It has grizzly bears, a crescent moon and a bald eagle. It’s the Missouri state flag, and one lawmaker thinks it might be time for a change.
A Missouri House committee is considering legislation that would create a commission to study the state’s official flag.
Cary Ball Jr., 25, was shot and killed by police downtown on April 24, 2013 following a car chase, crash, and foot pursuit.
“The commercialism from Christmas has now creeped into what used to be the most solemn family holiday,” says Rep. Jeff Roorda, D-Barnhart.
“It seems to be the opinion of at least our members that we need more stopping power. Not more firepower but more stopping power,” the Police Association’s Jeff Roorda said.
Announcements came during Democrat Days in Hannibal
Democratic Representative Jeff Roorda sponsored the measure and says it would help crack down on drug trafficking.
An incoming Missouri Democratic lawmaker is trying to stop “Black Friday” shopping from ruining the Thanksgiving dinners of workers.
St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom is proposing to reduce the city’s nine police districts and downsize his command staff.
Police union warns safety of public and officers would be at risk