Oct 5, 2021
Our guests on this episode of Tangazo continue the conversation on violent crime in the Saint Louis area and focus on Mayor Tishaura O. Jones’ downtown crime initiative. Host Hank Thompson is joined by Angela Pearson, Special Projects Manager for Mayor Jones, who acts as liaison for a number of groups leading the way to revival of the downtown area. Also joining this episode is Tangazo commentator Tim Person.
Today’s panel takes a close look at the strategies Mayor Jones is putting forth to reduce crime in the area, including the introduction of activities for young people that would give outlets for their energy rather than the committing of crimes. Also discussed is the curfew for those under 18 that is still in effect for downtown and the thirty or so mobile reserve police officers deployed on weekends, all of which seems to be contributing to an almost thirty percent decrease in murders over the past six months.
Podcast Editor and Curator is Kevin Melter, with Production Support from Ryan Voelkel and Jon Valley.