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Panel Discussion On Stockley Verdict Turns Into Shouting Match


Added 10-12-17 12:29:02am EST - “Protestors made up most of audience at Harris Stowe State University.” - Stlouis.cbslocal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Stlouis.cbslocal.com: “Panel Discussion On Stockley Verdict Turns Into Shouting Match”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Audience members were as loud as they were angry during a meeting held Wednesday night at Harris Stowe State University.

The panel discussion was meant to provide cohesive ideas for moving forward after the deeply divisive Stockley verdict, but protestors who made up a large majority of the 300 or so in the audience were intent on having their voices heard, no matter what.

“You know, I’d really like…I’d like to visit with you, I’d like to hear what you have to say…,” began a typical exchange every time Mayor Lyda Krewson, one of four panelists, tried to speak.

Members of the audience shouted her down, repeatedly demanding that she fire interim St. Louis police chief Lawrence O’Toole.

Even fellow panel member Bruce Franks, a Missouri State Representative (D-78) and frequent presence at area Stockley protests, turned and put Mayor Krewson on the spot to find a successor to O’Toole sooner rather than later, and to hire a new public safety director.

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