Battle of Theodosia

21 03 2017


Even though the most dangerous boulevard in the country is close by, this happened right off another major boulevard whose name screams ghetto.

I’m sure this battle so whack and so off the hook that it will be the stuff of legend for generations.  It will be the basis of many an OGs’ big fish stories.

“Ugly side of St. Louis,” so saith James Clark.  But wait, what about no judgmentalism?


MissingLink Strikes Again

20 03 2017

ESL and Downtown

Here, here and here.  It started on the other side of the river and made its way to the stop at Busch.  Usual suspects.

The third link reminds us that the city is hitting voters up for a sales tax to raise the funds that will do the political pump priming to leverage the bigger public money needed to build North-South, which I referenced here a few days ago.  And they’ll be voting with this news fresh on their minds.



18 03 2017


Right Last Name

18 03 2017


It gets interesting in the middle:

Federal court documents show she started her scheme in 2014. Outlaw “requested tenants of Lucas Hunt to submit all rent payments to her and to make all money orders payable to her.” She’d then deposit the money orders into her personal bank and use the money for her own personal benefit “and proceed to evict tenants from Lucas Hunt while knowing she had actually stolen these tenants rent payments and that these tenants had indeed paid their rent in full and in a timely manner.”

Then, ironically:

Fox 2 News discovered Outlaw was sued in the City of St. Louis last year for not paying her own rent. Rent-A-Center also sued her in 2015 for not paying for her leased furniture.

She’s going to go where she deserves, and thankfully, the Feds are prosecuting, which far decreases the odds of a Bronx jury screwing things up.  However, I also have to put this in the file of “If God did not want them to be sheared, He would not have made them sheep.”  The tenants who are victims must be dumb as rocks.  Not a one of them got suspicious when someone who openly identifies herself as an employee of the property management firm that maintains these apartments and interacts with tenants, and not the actual individual or corporate owner of the real estate and edifices (the actual landlord(s)), asks them not only to pay rent in money orders, (money orders are often a distinguishing characteristic of criminal conspiracy, because it’s extremely difficult for the cops to put together a paper trail out of them), but write them out payable to her as an individual?  The first tenant to whom she made this demand should have called McCulloch’s office.  They would have tracked down the actual landlord(s), and from there, the tree would have been shaken until she got fired.

One more thing:  If you follow the main drag where these apartments are, take it north, go to the first major stoplight, then turn a left, and follow that for a short distance and then down a hill, guess where you are.

The Closed Case Whose Door Won’t Stay Shut

16 03 2017


Last week, we had the startling but irrelevant revelation that GENTILIVUS GIANTIVUS was a small time weed dealer, and therefore, the morning counter clerk at the Ferguson Market mistakenly thought he was stealing from the store.

Now, we have this yadda yadda.

Which still doesn’t change the circumstances of the last three minutes of the life of GENTILIVUS GIANTIVS.

If I didn’t know any better, I’d swear certain people and institutions wanted more rioting on the Fergaza Strip.

News From 2002

16 03 2017



Groups call Enterprise Bank minority lending commitment ‘groundbreaking’

Community groups describe as “groundbreaking” a new community benefits agreement with Enterprise Bank and Trust that commits to lending hundreds of millions of dollars in low-income areas.

And then, blah blah blah blah blah minorities.

Spoiler alert:  It ends with a yuge financial crash followed by a great recession followed by Enterprise Bank and Trust going belly-up.

Not In My Front Boulevard

16 03 2017

Benton Park West

I wonder if the same people who raised holy hell about a Dollar General going directly across the street from their front doors are going to be okay with the idea of a whole lot of construction work directly outside their front doors on said street to build a new MissingLink line.