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  • Trump will not speak publicly at opening of Mississippi’s Civil Rights Museum

    12/09/2017 5:43:02 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 25 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/9/17 | Phil McCausland
    President Donald Trump will participate in a separate private event at the new Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Mississippi, on Saturday morning, rather than in the public ceremony. The decision came after the president’s plan to attend the opening erupted into controversy. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the White House agreed to have a separate event after a series of noteworthy civil rights leaders and speakers decided to boycott the event and local groups planned to protest. Trump will tour the museum and speak at a private program in the morning, and the public ceremony will begin...
  • Protesters move to Central West End after clashing with police in downtown St. Louis

    09/15/2017 5:38:26 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 52 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | September 15, 2017 | Staff reports
    UPDATED at 7 p.m. to reflect downtown protests dissipating, protesters in Central West End. ST. LOUIS • Police pepper-sprayed demonstrators Friday afternoon as they declared the ongoing protest at Tucker Boulevard and Clark Avenue downtown as "no longer peaceful". By early evening, protesters had dissipated from downtown and were gathering in the Central West End. Hundreds filled the street there as they marched through the neighborhood. Four police officers sustained minor injuries downtown, mainly as a result of protesters throwing things at them, and more than a dozen protesters were arrested, acting Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole said. He said one...
  • Ex-St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley found not guilty of murder

    09/15/2017 7:14:05 AM PDT · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 56 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 15, 2017 | Joel Currier
    ST. LOUIS • Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty Friday of murdering a man while on duty. St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson's highly anticipated verdict found a white former St. Louis police officer not guilty of first-degree murder and amed criminal action in the December 2011 shooting death of a black drug suspect after a high-speed pursuit and crash. Activists, with support from some of the city's black clergy, had pledged disruptive protests ahead of St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson's verdict.
  • Blunt statement on the Trump Administration’s DACA Announcement (R-MO)

    09/06/2017 7:20:27 AM PDT · by bgill · 48 replies
    Roy Blunt ^ | Sept. 5, 2017 | staff
    "The young people in the DACA program need a permanent, commonsense solution that will allow them to continue working and going to school in the only country that many of them have ever known,” Blunt said. “The manner in which this program was created has left DACA recipients in legal limbo for too long, and Congress now has a responsibility to work toward a legislative solution. At the same time, it is imperative that we continue working with the president to strengthen our border security. Enhancing our border security will help facilitate progress toward addressing all aspects of our broken...
  • St. Louis mayor addresses anxious city before Stockley verdict

    09/05/2017 4:56:03 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    FOX 2 ^ | September 5, 2017 | Associated Press
    ST. LOUIS – The mayor of St. Louis says the city is “on edge” as it awaits a ruling in the first-degree murder trial of former police officer Jason Stockley, in part because of a troubled history of justice in St. Louis and nationwide. Stockley is accused of fatally shooting Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011. The case was heard last month but it’s unclear when Judge Timothy Wilson will rule. Activists have threatened civil disobedience if Stockley, who is white, is acquitted in the death of the black suspect.
  • MO: Man who Used AK-47 Clone to Defend Self, Children, Found Not Guilty

    09/05/2017 1:15:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 17 September, 2015, Matthew Bowman shot Jimmy Harold Tillery. Tillery was in the driveway of his ex wife, Cheryl Tillery. Bowman used an AK-47 clone. In the initial articles, the firearm was referred to as a ".30-caliber carbine rifle". Cheryl Tillery had finalized the divorce with her ex on 14 August, 2015, about a month before the incident. The Court had issued an emergency protective order on July 20, after an incident where Jimmy Tillery was said to have threatened Matthew Bowman and Cheryl Tillery's lives and the lives of Bowman's two young children. On August 6th, the...
  • Democratic, GOP leaders call for Chappelle-Nadal to resign over Trump assassination comment

