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  • VIDEO: Officer injured, suspect thrown out of car as police vehicle wrecks

    08/20/2016 3:24:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    Katv.com ^ | August 19, 2016
    The wreck, which was caught on video, happened Thursday evening, as Officer Justin Thompson had 19-year-old Logan Younger in the back seat. In the video from inside the vehicle, you can see Younger fly out of the back windshield as the wreck happens.
  • Shelby County Democratic Party disbanded by state chair (MEMPHIS--SHADY DEALINGS)

    08/19/2016 5:09:59 PM PDT · by GailA · 17 replies
    Daily Progressive ^ | 8/19/16 | DNC
    Not sure of the copyright so link only to be on safe side. Disbanded for being shady and crooks. http://www.dailyprogress.com/shelby-county-democratic-party-disbanded-by-state-chair/article_89eff0e3-f031-5ef9-b50c-c6f0ea0efea7.html
  • Activists for black lives release plans to "Shut Down Graceland"

    08/15/2016 9:50:55 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 83 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | Aug 15, 2016 | Zach Crenshaw
    Activists for black lives release plans to "Shut Down Graceland" by: Zach Crenshaw Updated: Aug 15, 2016 - 8:39 AM Loading It's been the summer of protests, and now another one is planned. The Coalition of Concerned Citizens, including Black Lives Matter protesters and others groups announced their plan to "Shut Down Graceland." Protest leaders say the mass demonstration is planned for 6:00 PM Monday. They said they specifically chose Graceland because it is Elvis week and they know it will raise awareness. >>RELATED: City leaders release statement on planned protest at Graceland Leaders say they also chose Graceland because...
  • Black Lives Matter Targets Graceland: Plans To "Shut Down" Elvis Week

    08/14/2016 11:09:08 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 80 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 14, 2016 | Aaron Klein
    The Coalition of Concerned Citizens, a radical group that includes Black Lives Matter protesters, has set its sights on Elvis territory, with a plan to “Shut Down Graceland” on Monday.
  • Memphis newspaper apologizes for accurate, yet 'racist' headline

    07/16/2016 2:33:26 PM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | July 15, 2016 | Andrew Stiles
    A newspaper in Memphis quickly apologize after protestors complained about its choice of headline in the wake of the deadly police shooting in Dallas. “Gunman targeted whites,” read the lead story headline in the Commercial Appeal, a member of the USA Today network. The headline was accurate, as Dallas gunman Micah Xavier Johnson explicitly talked about wanted to kill white police officers before he was eliminated via robot bomb.
  • Day 1 in '30 days no killing' decree (Memphis)

    07/15/2016 3:41:46 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
    WMC 5 ^ | 7/11/2016
    While speaking with protesters Sunday night, Memphis Police Department Interim Director Mike Rallings called for a 30-day moratorium on killing. "If y'all want to show me something, show me 30 days," Rallings said. "Black Lives Matter" protesters shut down the Interstate 40 bridge for several hours. Nobody was arrested or injured during the protest. Rallings went to the I-40 bridge protest in person where he and other officers joined arm-in-arm with protesters to march off the bridge. "We ain't pepper prayed nobody; we ain't deployed gas. That's the way it should be. I just wanted--come off the bridge, let's come...
  • BLM agitators trap family with ‘very sick’ baby on Memphis bridge

    07/13/2016 6:03:30 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 36 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 7/13/16 | Olaf Ekberg
    Black Lives Matter agitators aren’t just anti-police. They don’t really care about anyone else, either. As protesters blocked a highway in Memphis, Tennessee, over the weekend, a family transporting a “very sick” baby got stuck in traffic on a bridge near downtown. “We received a call there was a child needing medical attention stuck in traffic up on the bridge and due to the protest going on the bridge, the family was not able to get through traffic to get him to Le Bonheur (Children’s Hospital),” paramedic Bobby Harrell tells WISTV.
  • FBI warns of Islamic State threat to Mississippi River bridge

