Tag: ArchCity Defenders

Media Advisory: Upcoming Art Exhibition Honors Stories of Women Whose Loved Ones Have been Killed by Police and Died in Jail  

January 13, 2023 Upcoming Art Exhibition Honors Stories of Women Whose Loved Ones Have been Killed by Police and Died in Jail   For years, St. Louis has made...

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For immediate release: Court of Appeals Finds St. Louis County Police Department’s “Wanteds” Policy Constitutionally “Fraught”; Majority of Arrests Under Policy Likely Violate Fourth Amendment, Attorneys Say

Lawyers Vow to Continue to Pursue Invalidation of Widespread Unconstitutional Use of Wanteds  November 2, 2022  St. Louis, MO – Yesterday, the federal Court of Appeals for the Eighth...

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2022 ACD Community Appreciation Event – photos recap

At our Community Appreciation Event on October 7, 2022, ArchCity Defenders gathered with supporters, clients, volunteers, advocates, and more! We presented the first-ever “ACD Guardian” Awards to a range...

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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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