Tag: St. Louis

For Immediate Release: Joint Statement on the Ongoing Deaths and Jail Conditions Issues at the St. Louis City Justice Center 

September 14, 2022 Jail should not be a death sentence. However, since April 2022, six people have died while detained inside St. Louis City’s Justice Center (CJC): Robert Lee...

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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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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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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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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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Riverfront Times: 15 Juneteenth Events To Attend in St. Louis This Weekend

Posted By Jenna Jones on Fri, Jun 18, 2021 at 3:14 pm Juneteenth marks the day every citizen in the United States actually became free. After Union troops rode into Galveston, Texas on June 19,...

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St. Louis Magazine: Four ways to celebrate Juneteenth in 2021

BY NICK FREED // JUNE 14, 2021 Excerpt: Juneteenth, celebrated every year on June 19, marks the end of slavery in the U.S. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the...

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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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How STL’s Unjust Bail System Fuels the Ongoing Crisis in the Jails

April 5, 2021 Last night, the world once again beheld people whose basic rights have been violated, who have been caged by a system that criminalizes race and poverty,...

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