Too bad a White Man had to find out the hard way.
Maggie O'Brien's bartender shot and killed by would-be robbers
TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2009- Closed signs hang on the doors to Maggie O'Brien's on Market St. in St. Louis on Tuesday morning. Late Monday night a bartender working at Maggie O'Brien's was shot during an attempted robbery attempt and later died at a local hospital. (Stephanie Cordle/P-D)By Kim Bell and Carolyn Tuft
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
UPDATED, 1:32 p.m. with more details of the robbery and shooting from police.
ST. LOUIS -- A bartender at Maggie O'Brien's was shot and killed in a robbery attempt late last night, police say.
Mike Dolan, 32, had been a bartender there less than a year. The attack happened about 11:45 p.m. Monday at the popular pub at 20th and Market streets.
Across the river, an African blows away an African cop who was almost ready to retire. This used to be a safe, white area a few decades ago, until the jungle took over.
...Another resident, Lillie Smith, said she woke up after the shooting, came outside and saw Jonas on his back, wounded on the ground, next to his police car with the car door open.
"He was shot up pretty bad, in the left eye," she said. "He was trying to say something. I stayed with him until the police arrived. I just told him, 'Hold on.' But he couldn't. That's sad. That's very sad."
Smith, 52, said she has lived in the apartment complex 14 years.
"We've been having a lot of shootings around here," she said. "Sometimes, they'll be shooting guns up in the air. Sometimes they are shooting at each other."
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Meanwhile, White Missourians are arming themselves in anticipation of more benefits with the African experience.
Conceal carry permits could set record
Nellie Williams, 48, of St. Charles (left) and another participant shoot a weapon at the firing range at Blackhawk Valley Hunting Preserve in Lincoln County while a firearms instructor watches. The classes are part of the required training for Missourians seeking a concealed carry permit. Williams said she was getting a permit so she'd have a sense of security when she went fishing alone in remote areas. "At least now I've got something," she said. (Susan Weich/P-D)By Susan Weich
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
Missourians are rushing to arm themselves with concealed weapons at a record pace so far this year.
Criminologists and law enforcement officials say the increase may be driven by fear of increased crime due to the recession and the perception of potential loss of gun rights from a new Democratic president.
"People just don't feel safe, whether it's with the political structure or the economic situation," said Noelle Fearn, assistant professor of sociology and criminal justice at St. Louis University.
Missourians ain't all stupid. They know the police can't protect them. They are busy doing other things, like checking up on their racial kinsfolk.
STL cop sentenced for misusing database
By Robert Patrick
A former St. Louis police officer was sentenced to probation and 40 hours of community service Tuesday for misusing a law enforcement database.
Marla A. Arinze, 43, of St. Louis, was found out when investigators overheard her on a wiretap in another criminal case agreeing to run a name through the REJIS database to search for immigration warrants, according to court testimony.
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