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  • Police Officer Beats 70 Year Old Man Suffering Mini-Stroke

    10/03/2015 12:30:42 PM PDT · by Altariel · 42 replies
    Fox 4 ^ | September 28, 2015 | KASEY BABBITT AND ROBERT TOWNSEND MARSHALL, Mo. – An elderly man says after he lost control of his vehicle and struck a house, an off-duty police officer held him against his will while he suffered a mini-stroke. James “Jim” Miller, 70, a grandfather and longtime realtor in Marshall, says around 6 o’clock Sunday night he was driving to a Wal-Mart when he suddenly felt dizzy and ill. According to a police report, Miller's pickup veered off the road near south Hawthorne and Sunset and hit a house. In the report, an officer says there was a crack in the house and minor damage to...
  • Army Veteran Takes Mother to Cardinals Game – Is Robbed, Shot in the Back and Paralyzed

    09/28/2015 1:22:50 PM PDT · by CodeJockey · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 28th, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Army Veteran Robbed, Shot and Paralyzed as Violent Crime Spirals Out of Control in St. Louis Around 10:30 p.m., Chris Sanna and his girlfriend were walking to their vehicle near Walnut Street and Memorial Drive when a black sedan pulled up to them. Two male suspects were inside the black sedan. The driver of the sedan exited the vehicle and demanded the victims’ property at gunpoint. “After she gave him her purse, he pulled a gun,” Candis said. “That’s when they turned to run, and he shot at them twice.”
  • Mayors Of Eighteen U.S. Cities Tell Obama They Are Ready To Take More Syrian Refugees

    09/26/2015 6:08:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 117 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/24/15 | Kerry Picket
    Mayors from eighteen U.S. cities signed a letter to President Obama saying they are willing to take even more refugees than what has been proposed by the administration. “We will welcome the Syrian families to make homes and new lives in our cities,” wrote the mayors, all of whom are part of the Cities United for Immigration Action coalition. “Indeed, we are writing to say that we stand ready to work with your Administration to do much more and to urge you to increase still further the number of Syrian refugees the United States will accept for resettlement.” “This is...
  • Police investigating 151st homicide in the city (post-Ferguson St. Louis update)

    09/25/2015 2:33:35 PM PDT · by seacapn · 17 replies
    Fox 2 St. Louis ^ | pdated at 01:02pm, September 25, 2015 | Chris Regnier
    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- St. Louis homicide detectives busy again after a young man was shot and killed in north St. Louis. It happened around 9a.m. on Marcus Avenue near Northland. Investigators say people in the area heard several shots fired. They came out to see a young man in his early 20`s shot in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene... This was St. Louis 151st murder of this year. We are fast approaching the homicide total for all of 2014 which was 159.
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • University of Missouri Professor Sues Over Gun Prohibition on Campus

    09/21/2015 10:40:51 AM PDT · by gopno1 · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 20th, 2015 | Kelly Riddell
    A University of Missouri professor is filing a lawsuit against the school for prohibiting guns on campus, in what is aimed to be one of the first tests of the state’s newly amended constitution that provides for “strict scrutiny” of gun restrictions. Royce de R. Barondes, who is an associate professor of law at the University of Missouri, is challenging the campus’ policy that “the possession of firearms on university property is prohibited except in regularly approved programs or by university agents or employees in the line of duty.”
  • Everyone Needs To Hear This Teen’s Powerful Message About Being Trans In High School (Gag)

    09/18/2015 2:38:25 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 60 replies
    MTV ^ | 09/18/2015 | Rae Paoletta
    In August, Lila Perry, a senior at Hillsboro High school in Missouri, made national headlines when 150 of her peers walked out of their school because Lila, a young trans woman, wanted to use the girl’s locker room. On Monday, Lila went on “The View” to talk about her life since the walkout and what she’s learned since then. “After the protests, a lot of things really calmed down,” she said. “A lot of the people who did protest are starting to see that they’re not really going to accomplish anything.” Then things got pretty personal. “I have three children,...
  • 'Bring them here': the case for St Louis to welcome Syrian refugees

    09/14/2015 9:44:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 14, 2015 | Sarah Kendzior
    St Louis has long history of refugee resettlement in a region of empty land and cheap real estate, making it financially easier for refugees to build a new life.“Syria, Syria, you’re not alone! Call St Louis your new home!” On 13 September, hundreds of St Louis-area residents converged in a parking lot in the suburb of University City to demand that the US government raise the cap on the number of Syrian refugees allowed in the country – and settle at least 60,000 of them in St Louis. The rally, which included speeches from religious leaders, Muslim activists and Syrians,...
  • EDITORIAL: Conservatives play an old race card against Black Lives Matter

