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  • 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.
  • There have been protests in St. Louis for four days, but Trump hasn’t acknowledged them

    09/18/2017 2:47:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2017 | By Eugene Scott
    This is the fourth day of protests in St. Louis after the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, who had been charged with murder in the shooting of a black driver, and President Trump still hasn't said anything. He found time Sunday to retweet a GIF of himself hitting his 2016 presidential rival in the back with a golf ball, a projection of his estimated value to Twitter (approximately $2 billion) and a cartoon showing him literally bringing jobs back to the United States from overseas. But he has yet to comment — on Twitter or otherwise...
  • St. Louis officers chant ‘whose streets, our streets’ while arresting protesters

    09/18/2017 11:52:43 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 18, 2017 | Susan Hogan
    After a third night of violence and unrest in St. Louis, about 100 protesters marched in silence along downtown streets Monday during the morning rush hour. Once they reached City Hall, the silence gave way to chants for justice. The city has been marked by protests since Friday, when former police officer Jason Stockley was acquitted on charges of murdering a black motorist after a police chase in 2011. Stockley is white. Overnight Sunday, police arrested more than 80 people after a peaceful protest turned violent as night fell. In a concentrated area downtown, some protesters smashed windows and overturned...
  • Post-Dispatch reporter among St. Louis arrested

    09/18/2017 10:34:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Fox 4 Local ^ | September 18, 2017
    A St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter is among the 80 people arrested by St. Louis police late Sunday after protests in the city turned combative. The newspaper reports on its website that Mike Faulk was covering the protest and its aftermath when he was taken into custody as police cleared a street early Monday. The report doesn’t say if Faulk has been charged or released. City police say they will release a statement later.
  • 3 Nights of Rioting in St. Louis (Total Media Blackout)

    09/17/2017 8:11:25 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 67 replies | 09/17/2017 | St. Louis Police
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I haven't seen a single article on Free Republic, or on any place I frequent, talking about the three nights (so far) of rioting in St. Louis after that verdict. St. Louis police is reporting on their twitter that just tonight, there has been significant damage done to businesses in the downtown area, chemicals thrown at police, arrests, injuries received by cops, and weapons and ANTIFA/BLM flags confiscated from violent criminals. See the link above for more information, as I don't know how to post pictures from twitter onto free republic, unfortunately.
  • Police arrest more than 80 amid violent St. Louis protests

    09/18/2017 4:41:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 18, 2017
    Hundreds of riot police mobilized in downtown St. Louis overnight, arresting more than 80 people and seizing weapons amid reports of property damage and vandalism following another day of peaceful protests over a former police officer's acquittal in the killing of a black man. The arrests late Sunday came after demonstrators ignored orders to disperse, police said. "I'm proud to tell you the city of St. Louis is safe and the police owned tonight," Interim Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole said at a news conference early Monday.

    09/17/2017 2:57:54 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 103 replies ^ | September 17, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    St. Louis Police Officer (26-year-old white female with over 1 year of service) injured by thrown btick, broken jaw, conveyed to hospital. St. Louis police officer (25-year old black female with over 2 years of service) injured by thrown brick, head pain and dizziness - conveyed to hospital. (snip) These were not the only injuries. A large number of other police officers were also hurt. The injuries include a St. Louis police officer who suffered a dislocated shoulder from a thrown brick and a police officer with facial injuries from a thrown brick.
  • St Louis Simmers on the Edge of Violence After Cop Acquitted in Murder Case

    09/16/2017 3:07:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/16/2017 | Rick Moran
    Following the announcement of a "not guilty" verdict in the case of Jason Stockley, a white former St. Louis police officer who killed a young black man, protesters took to the streets.Prosecutors accused Stockley of murdering Anthony Lamar Smith after the police interrupted a drug deal. Smith took off in his car and eventually crashed. Stockley claims he saw Smith with a gun and fired.But prosecutors said that Smith didn't have a gun and Stockley planted a weapon.Associated Press: Dashcam video from Stockley’s police car captured him saying he was “going to kill this (expletive), don’t you know it.”...
  • St. Louis protesters break windows at home of city's mayor after cop's acquittal

    09/16/2017 11:00:59 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-16-2017
    Protests in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white police officer in the shooting death of a black man turned violent late Friday as demonstrators clashed with riot-gear-clad cops and surrounded the home of the city’s mayor. Members of a crowd of about 1,000 broke at least two windows at the home of Mayor Lyda Krewson and threw red paint at the brick house before riot police moved in to disperse the crowd with tear gas, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. There was no indication that Krewson was inside the home at the time, the newspaper reported. Police in...
  • 9 officers injured in day of protests downtown and in Central West End, mayor's home damaged

    09/16/2017 8:09:18 AM PDT · by Paul R. · 43 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 9/16/2017 | Staff
    ST. LOUIS • About 1,000 protesters surrounded the home of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson in the Central West End late Friday, breaking at least two windows and throwing red paint at the brick house before some 200 police in riot gear moved in to break it up. More...
  • Protesters move to Central West End after clashing with police in downtown St. Louis

