June 2016 News

Below are news items from June 2016. For more current and breaking news items, see the main news page.

6-30-2016: Messenger: Taking care of his friends becomes a Steve Stenger signature

6-30-2016: It Sure Looks Like Missouri Plans to Flagrantly Disregard SCOTUS’ Abortion Ruling

6-30-2016: In Fight Over Witness Information, St. Louis Prosecutors Turn to Public for Support

6-30-2016: St. Louis deputy marshal arrested after threatening mass shooting, authorities say

6-30-2016: Lawsuit challenges St. Louis County's go-to charge for protesters

Editorial note: See our related page about protester's rights.

6-29-2016: Baltimore Police institute new 'use of force' policy for officers as Justice Department report looms

6-29-2016: St. Louis area police department has no insurance, no registration and no apologies

6-29-2016: St. Louis Co Police Department adding new group of bike patrol officers

6-29-2016: Better Family Life says St. Louis needs more resources to combat crime

6-29-2016: Developer Paul McKee Told to Mow His Lawn

6-29-2016: Gun storage truck coming to downtown St. Louis

6-28-2016: Missouri governor vetoes stricter rules for expert witnesses

6-28-2016: Man shot and killed by Belleville police officers was Revolutionary Black Panther Party official

Editorial noteGen. Minister Houdari Juelani (Angelo Brown) reportedly said before his death that police in St. Louis and Belleville were “harassing” him, ripping up flyers that he posted and threatening him. 

6-28-2016: Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York

Editorial note: Half of all US jobs are predicted to be eliminated because of computerization and robotics. I guess the Chatbot lawyer and IBM's ROSS will be eliminating jobs for attorneys as well.

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6-28-2016: Supreme Court rejects pharmacists' religious rights appeal

6-28-2016: St. Louis considers payday lending crackdown

6-28-2016: 2 Jefferson County men charged with throwing eggs, shouting racial slurs worked for a prison ministry

6-28-2016: Nixon warns easing gun laws would make `a more dangerous Missouri,' stands by veto

Editorial note: With heroin addiction at epidemic levels in white communities, which happens to be the same communities with higher levels of gun ownership, it's just a matter of time before addicts start breaking into cars and houses in those communities and stealing guns. Those guns will end up in the streets in both white and black communities and will result in even greater crime rates. 

6-28-2016: Missouri abortion restrictions threatened by Supreme Court ruling

6-28-2016: Missing records, improper fees: Audit says Pine Lawn probably owes state $400,000

6-28-2016: Unproductive education administrators are the problem

Editorial note: See related "Education Oppression

6-27-2016: Former Illinois state employee gets four years for stealing from fund for needy families

6-27-2016: New law mandates dyslexia screening in Missouri public schools

Editorial note: Dr. Umar Johnson, a school psychologist, explains during a lecture how diagnosis and labels of learning disability is used as a tactic in the "War on Black Kids". 

6-27-2016: Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion access law

6-27-2016: Missouri governor says he'll veto GOP's plan to loosen state gun laws

6-26-2016: Messenger: Doctor wonders when St. Louis will focus on north side 

6-26-2016: Kenyan, 94, testifies about killings by British soldiers

Editorial note: White Kenyan settlers used propaganda and lies to discredit those seeking freedom in their own country, similiar to how the Black Lives Matter Movement, the Black Panthers and other struggles for freedom and rights here in the U.S. have been distorted. Kenya gained its independence in1963, the Kenyan people decide it's "Better to be strong"

6-26-2016: Mayor carjacked at gunpoint in city where Trayvon Martin was killed

Editorial note: “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe” – Frederick Douglass

6-26-2016: Browse Free or Die? New Hampshire Library Is at Privacy Fore

Editorial note: Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security. See: "FBI moves to keep its Tor hacking tool secret"

6-26-2016: Racist Pool Safety Poster Brings Red Cross Apology

6-25-2016: Police: two men arrested for alleged hate crime, caught throwing eggs at victims

6-25-2016: Born a slave, he became a 'Mexican' millionaire

6-24-2016: New Hampshire woman drops defamation suit against Bill Cosby

Editorial note: In January, a federal judge dismissed another case against Cosby and commented; "For those in the media who accepted every allegation raised without question or evaluation, they need to answer the well-known question with respect to Mr. Cosby, 'Which office do I go to get my reputation back?". See our post, "Is Bill Cosby a Rapist?".

