St. Louis Aldermen Pass Resolution to Honor Heroin Dealer who Tried to Run Over Cops (Video)
Last Friday a St. Louis judge found former Police Officer Jason Stockley NOT GUILTY in the shooting death of Anthony Smith, a black suspected heroin dealer. Black Lives Matter has held protests daily since the verdict.
Protesters stormed a local hotel on Thursday and harassed patrons in their rooms and at the pool.
After a week of violent protests where over a dozen police officers were injured and several businesses were vandalized the St. Louis Aldermen sprung to action on Friday.
The St. Louis Alderman passed a resolution to honor Anthony Smith — the heroin dealer who tried to drive over Officer Stockley.
St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson then hugged the Smith family.
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One week after the verdict was announced in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson met with Smith’s mother, Annie.
Smith’s parents were invited to city hall by Alderman John Collins-Muhammad, who introduced a resolution honoring the memory of Anthony Lamar Smith.
“[Smith’s] death has sparked a universal cry for justice and accountability,” said Muhammad. “Therefore, be it resolved by the Board of Aldermen, that we pause to remember Anthony Lamar Smith.”
Muhammad then handed the resolution to Smith’s parents. The measure passed unanimously by voice acclamation.