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TIM TOWNSEND ON NAZI TRIALS

Former hometowner/scribe Tim Townsend has penned “Mission at Nuremberg: An American Army Chaplain and The Trial of the Nazis.”  It details a Lutheran pastor from Missouri who shepherded six notorious Nazis to the gallows. Should be a great read. However, the most concise and riveting book on before, during and following the Nuremberg trials was scribed by the late Whitney Harris of St. Louis and titled, “Tyranny on Trial.” Harris served as barrister at the trials under Chief U.S. Prosecutor Robert H. Jackson. Harris was married to the late do-gooder, Jane Harris. BTW: Townsend now toils for the Pew Research Center in D.C.

TOWN TALK

The two Red Rack Thrift Stores seem to be successful judging from the filled parking lots. At the bottom of a sign: “Owned and operated by the Disabled American Veterans.” Nowhere is it noted “not-for-profit.” A discussion with several staffers yielded that they’re all salaried and the owners are Doug DePew and James Hayworth. You’ve gotta’ wonder what they’re earning as owners. Only the IRS knows. . .A honeymoon that began at Pumpernickel’s Deli. That’d be our town’s Rachel Kopf, a performer/speech therapist, and Brooklyn’s Julian Velard, a musician. The couple resides in Brooklyn, N.Y. . .County Assessor Jake Zimmerman and his wife, Megan, have welcomed to our world Gabriel Charles Zimmerman. “He’s demanding to know when he can start putting up yard signs,” stated proud pop. . .”B.J.’s BBQ” has sprouted at Manchester and McCausland – in front of OK Used Cars. Bosslady is Angie Lampert. . .Missouri Lawyers Weekly will bestow laurels on the “Up and Coming 2014″ barristers on Oct.3 at the Chase Park Plaza. Law Firm Leaders: Winston Calvert; Sara Neill; Tracy Ring. Public Service: Casey M. Clark of the Office of Mo. Secretary of State; Andrea Long, Legal Services of So. Mo.; Eric Schmitt.
Mentors: Willie Epps, Jr.; Maurice Graham, Mark Hillis and Kimberly Norwood of WashU. Honorees include: Laura Krebs Al-Shathir; Apollo Carey; Brian Cooke; Jennifer Growcock; Mary Jane Judy; Kris Kappel; Ryan Keane; Greg Kratofil; Meghan Lamping; Travis McCallen; Brandon Mueller; Jason Schwent; Kelly Simon; Cori Turner; Krishna Walker; Bradley Yeretsky. Presenting sponsor: St. Louis University School of Law. 

 

 

“WHY OFFICER DARREN WILSON PROBABLY WON’T GO TO JAIL”

That’s the headline in a Politico story, that reads there are long odds
against his going to jail. Among the reasons: “We trust and depend on
police to protect us” and “the background of the participants affect the
process.”

N.Y. POLICE COMMISH ON FERGUSON & COPS

N.Y. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton on cop-bashing plague: “It’s a general push against policy. Not just New York or Ferguson. It’s like anti-law and order in the 90s.The pendulum will swing. Congress now talks of supporting police, who are growing unsupported.”

“DELMAR DIVIDE” SEPARATING RACES

 Reporters from across the country swooped down on the crisis in Ferguson and filed stories on every angle. Some have bolstered our region; others have blemished it. The Washington Post jumped on the bandwagon by assigning reporter Chico Harlan to our town. He wrote a lengthy article titled, “In St. Louis, Delmar Boulevard is the Line That Divides a City by Race and Perspective.” To the immediate south of Delmar, “there are Tudor homes, a wine bar, a racquet club and a furniture store that sells sofas for $6k. That area is 70 percent white. To the immediate north of Delmar: knocked-over street signs; collapsing houses; fluttering trash; tree bare streets and weeds blooming from sidewalks.” That area, he points out, is 99 percent black.” Furthermore, he continued, “The break between races – and priviliege – is particularly drastic,” It is sometimes referred to as the “Delmar Divide,” a symbol of disconnect that stems from a legacy of segregation – legal and illegal. Harlan continued, “Once you cross Delmar – it’s a different world.”

LAUREN HILL & BLACK RAGE IN FERGUSON

Lauren Hill has uploaded her version of a new song, “Black Rage (Sketch)”, dedicated to Ferguson. Set to the tune of “My Favorite Things,” some lyrics are:
“Black rage is found on two-thirds a person,
Rapings and beatings and suffering that worsens,
Black human packages tied up in strings,
Black rage can come from all of these kinds of things.”

FERGUSON KIDS GET RESPITE

#Camp Ferguson, hosted by Camp Manitowa in rural Benton, IL,, will offer a weekend for 100 Ferguson children as a respite from the turmoil since the death of Michael Brown.

BILL O’REILLY TAKES SHOT AT AL SHARPTON IN FERGUSON

A new report from Pew Research reveals MSNBC delivered the most prime-time coverage to the crisis in Ferguson in the week that followed Michael
Brown’s
death. MSNBC racked up twice as much time as Fox News with CNN in the middle. Meanwhile, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly blasted
Al Sharpton’s “garbage,” referring to Sharpton’s handling of the unrest.

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