6-24-2016: Ex-Officer Sentenced to 12 Months for Shooting Death of Unarmed Man

6-24-2016: Officer shoots into fleeing teen’s car 7 times, video shows

Editorial note: The police officer was responding to a complaint of loud music. The 17 year old kid was not attempting to run over the officer and was clearly trying to drive around. This kid was wrong for trying to flee, but with all the reports of police killing unarmed black men, he may have simply feared the encounter. Police officers don't have a monopoly on fear. Even my 87 year old father now fears encounters with the police. Regardless, this was not a situation that justified deadly force. If this was a 17 year old white kid in an affluent area, do you believe the officer would have fired?

6-24-2016: ‘You’ll find out how nasty I really am’: A judge’s seething response to a hostile defendant

6-24-2016: Judge says the FBI can hack your computer without a warrant

6-24-2016: ‘Good Samaritan’ Bill Becomes Law in St. Louis

Editorial note: Too bad we didn't have a similar law during the crack cocain era. When drug addicts were viewed as being mostly black, drug use was criminalized. Now that drug users are increasing white, we are now decriminalizing behaviors. See "A dose of heroin reality"

6-24-2016: Michigan's drug-testing welfare program has yielded zero positive results so far

6-24-2016: St. Louis Board of Aldermen Facing Budget Woes

6-24-2016: Aldermen cut funds for St. Louis college program

6-24-2016: A black police chief finds his way in the era of Black Lives Matter

6-24-2016: Increased SF Police Presence Prompts Pride Parade Grand Marshals To Withdraw

Editorial note: Black Lives Matter has withdrawn as Grand Marshals of the SF Pride Parade. A Black Lives Matter member stated, "We know first hand that increasing the police presence at Pride does not increase safety for all people.”

6-24-2016: Grand jury doesn't charge Texas police officer in pool party incident

Editorial note: What does it take for a police officer to get indicted? If the video above doesn't show clear abuse of power and denial of rights, what does? Imagine if that was your daughter, how would you feel? These kids posed no danger and the response by the one particular police office was unacceptable! See related, "Why the Black Lives Matter Movement is Important"

6-24-2016: Former St. Louis sheriff’s deputy suing for discrimination

6-24-2016: City Hall often fights to keep files secret in police abuse suits

6-24-2016: Hawaii becomes first U.S. state to place gun owners on FBI database

6-23-2016: Ex-Rocky Ford cop found guilty of murdering Jack Jacquez while on duty

6-23-2016: Sheriff official under investigation after confrontation caught on camera

6-23-2016: Picking and choosing who gets justice

6-23-2016: Policing the Police on Stop-and-Frisk

6-23-2016: Supreme Court ruling could impact drunken driving arrests in Missouri

6-23-2016: Missouri preschools to be on rating system

6-23-2016: Attorney claims city and state withheld evidence in civil case against St. Louis police officer

6-23-2016: Messenger: Louisville is better together, civic leader tells St. Louis

Editorial note: See "St. Louis County Municipalities, better together or apart?"

6-23-2016: Court: Man can't be punished 'simply for being homeless'

Editorial note: A homeless man convicted of criminal trespassing for taking shelter in privately owned buildings during harsh winter weather won a new trial because he should not have been denied the opportunity to argue the necessity defense.

