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.
Jim Whyte, of the Central West End Neighborhood Security Initiative, says he could give example after example of what they’re up against.
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.
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.
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.
People convicted in municipal court of things like driving too fast or playing their music too loud soon could be forced to cough up another $3.
Crowd carries signs reading things like “Justice should be blind…not high or drunk”.
Judges grappling with whether to allow cellphones in courtrooms.
An appeals court says Springfield’s smoking ban is legal.
New legislative borders are being developed by the panel of judges because state redistricting commissions deadlocked this summer.