Think you can sneak out of a DUI in St. Louis? Think again. Starting Monday, the City of St. Louis will be known as a: No Refusal Zone.
The judges are concerned that such statements could taint a jury, harming the defendant’s right to a fair trial.
“It’s an extremely long drive to Maryville and I really can’t justify sending one of my prosecutors over there for extended periods of time when we have to try the caseloads here in the city,” she said.
John Cuneo was scheduled to go to trial this week on charges of first-degree child molestation, sexual contact with a student by a teacher and first-degree attempted child molestation.
“I think you would have to not be paying attention to the evening news to not see what seems to be a spiraling impact of gun violence in our region, in our city”
On Monday, St. Louis Circuit Court judges voted against the proposal which would have created a special court for prosecuting gun-related crimes.
Mayor Francis Slay, Police Chief Sam Dotson, and Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce say that suspects using guns wait too long to see a judge and receive sentences which are too light.
Museum President Robert Archibald stepped down in December after two dozen years as the museum’s leader. He faced controversy over a land deal and his own six-figure salary.
Dean Michael Wolff is convening a meeting Wednesday of some 60 public policy officials to talk about Mayor Francis Slay’s proposal for an armed offenders docket.
“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.”