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US: Missouri (News/Activism)

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  • APNewsBreak: Ferguson leaders wonder if monitor worth cost

    11/22/2017 5:41:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 22, 2017 4:55 PM EST | Jim Salter
    Ferguson, Missouri, has paid about a half-million dollars to the monitor team overseeing its police and court reforms, but city leaders question what they’ve gotten for their money, especially after the departure of the original lead monitor. […] Concerns over the cost of monitoring were detailed in exclusive interviews with The Associated Press. The money spent on monitoring is costly in Ferguson, paid for entirely with city funds. The community of 20,000 is much smaller, with far less money, than most cities subject to Justice Department consent agreements. Money is so tight that Ferguson voters twice in 2016 approved tax...
  • Joe Biden Locker Room Promise to John Danforth: Make Sure Anita Hill Testimony was ‘Very Quick’

    11/22/2017 12:39:39 PM PST · by drewh · 13 replies
    Law and Crime ^ | 12:33 pm, November 22nd, 2017 | by Colin Kalmbacher |
    Joe Biden made a promise in the Senate men’s gym to keep Anita Hill‘s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee “very quick,” according to former U.S. Representative Pat Schroeder. That promise was apparently made to then-Senator John Danforth of Missouri, a Republican. Danforth was Clarence Thomas‘ chief sponsor during Thomas’ 1991 Senate confirmation hearings. In a wide-ranging interview with the Washington Post on November 16, Hill and five of her biggest congressional boosters–all former or current female Democratic politicians–sat down to reflect on the strenuous ordeal that Hill went through during those hearings. Without fail, each of the six women...
  • 'Non-white' student linked to racist graffiti inside school, officials say

    11/22/2017 7:10:53 AM PST · by knighthawk · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 22 2017 | Lukas Mikelionis
    School officials in a Missouri community were making plans Tuesday to discipline a “non-white” student whom they said had confessed to writing a racial slur and the phrase “White Lives Matter” on a mirror inside a girls’ restroom at a high school. Parkway schools Superintendent Keith Marty said in a statement Tuesday that the revelation that a non-white student was involved was surprising, but it did not “diminish the hurt” caused by the incident at Parkway Central High School in Chesterfield. "The behavior was wrong and the student will be held accountable for this serious act according to our student...
  • Naked, barking people rampage through a stunned small town, police say

    11/12/2017 10:05:56 PM PST · by beaversmom · 45 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | November 12, 2017 | ADAM DARBY
    Last weekend got downright bizarre in the eastern Missouri town of Sullivan, and police say they know why. Four people went on a rampage, barking and yelling, breaking into buildings, even stripping off their clothes and showering in soda water, police say. They suspect the synthetic drug flakka is behind the behavior. “We had multiple incidents this past weekend of people on some kind of substance acting out of their minds,” Sullivan Police Lt. Patrick Johnson told the Sullivan Independent News. “Barking like dogs, running up and down the street, or other farm animals, entering people’s homes, breaking into a...
  • Deadly road construction season in Kansas City wrapping up in time for winter

    11/08/2017 7:58:38 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | November 6, 2017 | Robert A. Cronkleton
    With winter fast approaching, one of the deadliest Kansas City road construction seasons in recent memory is coming to a close. Crews last week removed the concrete safety barriers along the Interstate 435 pavement reconstruction project in Overland Park. ItÂ’s one of several road projects that have caused major crashes, inspiring the department of transportation in Kansas to add rumble strips to the I-435 project. The first season of the two-year project is complete, and crews re-striped the highway over the weekend. The 140,000 vehicles that travel that road every day now can move along the original lanes. The $16.34...
  • Christian College Teaches Mandatory Patriotism Class, With Rifle Marksmanship

    10/28/2017 4:05:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/28/2017 | BY TYLER O'NEIL
    One Christian college has developed a unique response to the "culture" of star athletes like Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance — a mandatory class on patriotism. "We are trying to teach students to understand and support and be willing to defend our country," Jerry Davis, president of the College of the Ozarks, a Christian liberal arts college outside of Branson, Mo., told Fox News on Friday. "We think that's needed, especially because of the culture in which we live. We have 99 percent of us being — having our safety secured by less than 1...
  • Stricter Missouri abortion rules take effect after legal fight

