Below are news items from September 2016. For more current and breaking news items, see the main news page.
9-30-2016: Federal judge orders St. Louis Election Board to allow disabled to vote on electronic machines
Editorial note: Judges are often bais and wrong which is why the appeals process is so critical. See our related page on Reporting Misconduct by Judges.
Editorial note: See our related post about AT&T's CEO support of BLM.
Editorial note: Reveals how a predatory and racially baised civil forfeiture victimizes the poor, elderly and disabled.
9-29-2016: Gov. Brown Signs Historic Bill to Rein in Asset Forfeiture Abuse, Paving Way for other states
Editorial note: FBI Says Racist Organizations Have Been Infiltrating Police Departments For Years. See, "Ku Klux Klan: The Invisible Empire".
9-28-2016: El Cajon, CA police say black man was holding vape smoking device in hand when officers fatally shot him
9-28-2016: How the Seattle Police Secretly—and Illegally—Purchased a Tool for Tracking Your Social Media Posts
Editorial note: Homeowners with minor property issues get charge with housing violations and fined; but connected business owners get bailed out by taxpayers and stuck with a piece of property that we will tear down also at tax payer expense. We will probably then prep the land for some other connected developer to purchase at a bargain basement price. Maybe someone could fix the street lights at MLK & Euclid and MLK & Sarah instead of increasing the profits of business owners who didn't take care of their properties. Make the owners repair it or tear it down just like they would do with any other private property owner. St. Louis corruption has become so predicatable.
Editorial note: We agree. See our related post, "Should the U.S. Provide Raparations for Slavery and Jim Crow?"
Editorial note: Hopefully this man has the right to appeal. If exonerated, he would have a right to seek compensation for wrongful incarceration.
Editorial note: Black athletes and entertainers put their careers and livelihood in jeopardy when they speak out against injustice and oppression. Just as some tried to villify the WNBA Players, Colin Kaepernick, Beyonce and others when they stood up and spoke, Williams will be criticized for voicing her opinion. As a community, we must stand in support of celebrities when they speak out for us! Don't be fooled by the propaganda that is sure to follow.
9-27-2016: Pulled over for speeding, grieving man stunned when officer drives him 100 miles to be with family
Editorial note: This is an example of protecting and serving beyond the call of duty. Mark Voss stated on FaceBook: "At 3am I got a phone call stating that my sister had been killed in a car accident due to some young dumb punk! I haven't slept and instantly got on the road. Of course we were speeding, trying to get back to Detroit. And we got pulled over in Ohio. I knew I was going to Jail due to a petty warrant. The police called Wayne county and they refused to come get me because of the distance. I explained to the officer that my sister had died and that I needed to get to my mother asap. I broke down crying and he saw the sincerity in my cry. He REACHES OVER AND BEGAN PRAYING OVER ME AND MY FAMILY. He offered to bring me 100 miles further to Detroit because they towed the vehicle. Everybody knows how much I dislike Cops but I am truly Greatful for this Guy. He gave me hope". Kudos to you Trooper J. Davis, hopefully other officers will be inspired by your actions.
9-26-2016: St. Louis clergy, civic leaders calling for police reform following release of shooting video
9-26-2016: Keith Scott WAS carrying a stolen gun, police say – and his wife filed for a restraining order against him saying he was armed, violent and had threatened to kill her
Editorial note: The restraining order, if true, provides damaging evidence to support the police version of events. The video from both the wife's cell phone and the dash cam video released by the police don't seem to support Scott posed a danger during the encounter with police, but that restraining order will almost certainly result in the officer's actions being declared justified.
9-26-2016: Watch: Greensboro leaders release ‘disturbing’ body camera video of former police officer
Editorial note: A new North Carolina law (goes into effect Oct. 1st) seeks to block the public from seeing dashboard and body camera videos recorded by police. Sounds like a prescription for mistrust and riots.
Editorial note: Hopefully these employees will provide an example and encourage others to stand up for their rights in the work place.