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI has warned local authorities of a threat that Islamic State militants would blow up the Memphis & Arkansas Bridge spanning the Mississippi River, an agency spokesman said on Tuesday. The bridge is a major route connecting Tennessee and Arkansas. The Federal Bureau of Investigation passed the threat on to local police in a bulletin out of an "abundance of caution," spokesman Chris Allen said. "This is an unsubstantiated, anonymous threat," he said, adding that there was no useful intelligence arising from it. Allen had no details on when the threat was received or how. The...
  • (Live coverage MEMPHIS, TN) PROTESTERS MOVE OFF I-40 BRIDGE

    07/10/2016 8:57:41 PM PDT · by GailA · 58 replies
    This has been a 3 nearly 4 hr BLM protest, no violence, but they have broken the law by obstructing the I-40 Bridge that runs from Arkansas to Memphis. As of this posting the police and Billy Kyle Jr have slowly moved them first past 1 exit ramp, then off the bridge. Another group joined the original group. Both black and white protesters, many covering their faces. Mostly young blacks male and female. Demanding justice when they don't want Police in their neighbor hoods and the INJUSTICE SYSTEM is BROKEN!
  • Huge crowd of Black Lives Matter supporters marches through Memphis, shuts down I-40 bridge

    07/10/2016 5:52:23 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 133 replies
    News 3 ^ | 7/10/2016
    Deadly officer-involved shootings of two black men, one in Louisiana and another in Minnesota, have the attention of the country and that of the Black Lives Matter movement. Sunday night, a group here in Memphis marched across the city and onto the I-40 bridge. It started as a peaceful rally at FedExForum with hundreds of people. After rallying at FedExForum, the crowd marched to police headquarters at 201 Poplar and then continued on, with more people joining them as they went on. The marchers attempted to go to the I-40 bridge, but police blocked the entrance to the bridge. They...
  • Disabled St. Jude patient sues airport and TSA after bloody scuffle with Airport Police

    07/02/2016 6:17:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 106 replies
    wreg.com ^ | Posted 10:13 pm, June 30, 2016, by Wayne Carter
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. --- Bloodied and bruised Hannah Cohen was led from Memphis International Airport in handcuffs. The 19-year old was headed home to Chattanooga after treatment for a brain tumor at St. Jude Hospital June 30, 2015. It's a trip they've made for 17 years. This time, an unarmed Hannah, set off the metal detector at a security checkpoint “They wanted to do further scanning, she was reluctant, she didn't understand what they were about to do," said her mother Shirley Cohen. Cohen told us she tried to tell TSA agents her daughter is partially deaf, blind in one eye,...
  • Shocking: Disabled Teen Returning From St. Jude's Hospital Bloodied and Arrested by TSA

    07/01/2016 3:24:27 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 165 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 1, 2016 | Julie Prince
    Getting through the line at the TSA can be a long and uncomfortable process. For one Chattanooga teen and her mother, the process turned into a scary nightmare. 19-year-old Hannah Cohen was returning home from St. Jude's Hospital with her mother for treatment of her brain tumor (a trip they had made for 17 years), when Hannah somehow set off the metal detector at the security checkpoint. TSA wanted to do a further scan on Hannah, but she was reluctant. Hannah's mother, Shirley Cohen, tried to inform the agents that her daughter was disabled. She is partially deaf and blind...
  • Hannah Cohen: Disabled Woman Badly Beaten By TSA On Return Home From Brain Tumor Treatment

    07/01/2016 3:24:13 PM PDT · by MeganC · 44 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 1 July 2016 | Samantha Kilgore
    Hannah Cohen, a young disabled woman whose mother describes as “partially deaf, blind in one eye, paralyzed and easily confused,” was beaten by Transportation Security Agents (TSA) after her flight home. The young woman was then led from the Memphis International Airport, beaten, bloodied, bruised, and in handcuffs — and then booked into jail. Cohen was returning home to Chattanooga after receiving treatment for her brain tumor at St. Jude’s Hospital. In fact, Hannah Cohen was returning home after receiving her final treatment for the brain tumor, and this trip back from St. Jude’s just marked one of many, as...
  • Tom Brokaw to Ole Miss Grads: More Guns Mean More Homegrown Terror

