Skip to comments.Memphis councilwoman Janis Fullilove apologizes for 'pole dancing' incident
Posted on 08/18/2010 4:41:10 AM PDT by Libloather
Memphis councilwoman Janis Fullilove apologizes for 'pole dancing' incident
Yes, I was on the pole, Fullilove says
By Amos Maki
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Updated August 17, 2010 at 10:55 p.m.
Memphis City Council member Janis Fullilove sent a letter of apology to the president of the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials for what she described as "over the top" behavior at a party last week.
Fullilove, regional director for NBC-LEO, said Tuesday that she engaged in dancing -- including pole dancing -- on a river cruise during the group's gathering in Memphis.
"Yes, I was on the pole," said Fullilove. "I was having a good time but I wasn't drinking.
"I went overboard because I was trying to do the Soul Train. I was dancing on the pole and I was just trying to have a good time.
"It was over the top. It was over the top and I apologize."
NBC-LEO, an organization created in 1970, held its national convention in Memphis. On Thursday night, the group, along with some local elected officials, went on a Mississippi River cruise on the Memphis Queen Line.
In an Aug. 13 letter to NBC-LEO president Audwin Samuel sent on City Council stationery, Fullilove said she was "truly sorry" for her actions.
"I never meant to offend you nor any of the elected officials and other delegates who may have been a witness to my actions last night," said Fullilove.
Samuel did not return a message seeking comment Tuesday.
City Councilman Myron Lowery, a member of NBC-LEO who worked to bring the conference to Memphis, refused to say whether Fullilove's dancing was appropriate.
"She was dancing like many other people on the boat and having a good time," said Lowery.
Fullilove has been involved in a series of high-profile driving offenses over the last two years and received a formal censure from her fellow council members.
In December, she pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors for obtaining a replacement driver's license by providing false information.
Prosecutors recommended she spend roughly 60 days in jail, but Criminal Court Judge Paula Skahan sentenced the city councilwoman to probation for 11 months and 28 days, 150 hours of community service, random drug screens, alcohol sobriety meetings and counseling.
Fullilove was convicted of drunken driving in 1995, and had two more driving-under-the-influence convictions in Mississippi -- one in June 2008 and another in February 2009.
Fullilove also was involved in a 2008 wreck in Tunica in which a 7-year-old girl was injured. No charges were filed.
Three months later, she was photographed slumped over in her parked car in a Tunica casino parking lot.
She entered a rehab program in October 2008 and in November, her council colleagues censured her.
After her license was revoked in Mississippi in February 2009 for her DUI conviction, Fullilove was filmed a month later by television crews driving at MIFA to deliver meals. She then was charged with obtaining a replacement license by providing false information.
Is it any surprise that these foul creatures think they are our betters and our rulers and that they can get away with ANYTHING?
Janice Fullofdrugs again.
BINGO, convicted felon too. Got caught in Tunica, MS DUI, lied to the TN DOT said she lost her license, sure did to MDOT. Then she got caught driving with no license, delivering meals to the poor.
If there are a few, look away.
A comment at the link above mentions 'Fullobooze'.
I'm not one to judge.
Had the time, looked it up. Google spews multiple results.
The National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO) is just a start.
There is the Michigan Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (MBC-LEO), League of Cities National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NLC), the Florida Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (FBC LEO), the Kentucky Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (KBC-LEO), and so on.
Please keep up the times.
I’m guessing she’s not a ‘natural blonde’?
You must be a GIANT at gambling.
Why you didn't think of it first - or why she isn't on the pole recently installed in your 'rumpus' room?
Clarification may save your reputation.
You actually recall the names of the PERPS? I watch the same shows but the last - or any other names - mean nothing. (Although, from what I've found, that particular murder was brutal beyond belief.) In this case, Fullilove really isn't a common name in any area. Second cousins? Uncle through DNA testing? Next-door neighbor?
My guess - they know each other and he, the perp, was part of her 'alleged' threats. It's very fake. She's a perp.
Councilwoman Getting Death Threats For Supporting Non-Discrimination Against Gays
9:29 PM CDT, July 28, 2010
(Memphis 7/28/10) Memphis city council member Janis Fullilove has received multiple death threats related to her efforts to ban discrimination against gays in city government.
Police think the threats are serious enough have increased patrols around her home to keep her safe. All four calls came Tuesday and each call mentioned the proposed employee non-discrimination ordinance. Someone also threw a dead cat on her lawn. Each phone call mentioned her support for banning discrimination against gays in city government. Distraught, Fullilove reached out to Jonathan Cole with the Tennessee Equality Project.
"She essentially said that they were threatening to kill her," said Cole, who thinks the death threats are just another example of intolerance in Memphis. "It's scary and our city needs to stand up to this kind of ugliness."
Police are keeping a close eye on Fullilove and her family. She's asked her telephone provider to track the calls. Meanwhile, Cole says the councilwoman's experience should highlight the need for the ordinance to protect gays and lesbians working for the city.
Is that an endorsement of the National White Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NWC-LEO)?
Hey...someone has to pick up the ball from the Swimmer. Has she run off a bridge yet, left someone to drown? Well, give her time.
That is one broad that SHOULD apologize for even thinking about dancing the pole.
Only because it was so unusual and I thought they were calling him “full of love” as his alias. It was brutal. crushed the guys skull with the shotgun which actually caused the shotgun to discharge twice into the walls.
Not sure how the perp didn’t shoot himself as a result...
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