    09/14/2015 2:36:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 13, 2015 | The Editorial Board
    An optimist would say the Black Lives Matter movement is working. Even if there were no other signs of progress, the incessant, contorted attacks the movement now faces from the right would be evidence enough. Only a movement that’s making inroads would draw such ire and condemnation. A pessimist would say that conservative crazy-talk tactic is working, drumming up fear among white Americans and turning the most galvanizing civil rights group of our time into a perceived threat. On Fox News, Black Lives Matter is the new Benghazi, the newest favorite target of the panoply of conservative commentators and conservative...
  • In local visit, Ted Cruz presses his own party on Planned Parenthood

    09/13/2015 3:46:38 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 10 replies
    St. Louis Post-dispatch ^ | 9/12/15 | Kevin McDermitt
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz stood by his call for Republicans in Congress to strip funding from Planned Parenthood, saying if the fight results in a government shutdown, it would be laid at the feet of President Barack Obama. "So now the Democratic field consists of a wild-eyed socialist with ideas that are dangerous for America and the world — and Bernie Sanders," he quipped, to rousing laughter. He noted that, in the past four years, Republicans have taken over Congress with vows to undo Obama's policies, "and what on Earth has changed?" On abortion in particular, Cruz eviscerated GOP...
  • Carson: GOP Has GOP ‘Neglected’ African-American Communities

    09/13/2015 11:22:56 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 192 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/13/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “Media Buzz,” Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said the Republican Party has in the past “neglected” African-American community but because of the recent chaos in race relation brought on by unrest in Ferguson, Baltimore and other cities the GOP ” has a very excellent opportunity,” to reach out and help “get business and industry and academia to invest in people.”
  • GOP candidate Ben Carson says he probably wouldn't have shot Michael Brown

    09/12/2015 2:52:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 210 replies ^ | Sep. 11, 2015 | Nicholas J.C. Pistor
    FERGUSON • Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he probably wouldn’t have used deadly force against Michael Brown, the teenager whose fatal shooting by police Officer Darren Wilson sparked a national debate on race and the role of police. Carson gave an interview to the Post-Dispatch on Friday afternoon after visiting Ferguson. When asked if he would have shot Brown if he were in Wilson’s shoes, Carson said: “It’s hard to say. I probably, knowing who he was, I probably just would have arrested him.” Carson said he would have waited for backup before having the altercation. A Justice Department...
  • Rick Perry torches Donald Trump as he drops out of 2016 race

    09/11/2015 5:14:48 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 90 replies ^ | Colin Campbell
    Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry suddenly announced he was suspending his presidential campaign Friday. As he did so, he made it abundantly clear that he's still not a fan of real-estate mogul Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner in the race with whom he has often feuded. Speaking at an event in St. Louis, Missouri, Perry repeatedly jabbed at Trump's campaign-trail controversies without using his name. "Demeaning people of Hispanic heritage is not just ignorant, it betrays the example of Christ," Perry said, according to his prepared remarks. "We can enforce our laws and our borders, and we can love all...
  • Good-Bye Before Hello: Ricky Perry’s Self-Justifying 9/11 Drop-Out

    09/11/2015 8:30:06 PM PDT · by Silly · 28 replies
    Trump To Win ^ | September11, 2015 | Silly
    My buddy John alerted me to Rick Perry’s exit from the race today. He speculated that now Kasich’s numbers might “take off a little, if not big.” In his text was a quip about the remaining candidates: “good-bye before hello.” For me, I never got a chance to say hello to Perry. Donald Trump was immediately more interesting than all of the other candidates put together. He didn’t have to use self-justifying rhetoric to establish his conservative bona fides. He just said amazing true things, bluntly and spontaneously, that we have long wished all rightwing politicians would say. Trump’s remarks...
  • Three members of Hillsboro School Board resign amid controversy over transgender student

