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Black Progressive Pulls Off Upset Against Prosecutor Who Declined to Charge Cop for Killing Michael Brown

Ferguson city council member Wesley Bell defeated 27-year incumbent Bob McCulloch in the Democratic primary for St. Louis County's prosecutor. Both candidates are notably the children of police officers.

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St. Louis Police Ripped for 'Alarming,' Unconstitutional Treatment of Demonstrators

Members of law enforcement and civil libertarians were strongly critical of the tactics and behavior of the St Louis police department amid protests over the acquittal of a white officer in the 2011 shooting death of a black man.

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St. Louis Cops Taunt Demonstrators with Chilling Chant After Clearing Streets

Police officers in riot gear gathered alongside a St Louis boulevard late on Sunday night, chanting “whose street, our street”, a common refrain used by those protesting the acquittal of a white former officer in the death of a black man, after successfully clearing the street of demonstrators and onlookers.

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More Protests Expected in St. Louis Over Acquittal of White Police Officer in Killing of a Black Man

Demonstrators were expected to reconvene near St. Louis on Sunday afternoon for a third day of protests, following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man.

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St. Louis Cop Who Gunned Down Unarmed Black Man After Vowing to Kill Him Found Not Guilty

Police Officer Not Guilty in St. Louis Shooting Death

Update | A St. Louis judge on Friday ruled that police officer Jason Stockley was not guilty in the shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith. "It is ordered, adjudged and decreed that the State has failed in its burden of proof and the Court finds that defendant is not guilty of both charges in this case,…

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How the School Privatization Agenda Turns Public School Parents into Feeling Like They Are Criminals

In researching an upcoming article I’m writing about the St. Louis school system, and the district’s ongoing funding crisis, I came across an astonishing example of who wins and who loses in current approaches to government budget balancing.

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Republicans in Several States Are Lowering the Minimum Wage - Yes, You Read that Right

While journalists and political junkies are focused on the latest implosion of the GOP effort to repeal Obamacare and gut Medicaid, conservatives in several states have been working to decrease the minimum wage that businesses can pay to their workers.

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Battles in St. Louis Over School Privatization and Segregation

The St. Louis Public Schools and the St. Louis NAACP recently filed litigation in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri against the Missouri Board of Education, claiming that state officials have diverted millions of dollars to charter schools over the past decade, in violation of a court-ordered desegregation settlement.

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‘F*ck You, You Whore!’: Watch Angry White People Go Berserk Outside Trump Rally in St. Louis

Videos taken of Donald Trump supporters outside a rally in St. Louis, Missouri, show demonstrations of extreme anger, provocation and aggression as the GOP front runner tries to defend himself against criticism that his rallies are becoming dangerous.

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St. Louis Archbishop Attacks Moral Values of Girl Scouts

Spare a thought for the Catholics of St Louis, Missouri, weighed down as they are with ponderous spiritual matters. On top of such weighty issues as the Pope’s recent call for an end to the death penalty – a popular pastime in Missouri – they must now wrestle with a new moral conundrum: Girl Scout cookies.

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The Destruction of St. Louis' Schools

St. Louis teachers are caught at the epicenter of just about every kind of assault on public education going on these days. Their immediate concern is easy enough to spot. St. Louis teachers have remained frozen in time, sitting on the same step of the salary schedule for six years. In other words, if you were hired as a first-year teacher for St. Louis schools back in 2009, you are still making a first-year teacher's salary today.

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