Tag: black lives matter

AFL-CIO delegates leave conference to stand with Black Lives Matter

ST. LOUIS — This year’s national convention of the AFL-CIO took an interesting turn when delegates left the convention to join activists from Black Lives Matter in protesting. The activists, numbering a couple dozen, stood outside of the America’s Center Convention Complex on Saturday after having been refused entry into the center. They had reportedly been invited to take part in the AFL-CIO’s Diversity and Inclusion Pre-Conference, but the venue’s management denied them entry. Rep. […]

Greitens prepares National Guard to deploy to St. Louis, Franks calls Governor ‘unengaged’

By Michael Layer ST. LOUIS – Governor Eric Greitens announced in a press release Thursday afternoon he is ready to send the National Guard to St. Louis in preparation of the verdict of the case of Anthony Lamar Smith, who was killed by white police officer Jason Stockley. Stockley allegedly killed Smith from just six inches away and planted a gun in Smith’s car, according to a St. Louis prosecutor. The verdict is expected to […]