St. Louis Passes Resolution To Honor Dead Drug Dealer Anthony Lamar Smith

St. Louis passed a resolution to honor Anthony Lamar Smith.

St. Louis passed a resolution to honor Anthony Lamar Smith.

Dead Drug Dealer, Anthony Lamar Smith, Gets Treated Like A Hero In St. Louis

St. Louis, MO – After a week of protests and rioting following the acquittal of former officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, the city of St. Louis has passed a resolution to honor the dead drug dealer.

St. Louis Alderman John Collins-Muhammad, who called for the protests after Stockley’s acquittal, invited Smith’s parents to city hall Friday as he introduced the resolution, according to KMOV.

“Whereas Anthony Lamar Smith lost his life on December 20th, 2011, his death has sparked a universal cry for justice and accountability,” Collins-Muhammad said at city hall. “Now therefore, be it resolved by the Board of Aldermen, that we pause to remember Anthony Lamar Smith.”

Collins-Muhammad then handed the resolution to Smith’s parents and the measure passed by voice acclamation.

KMOV reported that, “Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed told Smith’s parents that their son’s death would spark change in the criminal justice system, both in St. Louis and in the United States as a whole.”

However no change to the criminal justice system would have resulted in a different verdict for Stockley.

“This Court, in conscience, cannot say that the State has proven every element of murder beyond a reasonable doubt, or that the State has proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant did not act in self-defense,” Judge Wilson wrote in his ruling.

There is only one way that Stockley could have ever been convicted, and that would be if the burden of proof had been lower.

Stockley may have been convicted if the ruling was based on a preponderance of evidence, which is the burden of proof required in civil cases. This basically means that the weight of the evidence makes it more likely than not that their claim is correct.

However, nobody is actually advocating for lowering the burden of proof in criminal cases, and for good reason. If the standard were lowered, it would result in a massive increase in convictions, including innocent people being convicted.

If we can’t lower the burden of proof in criminal cases, then really there’s no change that can be made to increase the conviction rate of officers who fatally shoot drug dealers. And that means that all of this protesting for change won’t give the protesters the “justice” that they’re calling for; it’s just whining.

Much like the crybabies who took to the streets to protest Donald Trump winning the presidential election, they’re protesting something that can’t be changed.

It’s a giant temper-tantrum, and the people who live in St. Louis are the ones who will have to pay for it.

  • David E Brown

    So these councle members are making money from the drug trade?

  • Anthony Stiga

    Praise for a drug dealer, I’m sure the parents of the children he sold drugs to would approve. Screw him, he was a punk and for being stupid got shot. The real verdict: one less drug dealer………………

    • ms4130

      A heroin dealer no less. The guy was selling one of the most addictive life ruining substances out there. By the way, when the cops moved in on the drug dealer originally, it was obvious that it was multiple drug deals happening in a Church’s Chicken parking lot. There was a second man originally with the now-deceased heroin dealer. One part left unmentioned was the reason why the dead dealer sped away by himself was his partner was around the side of the restaurant pissing on the building. This was midday folks. What a great culture to reflect on with rose-colored glasses.

  • rsw0331usmc

    The ventilated drug dealer was probably a source of supply for the alderman.

  • Everyone was behind shoot your local heroine dealer until someone did it.

  • dasher

    This is exactly what happens when the dindu nuffins elect their own to public office.

  • Kevin Organtini

    How many of the 87 heroin deaths in St. Louis County in 2011 was Smith responsible for?

    • NormanRockwellAmerican

      And how many was Stockley responsible for? Hah!

      • Cdean

        let’s take into fact how many he saved over his career versus the punk bitch dealer that got what he deserved.

        • Paul Roper Sr.

          no proof he ever saved anyone!!!

          • pM4X

            no proof he didn’t either.

          • Shannon hannah

            Oh look a cop troll showed up to share his two cents.

          • Richard Evans

            And you are a heroin supporter!

          • Paul Roper Sr.

            yeah that cop never did carry an unauthorized weapon which was used to slaughter a human, and then plant another unauthorized weapon on the human he slaughtered real upstanding officer carrying two or who knows how many guns he had with him real hero there!!!

          • seabee644

            not proven….sorry. ..just more “hands up dont shoot” BS

        • NormanRockwellAmerican

          That, too!

      • Richard Evans

        None troll!

  • Mo Jo

    What is wrong with people? Why would you do that??????????? The government should NEVER condone criminal activity!

  • Lovetodrive2000

    What is wrong with these people…. the guy was a known drug dealer and he gets praised?

  • NormanRockwellAmerican

    Old Courthouse axiom….if you are guilty demand a jury trial, if you are innocent ask for a judge trial. This axiom was validated again.

  • Darren35

    That’s just unbelievable, and Missouri voted for Trump, yet they behave like California would when they sent the Bart cop to jail for INADVERTENTLY shooting Oscar Grant when he was trying to tase him, but his hand touched the gun by ACCIDENT and discharged, but oh no, in California, use a gun, go to jail, don’t matter the circumstance. I feel sorry for society right now to put up with this garbage. Maybe Jerry Brown would give him a parade and a party in Sanctuary City.