9-23-2016: Charlotte police union official acknowledges ‘I didn’t quote facts’ on out-of-state protesters
9-23-2016: A diabetic gets fired over a $1.69 (plus tax) drink and Dollar General must now pay her $277,656
9-23-2016: Police officer overdoses while on duty
9-23-2016: Dallas Police Lieutenant Calls Police Brutality A Growing 'Epidemic' That Must Be Addressed
9-22-2016: Missouri’s new gun law is part of a terrifying trend that will put black Americans in even more danger
9-22-2016: North Carolina congressman says Charlotte protesters 'hate white people because white people are successful'
Editorial note: “We already know how it goes: The shooting happens. The officials kind of hide and don’t assign guilt. It goes to trial. It gets dismissed. The families ask for peace, and then the next shooting happens a week, a month, a day later.” – Quote from story. Contrast that with that fact that recently a White Man in N.C. Actually Fired a Gun at Deputy, Was Apprehended Safely.
Editorial note: Effective July 1, 2017, the following changes to rule 37.04 of the Missouri Supreme Court rules take effect and apply to all municipal courts in Missouri.
Editorial note: We hinted that other banks were using the same tactics in our editorial about 5,300 workers being fired.
Editorial note: We warned about the new parking meters over a year ago.
9-21-2016: Horrifying moment St Louis police officer who carried personal AK-47 'shot black man FIVE TIMES and planted weapon on him' before being charged with first-degree murder
Editorial note: If police were looking for someone other than Scott, it seems odd that Scott would pull a gun when he was not the person the police were searching for. If family members say he was reading a book, it seems strange no book was found. Could it be possible that the book was taken and a gun planted? After seeing multiple videos of police officers planting evidence and lying, in questionable cases I need to see the video. When police unions resist the implementation of body cameras, they have only themselves to blame when people find it difficult to believe their version of the story, even when it is true.
Editorial note: We applaud Stacy Koltiska courage and conviction to not let her principals be compromised by participating in an obviously abusive practice against children. Why would school officials penalize a child for being poor? I'm certain there are plenty of reputable employers who would love to hire a person of Ms. Koltiska's character. The world would be a much better place, if more people responded to injustice the why she did. Kudos to you Ms. Koltiska!
9-20-2016: ‘”You can sleep tonight knowing the Klan is awake.’ Fliers like these are showing up on lawns across the U.S.
Editorial note: See related "Ku Klux Klan: The Invisible Empire"
Editorial note: See our post "Bayer and Monsanto a marriage made in Hell".
9-17-2016: Teenage prostitute who claims she was 'treated like a modern day slave' by Oakland cops and slept with '30 officers' sues for $66 million
9-17-2016: Chicago Officals May Ban Autonomous Cars
Editorial note: Eventually, the automobile and tech industries will push through federal regulations which will prohibit cities from blocking self driving cars.
Editorial note: In our post, "9 Liberties Lost Since 9/11", the first liberty we discussed was, The liberty to not be spied upon. Check out some related articles we found regarding blocking stringray devices: "How to Block Stringray Devices", "How to Defeat FBI or Police Stingray Survillance", and "How to protect yourself from 'Stingrays,' illegal searches and corporate espionage". We have no idea if the suggestions talked about in the articles work.
Editorial note: See our related page on Reporting Misconduct by Judges.
9-15-2016: St. Louis city and county schools net federal grants to help students deal with trauma and toxic stress
9-15-2016: Missouri voters will now get a say in voter ID, but law could still be challenged in court
Editorial note: The new gun law, Senate Bill 656, has just created a major concern. I live in North St. Louis, between St. Louis and MLK. I don't personally like guns, but, I am a legal gun owner. I haven't felt a need to conceal carry in the past. Even though one murder is one too many, during the 1980's when I attended high school, there were actually more murders than now, but there was no 24 hour news cycle incite panic. The assumption has to be that many additional people will conceal carry including those with anger management issues. I'm actually more fearful of the law abiding fool with a gun than I am of criminals. How many people get shot because some fearful person decides to shot first and ask questions later. This will also provide police office with additional reasons to fear encounters with the public. Maybe I'll start shopping for a holster to carry my gun starting in January when the new law takes effect. See our related Gun Law in Missouri page.