    08/18/2017 3:57:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 14 replies
    KCUR.org ^ | 8/18/2017 | JASON ROSENBAUM
    Updated 2:20 p.m. Aug. 18 with lieutenant governor calling for expulsion — Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson said Friday the state Senate should expel Maria Chappelle-Nadal due to her Facebook comment in which she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated. Parson and other top Missouri Republicans and Democrats, from Washington, D.C., to Jefferson City, already have called for Chapelle-Nadal to step down. The University City Democrat has so far resisted numerous bipartisan calls for her resignation after the comment was posted and later deleted Thursday. Parson went a step further Friday, saying that if she doesn't resign by the...
  • Jason Kander doesn’t need your Senate seat. Maybe he’ll just be president instead

    05/29/2017 10:42:06 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 16, 2016 | Jazz Shaw
    We had some good times following the exploits of Kansas carpetbagger Jason Kander as he attempted to win the Senate seat held by Roy Blunt. That effort came up short on November 8th however, and now Jason is going to be looking for a new job. Unless he has some hidden skills in heating and air conditioning which he could put to use at Carrier, that means it will most likely be something in politics. That means either a lobbyist position (which shouldn’t be too tough to find because his wife has a lot of experience in that area) or...
  • Protests Erupt in Ferguson, Missouri After SXSW Debut of Mike Brown Doc

    03/13/2017 4:54:58 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 36 replies
    Billboard ^ | March 13, 2017 | Gil Kaufman
    About 100 protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, were dispersed by police on Sunday night (March 12) after they gathered outside the market where Mike Brown allegedly stole some items on the day he was fatally killed by a police officer in 2014. The group was reacting to previously unseen footage in a new documentary, Stranger Fruit, which debuted at the SXSW Film Festival over the weekend which appeared to offer a new twist to the details of the case.
  • MO: Bill Introduced to Hold Gun Free Zone Owners Liable for Damages

    12/09/2016 6:30:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 December, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2016, SB 1736/HB2033 was passed in the Tennessee legislature. The bill was an attempt to hold businesses that chose to ban defensive firearms from their premises responsible for damages. That was a step to far for the Tennessee legislature. The bill was cut back to say that businesses that did not ban firearms would be immune from lawsuit for actions that resulted from their lack of a ban. In Missouri, Representative Schroer has introduced a bill, HB 96, that is very similar to the original HB 2033 in Tennessee. From news-leader.com: The proposal, known as House Bill 96,...
  • MO: Will Governor Greitens sign Campus Carry in 2017?

    12/04/2016 3:54:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Elections have consequences. The presidential election of Donald Trump has been occupying most of the news space. The gun culture did very well in state and local elections.  In Missouri, a Republican, Eric Greitens, replaces former Governor Nixon.  Governor Nixon was decidedly anti-Second Amendment.  An omnibus gun law reform bill was passed over his veto in Missouri last year. That bill included permitless or "Consititutional" carry. Originally the bill contained a watered down provision for the exercise of Second Amendment rights at public institutions of higher learning. Current Missouri law allows campus administrations to ban weapons on campus.  All...
  • MO: Gunfight Don't Mess with an Old Guy 73-Year-Old Kills 2

    11/09/2016 9:09:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Alley where bodies of robbery suspects found There is an old saying that has been worn out, warning criminals not to scare old men.  But clichés are there because they have a piece of reality embedded. An active 73-year-old retiree was well liked in the neighborhood.  He helped people out, and he spent considerable time in his garage, working on his truck.  Some young criminals, just getting into the most active part of their career, also noticed the truck and decided they wanted it. The retiree had been a victim of robbery attempts before.  Now he carried at home....
  • NRA Endorses Democrat for Governor in Missouri

    09/16/2016 5:44:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    ammoland ^ | 13 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The NRA has been a bi-partisan group, at least since the formation of the NRA-ILA in 1975. The NRA-ILA is the lobbying arm of the NRA.In the last few elections, few Democrats have been endorsed, because few Democrats supported the Second Amendment in any meaningful way.As they say, the NRA did not leave the Democrat Party.  The Democrat Party left the NRA. There are exceptions.  A controversial pick was Harry Reid, Senator (D) from Nevada, who got an A rating from the NRA.  Many have wanted the NRA-ILA to broaden their criteria to issues other than the right to...
  • Missouri Becomes 11th Constitutional Carry State