    05/20/2016 8:53:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/19/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    During a May 14 commencement address to Old Miss graduates, retired news anchor and journalist Tom Brokaw said, “more guns … will mean more homegrown acts of terror.” Tom Brokaw lamented the continuing expansion of gun ownership and the success of gun rights organizations that support that expansion. According to The Commercial Appeal, Brokaw referenced the homicide rate in Democrat-run Memphis, Tennessee, then said: I’m appalled by the determination of organizations and individuals to arm more people without any appreciation of the consequence of evermore lethal weapons in our midst. More guns and more firearm tolerance will mean more homegrown...
  • 22 Percent of Resettled Refugees in Minnesota Test Positive for Tuberculosis

    05/17/2016 8:51:07 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/17/2016 | by Michael Patrick Leahy
    One of every five refugees resettled in Minnesota by the federal government tested positive for latent tuberculosis in 2014, ... More than 70,000 refugees have been resettled in the United States annually for the past three decades by the federal government. It’s not just tuberculosis being brought in by these resettled refugees. Measles, whooping cough, diptheria, and other diseases that were on their way to eradication are also coming in across the borders of the United States. A recent outbreak of measles in Memphis, Tennessee, a center for refugee resettlement, began at a local mosque, ... The alarming public health...
  • DOJ Advises Gibson Guitar to Export Labor to Madagascar

    09/01/2011 12:02:29 AM PDT · by Cymbaline · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | Wednesday, August 31st at 11:16PM EDT | Ben Howe
    The Gibson Guitar saga has taken a sinister turn. It seems that the Department of Justice wasn’t satisfied with merely raiding the law abiding factories of Gibson Guitar with armed agents, shutting down their operation costing them millions, and leaving the American company in the dark as to how to proceed without going out of business. Now, according to CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, agents of the United States government are bluntly informing them that they’d be better off shipping their manufacturing labor overseas.
  • Gibson Guitar case drags on with no sign of criminal charges

    04/12/2012 12:39:01 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12 2012 | Fox News
    t was seven months ago that federal agents with guns drawn raided the Gibson guitar factories in Nashville and Memphis. A half million dollars worth of Indian rosewood and ebony was seized under the premise that it had been imported illegally. The feds also took a number of guitars and computer hard drives. The factory was shut down for the day and employees told to go home. Yet after all this time, the Department of Justice has shown no sign that it will file criminal charges against Gibson. What’s more – it has been almost 3 years since federal agents...
  • Now The Gibson Guitar Raids Make Sense

    05/23/2013 4:16:11 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 23. 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    IRS Scandal: The inexplicable raid nearly two years ago on a guitar maker for using allegedly illegal wood that its competitors also used was another targeting by this administration of its political enemies. On Aug. 24, 2011, federal agents executed four search warrants on Gibson Guitar Corp. facilities in Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., and seized several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. One of the top makers of acoustic and electric guitars, including the iconic Les Paul introduced in 1952, Gibson was accused of using wood illegally obtained in violation of the century-old Lacey Act, which outlaws trafficking in...
  • Raleigh residents turning to guns to deter crime

    03/19/2016 1:30:13 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 13 replies
    MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A Memphis community is considering turning to guns in order to take back their neighborhood against crime. The Raleigh area held a meeting last week, and one neighborhood association wants to make sure residents are knowledgeable about gun safety and carry permits. "I've been here 11 years and I see it slowly just deteriorating, crimes coming here," said Reginald Reynolds. For Reynolds, what appears to be more crime in his neighborhood is enough for him to pack up and move out. "We're moving out of here in another year or two," said Reynolds.
  • Man caught on camera urinating on cereal at Kellogg’s plant in Memphis

    03/14/2016 5:33:25 AM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 13, 2016 | Keri Blakinge
    Police are investigating after video surfaced online of a man urinating onto cereal products rolling down the line in a Memphis, Tenn., Kellogg's factory. Though the incident occurred in 2014, the company just learned of the footage on Friday, according to spokesperson Kris Charles. The video was shot during a contentious labor dispute . . The 43-second video was uploaded to the web Friday on World Star Hip Hop, a viral video web site.
  • Lawmakers Consider Bills on Bikes, Historical Markers, and Skunks

