Multi-Year Development in Forest Park Southeast, Cortex, and the Central West End

June 19, 2018 in Central West End, Development, Forest Park Southeast, The Grove by Forest Park Southeast – WUMCRC

The following post is from: Forest Park Southeast – WUMCRC

Over the past 5 years extensive development has occurred in the neighborhoods surrounding the Washington University Medical Center. The Grove, and the Central West End are main centers of entertainment and night life for the St. Louis Region, and Cortex is emerging as the regional hub for technology and entrepreneurship. This multi-year report highlights the past growth and current projects happening in our region.

Hate Crimes

November 10, 2016 in Crime Tips, Current News, Forest Park Southeast, fpse, hate crime, The Grove by fpsesafety

The following post is from: Safety & Security

Hate crimes are a felony offense. A hate crime is a type of crime committed against a person, property, or society that was motivated in part or in whole by bias, prejudice, or bigotry against a certain perceived sexual orientation, race, color, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, disability, ancestry, or national origin. Even misdemeanor crimes, such as theft, trespassing, damage to property, or disorderly conduct can be charged as felonies if there was a biased motivation. 

Missouri provides enhanced penalties for motivational factors in certain crimes. To know which crimes are associated with the penalty, refer to this statute.

To read the most recent report on hate crime in Missouri, refer to this 2013 document.

What should you do if you are a victim of a hate crime?

  1. Seek medical attention if necessary.
  2. Write down all of the details as soon as possible – Include things like the perpetrator(s) gender, age, height, race, weight, clothes, and other distinguishing characteristics. If any threats or biased comments were made, include them in your report.
  3. File a report –
    • Police report
      • Make sure to get the responding officer’s name and badge number
      • Make sure an incident report was filed and ask for a copy.
      • Encourage the officer to report it as a hate crime.
    • FBI report
      • The FBI takes a high priority position on investigating hate crimes as part of their Civil Rights program, contact your local department after filing a police report.
    • Notify a local community organization about what happened
      • Various religious, race, LGBTQ, gender, etc., organizations can help you navigate what to do after an incident.

If you see a hate crime being perpetrated, intervene if safe to do so or call the police. Don’t let people bring down the quality of your neighborhood, state, or country with bigotted or racist acts. It is a pretty tense time in America right now, but we should use it as an opportunity to come together and help one another.

Information was gathered from the Human Rights Campaign website and the FBI website.

 

Abby Orscheln – Safety and Security Intern


Safety Tips for Going Out to the Bars

November 4, 2016 in bars, crime, Crime Tips, Current News, Forest Park Southeast, safety tips, The Grove by fpsesafety

The following post is from: Safety & Security

Forest Park Southeast is home to The Grove, a booming business and entertainment district in St. Louis City. Going out at night and supporting local businesses is great, but you should always keep your safety in mind! Here are some tips for going out at night.

  1. Go out in a group – When friends go out together it is easier to keep an eye on each other and help one another if someone in the group might be in trouble. If going out alone or meeting someone you don’t know well, make sure someone knows where you are going, when you’ll be back, and how to reach you.
  2. Keep your phone charged – You don’t know when your phone might be necessary. Keep it charged in case you need to call the police or a friend.
  3. Keep valuables out of sight – Don’t carry anything on you that can’t be replaced. Also, only carry as much money as you’ll need.
  4. Drink less – It’s fun to cut loose on a Friday night, but you should never drink so much that your safety is compromised. Make sure you are able to get home.
  5. Check out the reputation of the place you are going to – Nothing is worse than going somewhere new and it makes you feel uneasy. A good way to avoid this is to check out the Google or Yelp reviews of the establishment. If you end up going and feel uncomfortable, leave.
  6. Have a designated driver – driving impaired is illegal and you could seriously hurt yourself, the people in your car, and bystanders. Sometimes bars will give the designated driver free sodas, so ask the bartender.
  7. Alert the staff if someone is bothering you – sometimes people you don’t know might get aggressive when drinking. If someone isn’t taking the hint to leave you alone, tell a member of the staff; it is safer than confronting them yourself. If they attempt to follow you if you leave, call 9-1-1.
  8. Don’t accept opened drinks from people – it’s nice of someone to buy you a drink, but whether they are an acquaintance or a stranger, don’t accept. Accept only if the drink is unopened or given to you directly by the bartender.
  9. Keep an eye on your drink – The use of inhibiting drugs isn’t just a stranger phenomenon; sometimes people you think are your friend can have agendas you don’t know about. Always watch your drink and if you start to not feel well or feel more inebriated than expected, immediately seek help from someone on the staff. Visit this website to learn more about date-rape drugs.

Overall, going out the bars is a safe thing and most people don’t become a victim of a crime. But, no matter where you are going or what you are doing, you should have your safety and the safety of your friends in mind. Remember and share these tips for the next time you go out, and if you have any tips you think we should share please contact us!

 

Abby Orscheln – Safety and Security Intern


Safety Tips for Going Out to the Bars

November 4, 2016 in bars, crime, Crime Tips, Current News, Forest Park Southeast, going out, safety tips, The Grove by fpsesafety

The following post is from: Safety & Security

Forest Park Southeast is home to The Grove, a booming business and entertainment district in St. Louis City. Going out at night and supporting local businesses is great, but you should always keep your safety in mind! Here are some tips for going out at night.

  1. Go out in a group – When friends go out together it is easier to keep an eye on each other and help one another if someone in the group might be in trouble. If going out alone or meeting someone you don’t know well, make sure someone knows where you are going, when you’ll be back, and how to reach you.
  2. Keep your phone charged – You don’t know when your phone might be necessary. Keep it charged in case you need to call the police or a friend.
  3. Keep valuables out of sight – Don’t carry anything on you that can’t be replaced. Also, only carry as much money as you’ll need.
  4. Drink less – It’s fun to cut loose on a Friday night, but you should never drink so much that your safety is compromised. Make sure you are able to get home.
  5. Check out the reputation of the place you are going to – Nothing is worse than going somewhere new and it makes you feel uneasy. A good way to avoid this is to check out the Google or Yelp reviews of the establishment. If you end up going and feel uncomfortable, leave.
  6. Have a designated driver – driving impaired is illegal and you could seriously hurt yourself, the people in your car, and bystanders. Sometimes bars will give the designated driver free sodas, so ask the bartender.
  7. Alert the staff if someone is bothering you – sometimes people you don’t know might get aggressive when drinking. If someone isn’t taking the hint to leave you alone, tell a member of the staff; it is safer than confronting them yourself. If they attempt to follow you if you leave, call 9-1-1.
  8. Don’t accept opened drinks from people – it’s nice of someone to buy you a drink, but whether they are an acquaintance or a stranger, don’t accept. Accept only if the drink is unopened or given to you directly by the bartender.
  9. Keep an eye on your drink – The use of inhibiting drugs isn’t just a stranger phenomenon; sometimes people you think are your friend can have agendas you don’t know about. Always watch your drink and if you start to not feel well or feel more inebriated than expected, immediately seek help from someone on the staff. Visit this website to learn more about date-rape drugs.

Overall, going out the bars is a safe thing and most people don’t become a victim of a crime. But, no matter where you are going or what you are doing, you should have your safety and the safety of your friends in mind. Remember and share these tips for the next time you go out, and if you have any tips you think we should share please contact us!

 

Abby Orscheln – Safety and Security Intern


by FPSE

Park Central Development August 2016 Newsletter

August 31, 2016 in 17th Ward, Central West End, Current News, Development, Forest Park Southeast, grove, Park Central Development, st louis, The Grove by FPSE

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AUGUST 2016 NEWSLETTER