    • Beetlebailey

      Most of Missouri disowns St. Louis even though they keep trying to rule the state.

      • Jay Edward

        Should build a wall around St. Louis and require a passport to enter or leave.

    • Astroserf

      I bet St. Louis voted for Felonia Pantsuit.

    • William Horn

      I live in St. Louis county. Everyone I know is outraged. There has been a renewed vigorous push to merge the city and the county. Even before this latest “news”, multiple municipalities have passed new resolutions to ensure this merger doesn’t happen. You can lead a horse to water, but our horses will continue to drink water we know is safe.

      • Darren35

        You got that right my friend. Sorry that Missouri is going through dumb things like California is going through: hatred of Trump, Governor condemnation of Trump, the local papers out here, every one of them I imagine for I get Marin IJ (Marin County county line) Press Democrat (Sonoma) and SF CHromicle (Sanctuary City) and every one of them has something bad to say about Trump 24 hours a day like he killed a fly or a wood tick or something. Then we have illegals that get to drive and clog up my area’s traffic, we got a brand new commuter train called Smart the train to nowhere that only goes 35 miles from Santa Rosa to San Rafael and ignores the other needs further on down from San Rafael into Corte Madara and MIll Valley that’s a traffic nightmare along with Highway 37 to Vallejo. I don’t want to talk about my view on gay marriage as I’m against it, but out here in California if you speak against, you’re a homophobic, zenophobic, racial, fascist, whatever unfortunately. You’re not allowed to yell at the kid, spank the kid, or care that your kid ditches school. We got a lot of horses with no common sense. I’m one of the few that fights like the old British TV series the Prisoner in being a number 6 as I’m not a number, I’m a free man!

  • JBo

    DDLM

    Drug Dealer Lives Matter

    • Robert Travis

      That’s pretty good…unfortunately it is probably going to be the next movement

      • Dave Cross

        This ‘movement’ dumped all over law-abiding citizens. There is no roll of toilet paper big enough to wipe this clean..

  • Jeff Brewer

    perhaps reed should have said…..his death might spark
    a change within the family unit and the street culture..

  • kasualobserver

    had this criminal been killed by a rival drug dealer, no one would have even cared, but because it was a cop… white cop… they feel they have the right to make him some sort of drug induced hero

  • Jay Edward

    Announcement: The St. Louis city council will be conducting all future meetings from their new offices at 5300 Arsenal Street. However, all business with the council must be conducted during normal visiting hours. Please remember, no sharp objects may be brought into the facility to protect the other patients. Thank you.

  • Steve Dalman

    LOL
    ya cant make this stuff up !!! lol

  • Felicia Schnittker

    If you honor a drug dealer how low will you stoop, will it next be a pedophile?

  • ms4130

    Quick FYI to add to this absurdity. Just a few days before this Mayor made a special address (dog whistle) to protestors about the upcoming verdict, St. Louis had a very bloody night, (Sept 12-13) where 3 people were shot and killed, 5 others shot and critically injured. One was a six-year-old boy shot in the head.

    The mayor made no address when this boy was shot. The board of alderman offered no prayer for the boy, or moment to recognize or wish for his recovery. They passed no resolution condemning gun violence of that night. This is the mentality of these democrat “leaders.” If they can’t leverage a moment for racial huckstering, or for some kind of financial scam it’s simply not worth their time. Full blown sociopaths.

  • Iatemine

    ….and Blacks wonder why the other races don’t hold them in higher esteem…..

  • Royce Hawkins

    Memorialize thugs, drug dealers, cop killers and murderers? Sure why not then everyone will see what the ultimate end is when you are scum! I will drive out of my way to never set foot in those cities!

  • Mike Wilson

    Looks like it is true….. Marion Barry did move to St Louis!

