Media Clips

June 2020

NewsOne: Rihanna’s Nonprofit Donates $11 Million To Racial Justice Initiatives

KMOV: ‘Bakers for Black Lives’ return to Midtown to support Black Lives Matter organizations

RiverFront Times: Bakers for Black Lives Returns Sunday for a Juneteenth Jubilee

Post-Dispatch: As Juneteenth events unfold across St. Louis, many see holiday as a rallying cry

Post-Dispatch: Protesters in St. Louis area call for closure of workhouse jail, celebrate dismissal of rioting charges

Post-Dispatch: Majority of St. Louis aldermen support closing workhouse, advocates say

The Intercept: Police Budgets, Austerity, and Tax Cuts for the Rich Are Colliding in Democratic States and Cities

Student Life: ‘Redesigning what public safety looks like’: WU alum Brittany Packnett Cunningham discusses policing, education and activism

WUSTL The Source: It’s time for change

St. Louis American: New black leadership in St. Louis County courts

KMOV: Bakers for Black Lives raise $12k in 2 hours to support Black Lives Matter organizations

GQ: What Is Kettling?

May 2020

The Appeal/Now This: “Why You Should Care”: COVID-19 in Prisons and Jails”

Post-Dispatch: St. Louis alderman wants health director to explain qualifications before committee

RiverFront Times: Lawsuit Over St. Louis Tent Camps Dropped

Post-Dispatch: Lawyers drop suit over now-cleared homeless encampment in downtown St. Louis

Post-Dispatch: Hospital stays ebb in St. Louis region as health officials continue to urge caution over COVID-19

Post-Dispatch: St. Louis’ health director no longer a licensed doctor, lawyers say

St. Louis Public Radio: St. Louis’ Homeless Residents Face Uncertainty After City Removes Downtown Camp

Post-Dispatch: Were you issued a warrant fee in Ferguson? You might qualify for a refund if you file by May 18

Post-Dispatch: St. Louis’ health director no longer a licensed doctor, lawyers say

St. Louis American: Krewson clears out tent camps though city has a waiting list for shelter

KMOV: City starts taking down tents in encampment near City Hall

St. Louis Public Radio: Tuesday: St. Louis’ Homeless Residents Face More Uncertainty After City Removes Downtown Camp

Post-Dispatch Ed-Board: Editorial: Downtown tent encampment had to go

Phelps County Focus: Update: ArchCity Defenders files suit to stop City of St. Louis from dispersing downtown tent camps

St. Louis Public Radio: Downtown St. Louis Homeless Camp On Uncertain Ground As City Tries To Close It

Boonville Daily News: Missouri COVID cases jump on eve of restrictions easing

St. Louis American: ArchCity Defenders files suit to stop City of St. Louis from dispersing downtown tent camps

MDJ Online: Update: ArchCity Defenders files suit to stop City of St. Louis from dispersing downtown tent camps

Post-Dispatch: Messenger: Simple ordinance violation lands homeless St. Louis man in workhouse for months

KSPR: Lawsuit filed to block removal of tents from St. Louis homeless camp

KMOV: Lawsuit aims to stop St. Louis officials from relocating homeless in tent cities in downtown

April 2020

St. Louis American: Krewson and Reed should join Green and close the Workhouse

95.5FM The Lou: Help #ClosetheWorkhouse With Action St. Louis And Arch City Defenders

St. Louis American: The pandemic is a good time to close the Workhouse

St. Louis American: Action St. Louis launches #ClosetheWorkhouse video contest for $1000 prize

Rolla Daily News: St. Louis inmates complain about conditions amid coronavirus

St. Louis American: New COVID-19 advocacy portal

NewsBreak: ArchCity Defenders and Close the Workhouse campaign release interviews of inmates in St. Louis …

KOMU: St. Louis inmates complain about conditions amid coronavirus

St. Louis American: ArchCity Defenders and Close the Workhouse campaign release interviews of inmates in St. Louis city jails

St. Louis American: Advocates concerned about a COVID-19 plan for homeless in St. Louis City