6-23-2016: Donald Trump and the last stand of white male privilege in America

6-23-2016: Fighting black unemployment

6-23-2016: Obama immigration plan blocked by 4-4 tie at Supreme Court

6-23-2016: County to study three MetroLink expansions, but not north-south route

6-23-2016: St. Louis to stop bugs by removing nearly 15,000 ash trees

6-23-2016: Dispute by charter cost St. Louis city schools $4.9 million

6-23-2016: Traffic calming devices bill passes in St. Louis City

6-22-2016: Woman Kneed, Punched, Tasered by Police in Madison, Wisconsin

6-22-2016: St. Louis City faces electronic voting machine problem

6-22-2016: Outrage over candidate's 'Make America White Again' sign

Editorial note: At least he was honest about what "Make America Great Again" means. Let's go back to a time before black people started asserting their civil rights and demanding equal treatment. 

6-22-2016: 11 million Americans spend half their income on rent

6-21-2016: Europe's robots to become 'electronic persons' under draft plan

Editorial note: Robotics and computerization could replace half of all jobs in the U.S.

6-21-2016: Deal to spend $57.6 million on LAPD body cameras clears key hurdle

6-21-2016: FAA completes landmark rules for commercial drones

6-21-2016: Online gun shop sells 30,000 AR-15 assault rifles in one week

Editorial note: It's sad that so many people feel the need to purchase assault rifles. These weapons were first designed during World War II by the German military to be used during battle, their purpose is to kill people more effectively during times of war. There is no reasonable civilian or consumer purpose for these weapon. The United States has become so polarized that I fear these weapons might be used by opposing factions during some type of civil unrest. I can't imagine how much more terrible race riots utilizing assault weapons would have been.

6-20-2016: Video shows Cavs fans stomping on Cleveland police car: ‘I thought they won?’

Editorial note: White privilege even applies to riots!

6-20-2016: Court demands new look at race of jurors in 3 convictions

6-20-2016: Sotomayor issues blistering opposition to evidence obtained in unlawful stops

Editorial note: As we have said many times before, once the rights of any one group is violated, it makes it that much easier to violate the rights of others. Black people have been complaining about unconstitutional searches for decades and now the Supreme Court has basically nullified protection for everyone against illegal searches. See "First they came".

6-20-2016: The East St. Louis shooting that was more deadly than Orlando

Editorial note: See our "Race Riots" page which includes a video about the East St. Louis Massacre.

6-20-2016: Clayton police investigating death of inmate at St. Louis County Justice Center

6-20-2016: Stenger refuses to endorse north-south MetroLink route, says county was kept in the dark

6-20-2016: Supreme Court rules for police in search case

Editorial note: Evidence of a crime may be used against a defendant even if the police did something wrong or illegal in obtaining it. Our rights are being systematically taken away, it's time to wake up!

6-20-2016: Supreme Court rejects challenges to state assault weapon bans

6-20-2016: FBI Arrests High-Ranking New York City Police Officers

6-20-2016: After police raided an apartment building to arrest a suspect, others were left with the collateral damage

6-18-2016: How to get a skill — and a decent-paying job — on the cheap

6-18-2016: SLU law school promotes increased law school diversity

Editorial note: According to the book, “Failing Law Schools”, the out of pocket expenses for obtaining a law degree is approaching $200,000 and the average law school graduate’s debt is around $100,000. Diversity is needed in the legal profession, during my courtroom visits, the lack of non-white attorneys is apparent. However, you must make sure that the investment is worth the cost. See the following articles: "7 ways to figure if going to law school is worth it," "Attorney Offers Students 1,000 Reasons To Skip Law School," "Was law school worth it? Only 20% of recent grads strongly agree, pilot study says," and "Your AI lawyer will see you now: IBM's ROSS becomes world's first artificially intelligent attorney".

6-17-2016: Missouri governor signs law targeting municipal courts

6-17-2016: St. Louis Circuit Attorney Candidates Face Off Saturday in First Debate

6-17-2016: ‘You will die’: East St. Louis massacre rivals Orlando

Editorial note: See our "Race Riots" page which includes a video about the East St. Louis Massacre.

