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St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Steven Puro is president of Midwest Jewish Congress and a professor emeritus of political science at St. Louis University.

Police-community dialogue a crucial starting point for change

BY STEVEN PURO October 11, 2017

Can we grow as a St. Louis area community? What new elements can be introduced to allow people of different views to listen to outcry on both sides?The acquittal of former St. Louis police Officer Jason Stockley, who had been charged with first-degree...

People inside Central Reform Congregation peer out at police outside the synagogue on Sept. 15. Some protestors at the Friday night demonstrations in the Central West End took shelter inside CRC after vandalism occurred and police moved to disperse the crowd. Photo: Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images

Protesters find safety at Central Reform Congregation

By Eric Berger, Staff Writer September 20, 2017

When Central Reform Congregation posted a letter on Facebook Friday announcing that it would act as a “safe space” for people protesting the not-guilty verdict in the Jason Stockley case, leaders of the synagogue thought that most of the protest would...

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