    02/26/2016 10:27:55 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    Memphis Flyer ^ | February 25, 2016 | Toby Sells
    Tennessee's rule factory is cranking at full tilt, and Nashville lawmakers want to tell Memphians how to pay for bike lanes, what monuments we can move, and whether or not we can own skunks (seriously). No gas tax for bike lanes A new bill would prohibit spending any gas tax revenues on bike lanes, pedestrian walkways, and "other non-vehicular facilities." Portions of the state gas tax are required to go to cities and counties. Those governments sometimes use the gas tax funds for matching dollars to get federal money for bike and pedestrian projects. The new bill says all of...
  • Before Hatshepsut: Early Egyptian Queen Revealed in Hieroglyphs

    01/19/2016 11:23:30 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Live Science ^ | January 19, 2016 | Owen Jarus
    About 60 drawings and hieroglyphic inscriptions, dating back around 5,000 years, have been discovered at a site called Wadi Ameyra in Egypt’s Sinai Desert. Carved in stone they were created by mining expeditions sent out by early Egyptian pharaohs archaeologists say. They reveal new information on the early pharaohs. For instance, one inscription the researchers found tells of a queen named Neith-Hotep who ruled Egypt 5,000 years ago as regent to a young pharaoh named Djer. Archaeologists estimate that the earliest carvings at Wadi Ameyra date back around 5,200 years, while the most recent date to the reign of a...
  • Paula Dwyer: Billionaires got few dividends in presidential race

    01/02/2016 10:17:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | January 3, 2016 | Paula Dwyer
    Throughout 2015, we kept hearing warnings that wealthy individuals would dominate the presidential election, and perhaps even influence the outcome, all because of court-made changes in campaign-finance law that allowed unlimited contributions and spending. So why did Big Money in politics end up to be a big bust in 2015? Super PACs -- political action committees that can accept unlimited amounts from just about anyone but can't coordinate with the candidate -- have been spending money, yet have little to show for it. Other dark-money sources -- essentially nonprofit social-welfare groups that don't have to disclose their donors -- had...
  • American Professor Instructs Students That It’s Ok To Rape and Murder Non-Muslims

    Meet Abu Ammaar Yasir Kazi. He’s not some crazy Imam in the Middle East. He’s a college professor at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, who was described by New York Times Magazine as “one of the most influential conservative clerics in American Islam.” In lectures to students at this American college, he blasts those in his class as being filthy and impure. He then steps up his vitriolic diatribes, by tearing into Christians, where he compares them to feces and urine, saying they are the “most evil of evils.” He then instructs his students that they should engage in jihad...
  • Did Hillary Clinton put on a southern accent on campaign stop in Memphis? Some critics claim...

    11/22/2015 3:37:52 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/22/15
    Did Hillary Clinton put on a southern accent on campaign stop in Memphis? Some critics claim she changed her voice Hillary Clinton has been accused of putting on a southern accent during a campaign stop in Memphis. During a speech at LeMoyne-Owen College earlier this week, some people claimed the Democratic presidential candidate's voice had something of a southern twang. Clinton has faced similar accusations in the past, most notably during speeches in Alabama and South Carolina.
  • Police: Off-duty Memphis officer fatally shot (fundamental transformation)

    10/11/2015 2:36:28 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | 10/11/2015 | AP
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An off-duty police officer died Sunday after being shot multiple times, the fourth Memphis police officer to be fatally shot in slight more than four years, authorities said. Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said 31-year-old Terence Olridge was taken to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis on Sunday where he later died.
  • Man upset because ride full fights worker at Delta Fair, authorities say (Memphis)

    09/14/2015 11:59:28 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    commercialappeal.com ^ | september 14, 2015 | yolanda jones
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  • Homeland Security alerts Memphis Police Department (MPD) about potential threat

    09/02/2015 10:09:49 PM PDT · by kcvl · 8 replies
    Share on facebookShare on twitter Share on email (Source: WMC Action News 5) (Source: WMC Action News 5) MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Homeland Security issued an alert via police radios about a threat made against Memphis police officers. The alert states that someone threatened to shoot a police officer in the area of 201 Poplar this afternoon. The alert later said the location had changed to the area of I-40 and I-240, but that threat was proven false. The alert remains active for 201 Poplar. Police officers were told to be vigilant. "Our MPD Communications received information from an anonymous...
  • Second suspect in Susan McDonald's murder has 18-year criminal history (robbery-murder near Memphis)

