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There’s a Cop Who Calls Himself the ‘Riot King’ of St. Louis and His Behavior Is Scarier Than His Name

He uses the hashtag #ProtestSeason like it’s a period set aside for hunting demonstrators as if they were deer. The Riverfront Times calls him the “police department’s protest hammer.” He tagged a picture of himself on a Facebook post for his side business with #RiotKing—a protester-given nickname that describes his…

No Justice for Leon Ford as a Jury Fails to Convict the Officers Who Shot and Paralyzed Him During a Traffic Stop

Full disclosure: I know Leon Ford. He’s a Pittsburgher and I’m a Pittsburgher, and we occasionally see each other at events and on the street. We’re also both connected to the American Civil Liberties Union; he’s on Pittsburgh’s board of directors, and I’m on Pennsylvania’s. I wouldn’t call us friends, but we’re…

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