    09/11/2015 5:53:06 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 29 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 9/11/15 | Kim Bell, Lily Fowler
    In the midst of controversy surrounding a transgender student, the Hillsboro School District accepted the resignations of three board members Thursday morning. The four remaining board members met at 6:30 a.m. Thursday to accept the resignations from Board President John Stewart, Vice President Dan McCarthy and Director Bo Harrison. *** Superintendent Aaron D. Cornman said Stewart's and Harrison's letters simply announced they were resigning their seats and gave no reason. McCarthy, meanwhile, wrote that he was resigning due to strained philosophical differences. He did not elaborate. The three resignations follow more than a week of controversy surrounding a transgender student’s...
  • Cruz for President Announces Missouri Leadership Team

    09/11/2015 2:43:12 PM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies ^ | 09/11/15
    Thirty-two Missouri conservative leaders endorse Sen. Cruz for PresidentHOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today announced 32 conservative influencers as part of his Missouri Leadership Team, comprised of current and former elected officials, pastors, education leaders, conservative and liberty activists, and pro-life and pro-family leaders. Former Missouri House Speaker Pro Tem Carl Bearden, Rep. Eric Burlison, former State Sen. Jim Lembke, former State Sen. Delbert Scott, Bev Ehlen, and Ryan Johnson will serve as co-chairs.Following Senator Cruz’s remarks to Eagle Forum members this Saturday, September 12, at the St. Louis Airport Marriott, he will hold a press conference...
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’—but Reality, Not So Much

    09/09/2015 10:39:04 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/8/2015 | Jason L. Riley
    The great lie of the summer has been the Black Lives Matter movement. It was founded on one falsehood—that a Ferguson, Mo., police officer shot a black suspect who was trying to surrender—and it is perpetuated by another: that trigger-happy cops are filling our morgues with young black men. The reality is that Michael Brown is dead because he robbed a convenience store, assaulted a uniformed officer and then made a move for the officer’s gun. The reality is that a cop is six times more likely to be killed by someone black than the reverse. The reality is that...
  • FERGUSON BOMBERS SENTENCED-Two Black Panthers get a slap on the wrist

    09/09/2015 7:04:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 9, 2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Ferguson Bombers Sentenced Two Black Panthers get a slap on the wrist, courtesy of the Obama administration. September 9, 2015 Matthew Vadum    A foiled plot to use bombs to assassinate the police chief, county prosecutor, and other officials in troubled Ferguson, Mo., and also blow up the iconic Gateway Arch in nearby St. Louis, has ended in federal prison terms for two New Black Panther Party members. In a sweetheart plea bargain deal, Olajuwon Davis and Brandon Orlando Baldwin, both radical black Muslim men in their twenties, received mere seven-year custodial sentences last week from U.S. District Judge...
  • Four shot during skirmish at Columbia VFW Post

    09/06/2015 6:26:48 AM PDT · by gopno1 · 18 replies
    The Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | Sunday, September 6, 2015 | Jodie Jackson Jr
    A fight inside VFW Post 280 early Saturday morning stopped a hip-hop album release party and ended with four people shot during a flurry of gunfire. One woman who was shot required emergency surgery, Columbia police spokeswoman Bryana Larimer said in a news release. “Everybody was trying to figure out where to go to hide. It was chaotic,” said Kim Wischmeyer, quartermaster and canteen manager for the VFW Post at 1509 Ashley St. The post was back to business as usual for its Saturday breakfast and a Saturday evening dance. Wischmeyer said three glass doors were replaced and the building...
  • For One Missouri Lawyer, Eight Clients Executed in 18 Months

    09/04/2015 11:56:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 3 September 2015 | Jessica Lussenhop
    At a time when other states in the US are backing away from the death penalty, Missouri has done the opposite. It is currently executing its death row inmates faster than any other state in the country, at a rate of about one per month. At 21:09 local time on Tuesday evening, Roderick Nunley became the sixth death row inmate executed by the state of Missouri in 2015. He was convicted of the 1989 kidnapping, rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl in Kansas City. His was the latest in a string of executions by the state since 2013. In...
  • A transgender teen used the girls’ locker room. Now the community is up in arms.

