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St. Louis Magazine: Four ways to celebrate Juneteenth in 2021

BY NICK FREED // JUNE 14, 2021 Excerpt: Juneteenth, celebrated every year on June 19, marks the end of slavery in the U.S. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the...

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KMOV4: Justice for Isaiah: Protest planned for the 4th anniversary of South City man killed during SWAT raid

KMOV STAFF // POSTED JUN 7, 2021 Excerpt: Four years ago, Isaiah Hammett was shot and killed inside a South City home during a SWAT raid. Throughout the years, his...

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St. Louis American: City faces lawsuit alleging brutal treatment at CJC

By Dana Rieck Of The St. Louis American Jun 3, 2021 Excerpt: The stories of abuse at City Justice Center detailed in a newly filed lawsuit seem endless —...

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For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders Challenges Constitutionality of St. Louis City Eviction Trial Citing Due Process Concerns, Asks Missouri Supreme Court to Give Tenant Fair Day in Court

August 25, 2020 Lawsuit filed on behalf of disabled St. Louis resident who lost eviction trial over the phone after being unable to access trial by video conference and...

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For Immediate Release: Statement from ArchCity Defenders on St. Louis City’s Temporary Pause on Evictions

August 6, 2020 Statement from ArchCity Defenders on St. Louis City’s Temporary Pause on Evictions We are happy to hear that Presiding Judge Burlison of the 22nd Judicial Circuit...

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For Immediate Release: Statement from Coalition of St. Louis Area Community Organizations on Darren Wilson Non-Charging Decision

July 30, 2020 Today, we learned that St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Wesley Bell has decided not to charge former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the killing of...

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For Immediate Release: After Two Years, Close the Workhouse Campaign is Victorious as St. Louis City Government Votes to Shutter Notorious ‘Workhouse’ Jail in 2020

July 17, 2020 Re-Posting from Close the Workhouse After Two Years, Close the Workhouse Campaign is Victorious as St. Louis City Government Votes to Shutter Notorious ‘Workhouse’ Jail in...

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ArchCity Defenders Sends Letter to Mayor Krewson Demanding the City Stop the Displacement of Unhoused Communities

“As the City of St. Louis plans to sweep its fourth and fifth encampments during this pandemic over the weekend, we felt it necessary to make the City aware...

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For Immediate Release:ArchCity Defenders Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit on Behalf Of Mother Whose Son Died in St. Louis City’s ‘Workhouse’ Jail

June 29, 2020 ArchCity Defenders Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit on Behalf Of Mother Whose Son Died in St. Louis City’s ‘Workhouse’ Jail (St. Louis, Mo.) — Today in federal...

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Update: Following comments made by Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards, ArchCity Defenders sends Sunshine Request for information on “Covid-19” releases and re-arrests

In response to questions about funding for #STLCity jails, Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards made a number of statements regarding the re-arrests of people “released due to COVID-19 concerns,”...

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