Tag Archives: St. Louis

Michael Avenatti Would Base 2020 WH Bid In St. Louis

Politico reports: He hasn’t decided yet if he’s running for president, but Michael Avenatti has already made a strategic 2020 decision. The attorney will base his national presidential campaign headquarters in St. Louis, Mo. should he launch a White House bid, he told POLITICO on Sunday. Avenatti also boldly predicted that the red state of Missouri would be “in play” ...

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ST. LOUIS: Felony Charge For Man Who Drove Into Protesters At Vigil For Trans Woman Killed By Police

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: A man who drove his car into a group of protesters in St. Louis on Wednesday night has been charged with a felony. Mark Colao, 59, was charged Thursday with a felony count of resisting arrest by fleeing and two misdemeanor charges of leaving the scene of an accident and operating a vehicle in a ...

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ST. LOUIS: Car Hits Three At Vigil For Trans Woman Killed By Police, Minor Injuries, Driver Arrested [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: A driver in St. Louis on Wednesday was taken into custody after three protesters who blocked traffic were hit by a car during a march for a transgender woman shot and killed by police a day earlier, said police and local media. The driver, who was not identified by police, was taken into custody for felony fleeing, a ...

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MISSOURI: Cop Files Lawsuit Alleging Superior Told Him To “Tone Down His Gayness” To Earn Promotion

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: A 22-year St. Louis County police veteran who was once picked to become the department’s liaison to the gay community is now suing the department for discrimination. In a lawsuit filed Jan. 10, Sgt. Keith Wildhaber claims a former St. Louis County Police Board member told him to “tone down your gayness” if he ever ...

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ST. LOUIS: More Trump Rally Turmoil [VIDEOS]

From the New York Daily News: Another rally, more hate — again. Donald Trump’s protest-filled campaign continued with a bloody stop Friday in St. Louis, where several protesters were tossed from the event, including a black man hauled off by police with a bloodied face. The bellowing blowhard’s gathering at the Peabody Opera House downtown was interrupted several times, prompting ...

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Four US Cities Ranked Among World’s 50 Most Violent

St. Louis, Baltimore, Detroit, and New Orleans have been ranked among the world’s 50 most violent large cities based on homicides per 100,000 residents. Brazil has a staggering 21 cities on the list. From the Daily Mail: Latin America features highly in the ranking, released by Mexico’s Citizens’ Council for Public Security and Criminal Justice, as it is home to ...

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Ferguson Protesters Wed

Via Buzzfeed: Alexis Templeton and Brittany Ferrell first met while demonstrating in Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of unarmed Michael Brown and a grand jury’s subsequent decision to not indict the police officer who shot him. The two activists were married Tuesday at St. Louis City Hall — months after meeting while demonstrating in Ferguson. Both Templeton and Ferrell are ...

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Brian Brown Has The Missouri Sadz

“Once again we see judges imposing their views of marriage in violation of the law and the overwhelming decision of state voters to preserve marriage in the law as it exists in reality, the union of one man and one woman. In Missouri, we need Governor Jay Nixon to immediately file a motion demanding that the lower court ruling be ...

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St. Louis Official: Our Same-Sex Marriage Licenses Are Good Anywhere In Missouri

(Via JMG reader Baltimatt)

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MISSOURI: Celebration In St. Louis

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Marriages Begin In St. Louis

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MISSOURI: Ferguson Protesters Disrupt Performance By St. Louis Symphony

Via the St. Louis Dispatch: Michael Brown protesters interrupted the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra’s concert on Saturday night, causing a brief delay in the performance at Powell Symphony Hall. The orchestra and chorus were preparing to perform Johannes Brahms’ Requiem just after intermission when two audience members in the middle aisle on the main floor began singing an old civil ...

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MISSOURI: Self-Described “Killer” Cop Who Pushed Don Lemon Suspended After Racist, Anti-Gay Rant Surfaces

CNN reports: A Missouri police officer involved in maintaining security in troubled Ferguson was put on administrative leave Friday after a video surfaced showing him railing about the Supreme Court, Muslims, and his past — and perhaps, he said, his future — as “a killer.” The officer, Dan Page of the St. Louis County Police Department, became something of a ...

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MISSOURI: Four Gay Couples Marry In Office Of St. Louis Mayor, City To Challenge Ban, State AG Likely To Sue City

Yesterday’s action in Colorado by the Boulder County Clerk was copied late yesterday afternoon in Missouri, as four gay couples married in the office of St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. St. Louis is mounting the first direct challenge of the state ban. The city, which operates as an independent municipality, also performs county functions. The four marriage licenses were signed ...

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Gay Man & Evangelical Walk Into A Bar

From the Christian Broadcasting Network: “The Journey Church recently rented a nightclub in St. Louis for an evening of calm discussion over the red-hot topic: Marriage. They billed the event: ‘A Gay Man and An Evangelical Walk Into a Bar.'”

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MISSOURI: Chamber Of Commerce Cancels Speech By Chick-Fil-A President

Responding to complaints from LGBT activists, a St. Louis-area chamber of commerce has canceled a planned speech by Chick-Fil-A president Dan Cathy over his company’s affiliation with the Family Resource Institute, an SPLC-certified hate group. The decision to cancel Cathy’s March 18 presentation here was made after PROMO, a statewide organization that advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, ...

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At NOM’s Rally In St. Louis

St. Louis’ LGBT title, Vital Voice Magazine, covered yesterday’s Hate Tour stop in their hometown, where NOM blocked them from attending the rally, probably so all those post-overturn red faces couldn’t be recorded.

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Who Will Host The 2012 Dem Convention?

The finalist cities to host the 2010 Democratic National Convention have been announced. Recognizing that President Barack Obama faces serious challenges in the Midwest he carried not two years ago, the Democratic National Committee on Wednesday picked three heartland cities and just one in the Republican-friendly South to consider for its 2012 nominating convention. The cities are Cleveland, St. Louis, ...

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St. Louis: Activists Launch Month-Long Protest Outside Catholic Basilica

The Missouri LGBT activist group Show Me No Hate has launched a month-long protest outside of the St. Louis Basilica in response to the diocese’s $10,000 donation to repeal marriage equality in Maine. Via the Catholic News Agency: According to The Vital Voice, Show Me No Hate has accused the Archdiocese of St. Louis of misusing the funds, saying the ...

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