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Assaults are Up in Downtown St. Louis

Assaults are at a record high in downtown St Louis. This of course is bad news. The coronavirus may be one cause. Another is the reluctance of police to take any strong action to prevent crime since the Michael Brown case of several years ago. A third reason is the lack of fans going to Cardinal baseball. The crowds associated with these games create a safety barrier and the games result in far more police being on the street than usual. Written by Paul Dribin

Violent Behavior in Downtown St Louis

www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/as-crime-surged-the-hub-of-st-louis-its-downtown-seen-as-increasingly-lawless/article_99e44fae-004c-5fff-9e42-c70d34f8f23b.html

A sad article. People assert in here that the coronavirus is the cause of the crime. I disagree. The cause is that due to all the criticism of police, they are not aggressively patrolling. Since the Michael Brown incident, arrests are way down. Written by Paul Dribin

Office Space in Downtown St. Louis

The demand for office space in downtown St. Louis is decreasing. This problem will only get worse when Ballpark Village builds out their office space. It has always been a mystery to me when new space is built when demand is so low. St. Louis as of now has a declining market. Written by Paul Dribin

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