    08/18/2015 7:51:37 PM PDT · by seacapn · 18 replies
    WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee ^ | Aug 18, 2015 4:20 PM PST | Lauren Squires / WMCActionNews5.com Staff
    MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The second person charged in the shooting death of Susan McDonald has a criminal rap sheet dating back to 1997. Andre Bowen, 36, is charged with first-degree murder, in addition to Anthony Olivo, who was previously charged. McDonald was shot and killed on August 1 outside of a friend's home in the 8400 block of Bazemore Road in Cordova. In 2005, Bowen was convicted of voluntary manslaughter for a shooting. He was sentenced in 2008 and while in jail awaiting that sentencing, he was charged with simple assault for fighting with an inmate.
  • Dixieland Delight: Ted Cruz Barnstorms The South To Sold Out Crowds

    08/14/2015 8:16:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 14, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) s coming off his performance in the first debate strong, barnstorming through the American southeast to sold out crowds filled with overwhelmingly enthusiastic supporters riding a grassroots wave of energy through the month of August. i
  • Suspect in Memphis Police Officer’s Death Turns Himself In

    08/04/2015 12:31:19 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08/03/2015 | Ashley Southall
    An ex-convict wanted in Tennessee for the murder of a Memphis police officer turned himself in to the authorities on Monday, law enforcement officials said. Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, was taken into custody after surrendering to the United States Marshals Office, the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said. Toney Armstrong, the Memphis police director, said Mr. Wilbourn, accompanied by a lawyer, turned himself in and was expected to be arraigned on Tuesday in the shooting of Officer Sean Bolton.
  • Memphis Cop Killing: Suspected Gunman in Custody, Sheriff Says

    08/03/2015 3:45:23 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 23 replies
    ABC.Com ^ | 8/3/15 | EMILY SHAPIRO and DEAN SCHABNER
    The man wanted for the fatal shooting of a Memphis, Tennessee, police officer has been captured, ending a 24-hour manhunt, police said. The Shelby County Sheriff's Department said on it's Facebook page that 29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn surrendered to the U.S. Marshals Office. Wilbourn, a convicted bank robber who was out on supervised release, was identified Sunday as the suspect in the killing of Memphis police officer Sean Bolton, who was killed Saturday night as he investigated an illegally parked car.
  • Manhunt underway for suspect in officer's fatal shooting

    08/03/2015 9:05:00 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 8/3/15 | ADRIAN SAINZ
    A manhunt was underway Monday for a suspect who police say fatally shot a Memphis officer after he interrupted a drug deal involving a small amount of marijuana that would have resulted in just a misdemeanor citation and a fine. Related Stories Police ID suspect in killing of officer; manhunt underway Associated Press Memphis police identify suspect in fatal cop shooting CBS News Manhunt under way for killer of Memphis police officer Reuters Manhunt underway for killer of Memphis police officer Reuters Memphis police officer shot, killed Reuters "He's a coward," Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong said of the suspect,...
  • Suspect in murder of Memphis police officer Sean Bolton reportedly out of prison on ‘supervised....'

    08/02/2015 8:04:31 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 24 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 8/2/15 | Twitchy team
    Police in Tennessee have identified Tremaine Wilbourn, 29, as the suspect in last night’s shooting and murder of Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton during what is being called a routine traffic stop: Wilbourn was convicted of robbing a bank in 2005 and is reportedly on “supervised release” from prison:
  • Suspect Identified in Fatal Shooting of Memphis Police Officer; Manhunt Continues

    08/02/2015 7:30:10 PM PDT · by boycott · 45 replies
    KTLA ^ | August 2, 2015
    Memphis police identified 29-year-old Tremaine Wilburn as the suspect in a weekend shooting of an officer. Tremaine Wilburn, 29, is seen in a photo released by the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. Tremaine Wilburn, 29, is seen in a photo released by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. Wilburn is at large and considered armed and dangerous, Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong told reporters late Sunday. “You can be assured that we will continue to pursue this suspect, and we will exhaust all means until he is in custody,” he said. Officer Sean Bolton, 33, was shot multiple times Saturday night. He...
  • Officer fatally shot during traffic stop in Memphis; killer on the run

