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Statement Following the Released Investigation Report into Tyler Gebhard’s Death

February 23, 2017 ArchCity Defenders statement following the released investigation report into Tyler Gebhard’s death: “How inappropriate is it for the news media to get the documents and information...

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Everyone Here at ArchCity Defenders Recommits to Our Work

January 20, 2017 A NOTE FROM THOMAS HARVEY, CO-FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ARCHCITY DEFENDERS: Friends and Supporters of ArchCity Defenders, We want you to know the team here at...

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Together, We Can End Debtors’ Prisons

August 23, 2016 Justice should never be based on how much money you can pay, but cities all across America overpolice low income communities of color and make a...

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A Letter to the Unified Command on the Rights of Protesters

November 24, 2014 Via Facsimile and Email  Sam Dotson, Chief of Police City of St. Louis 1915 Olive Street St. Louis, MO 63103 Jon Belmar, Chief of Police St....

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ArchCity Defenders, SLU Law and Equal Justice Under Law Reach Agreement with Jennings: End of Cash Bail, Reform of Municipal Courts

September 7, 2015 We’re excited to announce a proposed settlement agreement with the City of Jennings. The City of Jennings took the lead in helping us reach this agreement...

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Cash Bail Ends in St. Ann: ArchCity Defenders Enters into Settlement with the City of St. Ann

September 4, 2015 ArchCity Defenders won another major victory today against alleged unconstitutional practices in the St. Louis region’s courts.  While the agreement is with the City of St....

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Alternative Spring Break Interns from Columbia University and University of Chicago Law Schools

March 27, 2015 Last week we had 19 law student interns from Columbia School of Law and University of Chicago School of Law who chose to spend their Spring...

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What Does it Take to Face the Truth?

March 15, 2015 Ask yourself why it takes Mike Brown’s killing, 215 days of protests,  federal and state class action lawsuits, the Department of Justice, and proposed legislation for many...

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ArchCity Defenders: Leading the Charge to Make St. Louis a Better, More Fair Place to Live and Work

March 6, 2015 As important as it is for the DOJ to confirm what poor people and black people living in this region have known for years, it’s equally...

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ArchCity Defenders Receives NLADA Award

January 8, 2015 The National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA) presented ArchCity Defenders with the 2014 New Leaders in Advocacy Defender Award at the annual conference in Washington...

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