Tag: ArchCity Defenders

ACD Mobilizes to Help Communities Harmed by Normandy

This Friday, August 26th marks a critical moment for tens of thousands of Black and poor St. Louis residents who have been extorted and exploited by Normandy’s modern-day debtors’...

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Court rules thousands of people are now part of a class action lawsuit against Ferguson

June 10, 2022 On Thursday, June 9, 2022, the court granted class certification in Keilee Fant, et al. v. City of Ferguson, a lawsuit we filed in February 2015...

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for immediate release: Fatal State Violence Response Program Holds Angelversary Commemorating Five Years Since the Murder of Isaiah Hammett During a “No-Knock Raid”

June 7, 2022 (St. Louis, Mo.) On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, outside St. Louis City Hall at noon, the Fatal State Violence (FSV) Response Program and the Coalition Against...

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For Immediate Release: Over Ten Thousand People Eligible to Claim Settlement Money from Debtors’ Prison Lawsuit Against Edmundson   

June 2, 2022 (St. Louis, Mo.) – Today is the first day on which individuals who were jailed, arrested by, or paid fines to the City of Edmundson between...

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ArchCity Defenders’ – About Us Video (2022)

At ArchCity Defenders, our clients and their loved ones are inescapably targeted and punished by the criminal legal system of police, courts, and jails. Not only do we represent...

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For Immediate Release: Waiting for Justice in Ferguson: Seven Years and Counting

February 8, 2022 The murder of Mike Brown and the Ferguson uprising exposed Ferguson’s practices of predatory policing, operating an extortionary municipal court, and illegally jailing impoverished people. Seven...

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A Year in Review: Fatal State Violence Project

One year ago, we launched the Fatal State Violence Project in solidarity with families who have had loved ones killed by police or die in jail. In the spirit...

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For Immediate Release: Elderly Black Veteran Killed by St. Louis City Police on a “No Knock” Warrant, Family Files Federal Lawsuit 

June 30, 2021 On February 21, 2017, officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team, unlawfully stormed into the home of Don...

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KMOV4: Justice for Isaiah: Protest planned for the 4th anniversary of South City man killed during SWAT raid

KMOV STAFF // POSTED JUN 7, 2021 Excerpt: Four years ago, Isaiah Hammett was shot and killed inside a South City home during a SWAT raid. Throughout the years, his...

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St. Louis American: City faces lawsuit alleging brutal treatment at CJC

By Dana Rieck Of The St. Louis American Jun 3, 2021 Excerpt: The stories of abuse at City Justice Center detailed in a newly filed lawsuit seem endless —...

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