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  • Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens resigns, ending political career once aimed at presidency

    05/29/2018 2:33:31 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 99 replies
    KC Star ^ | 5/29/18 | Jason Hancock
    Eric Greitens stormed into the governor’s office in January 2017 vowing to clean up a state government he said was corrupt. He resigned Tuesday just as abruptly as he had arrived on Missouri's political scene, his career buried under an avalanche of scandal and felony charges. Mike Parson, 63, a fellow Republican and former sheriff who served 11 years in the General Assembly before being elected as lieutenant governor in 2016, will take over as Missouri’s 57th governor. He’ll finish Greitens’ term, which runs until January 2021. A Rhodes scholar and former Navy SEAL, Greitens was once considered one of...
  • Suspects in more than 100 car break-ins released on bail, angering St. Louis alderman

    05/17/2018 5:08:27 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | May 17, 2018 | Christine Byers
    ST. LOUIS • Alderman Jack Coatar says Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office didn’t do its job after a band of car break-in thieves was released on bail. Police believe six suspects committed more than 100 car break-ins mostly in downtown neighborhoods since at least 2014. Initially, their bail was set at $150,000. But Judge Nicole Colbert-Botchway reduced bail for three of them to $50,000 on April 27. They were allowed to post 10 percent of it, which they did, and were released. Two of those suspects, Lamonte Brown, 34, and Jason Holmes, 38, were charged with three counts each of...
  • Top Boeing executives in St. Louis to introduce first Super Hornet jets to get upgrades

    05/06/2018 9:30:44 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 11 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | May 4, 2018 | Brian Feldt
    Boeing executives, including president and CEO Dennis Muilenburg, welcomed on Friday the first of potentially hundreds of well-used Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets that will return to the company’s north St. Louis County campus for upgrades designed to extend the life of the Navy’s workhorse aircraft. The fighter jet, with just under 6,000 flight hours under its belt, is one of four Block II Super Hornets that will be delivered to Boeing this year to undergo an 18-month Service Life Modification (SLM) program meant to extend the flight hours of the aircraft carrier-based fighter to 9,000 hours. Moving forward, funded by...
  • STL’s white refugee syndrome

    03/29/2018 8:38:06 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    The St. Louis American ^ | February 12, 2015 | CHARLES JACO
    Caucasian St. Louisans are to white flight as Kenyan runners are to the Boston Marathon. Volumes have been written about the ability of white St. Louisans to empty out a region, or as a former colleague from Fox 2 once said, “Yeah, a black family moved in seven blocks away and my parents ended up in Ellisville.” An entire library wing could be devoted to white flight in the Gateway City. From James Neal Primm’s 1998 Lion of the Valley to Colin Gordon’s 2009 Mapping Decline to 20 years of the Where We Stand reports from the East-West Gateway Council...
  • Shrinking St. Louis – Area drops out of nation’s top 20 cities

    03/29/2018 7:10:51 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 41 replies
    Fox 2 St. Louis ^ | March 22, 2018 | Joe Millitzer and Vic Faust
    St. Louis is no longer one of the top 20 largest metropolitan areas in the country. Newly released US Census Bureau numbers show the city's population declined by more than 4,500 people to just over 308,000 residents. That's the largest drop since the 2010 census. The St. Louis region is now 21st on the list of the nation's metro areas. The Baltimore area, which had been ranked 21st, swapped spots on the population list with the St. Louis region. The City of Baltimore saw a drop in population greater than St. Louis city, but Baltimore’s loss represented a 0.9 percent...
  • It wasn’t enough that, years ago, George Soros fanned the flames of protests in Ferguson, MO.

    02/26/2018 1:40:15 PM PST · by elephant · 5 replies
    BreitBart.com ^ | 25 Feb. 2018 | Steve Hantler
    Soros’ Washington-DC based super PAC gave St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner almost $200,000 to make sure she carried his water once elected. And she has: She’s softened enforcement of crimes and, worse, has used the powers of her office to recklessly pursue an investigation against the Governor. That investigation culminated in an indictment this past week—which means that Missouri taxpayers are, yet again, on the hook for spending taxpayer money for frivolous cases, thanks to George Soros.
  • Criminal justice reformers aim big by targeting local DA races [Soros funded]

    02/14/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | February 14, 2018 | by JON SCHUPPE
    DALLAS - If you can’t win big, go small. That’s the strategy gaining momentum among criminal justice reformers in the age of Trump, as the federal government hardens its approach to law enforcement. Instead of pouring money and energy into squeezing change out of Washington, national civil rights organizations are teaming with local groups to push their agendas in county-level district attorney races, where a few thousand votes can determine who asserts the most influence over the local justice system. Picking their targets carefully, and crunching election data to influence pivotal voter blocs - and benefiting from the largesse of...
  • Chris Long says he won’t visit Trump’s White House if Eagles win Super Bowl

    01/29/2018 5:03:47 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 68 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 29, 2018 | Jay LeBlanc
    Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long said he won’t visit President Trump’s White House if his team defeats the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII on Sunday. “No, I’m not going to the White House,” Long said in an interview on Barstool Sports’ podcast Pardon My Take. “Are you kidding me?” Long, who was originally drafted by the St. Louis Rams and is playing in his 10th NFL season, played for the Patriots last season. He was one of several players who skipped the team’s White House visit after New England defeated the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI....
  • Fodor’s says this U.S. state is a ‘no go’ zone along with Myanmar and Cuba (Mizzou)

