☕ Morning fam,
St. Louis has had 2 officer involved killings in one week. And 6 deaths at the justice Center since April… Black Girl Magic is completely missing in action. None of the sassiness or clapbacks we’re accustomed to seeing whenever Mayor Jones, Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner or Ferguson protester turned elected leader Cori Bush are called out for not performing the duties of the position they ran for, were elected and took an oath to do. Also missing is action is the white police chief, white candidates for the President of the Board of Aldermen as are the remaining unindicted aldermen… did I fail to mention in the midst of a federal investigation into corruption in St. Louis City and County governments which already resulted in the resignation and guilty pleas for President of the BOA Lewis Reed and alders Jeffrey Boyd and John Muhammad, along with County Exec Sam Page’s Chief of Staff with more indictments to come?
No one is steering the ship, no one is vowing to fight corruption in regional government. The progressive woke wing of the Dem Party isn’t demanding police accountability. Nor are they talking Defund despite 2 officer involved killings. No talk about the Civilian Oversight plan the mayor announced just last month. And protester/activist elected leaders and what is left of the movement that was co-opted by progressives and the NPIC continue to run in circles chasing their tails.
More reason for constituents to heed the words of Ald Bill Stephens, that the region “needs a whole new legislative body if it is to ever make meaningful progress for its citizens, including a new board of elected officials.”