It was a detective indicted as part of a heroin trafficking ring that lit the fire of East St. Louis Alvin Parks to conduct the random drug tests.
“We don’t have nearly enough, not even close to enough, police officers in the Metro East,” he said.
“We need to look at education; we need to look at public safety; we have to look at the infrastructure of the cities,” he said.
“Lets have our citizens look out for those people, lets have our citizens look out for each other,” Mayor Alvin Parks told KMOX.
“Innocent people – youths and others – will be swept up and detained without reason simply for the color of their clothing. This is dangerous and impermissible.”
Anthony Salvanto updates us on the presidential polls. State Representative Cole McNary joins us in studio. East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks calls for extreme crime-fighting measures to save teens in the city.
Minors are to be off the streets at ten o’clock on both weeknights and weekend nights.
A weekend shooting that left three people dead and wounded two others shouldn’t be blamed on the city’s entertainment scene the mayor said.
Says early closing time has not been a major factor in big decline in homicides
Two bouncers claim the recent problems on Washington Ave. are caused by people coming over from East St. Louis.