Coffee with Courtney – January 4, 2015

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Coffee with Courtney has been developed as another way of reaching out with a compilation of political news stories throughout the week. Plus, it gives me an excuse to drink more coffee! Grab a cup and enjoy!

Missouri video shows suspect kicked in head, questioning police brutality

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The Kansas City Star released a video of a mid-Missouri drug task force detective kicking a restrained suspect in the head, which has led to questions surrounding police brutality. To read more information regarding this story, click here. Anyone serving in a field to protect people, that is so willing to hurt another human being, should […]

My Trip Through The White House in Pics!


Congressman Emanuel Cleaver and his team were kind enough to arrange for Senator Paul LeVota and I to go through the White House while we are in town. The Holiday decorations were beautiful throughout every room. We listened while holiday songs were sung by one of the Secret Service men and his band of jazz musicians. […]

9 Year Old Missourian Proposes Solutions For Ferguson

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This nine year old young man from Missouri explains the problems existing in the minority communities so simply. He says to listen to the message of those in Ferguson. He has his heart set on becoming a senator and maybe even President. He’s got my support in 2040! Post by The Chicago Defender.  

Missouri News Headlines This Week


Missouri might need another prison soon   St. Louis’ Bosnians demand more policing in wake of brutal killing   St. Louis fast food workers protest for higher pay ‘Oath Keepers’ are back on the rooftops in Ferguson despite St. Louis County ordinance St. Louis police officers upset over Rams players’ ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ gesture before […]

Journey for Justice Witnesses Racism on Path for Peace

Citizens in Rosebud, Missouri greeted Journey for Justice marchers with fried chicken, watermelon, and 40 ounce of beer left in the street. Photo by Bob Priddy

Before I was working in politics I taught public school for seven years. Each year that I taught, I made it a point to show my students a video concerning the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Alabama. It was there that the children themselves organized a peaceful protest, skipping school and heading to the park […]

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