Wednesday, November 7, 2012

We Don't Make Hasty Decisions Here

On Monday night before the election I was reading the guide put out by the League of Women Voters and learned that I would be voting on whether to return control of the St. Louis Police Department from the state of Missouri to the citizens of St. Louis.  Huh?

It seems that during the Civil War, the governor was a Confederate sympathizer and wanted to get his hands on the federal arsenal in St. Louis, so he found a way to remove the city's control over its police force and grant it to a board of commissioners appointed by the governor.

We've left this law on the books for 150 years?

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