How police created their own problems

Published by St. Louis American, February 18, 2023 Nearly 25 years ago when the Coalition Against Police Crimes & Repression formed, one of its three demands was that police officers must be recruited from the communities they served. The purpose is to hire more African Americans for these public service positions. Over the years, the […]

Picking and choosing who gets justice

Published by the¬†St. Louis American, June 16, 2016   The parents of Mansur Ball-Bey received the crushing news last week that there would be no justice for their son coming from the St. Louis circuit attorney. The 18-year-old was gunned down by St. Louis police officers Ronald Vaughan and Kyle Chandler last year. Both officers […]

Needed: A new crime-fighting paradigm

Posted St. Louis American –¬†Thursday, May 5, 2016 8:45 am As part of its ongoing work around local control of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the Coalition Against Police Crimes and Repression (CAPCR) has been facilitating community forums to discuss re-thinking public safety. A component of the town hall is a presentation that highlights […]