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THE STATUS OF BAIL, COURTS, AND CAGES IN ST. LOUIS

A Statement by ArchCity Defenders November 15, 2021  In 2019, ArchCity Defenders and partners from across the country challenged a system of cash bail that routinely caused people to...

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For Immediate Release: Excessive Force and Unlawful Search and Seizure Lawsuit Filed Against Five Maryland Heights Police Officers and Maryland Heights

October 25, 2021  Today in federal court, ArchCity Defenders and the Powell Law Firm filed a lawsuit on behalf of Tranell Stewart and Lisa Jones, respectively, alleging that officers...

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ArchCity Defenders Continues to Stand with Kris Hendrix

“We became activists to bring awareness of police brutality, and in way too many instances, became survivors of it,” said Kris Hendrix, a St. Louis activist and mother of...

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Media Advisory: Following Last Night’s Vigil, Families Impacted by Police Killings Hold Town Hall to Stop No-Knock Raids

August 12, 2021 Following Last Night’s Vigil, Families Impacted by Police Killings Hold Town Hall to Stop No-Knock Raids “Stop No-Knocks” Town Hall  Date and Time: Thursday, August 12,...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Families Impacted by Fatal State Violence, ArchCity Defenders and Community Partners Hold Two Events to Memorialize Victims and Advocate for Policy Change 

August 10, 2021 First Event: Vigil and Balloon Release for Don Clark, Sr.  Date and Time: Wednesday, August 11, 2021, 7:00 PM Background: Don Clark, Sr. was a 63-year-old...

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For Immediate Release: Elderly Black Veteran Killed by St. Louis City Police on a “No Knock” Warrant, Family Files Federal Lawsuit 

June 30, 2021 On February 21, 2017, officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, unlawfully stormed into the home of Don...

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MSNBC: Lessons on warrant reform from Ferguson.

May 6, 2021, 6:00 AM CDT Ferguson, Missouri may offer lessons about warrant reform to other cities. Reforming the warrant system became a priority in 2015, after the Department of Justice...

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NPR: Is The Biden Rescue Plan Working? ‘American Indicators’ Weigh In On The Recovery

This episode was produced by Mia Venkat, Brent Baughman, Brianna Scott and Lee Hale. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis and Cortney Dorning. Our...

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Newsweek: ‘Squad’ Rep. Cori Bush Calls America ‘Racist AF’ After She Backs Defunding St. Louis Police

BY CHRISTINA ZHAO ON 5/2/21 AT 7:23 PM EDT Born in St. Louis, Bush represents Missouri’s 1st congressional district that includes all of the city of St. Louis and a large...

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Riverfront Times: 15 Juneteenth Events To Attend in St. Louis This Weekend

Posted By Jenna Jones on Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 3:14 pm Juneteenth marks the day every citizen in the United States actually became free. After Union troops rode into Galveston, Texas on June 19,...

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