Editorial note: Again, it's amazing the number of suspects that point a gun at police without firing but end up getting shot by the police. Some of these officers must be really quick on the draw; they can draw their weapons so quickly, aim and shoot before the suspect can get off a single shot. See our related gun law in Missouri page.
Editorial note: Privatizing government functions creates a profit incentive instead of public service motive. Additionallly, does the Hancock Amendment require a public vote since there is the potential of increased cost which could be considered a hidden tax?
3-31-2017: Dozen people in police custody after protest blocking two entrances to West Lake landfill
Editorial note: Did St. Louis County have a militarized police presence during this protest?
Editorial note: See our related post, "St. Louis – A Heartless City"
Editorial note: This story originally appeared with the headline, "General election for St. Louis mayor features colorful cast". See related, "Every Republican is not Your Enemy, Every Democrat is not Your Friend"
3-30-2017: Rev. Larry Rice says he will comply with judge's order, close his downtown shelter this weekend
3-29-2017: St. Louis City police chief worries about county proposition that would increase officer pay
Editorial note: See related, "Gun Law in Missouri" page.
Editorial note: See related, "Every Republican is not Your Enemy, Every Democrat is not Your Friend"
Editorial note: See our related post, "$60 Million in Public Money For a Soccer Stadium? NO!"
3-27-2017: NYPD Cop Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Black Teen Quits After Being Found Guilty in Disciplinary Trial
3-27-2017: Flint and Michigan Agree to Settle Water Suit for Almost $100 Million, Dig Up Miles of Pipe
Editorial note: See our related post, "$60 Million in Public Money For a Soccer Stadium? NO!"
Editorial note: People aren't spending money because half of all US jobs are in the process of being eliminated.
3-26-2017: North Hollywood, CA School Budget Cuts Dut To High White Student Percentage Sparks Outrage
Editorial note: Other than corruption and kickbacks, we never understood why our elected officials continued to throw money at Paul McKee.
Editorial note: Almost a year and a half ago, we wrote, "Crime Won't Decrease, Until Oppression Decreases". People without opportunity believe they have nothing to lose, so crime becomes their best option. Starve or commit a crime, what would you choose?
Editorial note: Police say an 18-year-old white woman who burst into a church in northeast Texas and claimed she had been kidnapped and sexually assaulted by three black males in ski masks has admitted she lied.
Editorial note: As we mentioned on our Missouri Gun Law page, TrumpCare was being described as a form of democide by some.
3-22-2017: 'You Shot Me, Bro' Tyler Gebhard was killed by a St. Louis County cop he knew, in a home where he was once welcome
Editorial note: How insulting! Bribing us with our own money? See our post, "$60 Million in Public Money For a Soccer Stadium? NO!"
Editorial note: Today, in the United States, Christianity is the most practiced religion, but as demographics change so might the most popular religion. See related, "First They Came".
Editorial note: See, "Every Republican is not Your Enemy, Every Democrat is not Your Friend"
3-20-2017: Private attorneys pledge to take on some cases from overworked St. Louis public defenders
3-20-2017: St. Louis man, 97, accuses Bank of America of pilfering $77,000 of his retirement savings
Editorial note: Tulsa County (Oklahoma) must pay $10 million in damages, after an imprisoned Army veteran lay in his cell for 51 hours with a broken neck, which resulted in his death.
3-18-2017: Who gets the security? In St. Louis, surveillance cameras mostly in wealthier, safer neighborhoods
3-17-2017: 'I'm glad he's free,' says Florissant woman of her son's overturned conviction after 32 years in prison
Editorial note: This site exist to educate people about the law and their rights so this sort of injustice doesn't happen. I can't imagine having 32 years of my life stolen. Our system of justice is broken and we need to demand it be repaired.
Editorial note: Sales tax is high enough in St. Louis and I certainly won't be voting to increase it for a soccer stadium own by millionaires.
Editorial note: Technology will soon replace jobs many people though were safe. Are you ready? Legal issues and job loss go hand in hand. Start developing other skills and use Court.rchp.com to learn your rights and how to use the law for your benefit instead of your lawyer's.
Editorial note: See our page concerning the property tax credit.
Editorial note: See our related post, "Police Depicted as Animals in Art"
Editorial note: This was predictable, see our post from early January, "Billionaire President Equals Massive Military Industrial Complex Profits"
Editorial note: See our post, "The Hidden Racism of Charter Schools"
Editorial note: See our related post, "Bayer and Monsanto: A Marriage Made in Hell"
Editorial note: See our related medical oppression page which contains a link to area hospital scores.
Editorial note: Fortunately in Missouri we have the Hancock amendment which prevent our lawmakers from taxing us without our approval.
Editorial note: It's amazing the number of suspects that point a gun at police without firing but end up getting shot by the police. Some of these officers must be really quick on the draw; they can draw their weapons so quickly, aim and shoot before the suspect can get off a single shot. It seems strange that St. Louis City police officers in an unmarked vehicle are actively engaging so far into St. Louis County without St. Louis County taking over the pursuit after passing through a number of county municipalities. See our related gun law in Missouri page.
Editorial note: Article discusses Trump's policies as "democide", the killing of people by a government most often based on their socioeconomic status. Also highlighted is the fact that labor is increasingly being replaced by automation.
Editorial note: See our related post comparing quotes by Trump vs Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Editorial note: See our related post about Andrew Jones, the Black Republican Candidate for mayor.