KBIA: ‘Nowhere To Go’: Some Missouri Renters Still Being Evicted During Pandemic

Kansas City Star: ‘Ticking time bombs’: Missouri doctors, advocates call for release of prisoners

Post-Dispatch: Messenger: St. Louis reverses homeless policy, tries to clear downtown tent city despite CDC

RFT: Homeless Refuse to Leave St. Louis Camp, Despite 4 am Police Visit

KSPR: Virtual protest held to ask Gov. Parson to suspend rent, mortgage payments

St. Louis American: St. Louis must prevent COVID-19 catastrophe in its jails

St. Louis American: ArchCity Defenders, Action St. Louis and St. Louis American team up for STLCovidhub.org

St. Louis Public Radio: Ferguson Settlement Will Refund Court Fees, ArchCity Co-Founder Says

HuffPost: Renters In Turmoil As Federal And State Relief Measures Fall Short

St. Louis Public Radio: Ferguson Settlement Will Refund Court Fees, ArchCity Co-Founder Says

Mexico Ledger: Circuit court releases most non-violent jail detainees, inmates

Jefferson City Tribune: Missouri’s housing advocates call for statewide protections

March 2020

St. Louis American: Civil rights organizations ask federal court to protect jail inmates from COVID-19

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Release more prisoners now, medical, religious, academic leaders ask Missouri Supreme Court

St. Louis American: City of Ferguson hit with $1.7 million settlement for municipal court abuses

Alton Telegraph (AP Wire): Missouri swamped by unemployment claims as cases exceed 500

KSDK: Organizations Call on Missouri Supreme Court to Release Inmates

Riverfront Times: Cut Missouri Jail Populations to Slow Coronavirus Spread, Advocates Urge

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Letter: Take care of jail inmates during the pandemic fight

St. Louis American: St. Louis prosecutor and district defender jointly recommend releasing 56 low-level offenders from city jails

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Inmates charged with violent crimes in St. Louis and St. Louis County released amid spread of Covid-19

St. Louis American: Advocacy groups pen open letter to local and state leaders as coronavirus precautions are underway

Riverfront Times: No Jury Duty, No Walk-In Weddings in St. Louis Circuit Court

St. Louis American: COVID-19 creates ‘amazingly complex problems’ for St. Louis court leaders

Courthouse News Service: Panel Tosses Injunction Against Cash Bail in St. Louis

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Appeals court reverses federal judge’s cash bail ruling for St. Louis inmates

St. Louis American: Shira Scheindlin, judge who ended Stop & Frisk in New York, to speak in St. Louis County on March 6

February 2020

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Jury awards University City woman $3,500 in her Taser lawsuit against St. Louis police

St. Louis Public Radio: Lawsuits Against ‘Debtors Prisons’ In St. Louis County Drag On

St. Louis American: Young Leader Profile: Blake Strode

St. Louis American: ‘We don’t want this Workhouse fully funded’

WashU- Student Life: Students rally behind Close the Workhouse campaign

FOX2: St. Louis City Hall hosts inaugural celebration of African American heritage event

RiverFront Times: The Best Things to Do in St. Louis, February 7 to 12

Missouri Lawyers Media: Man at center of board bills ruling sues county

MiddleTown Press (AP Wire): Missouri county sued over jail time for unpaid court costs

St. Louis Public Radio: Luminary Collaborates With ArchCity Defenders For ‘America’s Mythic Time’ Exhibit

January 2020

Ladue News: Fighting Injustice: 10 Years and Counting

RiverFront Times: How St. Louis Could Close the Workhouse and Save Money

St. Louis Public Radio: Activists Unveil Plan To Close St. Louis’ Workhouse Jail

St. Louis American: How to close the Workhouse, Campaign unveils new plan, aldermen submit resolution

December 2019

RiverFront Times: Take Ray Hartmann’s 2019 News Quiz

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Messenger: Donning a white robe of righteousness, preacher walks through mall, hoping to get arrested

Court House News Service: Fight Over St. Louis Bail System Hits Eighth Circuit

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