Alderman Antonio French discusses crime in St. Louis with Charles Jaco on The Jaco Report. He also talks about why he is supporting Aldermanic President Lewis Reed for mayor in the Tuesday, March 5th election.
On January 13th, The League of Women Voters of St. Louis and the Partnership for Downtown St, Louis hosted a candidate forum at the downtown St. Louis Public Library. The candidates participating in the forum were Francis G. Slay, Lewis Reed and Jimmie Matthews.
More than 100 north St. Louis residents met at the O'Fallon Park Recreation Complex to hear from police and Alderman Antonio French to discuss the violence that has been plaguing our city the past few weeks. Major Ron Robinson, commander of the police department's north patrol, gave a detailed briefing of the situation. And Alderman French called upon citizens to get involved.
Surveillance cameras alone are not enough. But along with neighborhood organizing, good police work, neighbors looking out for neighbors, community renewal projects, home repair for seniors, and love and outreach for our youth, WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! I've seen it. We've done it already in other parts of the ward. And help is on the way to College Hill.
Captain Michael Sack with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department was recently interviewed regarding homicides occurring on the weekend of January 12, 2013. There were a total of four homicides in the City of St. Louis occurring on that weekend. During the interview, the captain was asked about our camera system in the 21st Ward.
If you have any information regarding these crimes, please call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).