Day: September 20, 2017

Protesters march on Clayton

Over the beats of drums and chants, demonstrators rallied onto various locations near the City of Clayton. Originally, the protesters were scheduled to meet at Shaw Park but organizers decided to move the march to the Saint Louis Galleria in Richmond Heights. Protests are peaceful thus far. Marching by a @RHPoliceDeptMo officer. #StockleyProtest pic.twitter.com/HjHABztIvt — Brian (@BrianRobbins9) September 20, 2017 Once at the shopping mall, protesters congregated near the main entrance near the Cheesecake Factory […]

Multiple closures in Clayton ahead of protest

Due to the scheduled protests in Clayton, many of the area’s community athletic centers are scheduled to close on Wednesday. Starting at 5 p.m. protests are planned to take place at Shaw Park in response to the acquittal of former St. Louis cop Jason Stockley. The City of Clayton has made the following closures and cancellations: The Shaw Park Tennis Center will close at 3:30 p.m. The Center of Clayton will close at 4:30 p.m. […]

Little-known provision in Uber bill releases non-emergency medical transportation from burdensome regulations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Transportation networking companies scored a major victory with the passage of HB 130, better known as the Uber bill, during the past legislative session. But a little-known component of the bill has big implications for another group besides ride-sharing companies; one single sentence, added to the bill as an amendment while it was in the Senate, releases medical transportation companies from the authority of the regional taxicab commissions. “6. Nothing in […]

St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger issues statement on Clayton protest

“In advance of the planned protest later this afternoon in Clayton, I have met with County Police Chief Jon Belmar and his staff. They have a plan in place that is designed to protect the public, the businesses of Clayton and any demonstrators planning to gather here in order to lawfully exercise their right of free speech. Since Friday, thousands of our fellow citizens have assembled throughout the area to protest in the name of […]

STL County PD issue an update on Tuesday’s carjacking

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges on suspect Darron Scott, 27 years of age, of the 1600 block of Hogan Street in St. Louis, Missouri 63106, for Robbery in the First Degree, Armed Criminal Action, and Resisting Arrest. Scott is being held on a $100,000 cash only bond. The probable cause statement reads:  Victim reported that he was approached while standing outside his 2007 Mazda 6 at […]

Demonstrations regarding Stockley verdict will take place in Clayton on Wednesday

Demonstrations protesting the acquittal of former St. Louis cop Jason Stockley will reach Clayton on Wednesday. The demonstrations will take place at Shaw Park starting at 5 p.m. and called for others to join at the park with various Facebook posts. During Tuesday’s interview with Chief Kevin Murphy of the Clayton Police Department, Murphy said the Clayton police are prepared for any demonstration and will support the environment for peaceful protesting. “We do take a […]

Sen. Jamilah Nasheed calls on Mayor Lyda Krewson to have an Emergency meeting

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, on Tuesday issued the following statement relating to a call for the Mayor Krewson to have an emergency meeting with black elected officials: “I commend you for recognizing, as you so aptly wrote, that you ‘will need collaboration and cooperation from other elected officials’ to achieve this worthy goal.  I agree with your assessment and look forward to working with you to address these issues and […]