    09/02/2015 6:09:42 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 99 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 09/02/2015 | Michael E. Miller
    When Caitlyn Jenner took to television in April to announce she was transgender, messages of support poured in from across the country. She was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair and received an ESPY award for courage. But even as Jenner starred in a reality TV docu-series about her transition, a deeper question remained. If Jenner weren’t already a rich celebrity, would she have received the same support? How would other, less famous transgender Americans be treated? On Monday morning, a small town in Missouri provided an answer. For two hours, approximately 150 students stood in front of Hillsboro...
  • Missouri family threatened with jail over purple swingset wins court ruling, website says

    09/01/2015 1:54:48 PM PDT · by BBell · 49 replies | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/1/15 | Andrea Shaw, | The Times-Picayune
    A judge has sided with a Missouri couple whose purple backyard playset prompted threats of fines – and even jail -- from the homeowners association, according to Consumer Affairs. Marla Stout said the Raintree Lake Neighborhood Homeowners Association told the family they failed to get the color approved and that the purple hue did not conform in the neighborhood, the website reported.
  • Missouri man faces execution for raping, killing 15-year-old

    09/01/2015 6:12:14 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 18 hours ago | By JIM SALTER
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An inmate scheduled to be executed Tuesday for killing a 15-year-old Missouri girl has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his punishment, saying the death penalty is unconstitutional. But a detective who helped break the case scoffed at the appeal Monday, saying Roderick Nunley should have been put to death long ago. Nunley and a co-defendant were accused of kidnapping Ann Harrison as she waited for a school bus in Kansas City, then raping and killing the girl in 1989. If the courts don't step in, the 50-year-old Nunley will be lethally injected at 6...
  • New Documentary Reveals the Strange Life of Korla Pandit

    08/29/2015 7:21:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Joe Rosato Jr.
    In the category of unusual entertainers, there are few who could hold a candle to Korla Pandit. There was the jeweled turban. The hypnotizing gaze into the TV camera. And the exotic organ playing that earned him the moniker “the godfather of exotica. ” For 15 minutes every afternoon between 1949 and 1951 on Los Angeles’ KTLA, Pandit would hold court on his own live TV broadcast — drawing in viewers with his alluring expressions and his unusual organ playing. He would go on to appear in more than 900 broadcasts during his career, which included cameos in Hollywood films....
  • The Democratic Party Adopts $15/hour Minimum Wage into National Platform

    08/29/2015 10:09:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    The Democratic Party on Friday adopted a call to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr as part of their established party platform heading into the 2016 election season. The move further polarizes the progressive wing of the party by moving them further to the left of both the Republican Party, and corporate centrist Democrats such as Hillary Clinton. In response to the Democratic Party’s vote, Terrence Wise, a Kansas City, Mo. McDonald’s and Burger King Worker and member of the National Organizing Committee of the Fight for $15, issued the following statement.
  • Planned Parenthood cited for inaction with pathology reports (St. Louis, MO)

    08/28/2015 4:29:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies ^ | August 26, 2015 | Jennifer Brinker
    Planned Parenthood in St. Louis was cited earlier this year for not sending pathology reports from abortions to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, as required by law. That was the latest item revealed at an Aug. 25 hearing of the Missouri Senate's Interim Committee on the Sanctity of Life, which is investigating how Planned Parenthood operates in Missouri. The committee began meeting this month in response to the Center for Medical Progress' undercover videos depicting Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal body parts. John Langston, a manager with the Department of Health and Senior Services,...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 38 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. “The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....
  • Woman in Viral Black Lives Matter Video Is Asked What She’d Say to Critics. She Answers...

    08/25/2015 8:19:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 8/24/2015 | Oliver Darcy
    The St. Louis woman who posted what has now become a viral video aimed at Black Lives Matter protesters appeared on CNN and directed a two-word message to critics who have leveled derogatory attacks against her: “bite me.”
  • Ferguson judge withdraws all arrest warrants before 2015

    08/24/2015 5:27:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | August 24, 2015 | Greg Botelho and Sara Sidner
    The municipal court judge in Ferguson, Missouri, on Monday announced sweeping changes to the city's court system, including an order to withdraw all arrest warrants issued in that city before December 31, 2014. Municipal Court Judge Donald McCullin, who was appointed in June, also changed the conditions for pretrial release. According to a press release put out by Ferguson, all defendants will be given new court dates with alternative penalties like payment plans or community service. Those caught for minor traffic violations should be less likely to end up behind bars because of McCullin. Under the new policy, they won't...
  • St. Louis Back in Flames

    08/24/2015 11:22:43 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazinr ^ | August 21, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    As the progressive crime wave claims more black lives. A disturbing yet familiar scenario is playing out once again in St. Louis, where police made nine arrests and dispersed demonstrators protesting the shooting of black American Mansur Ball-Bey, 18, on Wednesday. According to police, Bell-Bey aimed a weapon at two white officers who returned fire, killing him. Unsurprisingly, the protesters are disputing police accounts of the incident. The Fountain Park neighborhood where the shooting occurred is an area of abandoned, boarded up houses “plagued by violence,” noted St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson. In recent days, a business near the...
  • “A little girl is dead” – Frustrated mom’s #BlackLivesMatter Facebook rant goes viral