6-17-2016: GPS mix-up led man to scuffle with off-duty St. Louis officer, which landed the man in jail, his lawsuit says

6-17-2016: Missouri hospitals seek to focus readmission penalties on patient poverty

Editiorial note: See the "Medical Oppression" page for shocking information how poor black people have been treated by the medical establishment in this country.

6-16-2016: White classmates pulled black girl by the neck with a rope, lawsuit alleges

Editorial note: The parents of a 12-year-old black girl have sued her Texas school after a group of white classmates allegedly wrapped a rope around her neck and “violently jerked” her to the ground, leaving burns in her skin that are documented in graphic photos included in the complaint.

6-16-2016: Florissant parents charged with child endangerment months after a teen killed their son

Editorial note: Is this prosecution racially motivated? The parents did not bring the gun into the house and may not have have thought the gun was a toy if they did in fact see it. They did not leave young children in the house by themselves and it doesn't appear they did anything wrong. The parents have suffered the loss of their child, to bring criminal charges serves no purpose but to harass and persecute. 

6-16-2016: Lake Saint Louis man gets probation for online threats to blacks at Mizzou

Editorial note: Hunter Park, a Missouri University of Science and Technology student posted he was going to shoot every black person he saw.

6-16-2016: Tougher rules shrink Missouri welfare rolls

6-16-2016: Let's drug-test the rich before approving tax deductions, US congresswoman says

6-16-2016: Judge Upholds Suspension Of Boy In Pastry Gun Incident

Editorial note: See our related page, "Educational Oppression". Although the kid involved in this incident appears to be white, when abuses are allow against one group, it's just a matter of time before people in other groups start becoming targets; as mentioned in "First they came".

6-16-2016: Picking and choosing who gets justice

6-16-2016: North St. Louis: from depletion (finally) to investment

Editorial note: See our related page, "St. Louis' Racial Oppression"

6-16-2016: U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce launches local branch

6-16-2016: Document shows some EPA officials saw West Lake waste removal as 'feasible'

6-16-2016: Indy waitress upset over 'Best Butt' award from Scotty's Brewhouse

Editorial note: This is the type of situation where someone who is legally savvy would file a sexual discrimination or harassment suit where others might simply get angry or quit.

6-15-2016: St. Louis takes new look at old problem: What to do with vacant land and abandoned buildings

6-15-2016: St. Louis City officials pass unique plan to curb crime downtown

6-15-2016: Missouri sheriff waives concealed carry fees after Orlando shooting

6-15-2016: Man sues Denver for $30M, claims he was coerced into confessing to murder at 14

6-15-2016: FBI has 411 million photos in its facial recognition system, and a federal watchdog isn't happy

6-15-2016: Toddler’s body recovered after alligator attack at Disney resort near Orlando

Editorial Note: This was a horrible tradedy that no parent should have to endure. I've taken my family to Disney World twice and I never considered that alligators were in the water around the park and resorts. In fact, had I seen an alligator, I would have assumed it was a mechanical prop and part of the Disney fantasy. However, I can't help but notice the different public response in the two recent national stories concerning wild animals, children and parents. When a black child fell into a gorilla enclosure, the parenting skills were called into question and public outcry for criminal charges. In this case an even younger white child was killed by an alligator and there hasn't been any suggestion that the parents were not properly supervising their child. It would be improper for anyone to suggest that the parents were responsible for this child's death. However, it was extremely improper for people to react so horribly when the child's fall resulted in the gorilla's death. Our thoughts and prayers go out to this child's family, we are sorry for your loss.

6-15-2016: Social media 'outstrips TV' as news source for young people

6-15-2016: Feds Propose Shutting Down Big for-Profit College Accreditor

Editorial note: The U.S. Department of Education proposed on Wednesday to shut down the nation's largest accreditor of for-profit colleges, a rare move that could put dozens of schools at risk of losing federal funding.

