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STL American Exposes Mayor Slay’s “Donut for a Handshake” Racket

February 12th, 2009 by mopns · No Comments

UPDATE: Former State Rep. Betty Thompson holding Black History event for Mayor Slay on February 19th at son’s construction business, Kwame Building Group, 1204 Washington Avenue, Suite 200.

 Damn donuts, more popular than me!

Like Governor Jay Nixon, St. Louis Mayor Frances Slay also enjoys very cool relations with the African American community. For a mayor that is a two term incumbent, with marginal opposition, he’s running like a first time candidate for the office. For a city that is famous for dead people and animals voting, it looks like Mr. Slay is taking no chances. The St. Louis American has a story on the Mayor’s latest extortion racket: “Donut for a handshake.”

On Sunday, January 25, a Catholic parish in Slay’s home 23rd Ward, St. Joan of Arc, celebrated the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. After Mass, worshippers headed downstairs for coffee and a donut, as usual.

On this Sunday in campaign season, however, a large black man in a suit – apparently, a police escort on duty – directed churchgoers away from the direct path to the donuts.

“We were told to make a turn and go down this wall, so we had to come up the middle of the cafeteria – and there was the mayor standing there in the way,” said one churchgoer, who did not appreciate the interjection of partisan politics at a church event. “You literally had to talk to the mayor to get your donuts.” Read more…

Related:

St. Louis African Americans for the Re-election of Mayor Slay

St. Louis American: NEWS ANALYSIS: Slay campaign plays games with voters – and the Post

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