Editorial note: Lely High School Principal Ryan Nemeth told students during video announcements they'll be ejected from school sporting events if they refuse to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner."
Editorial note: See our Gun Rights in Missouri page.
Editorial note: I guess this is one argument for the relaxed concealed carry law. This would have been illegal under the new Missouri Law.
Editorial note: This is a no brainer. St. Louis residents must pay to visit the zoos and museums of most cities. The STL Zoo is not free, St. Louis City and County residents pay taxes. Anyone not who is not a City or County resident and does not hold a Zoo membership should be required to pay. Why are we subsidizing the entertainment and vacations of others. We could even have a reciprocity program with cities that do offer a free zoo. However, there are only seven other free zoos.
Editorial note: See our post "Bayer and Monsanto a marriage made in Hell".
Editorial note: As we have mentioned before, half of all US jobs are predicted to be eliminated because of computerization and robotics. Driverless vehicles potentially could eliminate millions of jobs. Job loss and legal issues go hand in hand. Use this site and learn more about the law.
Note: Manning was arrested in 2010 as Bradley Manning and convicted in 2013 in military court of leaking more than 700,000 secret military and State Department documents to WikiLeaks and is serving a 35 year sentence.
9-13-2016: Appeals court will not block Friday's do-over election for 78th District state rep race in St. Louis
9-13-2016: Missouri state senator from St. Louis plans to sit in protest during pledge in Jefferson City
9-13-2016: Court: Missouri voters can decide if they want to bring back limits on campaign contributions
9-13-2016: Boston police commissioner says union sent harmful message by fighting body camera program
Editorial note: Police forces across the United States are stockpiling massive databases with personal information from millions of Americans who crossed paths with officers but were not charged with a crime
Editorial note: Black people are misrepresented by the media all the time. Black groups need to sue when they are misrepresented in the media similiarly to how this gun group did.
Note: review site's star rating system does not make it responsible for negative reviews of businesses because it is based on user input, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday, dismissing a libel lawsuit.
9-10-2016: St. Louis marshal shoots man at City Hall
Editorial note: See our related Kaepernick post where we discuss the racist origins of “The Star-Spangled Banner”.
Editorial note: Other states need to follow Indiana and stop using bail as a tool to unfairly punish the poor. See our related page, "Bail – Release from Custody"
Editorial note: As we reported in April, AT&T began offering $5 Internet service to qualified people. Access from AT&T is the program that provides Intenet service for $5 or $10 per month to SNAP recipents. If anyone in your household receive SNAP benefits, the household is eligible. When we tested the application process, there seems to be a glitch with step 1. No matter what address we used, we received the following message, "We're having trouble pinpointing your address." You should call AT&T if you have a similar issue. See: AT&T to change policy of charging poor customers more for super-slow internet
Editorial note: One of my early cases was a credit card suit that Discover Bank intiated against me in 2013. They submitted phony documents as evidence and a jury ruled in my favor. The phony accounts with Wells Fargo go back to 2011. Do you believe Wells Fargo Employees were the only creating phony accounts? If you are sued, look over the documents closely no matter how legimate they appear.
9-8-2016: Ex-St. Ann officer can be disciplined for pointing gun at Ferguson protesters, commission rules
Editorial note: An exception to Federal Law seems to have created a system the appears to be a form legalized slavery of foreign workers. Also see, An AP investigation helps free slaves in the 21st century.
9-7-2016: San Francisco official suggests taking slaveholders’ names off schools, including George Washington
9-7-2016: Friends, family say unarmed man shot by Hillsborough sheriff's deputy was more than just his rap sheet
9-7-2016: Court clerk at center of massive bribery scheme forged records for drunk drivers and others, prosecutors say
Editorial note: For additional information about the Supreme Court's decision, see our August 24th comments.
9-7-2016: 'Widespread problems' in Wellston court include missing files, mismanagement of money, auditor says
9-7-2016: When LSU football loses, Louisiana judges give harsher sentences, mostly to black juveniles
9-6-2016: Secret Service agent's testimony shines light on use of shadowy cellphone tracker in St. Louis
Editorial note: Discover Roger Ailes alleged role in the "War Against Black People" when he was part of President Nixon's administration.