    08/02/2015 7:23:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | Holly Yan and Joe Sutton
    CNN)—A manhunt is underway for a suspect who fatally shot a police officer during a traffic stop in Tennessee, authorities said Sunday. Memphis Police Officer Sean Bolton, 33, was shot multiple times Saturday night by a person who was in the car he pulled over, police said.The assailant remains at large, Memphis police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph said.
  • Breaking News : Memphis Officer Dies after Traffic Stop Shooting

    08/01/2015 10:28:05 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 65 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | 8-2-2015 | Fox 13
    10:45 p.m. UPDATE: FOX13 has confirmed with multiple sources that the officer who was shot during a traffic stop has died. MPD Director Toney Armstrong will be holding a press conference at Regional One soon. UPDATE: According to MPD PIO Karen Rudolph, a call came in at approximately 9:18 p.m. Here is what we know so far: -Communications was advised that additional officers were needed in the area of Cottonwood and Perkins. -Officer was conducting a traffic stop when he was shot by an occupant of the vehicle
  • Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave

    07/24/2015 7:58:31 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    News Channel 3 ^ | July 22, 2015 | Eryn Taylor
    Group takes a shovel to Confederate General’s grave Posted 10:18 pm, July 22, 2015, by Eryn Taylor MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A group was fed up with waiting, so they got a shovel and dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s grave and statue in a public park in the Medical District. The group says they wanted the statue and remains removed for a long time, because he was a Confederate soldier, a KKK leader and a slave trader. “If he’s gone, some of this racism and race-hate might be gone,” said Isaac Richmond with Commission on...
  • Man drives several hours to fix grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s statue and grave

    07/24/2015 3:45:01 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 24 replies
    WREG.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | JESSICA GERTLER
    Some people are calling a religious group vandals and claim they broke the law when they dug up a patch of grass next to a Confederate general’s grave in a Memphis park Wednesday. Thursday, a man drove hundreds of miles to plant new grass. “When I saw this last night, my wife couldn’t understand why I was shaking so badly,” Scott Hudson of Lincoln County, Tennessee, said. He watched WREG’s story on a group who dug up a patch of grass next to Nathan Bedford Forrest’s statue and grave. The group called the move symbolic, and said they’re standing up...
  • Impatient protesters begin digging up Confederate general’s grave themselves

    07/23/2015 5:55:02 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 100 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 7/23/15 | OLAF EKBERG
    A group of anti-Confederate protesters aren’t happy enough with the declaration by the city of Memphis that it wants to dig up and move the remains of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest. They want it done now. A group surrounded a shovel Wednesday and ceremoniously removed a chunk of grass and soil.
  • Family: Officer killed 19-year-old after mistaking him for someone else

    07/20/2015 6:37:04 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 63 replies
    WSMV ^ | 7/18/15 | WMCActionNews5.com Staff
    MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A teen is dead after being shot by a Memphis police officer late Friday night. The MPD officer stopped a car for a broken headlight in the 5700 block of Winchester Road. The officer issued the driver a ticket and let him go. However, the passenger in the car had several warrants for his arrest. Darrius Stewart, the 19-year-old passenger, was placed in the back seat of the police car to verify the warrants. Investigators said when the officer opened the back door to handcuff Stewart, he kicked the door and attacked the officer. During the...
  • (Memphis) City Council begins process that could move Forrest statue, grave

    07/07/2015 5:35:59 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 30 replies
    Commercial Appeal ^ | July 7, 2015 | By Ryan Poe
    The Memphis City Council began the process Tuesday that could result in the removal of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest’s statue and body from a public park. The City Council unanimously approved a resolution calling for the removal of the graves of Forrest and his wife from Health Sciences Park at Union and Manassas, and an ordinance to remove a statue of Forrest from the park received the first of three readings. The resolution about the graves still has to receive approval from Chancery Court and Forrest’s descendants, while the ordinance about the statue also requires approval from the Tennessee...
  • Police ID suspect killed in shootout with former CNN reporter as Memphis fugitive