    10/24/2017 4:32:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/24/17 | Chris Kenning
    New abortion regulations took effect on Tuesday in Missouri that critics argue will make it more difficult for women to access the procedure. A judge on Monday declined to block a requirement that physicians performing abortions inform their patients about abortion risks at least 72 hours before their procedure. Previously, a different provider could give that mandated information. That means repeat doctor visits for women seeking abortions, some of whom must travel hundreds of miles to reach one of Missouri’s three clinics, said Bonyen Lee-Gilmore, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood Great Plains. There is also a shortage of abortion doctors,...
  • President Jason Kander? He’s making all the early moves

    10/19/2017 6:33:40 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    McClatchy ^ | June 26, 2017 | Lindsay Wise, Alex Roarty, and Bryan Lowry
    ATLANTA- Missouri Democrat Jason Kander spent this week knocking on voters’ doors, shaking hands, giving speeches and snapping selfies with eager young campaign volunteers. In Georgia. He was in Atlanta on the last leg of a cross-country tour, the sort that tells the political cognoscenti that this is an up-and-comer to be watched closely. But this is a guy who’s never held an office higher than secretary of state in Missouri. He narrowly lost a winnable Senate campaign last year. He currently holds no political office, and the Kander Political Action Committee is dormant. He says he’s dedicated to his...
  • Poll shows tight Missouri Senate race between McCaskill and GOP challenger Hawley

    10/19/2017 3:31:10 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 14 replies
    Kansascity.com ^ | Oct 19, 2017 | Bryan Lowry
    Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley holds a slight lead on U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in a race that could decide control of the U.S. Senate, according to a new poll from a GOP-leaning firm. Hawley, the top Republican recruit for the race, leads McCaskill, the Democratic incumbent, 48 percent to 45 percent, according to a poll of 965 likely Missouri voters. The remaining 7 percent of voters were undecided. Hawley’s lead falls within the margin of error of plus or minus 3.05 percentage points. The poll was conducted by Remington Research Group, a firm affiliated with Republican strategist Jeff Roe,...
  • Maria Chappelle-Nadal, censured Missouri state senator, compares Trump to Hitler

    10/13/2017 5:42:52 AM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 10/13/17 | Sally Persons
    Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal posted a meme on Twitter Thursday depicting President Trump to Adolf Hilter. Ms. Chappelle-Nadal, a Democrat, posted a meme of Mr. Trump taking off a shirt and becoming Hilter. The meme parodies off the controversial Dove body wash ad that shows a black woman taking off a brown T-shirt shirt and then showing a white woman in a light T-shirt. The ad was called racist, and the company apologized.
  • Voter ID options explained

    10/12/2017 12:14:15 PM PDT · by walford · 11 replies
    Daily Journal (Missouri) ^ | 10/12/2017 | Kevin R. Jenkins
    Representatives from Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft's office attended the Tuesday morning St. Francois County Commission meeting to briefly go over the state's new Show It 2 Vote program. Brandon Alexander and Chrissy Peters, directors of election, were introduced to the commission and those in the gallery by County Clerk Mark Hedrick. "We're just going to talk to you real quick about the changes under Missouri's new voter ID law," Alexander said. "Last November, 63 percent of Missourians voted for photo ID to go into effect and we're here to talk about the implementing legislation that puts that into...
  • Elected Democratic Lawmaker Rapped About Dismembering Murder Victims [VIDEO]

    10/06/2017 3:21:16 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/5/17 | Peter Hasson
    A Democratic state representative who has organized anti-police protests in St. Louis rapped about shooting “snitches” and dragging their dead bodies behind cars in a series of rap videos. State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr., a freshman lawmaker elected in November 2016, used the rap name Ooops as part of a rap group called St. Louis Cypher. In a series of videos, some as recent as 2015, Franks rapped about shooting and stabbing people to death and hiding the evidence. “I off them if they snitch, I put a shotty to their body, send them straight to the reverend! I put...
  • Scores of St Louis protesters arrested after highway blockage