    09/15/2016 7:51:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/14/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    Late on Wednesday night, the Missouri legislature voted to overturn Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of bill SB 656 and allow Missourians to carry concealed weapons without a permit. This is known as "Constitutional carry." Missouri is now the 11th state to have a Constitutional carry law on the books.
  • Ferguson 'activist' found shot in burned car

    09/07/2016 11:43:50 AM PDT · by Laser_Ray · 52 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/7/2016 | Katie Mettler
    <p>When Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer two years ago in Ferguson, Mo., Darren Seals was one of the most vocal activists leading protests across the city. He rallied a boycott of Democratic candidates in local elections after he said they failed to protect black lives. And on the day a grand jury declined to indict the Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, Seals held Brown’s mother in his arms as she sobbed.</p>
  • MO: Bloomberg Organization Pushes to Stop Override of Gun Reform Veto

    09/05/2016 6:32:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    ammoland ^ | 4 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    One of Missouri Governor (D) Jay Nixon’s most visible actions against Second Amendment rights was his veto of the gun reform bill SB 656.  SB 656 contains a number of common sense reforms to restore Second Amendment rights and protections for people who legitimately engage in self defense.  From the NRA-ILA Recognize Missourians right to Constitutional/Permitless Carry where open carry is not prohibitedExpand Missouri’s current Stand your Ground lawsExpand Castle Doctrine protections for anyone legally allowed into your home, vehicle, business and propertySpecify that except for credit card fees incurred, no additional fee beyond $100 may be charged to...
  • Poll: Trump ahead in red Missouri by single point

    08/23/2016 5:52:17 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/23/16 | Naomi Lim
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump is leading Hillary Clinton by a single percentage point in Missouri, according to a Monmouth University poll released Tuesday. The survey found that 44% of voters support Trump, while 43% back Clinton, well within the poll's margin of error of 4.9 percentage points. Another 8% of respondents told pollsters they intend to vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson, 1% said they would write in another candidate,and the remaining 5% were undecided.
  • MO: Override of Gun Reform Veto Likely

    08/15/2016 5:42:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On May 13, 2016, the Missouri legislature passed an omnibus gun legislation reform bill, SB 656.  It was the last day of the session.  While widely heralded as a permitless or "Constitutional" carry bill, there were several other notable features.  From the NRA-ILA: Recognize Missourians right to Constitutional/Permitless Carry where open carry is not prohibitedExpand Missouri’s current Stand your Ground laws Expand Castle Doctrine protections for anyone legally allowed into your home, vehicle, business and propertySpecify that except for credit card fees incurred, no additional fee beyond $100 may be charged to process concealed carry permits and allows military members...
  • Tight Republican race for Missouri governor attracting high voter turnout

    08/02/2016 4:49:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 4 replies
    KMOV ^ | August 2, 2016 | Timothy Godfrey
    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - The tight Republican race for governor will become a little clearer after today as voters head to the polls for Missouri’s primary elections. Some are calling this the tightest Republican governor race in the state in two decades. All four candidates have spent a combined $22 million campaigning. But even after all of the work, the race does not appear to have a clear-cut leader. The candidates include businessman John Brunner, Navy Seal and non-profit CEO Eric Greitens, former Speaker of the House Catherine Hanaway, and current Liuetenant Governor Peter Kinder. All four candidates have...
  • Bellefontaine Neighbors police seek girl, 13, in shooting that left two critically wounded

    07/20/2016 9:01:18 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    St Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 7/20/2016 | Valerie Schremp Hahn and Kim Bell
    BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS • Police early Wednesday morning said they haven't been able to find a 13-year-old girl suspected of shooting and critically wounding a couple in their 70s during a beauty supply store robbery the day before.The girl was considered armed and dangerous. She apparently ran from the store carrying a pistol. Police search dogs lost her scent in a wooded area between the store and the Castle Point neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon.Bellefontaine Neighbors Police said this surveillance image shows a girl they want to talk to in connection with a shooting at a Bellefontaine Neighbors beauty supply store on...