    07/03/2015 6:36:59 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    KOB News Albuquerque ^ | 7/3/15 | Blair Miller
    Thursday night, Albuquerque police identified the man killed in a shootout at a west side Motel 6 with former CNN reporter Chuck de Caro as 27-year-old Tomorio Walton, who APD says is an absconder out of Memphis, Tennessee. APD spokesperson Tanner Tixier said it is unknown how long Walton had been in the Albuquerque area.
  • Sociology Prof: "Whiteness is Terror"

    07/01/2015 9:32:57 AM PDT · by rightistight · 76 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/1/15 | Aurelius
    Zandria Robinson, who taught Sociology at the University of Memphis, stated that whiteness is "terror," among other inflammatory statements online. She was dismissed yesterday from the college for her blatantly racist statements. What eventually led to Robinson's firing were the following racist tweets: The University of Memphis eventually learned about these ridiculous tweets, as well as comments that she didn't want her children "in school with snotty privileged whites," and have subsequently dismissed her:
  • (Memphis U.) Professor: White People Are Conditioned to Commit Mass Murder Like in Charleston

    06/30/2015 12:49:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | June 30, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Zandria Robinson still has a job at the taxpayer-funded University of Memphis. A professor at the University of Memphis suggested that the Charleston shooter was not mentally ill but rather just another example of “white people acting how they’re conditioned to act.” [Snip] Robinson also posted a tweet on June 26 declaring that “Whiteness is most certainly and inevitably terror.”
  • Controversial Bust at TN Senate Chambers

    06/24/2015 6:26:29 PM PDT · by Bronzy · 35 replies
    http://www.newstalk987.com/2015/06/23/controversial-bust-at-tn-senate-chambers/ ^ | Posted on June 23, 2015 | Filed Under: Local News, Local News Reel 3
    A bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and an early leader in the Ku Klux Klan, sits in an alcove outside the Senate chambers at the Tennessee statehouse. Photo: Dave Bouche – The Tennessean
  • Memphis Mayor Wants to Dig Up Dead Confederate War General (Nathan Bedford Forest)

    06/26/2015 9:58:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 26, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton wants to dig up the bodies of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife and remove them from a city park in the latest and perhaps most despicable example of the anti-Southern cleansing spreading across the nation. “Which African-American wants to have a picnic in the shadow of Nathan Bedford Forrest?” Wharton said in a Thursday press briefing.
  • Memphis mayor wants Confederate general’s grave removed(Spot the bigot)

    06/29/2015 3:10:55 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 28 replies
    wash times ^ | 6/29/15 | j chasmar
    Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. announced a proposal last week to remove the statue and grave sites of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife. “These relics, these messages of this despicable period of this great nation, it’s time for those to be moved,” the Democratic mayor, who is black, said in a news conference, a local NBC affiliate reported. Mr. Wharton told The Associated Press that he wants the statue removed from Health Sciences Park and “returned to Forrest Monument Association that had it placed there.” He said the graves of the noted KKK leader and his...
  • Memphis Mayor Wants to Literally Dig Up Confederate General and Move Him

    06/29/2015 11:07:05 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 6/29/15 | by Alex Griswold
    Memphis Mayor Wants to Literally Dig Up Confederate General and Move Him by Alex Griswold Memphis Mayor A C Wharton has called for the removal of the grave of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest from a city park, along with an attached memorial. “These relics, these messages of this despicable period of this great nation, it’s time for those to be moved,” Wharton said in a press conference Thursday. Most historians believe that Forrest was also the first Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, although he later distanced himself from the group as they became more violent. “This is...
  • The Latest on Charleston shooting: Memphis mayor wants Confederate statue, grave out of park

    06/25/2015 8:57:13 PM PDT · by middlegeorgian · 101 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | 6/24/2015 | Asociated Press
    10:30 p.m. The mayor of Memphis, Tennessee, says he thinks a statue of Confederate General and Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest should be removed from its location at a city park. In a statement emailed to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Mayor A C Wharton Jr. said he would like to see the statue removed from Health Sciences Park. Wharton said the graves of Forrest and his wife, also located at the park, should be relocated as well. Health Sciences Park was called Forrest Park until the City Council voted in February 2013 to change the name. It...