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Joint Letter Regarding Private Pretrial Supervision

January 10, 2019 ArchCity Defenders and St. Louis Legal Organizations Co-Sign Letter Exposing Unconstitutional Practices of 22nd Judicial Circuit, Calling for Reform ArchCity Defenders, the St. Louis Public Defender’s...

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Letter to Prosecutor Bell from St. Louis Reform Coalition

January 1, 2019 Dear Prosecutor Bell, Congratulations on your recent election and inauguration. As members of the Reform Coalition, a broad alliance of advocacy organizations throughout St. Louis County,...

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ArchCity Defenders Files Subsequent Debtors’ Prison Lawsuit Against Edmundson

December 12, 2018 Today in federal court, ArchCity Defenders and the law firm of Arnold & Porter filed a debtors’ prison claim against the City of Edmundson on behalf...

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ArchCity Defenders Receives the 2018 Thomas Merton Award from the Thomas Merton Center

November 29, 2018 ArchCity Defenders, a nonprofit civil rights law firm based in St. Louis, was presented with the 2018 Thomas Merton Award during the Thomas Merton Center’s 46th...

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Statement from ArchCity Defenders and Khazaeli Wyrsch on the Federal Grand Jury Indictment of Four St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Officers Regarding Misconduct During Stockley Protests

November 29, 2018 Today’s charges support what we and our clients have known for months about how SLMPD officers conducted themselves during the Stockley protests. It is obvious from...

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On the Anniversary of the Unlawful Police Kettling, ArchCity Defenders and the Law Firm of Khazaeli Wyrsch File Twelve Federal Lawsuits Against St. Louis City and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

September 17, 2018 After a judge acquitted former police officer Jason Stockley for the murder of Anthony Lamar Smith, people took to the streets of St. Louis to protest...

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ArchCity Defenders Files Next Debtors’ Prison Lawsuit Against Normandy, Town Neighboring Ferguson

September 10, 2018 Today in federal court, ArchCity Defenders filed a debtors’ prison claim against the City of Normandy on behalf of Angela Davis, Quinton Thomas, Roelif Carter, Meredith Walker,...

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ArchCity Defenders Presents ‘Excellence in Poverty Journalism Awards’ to Honor and Inspire Reporting on Race, Class and Poverty

July 13, 2018 Less than one percent of media coverage discusses poverty. The lack of reporting on issues impacting marginalized communities misconstrues poverty as a personal failing—not the systemic...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: ArchCity Defenders Holds Excellence in Poverty Journalism Awards’ to Honor and Inspire More In-Depth Reporting on Race, Class and Poverty

July 9, 2018 Less than one percent of media coverage discusses poverty. The lack of reporting on issues impacting marginalized communities misconstrues poverty as a personal failing—not the systemic...

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ArchCity Defenders Begins Film Series with KDHX, and Announces Partnership with Filmmaker Wade Gardner

June 21, 2018 ArchCity Defenders, a nonprofit civil rights law firm, and KDHX are pleased to announce a three month racial and social justice film series beginning June 21,...

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