Associated Press in The Sun Sentinel
Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is sending highway patrol troopers and other state workers to St. Louis as part of an effort to fight the surge of violent crime that has included the killings of more than a dozen children in the region so far this year.
The Republican governor on Thursday announced an action plan that takes effect Oct. 1. Parson said the total cost of the state’s commitment, including the 25 state employees who will work in the St. Louis region, is up to $4 million.
“This is about targeting violent criminals and getting them off the street,” Parson said at a news conference in St. Louis. More
St. Louis Business Journal
Hours after a violent night in St. Louis, in which four people were killed, the city is a step closer to bringing in an international organization to try to help crackdown on violent crime.
A final vote could occur in a few weeks on an $8 million proposal to start a Cure Violence program in the city of St. Louis. On Tuesday, the public safety committee unanimously passed it out of committee, a step toward that final vote.
City Hall was packed Tuesday morning as Cure Violence leaders explained how they could help St. Louis curb violence.
“There’s no amount of money we can put on saving a life,” said Marcus McAllister, who is an international trainer for Cure Violence. More