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September 17th, 2019 - 1:16 pm § in Politics

GOP lawmaker claims rape is consensual

CNN reports that Barry Hovis, a Republican and ex-cop elected to Missouri’s legislature in 2018, claimed in support of an unconstitutional anti-abortion bill that most rapes are “date rapes or consensual rapes.” Read story here. I think a lot of women would be surprised to learn th[...]

August 2nd, 2015 - 8:20 pm § in Uncategorized

How St. Louis County municipalities rob poor black people

In Pagedale, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb like Ferguson, town officials raise money by slapping fines on poor black residents. ¬†Among Pagedale’s municipal ordinances, according to a local lawyer: “[Y]ou can’t have a hedge more than three feet high. You can’t have a basketbal[...]