Groups including the ACLU and NAACP have long supported local control of police. But Chair of the Organization for Black Struggle, Montague Simmons, says Proposition A would undercut transparency and citizen oversight.
“The banner head that they’re using for local control, we built credibility for,” Simmons says. “People understand it and they identify directly with citizen review. They identify it with accountability and transparency. Absent that, people will be buying in to something they can’t live with.”
At a small gathering at a coffeehouse on Sunday, Women for Claire convened to unveil a new ad in support of Democratic incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill. McCaskill was not in attendance, instead spending time with her ill mother.
A few women spoke in her stead, criticizing Republican Congressman Todd Akin.
"What is he (Akin) going to do for a woman like you?" Darlene Green, St. Louis Comptroller asked the crowd. "What is he going to say about a woman like me? We already know what he said about a woman like Claire."
Missourians have an opportunity to elect a new governor next Tuesday.
Host Don Marsh talks with Dave Spence, the Republican candidate for Governor. Spence is a businessman from St. Louis. He faces Democratic incumbent Governor Jay Nixon and Libertarian candidate Jim Higgins.
At this time, Jay Nixon’s campaign has not made the Governor available for an interview.
Republican Todd Akin is up with two new television ads, as his US Senate race enters its final eight days.
One spot features former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who also campaigned for Akin in the primaries. In that ad, "Strong as Steel," Huckabee calls Akin a good Christian man and a courageous conservative who can’t be bought.
Missouri’s newly-formed 2nd Congressional district has two first time candidates vying for Republican Congressman Todd Akin’s seat, which he will be vacating. The two main candidates have very different ideas of the role of government, and very different backgrounds.
Although this is Ann Wagner’s first time with her name on the yard signs, she is by no means a political rookie.