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2 robbers hold 40 Nashville restaurant customers at gunpoint
wkrn.com ^ | 30 Dec 2010 | unattributed

Posted on 12/31/2010 11:34:28 AM PST by smokingfrog

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Two men walked into a packed east Nashville restaurant and robbed it at gunpoint, forcing 40 people to the ground.

Metro police said around 11 p.m. Wednesday, two men with what looked like pantyhose over their heads walked into the Holland House on West Eastland Avenue.

One of the suspects was holding a sawed off shotgun and the other had a handgun.

About 40 customers were forced onto the floor.

"When you have someone willing to come in and try and control 30 to 40 people in any type of setting, obviously there's a propensity for violence in those acts," Metro Police Capt. Chris Taylor said. "Just if by chance if they make a mistake, have their finger on the trigger and it goes off, the chances of somebody getting hurt are 10 fold."

The men stole some of the customers' items but focused mainly on the restaurant's money.

"The first thing that came to mind was, ‘Are my neighbors OK, was my staff OK.' Thankfully everyone was," owner of Holland House Terrell Raley said.

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To: Emmett McCarthy

I don’t like Dean or Johnson or Serpas, either, but that doesn’t make all of East Nashville what you describe it as.

47 posted on Friday, December 31, 2010 2:31:07 PM by Emmett McCarthy


No what makes all of Nashville a crime ridden Hell Hole is the fact that the Crack Dealers and Prostitutes protected by Mayor Karl Dean and District Attorney Torry Johnson. The Police Chief Ronal Serpas was running a protection racket for the drug dealers. Nashville Judge Tom W. Brothers was indicted for drug money laundering.

Nashville is the 7th Most Dangerous City in America. Memphis is the Most Dangerous City in America.

Nashville ranked seventh most dangerous city
Nashville City Paper ^ | 10-15-10 | Nashville City Paper

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2626727/posts


51 posted on 12/31/2010 12:47:54 PM PST by FS11
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To: smokingfrog

Well, I think I would have tried to head shoot the shotgun fool first, then try to take out the other idiot with a head shot. These scum will try this again ... but it better not be around these parts. We tote regardless of laws.


52 posted on 12/31/2010 12:50:34 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: GOPJ

Maybe they got some ninjas workin’ the hibachi.


53 posted on 12/31/2010 12:51:15 PM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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To: Emmett McCarthy

My grandmother lived in Madison so I watched as East Nash sunk to what it is today.Shame too,there are some beautiful homes just right off Gallatan Rd.


54 posted on 12/31/2010 12:56:12 PM PST by hwkbeer (I will pursue my enemy and not stop till I consume him.)
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To: FS11

So much for me visiting anytime soon;but I still think Washington,D.C. is the MOST DANGEROUS city because what happens there negatively affects everyone in the world.


55 posted on 12/31/2010 12:58:58 PM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: rlmorel

One of my favorite movies. Happy New Year!


56 posted on 12/31/2010 1:01:44 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: unixfox

Willie Brown once wrote about Oakland.....if you’re dining out there, be sure and order the soup - that way you’ve got someplace to hide your jewelry when the place gets robbed.


57 posted on 12/31/2010 1:01:53 PM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: hwkbeer

20 years ago before DA Torry Johnson, Judge Tom W. Brothers and Mayor Karl Dean turned Nashville into a mecca for Drug Dealers and muslim pimps, Nashville was rated one of the best places to live in America.

Now Nashville is the 7th Most Dangerous City in America.
Nashville ranked seventh most dangerous city.

Nashville City Paper ^ | 10-15-10 | Nashville City Paper

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2626727/posts


58 posted on 12/31/2010 1:02:39 PM PST by FS11
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To: rlmorel

Raising Arizona?


59 posted on 12/31/2010 1:02:54 PM PST by humantech ("No one wants to live to see such evil times. Its what you do with the time you are given")
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To: GOPJ

If being safe is important to you,avoid places that put up such stupid signs.


60 posted on 12/31/2010 1:03:17 PM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

LOL! Nice!


61 posted on 12/31/2010 1:03:37 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Charles Henrickson
Look for two men with pantyhose on their heads. Can't be too many like that.

Couple of hosers should stick out like sore thumbs in Nashville, eh?

62 posted on 12/31/2010 1:03:55 PM PST by meyer (Obama - the Schwartz is with him.)
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To: smokingfrog

Yep. Call 911 and the cops are only minutes away just seconds before the criminals shoot you. - We ate lunch at a little country grocery store out in the boonies where they cook catfish and frog legs. The crowd in there looked like they were packing, and there was a big dog and a mean looking cat on the front porch. There were Moon Pies on the shelf in case we wanted dessert.


