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Photo: U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan, St. Louis

U.S. Attorney Callahan Supports Lesser Drug Penalties

“The prison population has grown exponentially over the last ten to fifteen years,” he said. “The War on Drugs is 35 years old and trying to measure the progress of it, there isn’t much to measure.”

08/13/2013

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Missouri Prisons Near Capacity; Director Welcomes More Inmates

Missouri’s current prison population is 31,400 inmates, just about 100 inmates less than operating capacity. Corrections Director George Lombardi says they are ready to handle what courts send them.

07/22/2013

St. Louis police met with residents of a north St. Louis neighborhood to discuss strategies on fighting violent crime on February 2, 2013 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Residents Pledge Support in Fighting Violent Crime

St. Louis police meet with northside residents to discuss recent increase in gang activity and shootings.

02/03/2013

A Congressional Conversations on Race session was held September 29, 2012 at the old courthouse in downtown St. Louis. Local youth were asked to come up with ways of improving race relations and fighting violent crime (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Youth Summit On Race Relations & Crime

St. Louis area students gather to learn about the past and share ideas for the future

09/29/2012

Mayor Francis Slay (KMOX/file photo)

Slay Wants More Money for Hot Spot Policing

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is asking the city’s Board of Estimate and Apportionment for an additional $300,000 to fight violent crime.

09/13/2012

Barack Obama (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: President Obama Finally Comments On Hometown’s Murders

After months of criticism and complaining President Obama finally reacts to the horrific crime rate and record-breaking murder rate in Chicago.

08/15/2012

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Opinion: Media Covers Up Violence Of Flash Mobs

Flash mobs were once innocent social experiments, but now are all too often racial attacks. Unfortunately, the media continues to paint a rosy picture and fails to report the violence and crime they cause.

08/02/2012

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Another Violent Weekend in St. Louis

1 dead, 7 hurt in St. Louis.

07/09/2012

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Federal and State Prosecutors Warn of “No-Man’s Land” of Violent Crime in East. St. Louis

The murder rate in East St. Louis and Washington Park is “the worst in the country”

01/19/2012

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