29Jul

Fuck an amnesty day, where is Better Family Life’s pushback against this?

Fuck an amnesty day, where is Better Family Life’s pushback against this?AG’s report: Black drivers more likely to be pulled over in MissouriThe annual report by the state attorney general’s office was released Wednesday

29Jul

Before you get all “But, but, but Better Family Life…” on me read this. Then ask yourself where is the class action lawsuit? Why BFL isn’t rallying against this instead of trying to make the oppression more comfortable? The same system funds Better Family Life.

Before you get all “But, but, but Better Family Life…” on me read this. Then ask yourself where is the class action lawsuit? Why BFL isn’t rallying against this instead of trying to make the oppression more comfortable? The same system funds Better F…

Another ‘amnesty day’… this isn’t amnesty. This is an extension to pay bs tickets, a result of excessive ticketing people shouldn’t have gotten in the first place. Now that Missouri’s decrease in minimum wage is about to go in effect, ‘amnesty day’ now includes child support.

This isn’t progress. This is Better Family Life offering another band aid solution instead of fighting the root issue, in this case excessive ticketing and the decrease of minimum wage.

BFL always goes along to get along. They don’t bang on the beast, stand up to the establishment or fight oppression, their job is to make oppression we suffer more comfortable.

That’s what they get paid to do.

Again, black folks.

Warrant amnesty day in St. Louis County

CLAYTON, Mo. – Municipalities throughout the St. Louis area are breaking participation records for a warrant amnesty program, giving people a chance to wipe their slate clean. More than 60 municipalities in the area said they’ll honor the program, which has proven life-changing for many people and f…

29Jul

Editorial: When property neglect leads to tragedy, who holds owners accountable?<br><br>Our neighborhoods are blighted warzones… the majority of decaying buildings are located in black wards and black municipalities and are owned by white developers who do business with the city and county. Black aldermen, mayors and members of these county councils have done nothing to hold the owners responsible, in many cases they vote to give these developers millions of tax dollars and get nothing in return… Paul McKee is a prime example,<br><br>”Hundreds of empty houses and buildings sit unsecured, tempting vagrants, drug users and vandals to wreak havoc. On July 12, such wanton neglect produced tragic results. Suspected arsonists set fire to the historic Clemens House on Cass Avenue, which is owned by McKee’s NorthSide Regeneration. Three nearby vacant buildings caught fire, all within the footprint of McKee’s 1,500-acre planned development area.<br><br>McKee spent years secretly acquiring hundreds of properties with a vision of reviving the north side as a family-friendly place to live and shop. Had those plans shown even a hint of advancement at this point, we would be the first to sing McKee’s praises. Instead, area buildings have been left to steadily decay.<br><br>While one NorthSide Regeneration presentation envisioned school kids and parents walking into a renovated Carr School at 15th and Carr, today’s reality is starkly different. The unsecured building is being used by the homeless. On Saturday, four of them were beaten with a hammer while sleeping by a fifth homeless man. The building should have been secured by its owner: the Carr Square Tenant Management Corp., run by Rodney Hubbard, a close political ally of McKee.<br><br>McKee appears to be doing nothing to maintain the vast roster of properties he has acquired, even though local law requires him to keep them secure and up to code. He instead punts the responsibility to the city — the taxpayers, that is — while accepting code-violation fines and fees as a cost of doing business. Other property owners do likewise.”

Editorial: When property neglect leads to tragedy, who holds owners accountable?

Our neighborhoods are blighted warzones… the majority of decaying buildings are located in black wards and black municipalities and are owned by white developers who do business with the city and county. Black aldermen, mayors and members of these county councils have done nothing to hold the owners responsible, in many cases they vote to give these developers millions of tax dollars and get nothing in return… Paul McKee is a prime example,

“Hundreds of empty houses and buildings sit unsecured, tempting vagrants, drug users and vandals to wreak havoc. On July 12, such wanton neglect produced tragic results. Suspected arsonists set fire to the historic Clemens House on Cass Avenue, which is owned by McKee’s NorthSide Regeneration. Three nearby vacant buildings caught fire, all within the footprint of McKee’s 1,500-acre planned development area.

McKee spent years secretly acquiring hundreds of properties with a vision of reviving the north side as a family-friendly place to live and shop. Had those plans shown even a hint of advancement at this point, we would be the first to sing McKee’s praises. Instead, area buildings have been left to steadily decay.

While one NorthSide Regeneration presentation envisioned school kids and parents walking into a renovated Carr School at 15th and Carr, today’s reality is starkly different. The unsecured building is being used by the homeless. On Saturday, four of them were beaten with a hammer while sleeping by a fifth homeless man. The building should have been secured by its owner: the Carr Square Tenant Management Corp., run by Rodney Hubbard, a close political ally of McKee.

McKee appears to be doing nothing to maintain the vast roster of properties he has acquired, even though local law requires him to keep them secure and up to code. He instead punts the responsibility to the city — the taxpayers, that is — while accepting code-violation fines and fees as a cost of doing business. Other property owners do likewise.”

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Black people better wake up to the seriousness of our situation. Yes, its bad out here for everybody, but get it worse, we’re singled out and targeted more even when laws, bills and actions impact the whole.And not just by the powers that be, we’re tar…