    08/22/2015 10:59:21 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 39 replies ^ | August 22, 2015 |
    ST. LOUIS, MO – A mother says she is frustrated with the #BlackLivesMatter protesters in St. Louis. Peggy Hubbard says there is too much black on black crimes. She believes the demonstrators are marching for the wrong people. She says they should be standing up for innocent victims killed every night in the streets of St. Louis. According to our St. Louis affiliate, a 9-year-old girl was shot and killed on Tuesday night while doing homework on her mother’s bed. On Wednesday night protesters took to the streets to march for an 18-year-old shot and killed by police. Officers say...
  • Maya, a Black Conservative, Lays Some Wisdom on Us:

    08/21/2015 1:27:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush ^ | August 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's Maya, Kansas City, Missouri. It's great to have you. Hi. CALLER: Hi. You know, I just wanted to tell you, first of all, that you are majorly responsible for my conservative attitudes today. I talked to you the first time in 1994. I had called you on this show because I had gotten on the computer, which was then called the (unintelligible), and started carrying this conversation on about blacks being independent and not being victims. I got into a major argument with five or six other people, all of them as college educated as I am. They...
  • Missouri Congregation Joins Over 200 Churches Leaving PCUSA Over Homosexuality

    08/21/2015 9:53:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/21/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    A Missouri congregation has voted to leave Presbyterian Church (USA) over the Mainline denomination's "theological controversies," including its growing acceptance of homosexuality. First and Calvary Presbyterian Church, a Springfield congregation with approximately 1,700 members, voted 493 to 185 on Sunday in favor of disaffiliating with PCUSA. The Rev. Andrew Chaney, senior pastor at First and Calvary, told The Christian Post that his congregation voted following months of consideration. "First and Calvary Presbyterian Church voted to disaffiliate from the PCUSA because it felt that the PCUSA has drifted from its Reformed theological moorings," said Chaney. "Political and theological controversies of the...
  • 9-Year-Old Shot Dead in Ferguson While Sitting in Bed Doing Her Homework

    08/20/2015 10:56:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    People Magazine ^ | August 20, 2015 | Tara Fowler
    A 9-year-old girl was shot and killed Tuesday in Ferguson, Missouri, while she sat in bed doing her homework, her family says. "I never in a million years thought that I'd be laying my daughter to rest," said James Bolden, 9-year-old Jamyla's father, KMOV reports. Jamyla's 34-year-old mother was also shot in the leg, but she has since been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. As of Wednesday night, police had no suspect in the attack, though investigators believe that the shots were fired from close range into the home, which is one block...
  • The Trump has landed - Deal With It (Time Mag cover story)

    08/20/2015 5:56:57 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 108 replies
    TIME MAGAZINE ^ | Michael Scherer
    There are some things you just can’t do in politics, not at the presidential level, anyway. This is a game like any other, with rules honed over decades by the pros in blue blazers clutching focus-group results: Be likable. Don’t make enemies. Respect the party elders. Avoid funny hats. And never wear white bucks or French cuffs to the Iowa State Fair, a flyover fantasy­land of cholesterol and common decency where the life-size butter cow grazes behind glass with the life-size butter Uncle Pennybags from Monopoly. That’s why Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wore jeans to pose atop the hay bales...
  • Missouri Supreme Court Delivers Three Strikes Against Photo Tickets

    08/19/2015 9:33:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    The Newspaper ^ | 8/19/2015
    Defense attorneys challenging red light cameras win three cases before the Missouri Supreme Court. The highest court in Missouri on Monday struck down red light camera and speed camera programs. In three separate cases, the high court judges found that the cameras unconstitutionally shifted the burden of proof by forcing ticket recipients to prove their own innocence. The judges also found that the creation of "civil" citations and administrative hearings for moving traffic violations violated state law. The decisions were a major blow to American Traffic Solutions (ATS), the Arizona-based vendor .. Earlier this year, the firm settled a class...
  • Elderly Tuskegee Airman has car and cash stolen while lost in St. Louis