    10/04/2017 2:23:06 PM PDT · by Mr Radical · 24 replies
    RT ^ | 4 Oct 2017 | Anon.
    Police arrested more than 140 demonstrators in St. Louis, Missouri after they blocked a highway in ongoing protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the 2011 fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith. Police confirmed that all demonstrators on the scene were arrested. St. Louis Alderman John Collins-Muhammad [WTF?] told local media, however, that 126 people had been taken into custody. Democratic State Representative Bruce Franks, one of the leaders of the ongoing protests and a prominent Ferguson activist, took to Twitter to say he was among those being detained. Left-wing internet show The Young Turks also reported...
  • Mizzou sees Another Drop in Student Enrollment

    09/27/2017 6:56:14 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 13 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 26, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    After student protests rocked the campus of the University of Missouri in 2015, student enrollment has dropped significantly. The student protests became national news, as a college professor named Melissa Click shoved a student journalist who sought access to cover the protests on racism. "Enrollment at the University of Missouri continued a decline that began after campus protests in November 2015, with this fall's enrollment the lowest since 2008," the Associated Press reported last week. "Official numbers released Wednesday show the university attracted 20,870 students this fall, down 12.9 percent since a record set in 2015." "Missouri did slightly better...
  • University of Missouri enrollment lowest since 2008

    09/25/2017 12:29:00 PM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    AP ^ | September 21, 2017 | Staff
    Enrollment at the University of Missouri continued a decline that began after campus protests in November 2015, with this fall’s enrollment the lowest since 2008.
  • St. Louis Protests Could Cost The City A Chance At Amazon’s Second Headquarters, Thousands Of Jobs

    09/23/2017 8:19:35 AM PDT · by kevcol · 42 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | September 23, 2017 | Eric Lieberman
    Recent protests in St. Louis may repel Amazon as it mulls over its metropolitan options for its second headquarter’s location. ... “There is no good timing for something like this and it will have an impact,” said Didi Caldwell, founding principal with Global Location Strategies, which helps companies choose locations for new businesses and expansion, according to a Reuters report published Saturday.
  • Anti-racist 'White Allies Only' rally set to take place in St. Louis as tensions in city [tr]

    09/21/2017 11:44:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    AP ^ | September 21, 2017 | Staff
    Another protest is planned for Thursday evening in St. Louis, but this time, the demonstrators are expected to be largely white. Organizers have called a 'White Allies Only' rally for 6.30pm at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis. Protest organizer Cori Bush says the goal is to show that there are many white people who support the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • St Louis Young Democrats busted for actively promoting anti-police rallies that injured cops

    09/21/2017 7:09:15 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 13 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 9.19.17 | Tom Tillison
    Inquiring minds want to know exactly what role the Democratic Party is playing in the growing civil unrest in America?
  • Democrats caught inciting anti-police riots in St. Louis

    09/20/2017 10:33:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 09/20/2017 at 8:45 PM | Leo Hohmann
    The St. Louis Young Democrats are working hand-in-hand with Black Lives Matter to organize protests in the city, now entering their sixth night, and the mayor says she is “listening.” The Young Democrats tweeted Wednesday at about 12:20 p.m. that the next “protest” in response to the not-guilty verdict in the Jason Stockley trial was planned for Wednesday evening, instructing rioters where to show up and at what time, hashtagging #Black Lives Matter on the tweet.The next protest in response to the #STLVerdict is scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm at Shaw Park tonight, Wednesday 9/20. #blacklivesmatter pic.twitter.com/CQJPfbvUr2 — STLYoungDems...
  • College program will help students cope with 'toxic masculinity'

    09/19/2017 9:54:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 19, 2017 | Sandor Farkas
    Missouri State University (MSU) has created a program to help men tackle “toxic masculinity,” citing rising levels of “depression, anxiety and mental health concerns” among male students.” The program, called “Men Addressing Social Construction” (MASC), is a collaborative effort launched by university officials to facilitate student dialogue and help “men and male-identifying students” appreciate the impact “toxic masculinity” has had on their lives.