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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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Court rules thousands of people are now part of a class action lawsuit against Ferguson

June 10, 2022 On Thursday, June 9, 2022, the court granted class certification in Keilee Fant, et al. v. City of Ferguson, a lawsuit we filed in February 2015...

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

June 2, 2022 Edmundson Settlement Info— Thomas et al. V. City of Edmundson ArchCity Defenders recently reached a $370,000 preliminary settlement in a lawsuit with the City of Edmundson...

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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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