    08/17/2015 10:39:47 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A 93-year-old Tuskegee Airman had his car stolen and was robbed in two separate incidents on Sunday night. The robbery happened Sunday at McPherson and Sarah in North St. Louis Police say the victim got lost while driving to his daughter’s home Sunday night at around 11:30pm. The 93-year-old man pulled over to call his daughter. A man approached and entered the victim’s vehicle. The suspect took cash from the victim’s pant pocket. Then the suspect then got into another vehicle and left the scene. The victim lost sight of the older model black four door...
  • Trump leads field in Newton County GOP straw poll (Carson & Cruz right behind) [Missouri]

    08/17/2015 1:34:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Joplin Globe ^ | August 16, 2015 | Susan Redden
    Donald Trump was the winner by a wide margin among area Republicans who cast ballots in a presidential preference straw poll held last week as part of the annual Newton County Republican watermelon feed. Trump received 27 percent of the vote, followed by Ben Carson, 14.5 percent; Ted Cruz, 13.7 percent; Mike Huckabee, 9.6 percent; Scott Walker, 9 percent; Jeb Bush, 7.2 percent; Rand Paul, 6 percent; Carly Fiorina, 4.2 percent; Marco Rubio, 2.4 percent; Bobby Jindal, 1.8 percent; and John Kasich, 1.2 percent. Chris Christie, Mark Everson and Rick Perry each received 0.6 percent, and Mitt Romney and Sarah...
  • Oath Keepers to Arm 50 Black Protesters in Ferguson with AR- 15’s for an Epic Rights Flexing March

    08/16/2015 1:37:26 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 35 replies
    The Free Thought Project ^ | August 15, 2015 | Jay Syrmopoulos
    Ferguson, Missouri – The Missouri chapter of the Oath Keepers are planning to hold an open carry march through downtown Ferguson, Mo., which will reportedly involve arming 50 black protestors with AR-15 rifles. The decision to hold the event transpired after St. Louis County officials, in violation of Missouri’s open carry law, insisted that members of the group could not open carry long barrel rifles within the city. In a video uploaded to YouTube, police chief Jon Belmar is seen warning a number of Oath Keepers that open carrying long barrel rifles would be a violation of the law. “My...
  • Niece Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rips ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement [VIDEO]

    Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is not a fan of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. She appeared with Neil Cavuto yesterday to essentially tell the movement to shut up. In case you missed the news, a “Black Lives Matter” mob showed up at a Jeb Bush campaign event and started chanting their racist mantra. King was not impressed. “You know, our good friend, Sheriff Clarke, said the other day a lot of this disruption is designed to distract,” she said. “And if you have enough strife or confusion, people can’t think. They just panic or...
  • 'Throwed' rolls at Lambert's Cafe; catch 'em while you still can: Jarvis DeBerry

    08/14/2015 2:02:46 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies ^ | 8/14/15 | Jarvis DeBerry
    Four four years of college, I regularly drove back and forth on Interstate 55 between St. Louis, Mo., and Memphis, Tenn. That route takes you through Sikeston, Mo., and if you stop in Sikeston, Mo., you might as well put your feet under the table at Lambert's Café. It's a Southern-style, home-cooking-style restaurant that serves generous portions.-snip-The Riverfront Times, an alternative newspaper in St. Louis, wonders if the days of the "throwed" rolls are numbered. An attorney in the St. Louis suburb University City filed a lawsuit on behalf of Troy Tucker, a woman who says she suffered eye, neck...
  • Woman sues restaurant known for throwing rolls after she gets hit by bread

    08/14/2015 6:39:30 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 110 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 13, 2015 | Danielle Haynes
    SIKESTON, Mo., - A diner filed a lawsuit Monday against a Missouri restaurant famous for its "throwed rolls" after a piece of bread hit her and caused an injury. Troy Tucker sued Lambert's Cafe in Sikeston, Mo., after she said she was hit by a roll and "sustained a lacerated cornea with a vitreous detachment and all head, neck, eyes and vision were severely damaged" in September 2014, WDAF-TV, St. Louis, Mo., reported. She is seeking $25,000 to pay for her medical bills and legal fees. The lawsuit said Lambert's Cafe should know about the dangers caused by throwing rolls....
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton loses to GOP field in Missouri

