St. Louis Circuit Court
Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem on Thursday also ordered the lawsuit to be transferred to St. Louis Circuit Court.
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.
Francine Katz unsuccessfully sued the brewer for gender discrimination.
An Islamic cab driver in St. Louis is challenging the regional taxi commission’s wardrobe rules in court after receiving dozens of tickets for wearing traditional religious clothing.
A gender discrimination case is slated to take place this week after being refused by the Missouri Supreme Court.
“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.
“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.
“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.”