6-15-2016: Missouri County Defies President’s Order To Fly Flag At Half-Mast

6-14-2016: Messenger: Solution to America's gun violence epidemic starts with empathy

6-14-2016: Gun sales surge among gays, lesbians after Orlando shooting

6-14-2016: Court Backs Rules Treating Internet as Utility, Not Luxury

Editorial note: High-speed internet service can be defined as a utility, a federal court has ruled in a sweeping decision clearing the way for more rigorous policing of broadband providers and greater protections for web users.

6-14-2016: Chicago cop relieved of duties after head-stomping caught on video

6-14-2016: Missouri inmate loses case against Parole Board over vacant seats

6-14-2016: To graduate from Missouri high schools, students will have to learn CPR

6-14-2016: Final report: St. Louis is not better apart

Editorial note: See post written in response to report, "St. Louis Municipalities, Better Together or Apart?"

6-13-2016: Going to the zoo while black

6-13-2016: New law requires Colorado police to record interrogations

6-13-2016: Judge blocks Seattle from revealing locations of FBI’s hidden cameras on utility poles

6-13-2016: How a Utah county silenced Native American voters — and how Navajos are fighting back

6-13-2016: Rex Jory: I can describe myself as racist because I recognise and acknowledge racial difference

6-13-2016: Messenger: Death at county jail has mom, minister, asking tough questions

6-12-2016: Inglewood to pay $4.6 million to unarmed man shot by police officer

6-12-2016: Criminal record-sealing bill on Missouri governor's desk

Editorial notePetition for Expungement of Arrest Records – Missouri Revised Statutes RSMO 610.140 allows people convicted of certain crimes to have their records expunged resulting in the records being seal and unavailable through record checks.

6-12-2016: McKee can show he means business by tearing down decrepit buildings

6-12-2016: Questions raised about $150 water bill proposal and the utility behind it

6-12-2016: 50 dead in Florida nightclub shooting, worst in US history

Editorial note: It's just a matter of time before increased drug use, easy availability of guns and untreated mental illness lead more people to this type of behavior, especially as half of all U.S. jobs are eliminated and those currently in the middle class find themselves unable to sustain their lifestyles. How many mass shootings have to occur and people being gunned down in cities everyday before our collective common sense kicks in and we update gun laws. The day before this shooting, singer Christina Grimmie, a former finalist on NBC's "The Voice," died from a gunshot while performing Friday in Orlando. The harsh treatment many experience in our justice system might even create another Cookie Thornton type situation. 

6-11-2016: 'White Rage' undermines black citizens, author writes

Editorial note: Quote from the author, “White rage is not about visible violence, but rather works its way through the courts, the legislatures, and a range of government bureaucracies. It wreaks havoc subtly, almost imperceptibly. Too imperceptibly, certainly, for a nation consistently drawn to the spectacular — to what it can see. It’s not the Klan. White rage doesn’t have to wear sheets, burn crosses, or take to the streets. Working the halls of power, it can achieve its means far more effectively, far more destructively.” See our related post, "White Middle Class Fatigue".

6-11-2016: Jump in subprime accounts helping drive credit card growth

6-11-2016: Educators push to expand advanced classes in St. Louis area

6-11-2016: Aisha Sultan: Making child custody more fair to divorced fathers

6-11-2016: LockerDome leader laments loss of employee and shames city's approach to crime discussions

6-11-2016: St. Louis circuit attorney, public defender clash over sharing witness information

6-11-2016: Ohio Man Who Was Beaten by Drunk Cop and Locked in Closet Recovers $22M

6-10-2016: Missouri Lottery finishes most profitable fiscal year ever

Editorial note: State lotteries do far more harm than good, especially at the bottom of the economic ladder. They Prey on the Poor and Trash the Economy, and Political Leaders Don't Care. See the article, "Disturbing Facts About State Lotteries". 

6-10-2016: Muhammad Ali Mourned by Hometown at Star-Studded Memorial

See our related post, "Muhammad Ali's Memorial Service – Tribute to Greatness".

