Niles Stephens, a former ward 8 council member who unsuccessfully ran for mayor in 2018 had a $1,000 fine imposed by the Missouri Ethics Commission in October reversed by a administrative law judge according to the Post-Dispatch. Stephen's was accused of using his company truck to display campaign signs and bumper stickers. Reportedly, Judge Slusher wrote that the MEC had not proven that the law had been broken.
THE BLUE, a wildwood based podcast will be releasing soon its latest episode with Wildwood resident and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Tony Messenger. Messenger discussed his upcoming book, Punishment and Profit and his award series of columns on criminalizing poverty in Missouri. A two tiered justice system and an underfunded public defender office was addressed in the hour long interview.
Messenger who is used to difficult subject matter also took on the recent settlement in the
UPDATED FEBRUARY 21st to include statement by Dr. Kenneth Remy In case you have not heard, there has been a settlement in the Salvatore vs. Wildwood free speech case. No doubt the City has had its fingers burned by the free speech case brought by Tony Salvatore. Salvatore filed the complaint over being told by police that that his holding of campaign signs on public property during his failed 2018 race for a city council seat was in violation of a city ordinance. The $295,00