  • DS

    A 20l2 study by the Department of Justice’s Office of JuveniIe Justice and DeIinquency Prevention reveaIed that in 20l0 bIack youths committed six times more murders, three times more rapes, l0 times more robberies and three times more assauIts than did their white counterparts.
    SimiIar statistics were reIeased by the FederaI Bureau of lnvestigation (FBl) in the “Uniform Crime Reports.” They determined, “ln the year 2008, bIack youths, who make up l6% of the youth popuIation, accounted for 52% of juveniIe vioIent crime arrests, incIuding 58% for homicide and 67% for robbery.” By contrast, the onIy categories where white youths surpassed bIacks were in Iiquor Iaw vioIations and driving under the infIuence.
    Even bIack civiI rights advocates such as Van Jones, President Barack Obama’s former green jobs czar, confirmed these findings. ln his October 5, 2005 articIe, “Are BIacks a CriminaI Race?” Jones wrote, “African American youth represent 32% of aII weapons arrests [and] were arrested for aggravated assauIt at a rate nearIy three times that of whites.”
    To better comprehend this trend, on January l0 AMERlCAN FREE PRESS spoke with veteran journaIist and author AIan Caruba. When questioned about the proIiferation of bIack crime, Caruba expIained, “The bIack community is affIicted with aII kinds of probIems based on a Iong history of faiIing to integrate fuIIy into the overaII community.”
    Pointing to current events, Caruba expIained: “The knockout game is a good exampIe of what’s wrong today. lt goes straight to the heart of how [bIacks] are raised. lt’s a disturbing trend that aII of us need to pay more attention to.”
    The so-caIIed “knockout game” was made popuIar IargeIy by gangs of teenage bIacks who seIect a random person and try to knock them unconscious with one punch to the head or face.
    AIthough few pubIications other than AFP have the courage to buck poIiticaI correctness and address the actuaIities of this sociaI cancer in a forthright manner, in a 20ll speech PhiIadelphia’s bIack Mayor MichaeI Nutter offered the foIIowing admonishment to bIack youths:
    “You have damaged your own race,” he said. “Take those damned hoodies down. PuII your pants up and buy a beIt because no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt.”
    Summarizing this entire matter was former federaI prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy who, on September 30, 2005 decIared:
    “Some identifiabIe groups . . . commit crime at a rate that is higher than the nationaI rate. BIacks are such a group. That is simpIy a fact.”

  • DS
  • william

    You wonder why society is so screwed up? Prime example. St Louis should hire President Duarte as a consultant to show us what to do with these scum bags.

  • Dale McNamee

    Baltimore City “honored” Freddy Gray, a dead drug dealer, by naming a so-called “youth empowerment center” after him…

    And the Baltimore School System hired DeRay McKesson, the BLM agitator, as a “resource” at $160K per year…

    • William Horn

      We in St. Louis now have the Michael Brown memorial career center. Soon to be joined by the Anthony Lamar Smith driver education center.

  • LTCJWKS

    He tried to kill a police officer with a deadly weapon – his car. You damn fools that support this memorializing of an attempted murderer and heroin dealer and malign the officer are the same ones who decry the level of crime in your neighborhoods. You deserve the degradation of humanity in the cesspool you’ve chosen for yourselves.

  • Marlott J. Rhoades

    We have met the enemy, and the enemy is her.

  • Marlott J. Rhoades

    My late sister in law lost nearly $1700 investing in this get rich qwik scheme. Run folks.

  • Tim Davies

    His life was cut short. Think of all the decks of Fentanyl laced Herion he could’ve sold to provide for his family.

    Such a Tragedy

  • Frank Castle

    You have GOT to be kidding me!! STUPID DUMBOCRATS!! Dissing the COPS.. and PRAISING CRIMINALS and DRUG DEALERS?? STL deserves to burn to the ground…

  • scaatylobo

    W.T.F.??,did not the whole nation SCREAM about the HUGE “opiod” problem and the danger in the drugs this POS sold.
    How in the name of ANY sense [ not alone common sense ] can this be happening.
    This is how you create a third world nation,hope you all enjoy the conditions you and ALL YOUR’S will live under in a very short time.
    This old man is laughing at the comedy your creating.

  • pM4X

    in the last days people will call “good” “evil” and “evil” “good” according to the bible. i guess we are there.

  • Ferret Wolf

    Politicians are getting dumber by the day. They truly do represent the masses these days.

  • Peekin-In

    Wait, wait,,,,,,,,,,,hear it? KaChing, KaChing, the money is dropping out of St. Louis’ coffers into the hands of his loving family……… Party, party…… Raise up a child in the way he went by assimilation and he’ll get shot and you’ll end up bankrolled parents…… What a country.

    • William Horn

      To the tune of $900,000.00 a few years ago.

  • Ellen del Valle

    Anthony Stiga said it for me
    — dealer dead. GOOD. How many lives had he impacted with a deadly agent 😡

  • Snufy

    What a pack of sick bastards. If I lived there, I would moon them all on the way out of town.

  • William Horn

    worthy of being honored; specif.,
    [H-] of, or having a position of, high rank or worth: used as a title of courtesy for certain officials and for the children of certain British peers: our Representative, the Honorable Jane Smith
    noble; illustrious
    of good reputation; respectable
    having or showing a sense of right and wrong; characterized by honesty and integrity; upright
    bringing honor to the owner or doer
    doing honor; accompanied with marks of respect: an honorable burial

    Read more at http://www.yourdictionary.com/honorable#uCxHAsqgbHWwBvfw.99

    • William Horn

      A definition of honorable

  • Robert Taylor

    LOL die drug dealer bitch I hope your family is so proud if not who cares die bitch!

  • Darrin Ackerman

    What a bunch of crap…..damn idiots.

  • ChiefD

    Yep, the law breaker John Collins-Muhammad, who was arrested in a nearby city for driving without a license (suspended) and FTA for same offense. Great leadership there St. Louis. I’m ashamed to say St. Louis is even in Missouri.