6-10-2016: Man ticketed after handing change to cop posing as panhandler

6-10-2016: Man Shot by Police Who Responded to Wrong Address Has Died, Family Lawyer Says

6-10-2016: St. Louis circuit attorney wants to withhold witness, victim information from defendants

6-9-2016: Two additional Zika virus cases confirmed in Missouri

6-9-2016: Jurors Are Refusing to Serve the Judge Who Sentenced Brock Turner

6-9-2016: Thieves targeting new homes in Ladue

Editorial note: As we predicted, increasing heroin addiction in white communities would lead to increased crime in those communities. See "A dose of heroin reality

6-10-2016: Motorcyclist records road rage exchange with police officer

Note: Incident begins at the 3 minute point.

6-9-2016: Embattled police captain leaves St. Louis department

6-9-2016: St. Louis prosecutors fight to keep crime victim information private after retaliations

6-9-2016: Missouri regulators want looser rules on meeting with utilities

6-9-2016: St. Louis police still won't release records from internal investigations, suit says

6-9-2016: As summit on gun violence convenes, latest St. Louis homicide victim is announced

See related, "Gun Law in Missouri" and "When you have nothing, you have nothing to lose".

6-9-2016: St. Louis desegregation program headed for phase out

6-8-2016: How I handled the boy who called my son ‘blacky’

Editorial note: The story told in this article is a wonderful example of compasion and understanding in the face of anger.

6-8-2016: California aid-in-dying law concerns some Latinos, blacks

Editorial note: All laws can be used for bad purposes. The concern is that that poor people with serious illnesses will be pressured to take lethal drugs as a cheaper alternative to long-term care.

6-8-2016: Debtors prison a thing of the past? Some places in America still lock up the poor

6-7-2016: Missouri appeals court upholds transfer rights of Normandy students

6-7-2016: Federal Judge Orders Release of Dash Cam Video that Sent Missouri Cop to Prison

6-7-2016: New Life, city, at odds over filling gap for St. Louis homeless day services

6-7-2016: Messenger: Payday predators continue to prey on the poor in Missouri

Editorial note: Kudos to Mr. Messenger for telling his story. Not everyone with poor credit made poor choices. Some people became sick or injured, lost jobs, and others had their lives turned upside down by divorce, tragedy such as fire or natural disasters. Even those that have made poor choices or mistakes shouldn't be have to endure predatory practices made legal by unjust laws. 

6-7-2016: Federal judge orders Michael Brown investigation information released, with restrictions

6-7-2016: Missouri budget could help ease pressure on public defender system

6-7-2016: Missouri Law enforcement agencies report $12 million from federal asset forfeiture

6-7-2016: Meet the Missouri Office of Public Counsel

6-6-2016: Missouri gun bill would allow concealed carry without training, creates a ‘stand your ground’ law

See related, "Gun Law in Missouri"

6-6-2016: Man sued for $30K over $40 printer he sold on Craigslist

6-6-2016: As subprime auto borrowers default, collection suits pile up in local courts

6-6-2016: Supreme Court to look at Virginia state house districts

6-6-2016: Want to know what your Rep spent on office furniture? New link makes it easier

6-6-2016: Prisoners ask for early release after Supreme Court ruling on gun crimes

See out related post, "Federal prosecution of gun crimes, the new mass incarceration tool?"

6-6-2016: St. Louis police secret settlements total $4.7 million

6-6-2016: This 25-year-old lived for more than a year without a heart

6-5-2016: Parents express concerns after five-year-old boy shocked in city park

6-5-2016: US cities see unexplained rise in violent crimes this year

6-5-2016: Four years later, an ex-politician is still benefiting from his campaign fund

6-5-2016: JK Rowling attacks black Hermione 'racists'

Editorial note: Author JK Rowling has described people who criticised the casting of a black actress as Hermione in the new Harry Potter play as "a bunch of racists".

6-5-2016: Virginia at Center of Racially Charged Fight Over the Right of Felons to Vote

6-4-2016: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74

Editorial note: Muhammad Ali was so much more than just a boxer. See our post about Muhammad Ali the humanitarian and civil rights activist.

