Where protest fails, violence prevails

Yesterday, I came across the following news article, "Atlanta police shooting of unarmed black man leads to rare murder charge". Some people have commented that "after police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge were killed, police are now being charged with murder." This is what should have been happening even before the protests or violence occurred. However, … Continue reading Where protest fails, violence prevails

Don’t allow Dallas to become an excuse to stop fighting for our rights

Twelve police officers were shot, five are dead and two civilians were also injured in an ambush during a peaceful protest of recent lynchings by police. Our condolences go out to all the victims and their families. Hundreds of people of all races were marching down Lamar St. between Commerce and Main, mere blocks from Dealey Plaza where … Continue reading Don’t allow Dallas to become an excuse to stop fighting for our rights

Another Police Lynching Occurred Yesterday

Another black man, Philando Castile was lynched yesterday. The lynching happened late Wednesday during a traffic stop after being pulled over for a "busted tail light" in the St. Paul suburb of Falcon Heights. Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, who was in the car when Castile was shot, live streamed video after the shooting.  According to his girlfriend, Mr. … Continue reading Another Police Lynching Occurred Yesterday

2015 News Items

Below are news items from 2015. For more current and breaking news items, see the main news page. 12-31-2015: Why Small Debts Matter So Much To Black Lives 12-31-2015: How Black Lives Matter saved higher education 12-31-2015: Texas to become largest state to allow 'open carry' of guns 12-31-2015: EPA proceeds with long-delayed barrier between … Continue reading 2015 News Items

Long History of Police Brutality

Since the inception of policing, police brutality has existed. Policing in the United States has been primarily concerned with the protection of property and began in the early 1600's with slave patrols. During labor movements in the late 1800's and early 1900's, police brutalized workers fighting for decent wages, working conditions and the right to … Continue reading Long History of Police Brutality

18 Year Old Shot In Back by Police

The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported that an autopsy performed on Mansur Ball-Bey, showed that he died from a single wound in the back, police officials said.  The black 18 year old's death by a white police officer's gunfire this week stirred protests, Mansur Ball-Bey was killed during a raid upon an aunt's residence near Fountain Park on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015.  … Continue reading 18 Year Old Shot In Back by Police

Municipal Court News

Below are links to news articles and stories about municipal courts and other related or relevant issues. The primary purpose of this site is to provide self-help legal information so people can represent themselves in court. St. Louis Ordinances | St. Louis County Ordinances | Other Missouri Municipal Ordinances | Missouri State Law | Federal Law | Understanding Missouri Courts | Legal Research for Non-Lawyers | History | Library of Legal … Continue reading Municipal Court News