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For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders Releases Policy Report “Death by the State: Police Killings and Jail Deaths in St. Louis,” and Introduces Fatal State Violence Project

January 18, 2021 St. Louis, Mo. — In the spirit of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., ArchCity Defenders (ACD), a holistic legal advocacy organization, has released the policy...

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Media Advisory: On MLK Day, ArchCity Defenders Releases Policy Report “Death by the State: Police Killings and Jail Deaths in St. Louis,” and Introduces Collaborative Initiative

Nearly sixty years ago in his “I Have a Dream” speech, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “e can never be satisfied as long as the Negro is...

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ArchCity Defenders and Co-Counsel File Class Action Lawsuit Against St. Francois County for Inhumane Jail Conditions and Inadequate Medical Care

December 21, 2020 Today in federal court, ArchCity Defenders, the Simon Law Firm, Vonne Karraker, and Vincent Colianni filed a complaint on behalf of clients Robert Hopple, Stefani Rudigier,...

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For Immediate Release: Coalition to Host Environmental Racism Solution Series Summit

NOVEMBER 12, 2020 Coalition to Host Environmental Racism Solution Series Summit Summit builds on Environmental Racism in St. Louis report released by the same coalition in 2019 St. Louis, MO...

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“Under The Arch” Season 2 Ep. 12 Housing Justice ft. Kennard Williams & Jacki Langum

ArchCity Defenders and Action St. Louis present the premiere collaborative podcast, “Under The Arch.” Your hosts Blake Strode, Executive Director of ArchCity Defenders, and Kayla Reed, Director of Action...

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For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders to Host Virtual Education Sessions on Expungement Process

October 20, 2020 As part of ArchCity Defenders’ (ACD) expanding holistic legal advocacy and ‘know your rights’ learning opportunities, ACD is hosting virtual education sessions on expungement, the process...

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“Under The Arch” Season 2 Ep. 11 Defunding the Police ft. Montague Simmons & David Dwight IV

ArchCity Defenders and Action St. Louis present the premiere collaborative podcast, “Under The Arch.” Your hosts Blake Strode, Executive Director of ArchCity Defenders, and Kayla Reed, Director of Action...

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“Under The Arch” Season 2 Ep. 10 MO Money MO Problems ft. Nicole Galloway

ArchCity Defenders and Action St. Louis present the premiere collaborative podcast, “Under The Arch.” Your hosts Blake Strode, Executive Director of ArchCity Defenders, and Kayla Reed, Director of Action...

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ArchCity Defenders Releases Annual Report, 2019-2020

September 28, 2020 ArchCity Defenders’ 2019-2020 annual report includes a message from leadership, advocacy updates and impact figures, and a special note on our COVID-19 response. We hope you...

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Three Years After St. Louis Police Kettled and Beat Large Crowd, ArchCity Defenders and Khazaeli Wyrsch Denounce St. Louis City’s Failure to Hold Its Officers Accountable

September 17, 2020 Three years ago, over one hundred people were kettled, beaten, and pepper sprayed by the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) and neither St. Louis City...

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