By the numbers: The Vehicle Stops Report – St. Louis Police Department

The St. Louis City Police Department covers one of the largest and most racial diverse jurisdictions in Missouri - roughly half of the city’s population is Black, and the other half is White, according to census data from 2010, the most recent available.
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The image used in this article is from NBC News. Matthew Charles embodies the mission statement of Empower Missouri’s Criminal Justice Issues Team. We advocate for: Healing rather than vengeance;Community-based alternatives to prison;Increased public safety through preventive activities that address social issues of people at risk; and Systemic and individual responses that enable persons who commit...
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10/1/2019Contact: Conner Kerrigan, Communications Director815-263-1261 (cell)conner@empowermissouri.org  At 6:23pm on October 1st, 2019, the state of Missouri carried out the cruel and unusual execution of Russell Bucklew. This will serve as a stain on our state for the rest of its existence. Jeanette Mott Oxford, Executive Director of Empower Missouri, issues the following statement in response....
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The September Empowering You Newsletter can be downloaded by clicking on the thumbnail below, and you can explore it’s contents by clicking on any of the links under the thumbnail. Putting an SRO in every Missouri school won’t make them safer – but here’s what might – Conner Kerrigan “Missouri has failed it’s voters” – Voter...
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In a recent letter to Gov. Parson, State Auditor Nicole Galloway requested that a special session of the General Assembly be called to address the ever-present issue of school safety. Her concern is shared by many on both sides of the aisle. The worry that Missouri’s children could become victims of gun violence has been...
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The Missouri General Assembly has a Legislative Session that goes from January to May. During those months, the capitol building in Jefferson City is in constant motion, with elected officials, lobbyists, and advocates all clamoring to pass laws that will shape our state. It’s an exciting time.  But then we hit Sine Die – the...
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The time is right in the Show Me State for even more positive changes to our justice system and Empower Missouri, along with the advocates who are a part of the Smart Sentencing Coalition, will be right there pushing it along.
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In our monthly calls, the Smart Sentencing Coalition discusses Criminal Justice Reform in Missouri, and how we can work with the Missouri Legislature to be Smart on Crime. Further Reading: By the Numbers: The Missouri Vehicle Stops Report – By Conner Kerrigan Parson signs bevy of criminal justice, public safety bills: ‘We have to do...
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How can we promote smart sentencing in Missouri in order to reduce the number of incarcerated individuals, ease some of the demands our penal system imposes on the state budget, and attain better long-term outcomes?
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In our monthly calls, the Smart Sentencing Coalition discusses Criminal Justice Reform in Missouri, and how we can work with the Missouri Legislature to be Smart on Crime. Add this event to your Google Calendar: Further Reading: By the Numbers: The Missouri Vehicle Stops Report – By Conner Kerrigan Parson signs bevy of criminal justice,...
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