‘My son and I fall asleep to the lullaby of gunshots in the distance every night’ — St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones didn’t flinch when gunshots rang out during her press conference about reducing violent crime on October 29. According to the Detroit News, St. Louis was ranked third in the nation in violent crime rates in 2020. Last year, St. Louis reported 6,017 violent crimes. Jones has served as the mayor of St. Louis since 2021 and previously was elected to the Missouri House of Representatives.
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