    08/13/2015 3:15:38 PM PDT · by Signalman · 7 replies
    wash. examiner ^ | 8/12/2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton would lose Missouri to every GOP presidential candidate pitted against her in a new survey conducted by Public Policy Polling. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio performs best against Clinton, winning by 15 percentage points in a hypothetical matchup, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush performs worst, winning by only 7 percentage points. Donald Trump leads Clinton by 9 percentage points, Carly Fiorina had a 10 percentage point margin of victory, and Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky each won by 12. Missouri went blue for President Obama in 2008, and also features a...
  • To the Angry Shopper Who Criticized Our Black Lives Matter Display

    08/13/2015 2:04:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Huffington Post's Black Voices The Blog ^ | August 13, 2015 | Jarek Steele, independent bookseller, writer and occasional activist
    This week, we received an anonymous letter in response to this window display commemorating the one year anniversary of Michael Brown's:There was no return address, and it wasn't signed. It was a very short message on a note card telling us that we had lost a customer. In it, the person said we stoked the flames of enmity between races and promoted division. The person asked us why we insisted upon doing that. It's hard to know how to respond. What I want to do is call up the customer and chat. I want to take him or her out...
  • Pentagon asks Ferguson to surrender 2 Humvees

    08/12/2015 3:50:19 AM PDT · by csvset · 12 replies
    Saint Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 12 august 2015 | Stephen Deere
    Ferguson has been ordered to surrender two Humvees acquired through a controversial Defense Department program that transfers surplus military equipment to local police agencies. It’s not yet clear if the directive from the Pentagon — which was first reported Tuesday in the Guardian — was sparked by political pressure, a record-keeping snafu, or both. Mike O’Connell, a spokesman for the Missouri Department of Public Safety, said the Pentagon approved the transfer of two Humvees to Ferguson in June 2013 and then later gave permission for two more. But in August 2014, after the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, St. Louis...
  • Oath Keepers return to Ferguson, fueling racial tension

    08/11/2015 3:32:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 11, 2015 | Staff and wire services
    St. Louis police condemn armed group, fearing their presence will stoke further instability. Four white civilians carrying military-style rifles and sidearms walked a riot-torn street in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday, saying they were there to protect a representative from an anti-government website, but their actions drew swift criticism from protesters in the mostly black neighborhood and from St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, who called their presence “unncessary and inflammatory.” The appearance of the four men drew stares in the neighborhood, which was rocked by violence again Sunday night as protesters marked the police killing of Michael Brown, an...
  • Breaking: #BlackLivesMatter Mob Shuts Down I-70 Both Ways in St. Louis – Driver Plows Through Line

    08/11/2015 11:31:00 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 133 replies
    Police threw down and arrested a man who ran back onto I70 as protesters were being cleared. #Ferguson
  • Heavily armed 'Oath Keepers' inject new unease to riot-hit Ferguson

    08/11/2015 3:13:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/11/15 | Scott Malone
    Four civilians carrying automatic rifles and sidearms patrolled a riot-torn street in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday, saying they were there to protect a media organization but drawing swift criticism from police and protesters alike. The appearance of the four men, all white, quickly drew stares in the mostly black neighborhood, which exploded into violence again on Sunday night as protesters marked the police killing of an unarmed black teen a year ago. The men identified themselves as part of a group called "Oath Keepers," which describes itself as an association of current and former U.S. soldiers and police who aim...
  • Sheriff Clarke: Black Lives Matter Protests ‘Political Construct’ To Mobilize Black Vote In 2016

    08/11/2015 2:28:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 8/10/15 | Ian Hanchett
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) said that the Black Lives Matter protests have been”turned into a political construct” and are “nothing more than an attempt to try to energize and mobilize the black vote through the 2016 election” on Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel “O’Reilly Factor.” Clarke said the renewed protests in Ferguson were “nothing more than a return to the scene of the big lie, the hands up, don’t shoot, this whole Black Lives Matter movement. This false narrative that came out Ferguson. They destroyed the town. Look, a bunch of thugs, a bunch of creeps,...
  • Why Move to Ferguson? Newcomers Share Their Stories

    08/10/2015 8:52:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 10, 2015 | Tracy Jarrett
    There is a Ferguson, Missouri, that most Americans know: The town where a police shooting triggered violent protests, a federal civil rights investigation and a national debate on law enforcement's treatment of minorities. But then there is the Ferguson that new arrivals see: cheap housing, a diverse population and vibrant community activism. That second vision is helping to keep the city's struggling real estate market alive. A year after Michael Brown's death tore Ferguson apart, homes are selling, but at a slower pace. Prices have dropped, but the $50,000 median price so far this year is on par with 2013,...