Statement of Lesley McSpadden, Mother of the Late Mr. Michael O.D. Brown Regarding Write-In Candidacy for St. Louis County Executive, Etc.

23 Oct

Official Statement of Lesley McSpadden, Mother of the Late Mr. Michael O.D. Brown Regarding Write-In Candidacy for St. Louis County Executive, Etc. “Once again, speaking for my immediate and extended family, I wish to express our profound love and appreciation for the thousands of public and personal outpourings of sympathy since the August 9, 2014 [...]

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Congressman William “Lacy” Clay, Jr. Stands By Steve Stenger for County Executive; Blasts Rick Stream

15 Oct

Congressman William “Lacy” Clay, Jr. Stands By Steve Stenger for County Executive; Blasts Rick Stream Editor’s Note: Despite the confused and embarrassing Maria Chappelle Nadal, a little unknown Missouri Democratic state senator, who is using TV commercials for Rick Stream, a Republican MO state rep, who running for County Executive against strong and viable St. [...]

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Better Together Releases Municipal Courts Study

15 Oct

Better Together Releases Municipal Courts Study Report highlights systemic problems including court oversight and fines & fees Better Together released its study of municipal courts in St. Louis City and St. Louis County. Both the data and the qualitative information in this report point to a troubling issue: Many of the municipal courts in the [...]

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The Violence of Injustice: The Oppressed Are Being Asked to Pray

13 Oct

The Violence of Injustice: The Oppressed Are Being Asked to Pray By Dr. Christi M. Griffin Moments after reviewing a video of St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson asking for peace from the protesters, I was compelled to reach out to him with the reality of the past. It was just under a year before Michael [...]

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Our Test, Beyond The Protests

13 Oct

Our Test, Beyond The Protests By James Clark St. Louis, we are on a world stage. We have captured world attention. The top three issues facing the planet Earth are the Ebola disease, the revolt in China, and protest in Ferguson, now St. Louis City. The recent shooting by a St. Louis City Police Officer [...]

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System Failure Killed Vonderrit Myers, Jr.

13 Oct

System Failure Killed Vonderrit Myers, Jr. By Mike Owens Recently Vonderrit Myers was shot and killed by an off-duty St. Louis police officer in the Shaw Neighborhood. The officer, who hasn’t been named, was working a second job, patrolling the neighborhood for a private security company. The cop has told commanders that he saw Myers, [...]

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