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Circuit Attorney Supports Tougher Sentences for ‘Frequent Flyers’

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says probation may be appropriate for first-time offenders, but not for what she calls “frequent flyers” who are receiving several chances at the risk of public safety.

04/28/2015

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Mayor Slay Responds to Probation for Gun Felons

“It is very frustrating to see this high percentage of individuals, charged with gun crimes, go right back on our streets, with little or no consequences,” Slay says.

04/28/2015

Presiding Judge Philip Heagney mulling over gun court.

Gun Court Moves Toward Vote by Judges

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–Plans are moving forward for the possible creation of a gun docket in St. Louis Circuit Court. The proposal by Circuit Judge Jack Garvey would create two divisions dedicated to both armed robberies and […]

09/04/2013

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Mo. Chief Justice Comments on Proposed Gun Court

“If the folks in St. Louis feel that a gun docket would help them lowering crime and improving the life of residents then that’s something that is their prerogative.”

07/08/2013

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce (KMOX file photo)

Circuit Attorney Renews Call for Gun Court

ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–With seventeen people injured Monday night in seven different shootings, Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce is renewing her call for the creation of a “gun court” to standardize the city’s response to gun crimes. “We […]

06/13/2013

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