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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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For Immediate Release: St. Louis’ “Defund. Re-envision. Transform.” Campaign Mobilizes Residents as City Budget Talks Ensue

May 9, 2022 Defund. Re-envision. Transform. (DRT) is a campaign that focuses on defunding the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD), and investing that money into policies and programs...

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For Immediate release: ArchCity Defenders Requests Proposals for a Media Project That Centers the Stories of Families Impacted by Fatal State Violence 

May 3, 2022 ArchCity Defenders (ACD), a holistic legal advocacy organization in St. Louis, Missouri, is seeking proposals from creatives to manage and execute a multimedia project with video...

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Have you been jailed by, paid fines to, or had a warrant issued by Normandy?

April 8, 2022 Normandy Settlement Info— Davis et al. V. City of Normandy ArchCity Defenders recently reached a preliminary settlement in a $1.3 million lawsuit with the City of...

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Remembering Ms. Roslyn “Ros” Carter

As we close out March– a month when women and femmes are specifically and traditionally honored– we wish to remember and celebrate the life of Ms. Roslyn “Ros” Carter,...

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For immediate release: Over Twenty Thousand People Eligible to Claim Settlement Money from Debtors’ Prison Lawsuit Against Normandy  

March 29, 2022 Over Twenty Thousand People Eligible to Claim Settlement Money from Debtors’ Prison Lawsuit Against Normandy   (St. Louis, Mo.) On March 29, 2022, a federal judge preliminarily...

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For Immediate Release: Class Action Lawsuit Targets City Justice Center’s Culture of Excessive Mace and Water Deprivation

March 15, 2022 A federal class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of all individuals detained at the St. Louis City Justice Center (CJC), who have subjected to...

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For Immediate Release: Waiting for Justice in Ferguson: Seven Years and Counting

February 8, 2022 The murder of Mike Brown and the Ferguson uprising exposed Ferguson’s practices of predatory policing, operating an extortionary municipal court, and illegally jailing impoverished people. Seven...

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A Year in Review: Fatal State Violence Project

One year ago, we launched the Fatal State Violence Project in solidarity with families who have had loved ones killed by police or die in jail. In the spirit...

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