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DOJ Releases Scathing Report on St. Louis County Family Court

A department investigation being released this morning accuses the court of treating blacks more harshly than whites, denying youths their constitutional rights, and coercing confessions.

15 hours ago

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Tale of Two Cities – Report Shows Racial Divide in St. Louis

St. Louis gets good marks for stability and affordability, but low marks for racial disparity in the latest report from the East-West Gateway Council of Governments.

07/29/2015

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Attorney Wants Former St. Louis County Officer’s Hearing Public

A hearing is scheduled for a former St. Louis County Police lieutenant fired over accusations he ordered officers to target African-Americans.

05/11/2015

The Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department headquarters  as shown March 3, 2015 in Ferguson. Reports say the Justice Department has discovered patterns of discrimination within the police department for disproportionately ticketing and arresting African-Americans. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

St. Louis County Officials Prepare for DOJ’s Ferguson Report

St. Louis County officials say they are ready to step up and do what is needed as a result of the DOJ’s findings on the Ferguson police and court system.

03/04/2015

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 13:  Police Chief Thomas Jackson fields questions related to the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown during a press conference on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on Saturday. Ferguson has experienced three days of violent protests since the killing.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

NYT: Justice Dept. Report on Ferguson Police Could be Released This Week

The U.S. Department of Justice is not expected to be kind to Ferguson police in it’s final report on the department.

03/02/2015

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Study: More Blacks in St. Louis Killed by Other Blacks Compared to White Officers

A University of Missouri – St. Louis researcher says emotions aside, the number of black youth who have been fatally shot by white police officers has been fairly low in recent years.

10/15/2014

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Report: St. Louis is Sixth Most Segregated Region in U.S.

A new report on racial disparity in the St. Louis area shows not much has changed in the last 20 years. According to the report released this morning, St. Louis is the sixth most segregated city in the U.S.

09/24/2014

FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 19:  Demonstrators protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 19, 2014, in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

POLL: Two in Three Americans Don’t Know Enough to Say Whether Shooting of Michael Brown Was Warranted

Fifty-nine percent of Americans – including 67 percent of whites but just 43 percent of blacks – think the protesters’ actions have gone too far, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll.

08/21/2014

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Black Drivers In Missouri More Likely To Be Stopped Than Whites

Rate of disparity for African-American drivers rises slightly in 2011.

06/01/2012

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