9-5-2016: Man Claims Off-Duty Miami Cop Choked Him in front of Children, Arrested Him To Cover It Up
Editorial note: As a former airline employee, this was very obvious. I'm sure if you poll any group of people who travel a lot and shop at Wal-Mart, they will agree with the findings. However, this is not unique to Wal-Mart. Stores in Black areas are allowed to degrade. Poor management leads to dirty disorganized store with horrible customer service. Some of the store's customers then go to another location. After a while, the brand will announce their stores in Black areas are closed because they aren't profitable. They become unprofitable because the condition of the store sends customers elsewhere. Schnucks has closed at least three stores, Kingshighway & Delmar, 10th and Cass and Grand and Kossuth where I personally observed a similar cause and effect. I visited the Schnucks at Natural Bridge and Union the other day which had noticible odor upon walking thru the door. Aldi now gets about half of the money I used to spend at Schnucks. However, customers must complain when conditions or service is unacceptable, otherwise, nothing will change.
Editorial note: See our post "Bayer and Monsanto a marriage made in Hell".
Editorial note: The suggestion to use "America The Beautiful" become the new national anthem.
Editorial note: “The Star-Spangled Banner,” was written by a slave owner who celebrated to deaths of runaway slaves in the third verse of the song. Since the National Anthem only contains the first verse, many Americans are unaware of the racist origins. See our related Kaepernick post.
Editorial note: Why doesn't the media ever refer to these groups as thugs, gangsters, drug dealers or gang members?
Editorial note: Forgive me if I remain skeptical. The makers of Oxycotin concealed it's addictive nature and outright lied when they said the time-released nature of Oxycotin made their opiod drug less addictive.
Editorial note: Armed white men seem to survive police encounters better than unarmed black men. See our related "Bogus Legal Theory of Sovereign Citizen" page.
Editorial note: As of this afternoon, Kaepernick's become the top-selling jersey overall in the team shop, ahead of Jerry Rice, Joe Montana, NaVorro Bowman, and the customizable jerseys. We're excited to see the support people are demonstrating. When entertainers and athletes speak up for us, we must stand with them. See our related post.
9-2-2016: This small Indiana county sends more people to prison than San Francisco and Durham, N.C., combined. Why?
9-2-2016: Shotgun-wielding man accused of yelling racial slur, threatening to kill people near Alabama Wal-Mart
Editorial note: A Black man, John Crawford III, carrying an unloaded air rifle picked up off a store shelf and an 18 year old unarmed black teen, William Chapman II, were both killed at Wal-Marts by police, however, a White man carrying a shotgun and threatening to kill people is not killed or even shot, but taken into custody. Crawford’s death was in Ohio an open-carry state, where an individual without a permit can carry a gun in public—even in stores—so long as it is visible. I guess it’s open carry for Whites and open season on Blacks. Crawford's girlfriend, Tasha Thomas, who police subjected to a hostile interrogation died in a bizzare car accident weeks after Crawford's death.
Editorial note: Starting salary is $45,000, employment information.
9-1-2016: Missouri judge fines state for violating open-records law in Lake of the Ozarks drowning case
9-1-2016: St. Louis police wrap up probes of 3 officer-involved shootings, turn results over to prosecutors
Editorial note: WOW! Three shootings all from differents months last year and suddenly turned over to the outgoing prosecutor just in time for her to settle before the new prosecutor takes office. PREDICTION – All shotings will be ruled justified. Hopefully the new prosecutor will review past officer involved shotings herself.
- Will be absent from their voting jurisdiction on Election Day.
- Are incapacitated or confined due to illness or physical disability, or caring for an incapacitated person.
- Are restricted by religious belief or practice.
- Are employed by an election authority.
- Are incarcerated, but have retained all voting qualifications.
Editorial note: Common sense points to corruption. Before now, no one was able determine the levee was eight feet above what was allowed? No one was capable of measuring?