Tuesday, January 29

Police call for Increase in Church Security - St. Louis Mayor Comments

From: KMOV 

Police call for local churches to increase security after latest robbery!

A robbery at an East St. Louis church is just the latest in a string of crimes at churches, places thought would be sacred ground and off limits to criminals.

Since a man with mental problemsshot the pastor of Maryville Baptist church four years ago, crime at churches across the nation has shot up 527 percent, according to a Missouri company that provides security advice and training to churches...

“It’s just totally, totally unacceptable to have someone there for a worship experience being robbed,” said East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks.

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