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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...
  • Shots fired into Saint Matthew Church on Pendleton Street (Memphis, Tennessee)

    06/18/2015 9:39:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WRCB-TV ^ | June 18, 2015 | Staff
    MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Shots were fired into Saint Matthew Missionary Baptist Church in the 2000 block of Pendleton Street. Officers were told that one of the church's pastors noticed a bullet hole in the front door of the building. It is unknown when the shots were fired, because no one else was at the church at the time. At this time, investigators say there is nothing indicating that the shooting is connected to the shooting in South Carolina. WMC Action News 5's Jerica Phillips is on the scene now to learn more information.
  • New billboard in Memphis puts twist on 'Black Lives Matter'

    06/15/2015 2:33:00 PM PDT · by BBell · 21 replies
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A billboard in Memphis gives new meaning to the phrase "black lives matter." Big and bold, in red and black, the message stands out to drivers in the Orange Mound neighborhood: "Black lives matter. So let's quit killing each other." Civil rights activist Fred Davis is the man behind the message. He's not new to putting up controversial billboards. Davis' billboard is directly in front of his insurance company. He said he's expanding on the "black lives matter" movement following the deaths of black men across the country. He said it's time black people realize they need...
  • WATCH FERAL KIDS TAKE OVER MEMPHIS SCHOOL: Teachers, School Cops, Admin Lose Control Of School

    04/22/2015 10:20:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 85 replies
    clashdaily.com ^ | april 22, 2015
    In the videos you can see dozens of girls punching, kicking, and stomping one another. School resource officers even got into the fray in an attempt to break up the fights, which appeared to have also spilled into classrooms. The first video posted on social media shows the fight happening in the cafeteria. “First, I saw teachers and security scattering over each other,” said 11th grader John Rork. “A couple of girls all over each other. I saw scratches, hair falling out, a lot of hair pulling. This one girl jumped off a table and punched another student in the...
  • Sneak Peek Inside the Bass Pro Pyramid

    04/01/2015 9:34:48 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    FOX 13 ^ | 4-1-15 | unattributed
    This project represents the single largest investment in size and scope that Bass Pro Shops has ever made outside of its national headquarters in Missouri. With an array of retail, educational and fun attractions for guests of all ages, the experience is much more than a store; it's a deeply engaging, one-of-a-kind adventure. In addition to vast assortments of outdoor gear, the new destination experience will include wilderness hotel Big Cypress Lodge, 600,000 gallons of water features; a cypress swamp with 100-foot-tall trees; the interactive Ducks Unlimited Waterfowling Heritage Center; and a breathtaking glass-floored cantilevering observation deck at the top...
  • Nathan B Forrest's Address to the Pole Bearers

    03/07/2015 11:30:33 AM PST · by Repulican Donkey · 117 replies
    Civil War Talk ^ | 2007 | Sears
    Ladies and Gentlemen, I accept the flowers as a memento of reconciliation between the white and colored races of the Southern states. I accept it more particularly as it comes from a colored lady, for if there is any one on God's earth who loves the ladies I believe it is myself. (Immense applause and laughter.) I came here with the jeers of some white people, who think that I am doing wrong. I believe I can exert some influence, and do much to assist the people in strengthening fraternal relations, and shall do all in my power to elevate...
  • ISIS Is Now Threatening To Murder A COLLEGE PROFESSOR IN TENNESSEE

    02/28/2015 2:17:07 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/28/2015 | Eric Owens
    Leaders of ISIS are now calling on followers to assassinate an American college professor in the group’s propaganda magazine.The professor is Yasir Qadhi, reports Memphis NBC affiliate WMC-TV. Qadhi, born in Houston, Texas, is a professor of religious studies at Rhodes College, a private bastion of the liberal arts in Memphis. He is also a Muslim cleric and the resident scholar at the Memphis Islamic Center.ISIS — also called the Islamic State — and its adherents don’t like Qadhi because he stands athwart the radical Muslim entity, yelling stop.“Contrary to popular opinion, ISIS does not have support in the American Muslim...
  • JESSICA CHAMBERS UPDATE: Told Mother Before Murder, “The Bitches Think I’m Snitching”

    01/16/2015 3:57:47 PM PST · by IChing · 61 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 1/16/15 | Donald Joy
    It’s been five weeks since 19-year-old blonde former cheerleader Jessica Chambers was horrifyingly burned over 98% of her body in her hometown of rural Courtland, Mississippi, on the side of a country back road on a Saturday night. She died several hours later, at a Memphis hospital, after being flown by medevac helicopter from near the scene of the apparent homicide. Just before her death, Jessica had appeared to be working toward ending abusive relationships and turning her troubled young life around, partly through a 6-8 week stay at an intensive Christian women’s discipleship program at a place called Leah’s...
  • Nine arrested in massive brawl involving up to 50 people after high school basketball game