3-10-2017: Arch update: Kiener Plaza to reopen in May
Editorial note: See our related, Farewell to Obama post.
Editorial note: See our related racial bias in mass media page.
3-9-2017: An estimated 40,000 young people in St. Louis are unemployed — STL Youth Jobs is trying to fix that
Editorial note: It's refreshing to see Black History celebrated other than just in February. See our related, 2017 Black History Month Posts.
3-9-2017: We must hold the next mayor accountable
Editorial note: If we truely want change, we need to think differently and more critically than in the past. I would have been elated if my prediction that Lyda Krewson would win if none of the major black candidates exited the race. I was looking at the picture below of Krewson watching the returns and couldn't help but notice how non-diverse her crowd was and I have no reason to believe her adminstration staff will look any differently. We posted today about Andrew Jones, the Black Republican candidate who will run against Krewson in the general election. We shouldn't automatically assume Krewson will be the winner when she only received 5% of the black vote during the primary.
3-9-2017: New Security Cameras Coming to Soulard
3-8-2017: Krewson edges Tishaura by 888 votes
Editorial note: See our post, "Black Ego Lost the St. Louis Mayoral Race"
Editorial note: It would have been much better if there could have been a measure to limit the fees or interest rate lenders could charge in order to get a permit. The City now has a financial interest to make sure these pay day lenders stay in business so they can collect their $5,000 extortion fee. How will this help? That five thousand dollars will certainly be passed on to customers in the form of additional fees.
3-7-2017: Moody's downgrades city's bond rating
3-7-2017: Former police captain sues city for discrimination, alleges white officers conspired to frame black captain at crime scene
Editorial note: For those of you visiting loved ones in jail, you need to complain when faced with unreasonable or degrading policy. Six women who complained including one who contacted the state's Human Rights Commission, the prison warden and the Governor reversed the policy of women visitors being required to remove their bras.
3-7-2017: Samuel L. Jackson leads outrage after Ben Carson refers to slaves brought to US as 'immigrants'
3-6-2017: Racial bias in the jury room can violate a defendant's right to a fair trial, Supreme Court says
3-6-2017: Judge ordered to read before ruling
Editorial note: I have often felt as if judges haven't read the documents filed in a case and rely only on what is said in court.
Editorial note: See our related post, "Black Concentration Camps?". History can and does repeat itself especially when people forget or naively belief it can't happen.
Editorial note: This was predictable, which is why Court.rchp.com has been telling people to educate themselves about the law so they can help themselves rather than relying on others.
Editorial note: See our related page, Truth of How Slavery Started
Editorial note: See our related post, "Billionaire President Equals Massive Military Industrial Complex Profits".
3-3-2017: Alderman's stop sign removed by the city
Editorial note: The top three black candidates are polled to receive a combined 44% of the vote. This same percentage or higher most likely would have gone to a single black candidate who was endorsed by the other potential viable candidates. As we mentioned in our post, Divide and Conquer, it was obvious to everyone except the candidates that they were splitting the black vote in a racially polarized city. Many of the things black people complain about, many white people believe don't exist or believe we are exagerating. A black mayor would have an understanding that which only the experience of being black brings. I voted for Reed for president of aldermen and when he ran against Slay, I voted for Jones during her election and re-election for treasurer and I will be voting for French for Mayor this election. However, I feel like I'm wasting my vote, because the ego of the black candidates got in the way of St. Louis having a black controlled Board of Estimate and Apportionment. However, even more importantly, a black mayor would have been in control of the police department If none of the black candidates win, in the future, I will support any other viable black candidate that runs against them. It's hard to imagine that an intelligent candidate wouldn't realize they would split the vote and ensure Krewson's victory. These candidates demonstrated they were thinking only about their own political future and not what was best for St. Louis' Black Community or the City of St. Louis in General. I've even wondered if one or more of the candidates were paid to run so that the vote would be split. Jamilah Nasheed who had officially declared she was running for Mayor, was the only viable black candidate that demonstrated a team spirit and common sense when she withdrew from the race. If Krewson wins the primary, I will support Larry Rice's independent mayoral candidacy. Larry Rice has helped and supported St. Louis' homeless population for decades. Of all persons in families in emergency shelter, African Americans account for approximately 90 to 95 percent of this population in St. Louis.
3-2-2017: St. Louis circuit attorney sets up hotline to report alleged voter fraud during Tuesday's primary
Editorial note: See our related post, "Hidden Racism of Charter Schools".
3-1-2017: Kim Gardner Is St. Louis' First Black Circuit Attorney. That Matters — And She's Just Getting Started
Editorial note: See our related December post, "The Prosecutor – The Most Powerful Position in the Criminal Justice System".
Editorial note: This story reminds me of a quote from a 1935 article written by Adam Clayton Powell.
Have you ever eaten garbage? Dined, but not wined, on bones sucked dry by strangers' mouths, bread soaked in the juices of a garbage can, maybe a rotten tomato as a relish and a partly devoured orange to top of the meal, in which some of the pith still remains? If not, my friends, you are not a member of the new social "odor".
Venezuela, the country with the world's largest oil reserves, is experiencing an economic crisis. This is the sort of crisis that Obama avoided as president. Half of all jobs in the United States are in danger of being eliminated because of automation and robotics. During Trump's administration, expect to see safety net social programs reduced and more people forced into desparate situations, maybe even eatting from garage cans.