    09/15/2017 5:38:26 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 52 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | September 15, 2017 | Staff reports
    UPDATED at 7 p.m. to reflect downtown protests dissipating, protesters in Central West End. ST. LOUIS • Police pepper-sprayed demonstrators Friday afternoon as they declared the ongoing protest at Tucker Boulevard and Clark Avenue downtown as "no longer peaceful". By early evening, protesters had dissipated from downtown and were gathering in the Central West End. Hundreds filled the street there as they marched through the neighborhood. Four police officers sustained minor injuries downtown, mainly as a result of protesters throwing things at them, and more than a dozen protesters were arrested, acting Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole said. He said one...
  • St. Louis, MO

    09/15/2017 2:44:21 PM PDT · by A Cyrenian · 99 replies
    This protest isn't going like the one in Ferguson. StLPD Since 2pm no local coverage. CNN did a 5 minute spot of lies.
  • Wells Fargo, Purina and Stifel close early; some others board up in downtown St. Louis

    09/15/2017 10:50:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 15, 2017 | Doug Moore
    Several businesses in and near downtown are closing early in response to the Jason Stockley verdict. The home office of Wells Fargo Advisors closed at 10 a.m. Friday. The 4,900 employees at the Market Street campus west of downtown were "strongly encouraged to take their laptops home" and continue working there," based on a statement from the company.
  • Protesters pour into St Louis streets after murder acquittal for ex-cop

    09/15/2017 10:08:39 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/15/17 | Valerie Volcovici and Kenny Bahr
    ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - A Missouri judge on Friday ruled a white former St. Louis police officer was not guilty of murder in the 2011 shooting of a black man, sending hundreds of protesters to the city's streets to voice their anger. With the National Guard on standby in case of violence, authorities appealed to protesters to march peacefully in a state that has seen racially charged clashes in the past. Jason Stockley, 36, was acquitted of first-degree murder for killing Anthony Lamar Smith, 24. The former policeman, who was arrested in May 2016, was accused of planting a gun...
  • Sources expect judge to render verdict in Stockley case Friday

    09/14/2017 11:41:39 AM PDT · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 7 replies
    KMOV TV ^ | September 14, 2017 |
    ST. LOUIS ( – Multiple sources with law enforcement and the court system tell News 4 they expect Judge Timothy Wilson to render a verdict in the first-degree murder trial of Jason Stockley on Friday. While sources indicate the decision is Friday, the method in which the judge would render a verdict, as well as exact time and place, remain unclear.
  • The Latest: Greitens: Peaceful protesters will be protected

    09/11/2017 2:54:56 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 12 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Sept. 11, 2017
    Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has assured black faith leaders in St. Louis that the rights of peaceful protesters will be protected if unrest occurs after a judge rules in a former police officer's murder trial. But after the meeting Monday at an AME church in St. Louis, the Republican governor stressed that any protest veering into violence will not be tolerated.
  • Blunt statement on the Trump Administration’s DACA Announcement (R-MO)

    09/06/2017 7:20:27 AM PDT · by bgill · 48 replies
    Roy Blunt ^ | Sept. 5, 2017 | staff
    "The young people in the DACA program need a permanent, commonsense solution that will allow them to continue working and going to school in the only country that many of them have ever known,” Blunt said. “The manner in which this program was created has left DACA recipients in legal limbo for too long, and Congress now has a responsibility to work toward a legislative solution. At the same time, it is imperative that we continue working with the president to strengthen our border security. Enhancing our border security will help facilitate progress toward addressing all aspects of our broken...
  • New videos, photos and documents provide fresh look at 2011 St. Louis police killing

    09/05/2017 4:58:58 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | September 22, 2016 | Christine Byers
    ST. LOUIS-Video from a police SUV and a business, obtained by the Post-Dispatch, provide the most complete picture yet of a shooting in which a former St. Louis police officer is charged with murder. Included are store surveillance video of the attempt by Officers Jason Stockley and Brian Bianchi to arrest drug suspect Anthony Lamar Smith on Dec. 20, 2011, and a police recording of a pursuit that ends with a crash and Stockley shooting Smith.
  • St. Louis mayor addresses anxious city before Stockley verdict

    09/05/2017 4:56:03 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    FOX 2 ^ | September 5, 2017 | Associated Press
    ST. LOUIS – The mayor of St. Louis says the city is “on edge” as it awaits a ruling in the first-degree murder trial of former police officer Jason Stockley, in part because of a troubled history of justice in St. Louis and nationwide. Stockley is accused of fatally shooting Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011. The case was heard last month but it’s unclear when Judge Timothy Wilson will rule. Activists have threatened civil disobedience if Stockley, who is white, is acquitted in the death of the black suspect.
  • Driver Licenses From Nine States Won’t Be Valid IDs for Domestic Flights in 2018

    09/03/2017 3:59:57 PM PDT · by 100American · 118 replies
    Travel + Leisure ^ | December 17, 2016 | Cailey Rizzo
    Beginning Jan. 22, 2018, travelers from nine states will no longer be able to travel with only their driver’s licenses. Residents of Kentucky, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Washington will have to use alternate ID forms (passport, military ID, or permanent resident card) to pass TSA security checkpoints—even for domestic travel.