    Nine people have been arrested after up to 50 teenagers and adults started a huge brawl after a high school basketball game. The violent scenes unfolded at Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tennessee, with people punching and kicking each other before police officers swarmed the auditorium on Friday night. Two juveniles - aged 15 and 17 - were arrested along with seven other adult men following the game which saw the home team lose to local rivals Hamilton 76-54.
  • Numerous fights break out Friday night inside Monroeville Mall [Pittsburgh, PA]

    12/28/2014 6:58:21 PM PST · by grundle · 62 replies
    YouTube - WTAE TV ^ | December 26, 2014
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PafsIomt7Q
  • Homeowner kills suspect during attempted home invasion

    12/24/2014 3:20:08 PM PST · by lowbridge · 57 replies
    http://wreg.com ^ | december 24, 2014 | ASHLEY CROCKETT AND CAITLIN ALEXANDER
    Officers responded to a home in the 2300 block of Devoy at about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, where they saw 22-year-old Nico Carlisle with multiple gunshot wounds lying at the front door. Officials pronounced Carlisle dead at the scene. Investigators say Carlisle and another man knocked on the door, then forced their way inside when a woman answered the door. Carlisle then put a gun to the woman’s neck. The homeowner grabbed a handgun before going to investigate the commotion, and fired multiple shots at the men, hitting Carlisle.
  • FBI warns of Islamic State threat to Mississippi River bridge

    12/24/2014 8:08:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    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.
  • FBI warns of possible plot to blow up Memphis bridge

    12/22/2014 1:57:52 PM PST · by RummyChick · 29 replies
    wreg ^ | 12/22 | wreg
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The FBI sent a warning to local authorities about a possible plot to blow up a Memphis bridge. The FBI told WREG it received an anonymous tip, and stressed that there is “no actionable intelligence” that something will happen. All local law enforcement agencies have been alerted.
  • FBI Bulletin Warns Of Possible ISIS Terror Plot in Memphis

    12/23/2014 8:44:08 PM PST · by LSUfan · 37 replies
    My Fox Memphis ^ | 22 Dec 14 | Matt Gerien
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation's Memphis Division is warning police officers about a threat to blow up the Memphis-Arkansas Bridge sometime in December. FOX13 News obtained the FBI bulletin sent to Mid-South Law Enforcement agencies warning about a possible Islamic State terror plot targeting the I-55 Bridge.
  • Open Thread: BYU-Memphis first-ever Miami Beach Bowl [Vanity]

    12/22/2014 12:46:50 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies
    Colofornian | Dec. 22, 2014 | Colofornian
    Open bowl thread Late second quarter, refs wave off a BYU defensive pass interference after claim ball was tipped. (Instant replay -- no tip at line...only tip by BYU interception player...result? Free ref-provided td for BYU) Otherwise...hi-scoring first half. BYU...first 1 1/2 quarters...an unsportmanslike conduct penalty...an unnecessary roughness penalty...a facemask penalty...A real testimony, I would say. Commentators mentioned penalties been an issue for BYU during season.
  • Feds Find Shocking, Systemic Brutality, Incompetence In Cleveland Police Department

    12/04/2014 12:06:23 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 27 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12-4-2014 | Dana Liebelson, Ryan J. Reilly
    In recent years, Cleveland police officers have punched a 13-year-old boy who was in handcuffs for shoplifting and shot at an unarmed kidnapping victim who was wearing only his underwear, according to disturbing allegations released Thursday by the Justice Department. The agency's investigation found that officers in Cleveland routinely use unjustifiable force against not only criminals and suspects, but also innocent victims of crimes. The so-called “pattern or practice” report from the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division was released Thursday afternoon as DOJ and the city announced plans to develop a court-enforceable agreement that would impose an independent monitor on...
  • Patient being tested for Ebola in the Mid-South is resting comfortably

    10/26/2014 6:33:57 PM PDT · by null and void · 17 replies
    WREG ^ | Updated at 05:54pm, October 26, 2014 | Ashley Forest
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The patient at Methodist University Hospital that is being tested for Ebola is in isolation and is in stable condition, resting comfortably. Officials tell us the isolated area is separate from the main hospital on Methodist University Hospital Campus. A Methodist spokesperson also tells us the lab work to be tested has been sent and are waiting on results. Memphis City Mayor A C Wharton released the following statement regarding the situation: I have been briefed by officials of the Shelby County Health Department, the lead agency. I am pleased to hear that out of an abundance...
  • Patient being tested for Ebola in the Mid-South in stable condition

