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Protesters Gather Outside Downtown St. Louis Jail

They chanted 'free our people'

(Newser) - Protesters chanting "free our people" gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis for more than two hours to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars, but there was no repeat of the vandalism that occurred over the weekend. Demonstrators outside the jail Monday night criticized authorities for... More »

In a Twist, Cops Were the Ones Chanting in St. Louis

'Whose streets? Our streets' went the refrain after arrests

(Newser) - A common chant could be heard on the streets of St. Louis Sunday night as protesters demonstrated over a police shooting. "Whose streets? Our streets" went the refrain, a common one used by Black Lives Matter protesters. This time, however, it was police officers who were doing the chanting,... More »

Dozens Arrested on 3rd Night of St. Louis Protests

Protesters chanted, 'Stop killing us'

(Newser) - Police made dozens of arrests in St. Louis on Sunday night when people ignored orders to disperse after a third night of vandalism that followed largely nonviolent daylight protests. Police had warned those still on downtown streets late Sunday that they would be arrested if they didn't leave the... More »

Ex-Cop Acquitted in Fatal Shooting: 'I Did Nothing Wrong'

Jason Stockley speaks out in exclusive interview with 'St. Louis Post-Dispatch'

(Newser) - Demonstrators said they were pepper-sprayed by police , at least 10 cops were injured , and U2 and Ed Sheeran canceled concerts in St. Louis over the weekend as protests continued over a not-guilty verdict for Jason Stockley, a white ex-police officer who shot dead a black motorist in 2011. Stockley is... More »

Cops Overwhelmed, Ed Sheeran, U2 Cancel St. Louis Concerts

9 arrested as protests rage a 2nd night over white cop's acquittal

(Newser) - Protests raged a second night in St. Louis over the acquittal of a white police officer in the death of a black motorist, with protesters breaking windows of dozens of businesses and throwing bricks at police. At least nine people were arrested in the unrest, which kept police so busy... More »

10 Cops Injured in St. Louis Protests

Police fired tear gas after mayor's window broken

(Newser) - Police in St. Louis used tear gas to break up protests Friday night after around 1,000 demonstrators surrounded the home of Mayor Lyda Krewson, hurling red paint and breaking a front window. Police say at least nine St. Louis officers and a Highway Patrol trooper were injured in the... More »

Protesters Face Off With Police After Cop Acquittal in St. Louis

Protesters say police have used pepper spray

(Newser) - Hundreds of protesters are marching through St. Louis streets after a judge announced Friday that white former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was not guilty of first-degree murder in the 2011 death of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith, a black suspect, the AP reports. Protesters said law enforcement officials have... More »

National Guard Ready After Verdict in Mo. Cop Shooting

Jason Stockley acquitted in 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith

(Newser) - Tensions ran high in St. Louis Friday, with barricades surrounding a federal courthouse and the Missouri National Guard on standby, as the city awaited a verdict in the murder trial of a white cop who shot a 24-year-old black motorist in 2011, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch —and that... More »

Woman Critically Injured in Attack on Police Officers

Bullet struck victim in head while she was doing laundry

(Newser) - Authorities have arrested two men suspected of wounding two St. Louis police officers in an attack that also left a 24-year-old woman in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head, the AP reports. Acting Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole said Friday evening that the third victim was in... More »

Thousands in St. Louis Likely to See Wage Drop With New Law

Missouri makes city's new higher minimum wage illegal

(Newser) - Thousands of workers in St. Louis will likely see smaller paychecks starting Monday, when a new Missouri law takes effect barring local government from enacting minimum wages different than the state minimum, the AP reports. The law is drawing protests in St. Louis and in Kansas City, where a recent... More »

Car Moves Through Protesters Gathered in St. Louis

3 minor injuries reported; police arrest driver

(Newser) - A dangerous moment during a street protest in St. Louis on Tuesday night: Protesters gathered around a car at an intersection, and the driver eventually pushed through the pack, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . Police say three people had minor injuries, though all declined medical attention. This tweeted image shows... More »

'Jorts-Wearing Bandit' Mocked by Fashion-Conscious Cops

His 'disregard for the law is as offensive as his disregard for fashion trends'

(Newser) - Anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing stores in the St. Louis area while wearing jean shorts is being urged to call "the fashion police." The AP reports St. Louis County Police dubbed the suspect the "jorts-wearing bandit" in a tweet on Monday, and included a... More »

White Cop Shoots Black Off-Duty Officer at Crime Scene

The white officer was 'fearing for his safety'

(Newser) - A black off-duty officer with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department was shot by a white officer Wednesday night while trying to assist with some suspected car thieves, CBS News reports. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch , a stolen car crashed near the off-duty officer's home, and he came... More »

Explosion Launches 1.5-Ton Boiler 500 Feet, Killing 3

The van-sized boiler caused casualties in 2 different St. Louis buildings

(Newser) - A bizarre and deadly accident happened in St. Louis on Monday when a 1.5-ton boiler exploded, killing one person—with the force of the blast then propelling the boiler out of the building and through the roof of another, with equally deadly consequences. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the... More »

Man Who Wanted to Vilify Ex Arrested in JCC Case: Feds

Juan Thompson, arrested in St. Louis, believed to be behind at least 8 threats

(Newser) - A jilted ex-boyfriend is behind at least eight of the scores of threats made against Jewish community centers nationwide, plus a bomb threat to New York's Anti-Defamation League, in an effort to harass and vilify his former girlfriend, federal officials said Friday. Juan Thompson was arrested in St. Louis... More »

Officer Allegedly Told He's Too Gay to Be Promoted

Sgt. Keith Wildhaber was told to 'tone down' his gayness

(Newser) - A St. Louis County police sergeant alleges in a lawsuit against the department that he was told to "tone down" his gayness if he wanted a promotion, the AP reports. Sgt. Keith Wildhaber, a 22-year-old veteran of the department, also alleges he was passed over for promotions and reassigned... More »

Where This Mound Stands Was a City Larger Than Paris

Exploring what remains of Cahokia in modern-day Illinois

(Newser) - What drove the rapid decline of the largest city of North America some seven centuries ago? Annalee Newitz takes an up-close look for Ars Technica after traveling to the outskirts of East St. Louis, Ill., this past summer to help archaeologists dig up what evidence they can of Cahokia, which... More »

Fake Cop Picks Wrong Guy to Pull Over: Police

An off-duty St. Louis police officer, to be exact

(Newser) - A fake police officer had the bad luck to pull over a real one in St. Louis, authorities say. Police say Nicholas Keeton, 20, was driving a Chevrolet Impala decked out with flashing lights and a siren when he pulled over a motorist and falsely claimed to be a St.... More »

Your Best Bet for an 'Epic' New Year's Eve? Orlando

Here are the top 10 US cities in which to ring in the New Year

(Newser) - Looking to give 2016 a memorable sendoff? Consider booking a flight to one of the cities on WalletHub's list of best places to ring in the New Year. The site analyzed the 100 largest cities in America using "20 key indicators of an epic New Year's Eve.... More »

4 Different Cities, 4 Different Cop Shootings in One Day

Sunday saw officer killed, 3 wounded, with 3 of the shootings apparently targeted

(Newser) - It was a tough Sunday for law enforcement across the country, with four separate shootings leaving one police officer dead and three wounded, CBS News reports. And three of the attacks appear to have targeted their victims, authorities say: Detective Benjamin Marconi in San Antonio, Texas, was killed while writing... More »

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