Activists: “Companies can either snatch back our raise and take food out of the mouths of children, or they can do the right thing by honoring the St. Louis wage increase and paying us at least $10 an hour.”
Organization for Black Struggle regarding the death of Kajieme Powell at the hands of St. Louis police: “Police authorities should not be the community’s only resource when mental and social service crisis happen.”
In the case of Bernard Scott, who was jailed for a series of minor traffic offenses, prison officers at Missouri’s Pine Lawn Jail wouldn’t release him to an ER. Scott eventually fell into a coma, and officials said that he tried to commit suicide, but he lived.
Killer Mike and his Run the Jewels Bandmate El-P spoke to the BBC about the anniversary of Michael Brown’s killing, performing in St. Louis when the verdict to not convict Officer Wilson came down, and the history of riots as political strategy in America