Criminal Justice

The Ferguson movement is on the cusp of revolutionizing political power...

This is part two of a collaboration between The Missouri Independent and Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. Read part one. Subscribe to...

Missouri House passes bill criminalizing protesters blocking traffic, banning chokeholds

A bill criminalizing protesters that intentionally block roadways and shielding police disciplinary records from public view grew even more controversial on Tuesday, with the...

Bipartisan coalition of lawmakers hope to fund free tampons, pads in...

In Missouri, incarcerated women’s access to feminine hygiene products depends on where they’re housed. Some are forced to pay to buy tampons and pads...

‘The fight has to change’: Why Ferguson activists ditched police reform

This is part one of a collaboration between The Missouri Independent and Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. Read part two.  Subscribe to the...

Defeat of gambling bill likely dooms legislative push against ‘gray market’...

The Missouri Senate late Tuesday defeated a three-pronged effort to expand gambling in Missouri while suppressing unregulated devices that offer cash prizes to players. The...

Nonprofit hopes to free Missouri man serving 23 years on marijuana...

Eric McCauley was a first time marijuana offender when he was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison in 2012.  A federal jury convicted him...

Federal background checks on ammunition sales pushed by Democrats

WASHINGTON — Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Tuesday reintroduced legislation that would require instant background checks...

U.S. gun violence an ‘international embarrassment,’ Biden says in rolling out...

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday reiterated his call on Congress to pass stalled gun legislation, but also outlined executive action he’s taking...

Biden Administration to suggest model ‘red flag’ gun laws for states

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice will distribute model “red flag” legislation to states so they can enact laws that would allow courts to...

Appeal filed in lawsuit over Eric Greitens’ use of self-destructing text...

A lawsuit alleging former Gov. Eric Greitens illegally destroyed public records during his time in office by using a self-destructing text messaging app is...

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