Tag: Ferguson

Schroer intends to file bill for tougher penalties on protesters who block traffic

O’FALLON, Mo. – As protests continue in the St. Louis region following the Stockley verdict, law enforcement and demonstrators continue clashing in the streets. All in all, authorities have made more than 300 arrests at demonstrations over the Sept. 15 acquittal of former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley, whom […]

Ferguson vs. Stockley protests: How are Greitens’ campaign promises holding up?

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – When Governor Eric Greitens was still on the campaign trail in 2016, Missourians wanted to know from the gubernatorial candidates just how they would handle a situation like that of Ferguson, one that dominated the news cycle in 2014. And speaking on the issue, then-Republican candidate […]

Ahead of not guilty verdict in Stockley case, Black Caucus roots for peace

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri politicians and statewide officials are calling for peace following the verdict in the trial of a former St. Louis police officer who had been accused of murder. Jason Stockley, a white police officer, had been charged with killing Anthony Smith, a black suspect who was […]

Missouri Supreme Court upholds most provisions of municipal court reform law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Supreme Court’s latest issued ruling is striking down provisions of a controversial municipal court reform law, SB 5. While signing the bill into law, then Gov. Jay Nixon called it the “most sweeping” municipal court reform bill in state history. Now, it’s losing some […]

House lawmakers seek to improve public opinion of law enforcement with transparency bills

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri lawmakers have made a point of standing behind the members of law enforcement, with the House recently passing several bills regarding police protection. But the debate has also brought up concerns over the perceived lack of action by the General Assembly to address the issues […]

Q&A with former Congressman Allen West

Former Congressman and retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West will be heading to the Show Me State in two weeks, where he’ll be the keynote speaker at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association’s ‘Straight Talk’ event.  The Missouri Times caught up with the former Republican representative of Florida’s 22nd Congressional District to […]

Democrats question feasibility of Greitens’ State of the State proposals

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After Gov. Eric Greitens first State of the State speech — which can be read here — Democratic leadership in the House and Senate wondered how Greitens would pay for many of his proposals, especially since he did not go into detail about his budget priorities. […]

Greitens taps Drew Juden as next Public Safety Director

ST. LOUIS – Gov.-elect Eric Greitens has tapped Charles “Drew” Juden III to serve as the next Director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety. The incoming governor announced the nomination Monday morning during a press conference at Zisser Tire & Auto, one of several local businesses vandalized and looted […]

Rep.-elect Schroer looks to take on crime in first session

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Members of the state government are taking a stand this year in an effort to protect the law enforcement officers and first responders of Missouri. Rep.-elect Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon, is one such legislator. The new representative’s first four bills pre-filed all center around the issues of […]

Leaders credit Koster for filling leadership void during Ferguson, but some accounts differ

ST. LOUIS – The recent gubernatorial forum had its fair share of contentious moments between Attorney General Chris Koster and Republican nominee Eric Greitens. However, a comment Greitens made about Koster’s handling of the protests and subsequent riots in Ferguson raised eyebrows and sparked a flurry of varying accounts from […]