63 posted on 12/31/2010 1:05:56 PM PST by Twinkie (Awake and strengthen that which remains . . . . . . . . Revelation 3)
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To: smokingfrog

The one perp will get more time for possessing a sawed off shotgun than the armed robbery.


64 posted on 12/31/2010 1:06:40 PM PST by Rebelbase ( Islam is a mental disorder.)
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To: Emmett McCarthy; wardaddy

Is it a bar or all night diner (Denny’s, IHOP etc ...) sort of place ?

Any signs on the doors that ban guns on the premises ?

Merry New Year !!

Stay safe !


65 posted on 12/31/2010 1:07:04 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: smokingfrog

My son works in this place luckily he was not there the night of the robbery. This was apparently the 3rd robbery in the area in a 24 hrs time period most likely crackheads on a spree.
Time for him to find a new job.


66 posted on 12/31/2010 1:09:32 PM PST by virginia lurker
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To: hoosierham

So much for me visiting anytime soon;but I still think Washington,D.C. is the MOST DANGEROUS city because what happens there negatively affects everyone in the world.

55 posted on Friday, December 31, 2010 2:58:58 PM by hoosierham


I wouldn’t argue about that but Nashville is becoming more like Beirut every day since Mayor Karl Dean has brought hordes of muslims into Nashville.


67 posted on 12/31/2010 1:09:44 PM PST by FS11
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To: smokingfrog

http://www.wsmv.com/news/26318915/detail.html

The gunmen were wearing pantyhose over their faces during the robbery, said police. One of the men was armed with what was described as a sawed-off shotgun, and the other had a pistol, police said. Both gunmen were described as black, about 6 feet tall and weighing about 160 pounds.

The suspect carrying the pistol had a red and green tattoo of a snake on his right wrist, police said.

The restaurant had surveillance cameras, and officers said they plan to review the video footage from the cameras. No one was hurt in the incident.

The same robbers may be responsible for other hold ups at a Dollar General on Gallatin Road Dec. 20, a Dollar General robbery Dec. 24 on Branch Street and the Pied Piper restaurant on Riverside Drive on Tuesday night, said Metro police Detective Danny Driskell.


68 posted on 12/31/2010 1:13:18 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: Emmett McCarthy

How far are you from Marche? It looks pretty close to Holland House on the map.

I’ll be sure to be packing if I stop in for lunch when passing through henceforth.


69 posted on 12/31/2010 1:15:07 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: Gene Eric

I have had several marine, ranger, and civilian martial arts buddies whom I have sparred with knife fighting. The really fun sparring is with sharpies and white t-shirts, but we also used dull edged aluminum practice “knives,” which can HURT. Let’s just say two perps who got within 3 feet of each other wouldn’t last long against any of these guys armed with a 3 inch folder. Not unless they were more skilled than the average thug or crackhead.

Once I got up to speed, more than half of our sharpie fights ended with “gotcha,” “yup, look down, gotcha too.” Knives can be wicked fast. Exception was an instructor - almost never got a good strike on him.

PS Most good knife hits will lead to nearly instant shock with rapid bleed out. More so than many gun shot wounds. There’s just something about a deep cut that freaks the body out. Even people under general anesthetic spike BP and heart rate in surgery.


70 posted on 12/31/2010 1:17:05 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: FreedomPoster

You better be packin every day friend....;o)

Wild west has gone feral and east !!


71 posted on 12/31/2010 1:17:56 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: virginia lurker

Glad your son is alright. And yes, time for a different job!


72 posted on 12/31/2010 1:21:50 PM PST by pepperdog (Why are Democrats Afraid of a Voter ID Law?)
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To: Squantos

I’ve gotten so accustomed to carrying, when I went to the ‘Justice Center’ (court records building) yesterday, I almost tried to roll in while still armed! ... Did have a nice conversation witht he Sheriff’s Dept. Deputy at the entry. He was wearin’ a hi cap Glosk in .45. We shoot at the same private range so I was pleasantly surprised to see he had upgraded to .45 from 9mm.


73 posted on 12/31/2010 1:22:21 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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Hmmm, make that a Glock ... don’t think I’ve ever seen a Glosk.


74 posted on 12/31/2010 1:23:20 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

I pack combat tupperware myself for EDC. Comfy and not hard on the clothes and upholstery. I carry a Guncrafters Ind Glock 20/21 slide conversion in 50GI caliber. 3 spare mags.

Good reliable , controllable big bore pistola. Expensive to shoot IDPA with yet I have the dies and it works very well for me. Hits hard.

Stay safe !


