By Anti-State STL on 2014/10/10
Just after dusk on Wednesday night in St. Louis, a cop killed 18 year-old Vonderitt “Drew” Myers. This is the third incident of cops killing black men in two months – sadly this is not above average. What is above average, though, is people’s response to it. Like Mike Brown, there has been debate about […]
A DISGUSTING SIGN MADE BEAUTIFUL: Thoughts on panhandling, homelessness and the city and media’s response to recent vandalism.
By Anti-State STL on 2014/06/14
Over the last week or so, stickers have appeared around town defacing anti-panhandling signs. They’ve brought the issues of panhandling, the city’s treatment of the homeless and vandalism back into people’s mouths. The media, the city and managers of the homeless have responded with predictable outrage and disappointment (hoping others will as well): “How could […]