Tag: Police Brutality

Franks responds to protest, rap criticism

By Michael Layer St. Louis representative urges people to learn the context of stories before making quick judgments ST. LOUIS – After a week of so-called “cheap shots,” Rep. Bruce Franks spoke out against his treatment on an Overtime episode of This Week in Missouri Politics. Last Thursday, the Daily Caller, a conservative online news outlet founded by Fox News pundit Tucker Carlson, ran an article criticizing Franks. The article slammed the St. Louis representative […]

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 […]