    01/10/2018 1:07:55 PM PST · by CreviceTool · 53 replies
    www.MarketWatch.com ^ | January 10, 2018 | Kari Paul
    Missouri made this ignominious list for safety and social justice issues in 2017, after the NAACP issued a travel advisory there due to numerous shootings of unarmed black men.Missouri has lax gun laws compared to other states, gun control advocates say, and one of the highest rates of shooting deaths in the country.
  • Tribune Editorial: ICE crackdown is making all of us less safe

    05/30/2017 1:26:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    sltrib.com ^ | May 23, 2017
    It's how dictators operate. Pick a relatively small, politically powerless group of people and portray them as objects of fear and derision. Then swoop in with the power of the state to arrest members of that disfavored group and reap the political benefits of protecting the state from the threat that you invented. This is why the current administration's move to arrest and deport more people who are in the United States without proper documentation, but who have committed no other crime, is so troubling and so counter to what America should stand for. Whether by design or default, this...
  • ‘Awash in guns’ — St. Louis leaders ask residents to hand in guns for cash

    12/25/2017 10:24:26 AM PST · by Simon Green · 56 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 12/23/17 | Kelsey Ryan
    St. Louis city leaders hope that a program to give cash in exchange for guns Saturday will help curb the city’s increasing violence. But experts say gun buybacks — while popular — are ineffective. That doesn’t sway the St. Louis mayor. “Frankly, if we get one, or two, or 10 guns off the street that would have been used in a serious crime, I will consider that a success,” Mayor Lyda Krewson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “There is not one thing that we can do that will solve this. We have to do a lot of different things on...
  • Democratic Fundraiser Charged With Racially Motivated Gun Crime

    12/05/2017 6:39:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 5, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, this is a wild story, albeit a local one, coming from Missouri. A top fundraiser for the Democratic Party has been arrested and charged with a racially motivated gun crime. Matthew Lieberman is accused of drawing a handgun at two locations, firing shots, and shouting racial epithets. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that surveillance footage captured Lieberman with a firearm, along with shell casings at the scene that matched those found in his car. He was arrested on November 29. His bail has been set at $250,000 (via St. Louis Post-Dispatch): Veteran Democratic fundraiser Matthew Lieberman has been charged...
  • St. Louis pizza driver kills robbery suspect during delivery, police say

    12/04/2017 4:53:14 AM PST · by fungoking · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/3/17 | staff
    A St. Louis pizza driver shot and killed a 17-year-old youth who police said was one of two suspects trying to rob him during a delivery Thursday night. Police identified the dead man as Lavon Courtney Jr., the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. One suspect struck the driver on the head with a firearm, then ran back to his vehicle while shooting, police told St. Louis' Fox 2. The pizza driver returned fire with his own weapon, striking one suspect and prompting the other to flee, the report said. The delivery driver called police after arriving back at the pizza shop,...
  • Suspect shot after attempt to carjack St. Louis investigators; officer injured

    11/29/2017 10:02:42 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 25 replies
    Fox2 ^ | 28 Nov 2017 | DANIELLE SCRUGGS,
    Detectives with the Special Operations Division were parked in an unmarked vehicle in the 5900 block of Page. They were wearing tactical gear with the words "Police" across their chests. A man got out of the vehicle at at stoplight at around 11:20 a.m. and pointed an AK-style weapon at them. He told the officers to get out of the vehicle... The 21-year-old suspect from north St. Louis County was shot in the arms and legs. He dropped to the ground.
  • Renewable Energy – By Royal Decree!

    11/04/2017 4:46:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2017 | Paul Driessen
    In 2016, Missouri generated 96.5% of its electricity with fossil fuel and nuclear power, 1.6% with hydroelectric, and just 1.5% with wind and solar. The St. Louis Metro Area did roughly the same. But now, by royal decree, the St. Louis City Crown has made it clear, the climate must be perfect all year – and by 2035 the city will somehow, magically be powered by 100% “clean, sustainable” electricity. The Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution calling for this to happen – via tougher energy efficiency measures and a transition to wind and solar power. The decision was...
  • 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...
  • Detroit regains its crown as most violent large city in America, overtaking St Louis

    09/26/2017 12:09:41 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 47 replies
    FULL TITLE.... Detroit regains its crown as most violent large city in America, overtaking St Louis, according to new FBI data Detroit was America’s most violent big city in 2016, according to the latest government data released on Monday  The Motor City experienced more murders last year than Los Angeles even though the latter’s population is four times that of the formerDetroit police, however, say that the FBI's data is flawed and that the city actually experienced a decrease in violent crime Among the most violent cities, Detroit is followed in order by St. Louis; Memphis; Baltimore; and Wilmington, Delaware  The...
  • 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.
  • Remember the genius with his gun down his pants in St. Louis? Now he has a friend with a bow[tr]

    09/23/2017 5:10:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | September 22, 2017 | Greg P
    Remember this genius we told you about last week at a protest in St. Louis over the not-guilty verdict for police officer Jason Stockley? Protester in ‘F*** THE POLICE’ shirt open carries handgun in the dumbest way possible — Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 16, 2017 Well, meet his friend — Barefoot bow-and-arrow guy:
  • 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?