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St. Louis Circuit Court (KMOX/file photo)

St. Louis Judges Give Felons Probation in 61 Percent of Cases

New numbers obtained by KMOX reveal how often it’s happening in St. Louis City.

05/26/2015

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Soft Gun Crime Sentences has Attention of State Prosecutors Group

A statewide proseuctors group is weighing in a report that 62 percent of the gun cases before judges in St. Louis are resulting in probation.

04/29/2015

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Judges’ New Gun Docket Gives Out More Probation Than Prison Time

“We arrest criminals and they say ‘I’m not worried about it. I got paper. I got probation the first time, and I’ll get paper the second time,'” complained a frustrated Police Chief Sam Dotson.

04/27/2015

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Dotson: Plenty of Blame for Violent Crime Increase to Go Around

Dotson says a lack of help for those dealing with issues that lead to crime are leaving police alone on the front lines.

04/14/2015

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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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Study: 40 Percent of Gun Cases in Circuit Attorney’s Office Dropped

A study finds most suspects arrested for gun charges in the city of St. Louis never go to prison because of a loophole in state gun laws or the kindness of judges.

01/22/2015

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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

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St. Louis Judges Live in Neighborhoods Beyond the Blood and Bullets

They decide who goes to prison and who goes back on the street – then, many St. Louis circuit court judges drive home to some of the safest neighborhoods in the city.

01/20/2015

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Municipal Court No-Shows Puzzle Court Administrators

Officials with several St. Louis County municipal courts say not only is the response to the month-long Holiday Amnesty program disappointing, but it may be having a negative impact on courts.

12/22/2014

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Committees Recommend All Missouri’s Non-Partisan Judges be Retained

Committees representing the state Bar Association are recommending all 50 of Missouri’s non-partisan judges be retained in advance of the Nov. 4 general election.

09/25/2014

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