6-4-2016: Attorney General's Office Reports Racism On Missouri Roads

6-4-2016: Lawmakers put cuffs on Missouri ticket quotas

6-3-2016: White high school students in Michigan saying they'd like to bring back slavery shows racism is still alive 

6-3-2016: “I’m Going To Shoot You, N-Word:” Staten Island Teen Dies Fleeing White Mob

6-3-2016: Parents say city employee threw son off skateboard injuring him in downtown St. Louis

6-3-2016: Boy shocked, burned on hands by live wires on St. Louis city park light pole

Editorial note: As we have said many times before, instead of giving money to developers, use that money fix street lights, roads and of course faulty wiring. Had this been a situation at someone's house, the City would be have issued housing code violations or even criminal charges.

6-3-2016: St. Louis police sergeant who won big lawsuit against city is suing again

6-3-2016: City must meet legal requirement to fund affordable housing

6-3-2016: Missouri's report on racial profiling shows troubling figures every year, but flaws in data thwart change

6-3-2016: Man hurt by SWAT team as he tried to cash check can seek new $3.3M award from Bank of America

6-2-2016: Cellphone videos show aftermath of 2011 St. Louis police shooting at heart of murder charge

6-2-2016: St. Louis police officers won't be prosecuted in Ball-Bey shooting in 2015

See related post, "18 Year Old Shot in Back by Police"

6-2-2016: Man wrongly arrested for Belleville bank robbery during job interview

Editorial note: This was racial profiling taken to the extreme. Evidently, the police officers would have pick up any black man, that's the only thing the innocent man had in common with the suspect. After being taken out of a job interview in handcuffs, there was zero chance of getting the job. I hope the man consults with an attorney.

6-2-2016: Ladue Police Chief takes issue with Missouri AG report on racial profiling

Editorial note: Last year the Former Ladue Police Chief alleges he was ordered to profile black motorists. Makes you wonder if the current chief follows orders better?

6-2-2016: Organizations call for new legislation following racial profiling report

6-2-2016: St. Louis police chief renews call for more officers in showdown with aldermen

6-1-2016: Dozens Of Ferguson Protesters Were Charged Under A Bad Law. Now They Could Be Arrested Again

6-1-2016: Cincinnati police don't recommend criminal charges in gorilla case

6-1-2016: Yahoo publishes FBI's secret requests for user data

6-1-2016: Thousands of voters in limbo after Kansas demands proof they're American

6-1-2016: Plainclothes officer who killed Florida church drummer is charged with manslaughter, attempted murder

6-1-2016: MPD Union Leader: ‘Black Lives Matter Is A Terrorist Organization’

Editorial note: Standing up and demanding your rights is an act of patriotism not terrorism. Thousands of black lives were lost due to lynching in this country. The KKK, White Citizens Council and other similar groups routinely included police officers, sheriffs and even judges. Police brutality is terrorism and that terror is documented with increasing regularity by video. Black Lives Matter and similar groups helped shine a light on a small segment of policing that many police officers understandably do not like. Many good officers stood silent while bad officers committed unforgivable acts. The Black Panther Party for Self Defense core practice was its armed citizens' patrols to monitor the behavior of police officers and challenge police brutality in Oakland, California. It later included community social programs as a core activity. The government and media distorted public opinion and convinced people the Panthers were terrorist rather than a group concerned with abuses within its community. Anytime groups such as Black Lives Matter, the Panthers and any other group that refuses to accept mistreatment by power, those groups are attacked and vilified. 

6-1-2016: St. Louis officer accused of murder leaves jail on bail

6-1-2016: No civil rights charges in shooting of Minneapolis black man

6-1-2016: Jury awards $22M to man who says police locked him in closet

6-1-2016: The Law Store brings legal help to Wal-Mart locations  

6-1-2016: Missourians could get lifetime concealed carry permits under overhaul of firearms laws

6-1-2016: Queens man spends five months in Rikers unaware his bail was only $2

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