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Gov. Mike Parson Loses Latest Challenge to St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's election-year maneuver to blame St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner for the city's homicide numbers and hand off certain murder cases to the state attorney general died today in the House of Representatives.

The House closed the veto session today without even taking up legislation for "concurrent jurisdiction" that would have stripped Gardner of some of her decision-making power as a prosecutor.

Parson had pushed a handful of measures on state legislators for a special session, claiming they would combat violent crime. That originally included changes that would have provided a new path for charging as adults kids as young as twelve, repealing a St. Louis rule that required cops to live in the city for their first seven years, bump up penalties for selling guns to juveniles and create a witness protection fund.

He later tacked on a measure that would have let Attorney General Eric Schmitt take over murder cases that Gardner hadn't charged within 90 days or that had been charged and dismissed. As justification, Parson and Schmitt blamed Gardner for what they claimed was a backlog of murder cases. However, as we reported in an August 26 cover story, the vast majority of open murder cases are open because police hadn't arrested anyone, not because of anything Gardner was or wasn't doing.

https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2020/09/16/gov-mike-parson-loses-latest-challenge-to-st-louis-circuit-attorney-kim-gardner?

Borgen is on Netflix

With subtitles and/or dubbing if anyone is interested. We are rewatching the series and find it to be wonderful.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borgen_(TV_series)

'We were shocked': RAND study uncovers massive income shift to the top 1%


The median worker should be making as much as $102,000 annually—if some $2.5 trillion wasn’t being “reverse distributed” every year away from the working class.

Just how far has the working class been left behind by the winner-take-all economy? A new analysis by the RAND Corporation examines what rising inequality has cost Americans in lost income—and the results are stunning.

A full-time worker whose taxable income is at the median—with half the population making more and half making less—now pulls in about $50,000 a year. Yet had the fruits of the nation’s economic output been shared over the past 45 years as broadly as they were from the end of World War II until the early 1970s, that worker would instead be making $92,000 to $102,000. (The exact figures vary slightly depending on how inflation is calculated.)

The findings, which land amid a global pandemic, help to illuminate the paradoxes of an economy in which so-called essential workers are struggling to make ends meet while the rich keep getting richer.

“We were shocked by the numbers,” says Nick Hanauer, a venture capitalist who came up with the idea for the research along with David Rolf, founder of Local 775 of the Service Employees International Union and president of the Fair Work Center in Seattle. “It explains almost everything. It explains why people are so pissed off. It explains why they are so economically precarious.”

https://www.fastcompany.com/90550015/we-were-shocked-rand-study-uncovers-massive-income-shift-to-the-top-1?

'We were shocked': RAND study uncovers massive income shift to the top 1%



The median worker should be making as much as $102,000 annually—if some $2.5 trillion wasn’t being “reverse distributed” every year away from the working class.

Just how far has the working class been left behind by the winner-take-all economy? A new analysis by the RAND Corporation examines what rising inequality has cost Americans in lost income—and the results are stunning.

A full-time worker whose taxable income is at the median—with half the population making more and half making less—now pulls in about $50,000 a year. Yet had the fruits of the nation’s economic output been shared over the past 45 years as broadly as they were from the end of World War II until the early 1970s, that worker would instead be making $92,000 to $102,000. (The exact figures vary slightly depending on how inflation is calculated.)

The findings, which land amid a global pandemic, help to illuminate the paradoxes of an economy in which so-called essential workers are struggling to make ends meet while the rich keep getting richer.

“We were shocked by the numbers,” says Nick Hanauer, a venture capitalist who came up with the idea for the research along with David Rolf, founder of Local 775 of the Service Employees International Union and president of the Fair Work Center in Seattle. “It explains almost everything. It explains why people are so pissed off. It explains why they are so economically precarious.”

https://www.fastcompany.com/90550015/we-were-shocked-rand-study-uncovers-massive-income-shift-to-the-top-1?

'We were shocked': RAND study uncovers massive income shift to the top 1%

The median worker should be making as much as $102,000 annually—if some $2.5 trillion wasn’t being “reverse distributed” every year away from the working class.

Just how far has the working class been left behind by the winner-take-all economy? A new analysis by the RAND Corporation examines what rising inequality has cost Americans in lost income—and the results are stunning.

A full-time worker whose taxable income is at the median—with half the population making more and half making less—now pulls in about $50,000 a year. Yet had the fruits of the nation’s economic output been shared over the past 45 years as broadly as they were from the end of World War II until the early 1970s, that worker would instead be making $92,000 to $102,000. (The exact figures vary slightly depending on how inflation is calculated.)

The findings, which land amid a global pandemic, help to illuminate the paradoxes of an economy in which so-called essential workers are struggling to make ends meet while the rich keep getting richer.

“We were shocked by the numbers,” says Nick Hanauer, a venture capitalist who came up with the idea for the research along with David Rolf, founder of Local 775 of the Service Employees International Union and president of the Fair Work Center in Seattle. “It explains almost everything. It explains why people are so pissed off. It explains why they are so economically precarious.”

https://www.fastcompany.com/90550015/we-were-shocked-rand-study-uncovers-massive-income-shift-to-the-top-1?

No need to worry about the smart phone or Alexa spying on us

Apparently the vacuum cleaner has been digging up dirt for years........

African Americans Hit By Job Losses During The Pandemic Find It Hard To Recover

Robin Grinston’s world turned upside down in March when she had to shut down the massage therapy business she started two years ago.

She joined business owners throughout the St. Louis region and closed her doors to help keep the coronavirus from spreading.

Grinston, of Belleville, thought she’d only have to stop seeing clients for a short time.

“Months went by. I'm like, 'When are we going back to work?'” recalled Grinston, 31. “The whole time my landlord asking for money, you know. I'm like, ‘We're not working.’ Like how can we pay anything? At that point, I got into a deep depression.”

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/2020-09-01/african-americans-hit-by-job-losses-during-the-pandemic-find-it-hard-to-recover?

Man Charged In Death Of St. Louis Police Officer

The man accused of fatally shooting one St. Louis police officer and wounding another has been charged with several felonies.

Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner announced Tuesday that her office had filed murder, assault, burglary and weapons charges against 43-year-old Thomas Kinworthy. He remains in jail and is not eligible for bail.

According to charging documents, Kinworthy, armed with a pistol, broke into the house of Mary and Steven Haag, in the Tower Grove South neighborhood, and ordered them to leave. He then fired on officers responding to a 911 call the Haags had made about a shooting in the alley behind their house.

Officer Tamarris Bohannon, 29, was shot in the head and died later at St. Louis University Hospital. His partner, Officer Arlando Bailey, 30, suffered a gunshot wound to his leg and was treated and released.

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/law-order/2020-09-01/man-charged-in-death-of-st-louis-police-officer?

Retailers Continue To Adjust To Survive During A Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has changed how most retail businesses in the St. Louis region operate.

Businesses face limits on how many people can be inside their buildings. And stores across the region are adapting to mask mandates, social distancing measures and sanitizing routines.

These changes have disrupted the normal operational flow for Goodwill stores in the region, said Mark Kahrs, executive vice president of retail at MERS/Goodwill. He explained that stores have seen around 10% more donations than they did last year at this time because people have spending more time at home.

“We expected a very large increase in donations,” Kahrs said. “We were isolating those donations, not digging through them.”

https://news.stlpublicradio.org/economy-business/2020-08-27/retailers-continue-to-adjust-to-survive-during-a-pandemic?

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