St. Louis Police Illegally Close Highway Exits

Number 16089
Subject Police
Source St. Louis Journalism Review
State Missouri
Year 1999
Publication Date Sept. 1999
Summary A late-night Sunday tradition of cruising St. Louis highways, particularly popular among the city's African-Americans, was found to be repeatedly stymied by police, who for six years made a practice of barricading certain exits, forcing drivers into outlying areas away from the city's entertainment and business districts. The reports resulted in an end to the highway blockades.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 8
Keywords socializing meeting racism discrimination harassment anti-cruising Aldermanic Board Bill #80 abuse of power Natural Bridge Kingshighway Laclede's Landing Leonara K. Sullivan Boulevard
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