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For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against Fountain Apartment Homes, LLC, for Unlawfully Bulk-Filing Evictions

St. Louis, Mo. – June 14, 2023 ArchCity Defenders has filed a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Fountains Apartment Homes (FAH) LLC, the most recent owners...

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Media Advisory: As the Eviction Crisis Escalates, St. Louis Tenants Rally for the Right to Counsel

St. Louis, Mo – May 31, 2023 As the Eviction Crisis Escalates, St. Louis Tenants Rally for the Right to Counsel In the face of an escalating eviction crisis and dried-up rental...

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Media Advisory: Upcoming Art Exhibition Honors Stories of Women Whose Loved Ones Have been Killed by Police and Died in Jail  

January 13, 2023 Upcoming Art Exhibition Honors Stories of Women Whose Loved Ones Have been Killed by Police and Died in Jail   For years, St. Louis has made...

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For immediate release: Court of Appeals Finds St. Louis County Police Department’s “Wanteds” Policy Constitutionally “Fraught”; Majority of Arrests Under Policy Likely Violate Fourth Amendment, Attorneys Say

Lawyers Vow to Continue to Pursue Invalidation of Widespread Unconstitutional Use of Wanteds  November 2, 2022  St. Louis, MO – Yesterday, the federal Court of Appeals for the Eighth...

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For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders, ACLU of Missouri Sue the Department of Corrections for Illegally Withholding Records on Man’s Death

October 26, 2022 Jefferson City – Today, ArchCity Defenders and the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a lawsuit against the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) for knowingly...

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Media Advisory: As Buzz Around Reparations Grows, St. Louis Organizations Host a “Reparations Block Party and Teach-In” to Spur Community Engagement

What: A coalition of local organizations is hosting a “Reparations Block Party and Teach-In,” to deepen community understanding about reparations and amplify the growing call for a reparations commission....

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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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ACD Mobilizes to Help Communities Harmed by Normandy

By: Angelo Vidal, Communications Fellow This Friday, August 26th marks a critical moment for tens of thousands of Black and poor St. Louis residents who have been extorted and...

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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: Statement from St. Louis Families Impacted by Fatal State Violence on Mayor Tishaura Jones’ Executive Order Banning No-Knock Warrants

On June 14, 2022, Mayor Tishaura O. Jones signed an executive order banning the use of no-knock warrants in St. Louis City. This important win comes after years of...

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