Criminals

St. Louis Circut Attorney Jennifer Joyce tells reporters the specifics of a new law that will deal with drunk drivers in St. Louis on December 30, 2013. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

St. Louis Prosecutor Calls for End to Early Parole for Violent Gun Offenders

“It doesn’t make sense to me to let somebody out early on a gun crime, and I think we have to take a tougher approach to that,” Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says.

02/10/2015

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St. Louis Mayor Slay Meets with Judges About Stricter Sentences

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says at least some judges are hearing his concerns – stricter sentences for violent offenders is what he wants to see.

02/04/2015

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Central West End Residents Witness Return Criminals

Jim Whyte, of the Central West End Neighborhood Security Initiative, says he could give example after example of what they’re up against.

01/20/2015

An emotional St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay makes his remarks as St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson looks on during a news conference in St. Louis on January 15, 2015. St. Louis recorded six murders in five unrelated incidents in a 12-hour period. The two are outraged and say the city gun laws are too lenient. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

St. Louis Mayor, Police Chief Struggle for Solutions After Night of Killings

“Life has changed in the St. Louis region, and I think, throughout the entire country since Ferguson,” Slay says. “What’s happened here has been horrendous.”

01/16/2015

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Extra Security Planned for Busy Weekend in Downtown St. Louis

“The first question is, should I be scared? And the answer is no, don’t be scared, be alert,” says Missy Kelley of Downtown STL Inc.

01/16/2015

Demonstrators block an intersection as they occupy streets protesting the October 8 killing of 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr. by an off duty St. Louis police officer on October 9, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. The St. Louis area has been struggling to heal since riots erupted in suburban Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9.  An upside down flag is a universal symbol of distress.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

St. Louis Alderman Asking for More Police Patrols in His Ward

“I’m seeing more houses go for sale, and if we’re going to keep our neighborhood together, we need to see police presence,” Vaccaro says.

10/13/2014

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Spree of Local Shootings has Police Chief Calling for Armed-Offender Docket

St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is once again calling for an armed-offender docket after four days of several killings and shootings.

09/08/2014

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Passage of Amendment 5 Has St. Louis Police Chief Worried

It failed in the city, but passed overhwelmingly in rural Missouri. Now, St. Louis police chief says the passage of the amendment enhancing the right to bear arms has him concerned.

08/06/2014

Prison

New Mo. Law Allows Criminals to Be Released Early

The law took effect Tuesday.

08/31/2012