Local News & Activist Reports: Saint Louis
Homeless advocate Rev. Larry Rice was arrested May 16 as he attemped to create a new tent city for homeless residents who had been removed when St. Louis officials ordered another tent city torn down.
In September 2011, a homeless African American mother was found dead in a jail cell after being arrested at the request of St. Mary’s Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., where she was seeking medical care in the emergency room.
In yet another attack on education, 99 public school workers in East St. Louis, Ill., are losing their jobs. Out of those, 85 are badly needed teachers’ aides who work with children with special learning issues.
Protesters demonstrated Jan. 28 against Bank of America's attack on the working-class people of St.Louis. Many St. Louisans have been victims of Bank of America's relentless attack on people facing economic hardships.