Author: Z Gorley

Media Advisory: At Today’s Press conference, Surviving Families and Local Organizations Issue Demands Following Six Deaths at St. Louis Jail

September 19, 2022 What: Press conference held by Action St. Louis, ArchCity Defenders, Freedom Community Center, Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center, Missouri State Public Defender System – St....

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For Immediate Release: Joint Statement on the Ongoing Deaths and Jail Conditions Issues at the St. Louis City Justice Center 

September 14, 2022 Jail should not be a death sentence. However, since April 2022, six people have died while detained inside St. Louis City’s Justice Center (CJC): Robert Lee...

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Coalition of St. Louis-based Organizations Urge People-Centered Policies in Response to This Week’s Flooding

Governor Michael L. ParsonSt. Louis City Mayor Tishaura JonesSt. Louis County Executive Dr. Sam PageSt. Louis City Board of Alderman President Joseph VollmerSt. Louis County Council Chairwoman Rita Heard...

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For immediate release: coming to St. Louis July 27-29: “The box,” a Play that conveys the horrors of solitary confinement and the humanity of people subjected to it

July 25, 2022 MEDIA CONTACTS:   For National Tour and Social Media: Seneca Beth, End of Isolation TourEITsocialmediaintern@gmail.com, (480) 262-1309 For Local Performances: Z Gorley, ArchCity Defenderszgorley@archcitydefenders.org, (314) 898-8185 Coming to...

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for immediate release: Fatal State Violence Response Program Holds Angelversary Commemorating Five Years Since the Murder of Isaiah Hammett During a “No-Knock Raid”

June 7, 2022 (St. Louis, Mo.) On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, outside St. Louis City Hall at noon, the Fatal State Violence (FSV) Response Program and the Coalition Against...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Family Members and Advocates with the Fatal State Violence Response Program Commemorate Isaiah Hammett, a 21-year-old Latinx Man Killed by St. Louis Police in a “No Knock Raid” Five Years Ago 

June 7, 2022 What: Commemorative Angelversary event marking five years since the Special Weapons and Tactical (SWAT) unit of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) executed a “no-knock”...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Federal Judge Certifies Damages Classes Against St. Louis City in Lawsuit Alleging Inhumane Conditions at the ‘Workhouse’ Jail

May 26, 2022 (St. Louis, Mo.) — On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, a federal judge granted a motion for class action status in the lawsuit James Cody, et al...

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For Immediate Release: Family Members Whose Loved Ones Were Killed by Police Collectively Share Their Concerns and Urge Broad Support of Their Demands at Press ConferencE

May 24, 2022 (St. Louis, Mo.) On May 24, 2022, outside St. Louis City Hall, the Fatal State Violence (FSV) Response Program, a coalition of families who have lost...

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Media Advisory: Following Months of Advocating Behind the Scenes with Elected Officials and More Killings by Police, Families with the Fatal State Violence Response Program Collectively Share Their Stories and Demands for the First Time

May 24, 2022 Media Advisory  Following Months of Advocating Behind the Scenes with Elected Officials and More Killings by Police, Families with the Fatal State Violence Response Program Collectively...

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IF passed, Board Bill 14 would take away rights and further criminalize people living on the streets

May 13, 2022 A group of legal advocacy organizations in St. Louis has sent a letter to the City detailing serious concerns about Board Bill 14, and how, if passed,...

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