75 posted on 12/31/2010 1:27:43 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: pepperdog

Maybe the musician thing will start paying soon. The management at the retaurant is very good about letting its musician employees take off when they need to for weeks at a time which is a big help. One of the guys from the Sing Off TV show also works there.


76 posted on 12/31/2010 1:29:21 PM PST by virginia lurker
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To: hoosierham

The only way they could make the sign worse is if they added, “ Customers known to carry large amounts of cash”. Yeah, no problem, I’ll avoid ‘em...


77 posted on 12/31/2010 1:38:07 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: isthisnickcool

Beat me to it.

Sounds like these clowns have seen “Pulp Fiction” one too many times.


78 posted on 12/31/2010 1:48:33 PM PST by Dick Bachert (2012 CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR ME. HOW ABOUT YOU?)
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To: smokingfrog
Maybe they got some ninjas workin’ the hibachi.

Or maybe their customers are mostly liberals... Liberals who feel if they're 'non-offensive' - they're safer.

Same groupthink that 'feels' if we don't have weapons, a military, or police officers that the bad guys will give up, destroy their weapons, and pick flowers.

It's sweet - something like how a 14 year old girl might feel... not safe - not sane - but sweet.

79 posted on 12/31/2010 1:48:43 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: rlmorel

Guess we’ll have to ban that movie.


80 posted on 12/31/2010 1:50:09 PM PST by Graneros (Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
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To: Squantos

True enough. I mostly do, sometimes don’t on-body on a road trip.


81 posted on 12/31/2010 2:02:40 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: Squantos

Oh, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!


82 posted on 12/31/2010 2:05:44 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est.)
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To: FreedomPoster

Marche is not far - geographically - but it is quite distant culturally. East Nashville is truly an area where a matter of 10 or 12 blocks is night and day. Marche is surrounded by thriving, well attended restaurants, bars, small businesses and such. The neighboring residential block are well-tended homes. Holland House literally abuts the ghetto area where the locals hang on their porches and walk around with one hand holding their pants up.


83 posted on 12/31/2010 2:09:53 PM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: smokingfrog

There is a cure for that situation. Its called open carry.


84 posted on 12/31/2010 2:50:59 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Graneros

I probably posted too much to comply with some kind of copyright thingamagig, so I’ll trust the moderator on that call.

LOL...I did flush out all the swear words and replace them with things like F*** and S*** but I know that is too much for some people, so I replaced them with “mother ******” and so on, but it still might have been too much.


85 posted on 12/31/2010 3:00:33 PM PST by rlmorel ("If this doesn't light your fire, Men, the pilot light's out!"...Coach Ed Bolin)
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To: smokingfrog

I have a friend who works for a national company that introduced mandatory drug testing. They had to replace more than 75% of their Nashville work force.


86 posted on 12/31/2010 3:22:30 PM PST by gitmo ( The democRats drew first blood. It's our turn now.)
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To: Twinkie
We ate lunch at a little country grocery store out in the boonies where they cook catfish and frog legs. The crowd in there looked like they were packing, and there was a big dog and a mean looking cat on the front porch. There were Moon Pies on the shelf in case we wanted dessert.

My kinda place. Kinda like my house.

87 posted on 12/31/2010 5:12:03 PM PST by packrat35 (America is rapidly becoming a police state that East Germany could be proud of!)
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To: virginia lurker

So do they allow concealed carry in that restaurant or not?


88 posted on 12/31/2010 6:14:09 PM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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To: packrat35
Maitre D with an attitude required.Employment available immediately.

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89 posted on 01/01/2011 1:36:01 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/brack_obama_ipthe _quintessentia_1.html)
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To: FS11

I can’t think of any place that is improved by large numbers of Muslims.


90 posted on 01/01/2011 7:40:38 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: smokingfrog

That was my thought. But to tell the truth, if I was in that resturant and had my pistol I would think I would have to be very careful using it with that many hostages. I recall from my concealed carry class that I am responsible for the bullet I fire from the moment it leaves the barrel to it stops.


91 posted on 01/01/2011 9:37:54 AM PST by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: FS11; Martin Tell; Emmett McCarthy; fullchroma; Squantos; Admin Moderator

Admin.

This poster is spamming this thread with multiple same posts and links. He/she is also making broad generalizations which are mostly unture and with no evidence.

I don’t know this poster personally but like Emmett and fullchroma and martin tell we all live here and this is just hype. Nashville with a 30 something percent minority population in city proper does have issues but East Nashville is not quite the cesspool described here and this poster’s allegations against the police chief are unfounded.


92 posted on 01/01/2011 10:13:33 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: wardaddy

Could you tell me what the area around Belmont University and the southern part of Nashville is like?


