MoKaBe's at Arsenal Street and South Grand Boulevard. | Laura Ann Miller
It seems the whole of St. Louis is on edge as the St. Louis County prosecutor's office prepares to announce the grand jury's decision on whether or not to indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown. Churches are offering official safe spaces and coordinating with north-county schools, and law enforcement is preparing for the worst.
Whenever the decision is announced -- it's expected as early as next week -- protests may begin again in Ferguson, the Shaw neighborhood (where Vonderrit Myers was shot last month) and perhaps even Clayton, where the grand jury is deliberating.
MoKaBe's (3606 Arsenal Street; 314-865-2009), a Shaw/Tower Grove East coffeehouse known for its long-time community activism, posted a statement on Facebook this week that has some people very upset, while others are rallying in support.More »