Media Clips

October

St. Louis American: Changes to Police Training do not Impress Reformers

RiverBender: OLLC Talk to Motivate Criminal Justice Advocacy

Post-Dispatch: Messenger: Krewson administration, aldermen backtrack on Close the Workhouse plan

RFT: Landlord Orders Out Tenant Who Told RFT About Nightmare Conditions

 

September

RFT: Blocked From Court, St. Louis Army Vet Was Left to Fight Eviction by Phone

STL Partnership: Forward Through Ferguson Hosts Series “Power Behind The Badge”

 

August

RFT: With Eviction Ban Set to Expire, Thousands in St. Louis Waiting on Housing Aid

Fox2: ‘It’s heinous and unforgivable’ | Family of man who died at St. Francois County jail part of reform movement

St. Louis American: R.I.P. Mike Brown

Columbia Daily Tribune: Campaign pushes craft breweries to reflect on diversity

Post-Dispatch: Change is brewing. Campaign pushes craft breweries to reflect on diversity

AP: Judge halts St. Louis evictions through the end of August

RFT: Judge Suspends St. Louis Evictions Until September

WashU: Stepping up in St. Louis

St. Louis American: Advocates to Judge: Extend moratorium on eviction hearings as pandemic rages

 

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

 

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