Hot spot policing comes to an area in north St. Louis that has seen an increase in violent crime.
Suicides by young children are rare and the low rate has held mostly stable except for a troubling increase among black boys, two decades of U.S. data show.
“Lock it for Love” is a program of the group Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice.
Rapid Response Team will target popular entertainment districts.
St. Louis, St. Charles and Monroe Counties do well. City of St. Louis does not.
“It raised more questions than answers,” he says.
“It doesn’t make sense to me to let somebody out early on a gun crime, and I think we have to take a tougher approach to that,” Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce says.
“Life has changed in the St. Louis region, and I think, throughout the entire country since Ferguson,” Slay says. “What’s happened here has been horrendous.”
“The first question is, should I be scared? And the answer is no, don’t be scared, be alert,” says Missy Kelley of Downtown STL Inc.
Police are still looking for the people who burned down the QT, a self-storage facility and several other businesses, including a church, the night the Ferguson grand jury’s decision was announced.