93 posted on 01/01/2011 10:18:26 AM PST by LanPB01
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To: Squantos

it’s a fancy cocktail bar with minimal food

a hipster spot for the under 35 crowd with money to spend...10 dollar libations

East Nashville has some nice spots...it’s the bohemian area sorta, homosexuals too and just pioneer white kids...and so forth

surrounded by black hoods some which are really bad and some not as bad....and to the north lies working class whites in Madison which has maybe the largest most feral group of white “wiggahs” or whatever one wishes to call them I’ve ever seen

Nashville in it’s worse white areas has the most lost group of young black acting white kids I’ve ever witnessed. It’s heartbreaking...and we will deal with the ramifications forever.

But those who live in Nashville’s plentiful pretty and better off areas never have to see all that crap.

I don’t miss it but calling East Nashville horrible to the degree the other poster did is rather inaccurate.


94 posted on 01/01/2011 10:19:58 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: LanPB01; fullchroma
my oldest daughter is at Lipscomb right down the road.

Belmont....a former antebellum mansion owned by Adelicia Acklen...a beauty of note in her day...is now a college covering what looks like around 20-30 acres on a hilltop about 3 miles south of downtown center.

To the north lies Music Row area...dead at night but fairly safe

To the south lies Belmont blvd....expensive...very liberal..old Victorian homes and gentrified Prairie style bungalows...leads to Nashville's huge southern spreading moneyed areas...a swath of wealth from Belmont that stretches for 20-30 miles to Brentwood and Franklin and beyond into deep Williamson county..the South's equivalent of Westchester county NY or Fairfield cty NY...fans out from Belmont and then Green Hills and Belle Meade between I-40 and I-65 and even east over to Nolensville road...it's an amazing swath of the American dream

To the west is Hillsboro Village and Vanderbilt University...shopping, food, clubs...pretty safe

East....this is where it gets dicey towards 12th ave south...some projects NE of Belmont about 4-5 blocks away...but due east there is student housing and some old home gentrification and then Melrose area of Franklin road...used to be homosexual area now just some underground clubs and a nice pool hall...in the basement of course.

I would say Belmont is a 7 on the safety scale for an urban school.

Both my girls got accepted there but one chose Lipscomb for more conservatism and the other chose NYC.

Fullchroma lives near there...she may have something to add.

Belmont is a good school...a lower ranked first tier southern private school or top ranked second tier..depending on who you talk to

but who cares about all that...I was at a fancy law firm downtown last year and they were laughing about how the UT grad and the Georgetown grad got paid the same..

Belmont does have a great Music Biz degree so I hear..Happy New Year

We moved out in the country summer 2009 about 25 miles south...but I drive thru daily.

95 posted on 01/01/2011 10:37:45 AM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: wardaddy

Nashville is the 7th Most Dangerous City in America. Memphis is the Most Dangerous City in America.

Nashville ranked seventh most dangerous city

Nashville City Paper ^ | 10-15-10 | Nashville City Paper

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2626727/posts


96 posted on 01/01/2011 10:52:05 AM PST by FS11
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To: wardaddy

20 years ago before DA Torry Johnson, Judge Tom W. Brothers and Mayor Karl Dean turned Nashville into a mecca for Drug Dealers and muslim pimps, Nashville was rated one of the best places to live in America.

Now Nashville is the 7th Most Dangerous City in America.

Nashville ranked seventh most dangerous city.

Nashville City Paper ^ | 10-15-10 | Nashville City Paper

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2626727/posts


97 posted on 01/01/2011 10:53:31 AM PST by FS11
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To: wardaddy

East Nashville is nothing but a Haven for Crack Dealers and Prostitutes protected by Mayor Karl Dean and District Attorney Torry Johnson. The Police Chief Ronal Serpas was running a protection racket for the drug dealers. Nashville Judge Tom W. Brothers was indicted for drug money laundering.

Nashville is the 7th Most Dangerous City in America. Memphis is the Most Dangerous City in America.

Nashville ranked seventh most dangerous city
Nashville City Paper ^ | 10-15-10 | Nashville City Paper

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2626727/posts


98 posted on 01/01/2011 10:55:49 AM PST by FS11
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To: hwkbeer

Yes it is a shame what Mayor Dean, Judge Tom W. Brother, DA Torry Johnson and Police Chief Ronal Serpas did to Nashville.


99 posted on 01/01/2011 10:58:34 AM PST by FS11
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To: hoosierham

The muslims that Mayor Karl Dean brought into Nashville have certainly ruined this once great place to live.


100 posted on 01/01/2011 11:01:59 AM PST by FS11
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