    10/26/2014 11:44:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    News Channel 3, Memphis ^ | 10/26 | Ashley Forest
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A patient in the Mid-South is in isolation and being tested for Ebola at Methodist University Hospital is in stable condition. Officials tell us the isolated area is separate from the main hospital on Methodist University Hospital Campus. Methodist University Hospital released the following statement regarding the patient and the effectiveness of Methodist University employees: Our experts have an alternate primary diagnosis that has been established, but in an abundance of caution, the team is still strictly following Ebola protocols to protect all caregivers and others. We are waiting for a definitive Ebola test result which we...
  • Kroger attack suspect was shouting ‘point ‘em, out knock ‘em out,' witness says

    10/13/2014 2:22:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | October 13, 2014 | Samantha Bryson
    Some of the teens who were involved a mob-style attack in the parking lot of an east Memphis Kroger last month were shouting “point ‘em out, knock ‘em out,” as they charged the store, according to a witness who testified in court Monday. Dominik Mosby, 17, told a General Sessions judge the shouting began after the group of about 50 kids left Cici’s Pizza and poured into the parking lot at Poplar Plaza, where it looked like a fight was going to break out among them. “Then someone yelled ‘point ‘em out, knock ‘em out,’” Mosby said. “They ran to...
  • Black Gangs: Memphis Police Giving Up on Public Safety

    10/02/2014 1:09:23 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 22 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 2 October 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    What's happening in America? A race war fought only on one side seems to erupt in its cities every so often, maybe more frequently than we hear about. "Another Teenage Mob Terrorizes Southern Town: ‘Memphis Is Going to Burn if They Don’t Control These Children’" headlines The Blaze, echoing a similar episode of a few weeks ago. As in the UK when paedophiles are Muslim and their victims white, so in the US the mainstream media try to underplay the fact that the gangs and the attackers are black and the victims they choose for their knock-out game, in...
  • Police officers assigned to MATA buses to handle “unruly” kids

    10/01/2014 12:46:12 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 18 replies
    WREG ^ | 9/30/14 | Ashley Crockett
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department is assigning officers to ride city buses to help control “unruly juveniles” after school for the next two weeks. WREG has confirmed officers will be assigned to a MATA bus that leaves North Main and travels to American Way. Officers will also assigned to a bus that leaves White Station and Summer, then drops kids off at Jackson and Hollywood, as well as a third bus that leaves North Main and stops at Lamar and Lowell. One officer will be on the bus near the driver, with a second following in a squad...
  • A teen mob strikes again in Memphis

    09/29/2014 11:54:59 AM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 111 replies
    WREG News Channel 3 Memphis ^ | 9/28/2014 | Michael Quander
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A mob of teenagers reportedly attacked once again in Memphis. Police said a large group of teens flooded the streets near Central High School Friday just before 10:00 p.m. “Had I had been armed we would have had a lot of kids laying in the Bellevue street that night,” Sharon Mourning said. Mourning said she would have done whatever she needed to protect herself, “So we just driving and all of a sudden all of the kids ran into the middle of the street.” Mourning and her daughter Princess were driving on Bellevue Friday evening. “It was...
  • Memphis,TN. SSA Office Transforms IA's into "Documented" in One Day

    09/10/2014 6:17:31 PM PDT · by magna carta · 4 replies
    Stop the Magnet ^ | September 10,2014 | Liz Theiss
    This citizen story came to my attention on Facebook on September 9,2014, it had been filmed a few weeks prior. Stop the Magnet is here to assist in getting this valuable insight out to the grassroots activists and beyond. I will simply post Mike Morrison's narrative of the event. The three videos are available for your perusal. Please note also recent headlines illustrating Obama's "Memorandum Agreements" with Mexico. It appears the free traders are blowing off sovereignty full stop.
  • Actor James Woods calls for Attorney General to investigate Kroger mob attack as hate crime

    09/10/2014 5:15:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Commercial Appeal ^ | 9/10/14 | Wendy C. Thomas
    Hollywood actor James Woods issued a call on Twitter for U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder to investigate Saturday’s mob attack at Kroger in which the assailants were black and two of three injured victims were white. “This is a direct challenge to Eric Holder: Are you, Sir, going to Memphis, TN to address the Kroger racial hate crime? #holderchallenge,” Woods wrote Tuesday in a message that was retweeted more than 4,500 times. On Wednesday, Woods added a second hashtag to his demand. “Mr Holder,” Woods wrote, “stand above politics and address the cancer of ALL racism in America. Go to
  • When a Hate Crime Against a Memphis Teenager Isn't a Hate Crime

    09/10/2014 3:31:33 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 24 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/10/14 | Steve Berman
    A seventeen year old boy in Memphis faced a nightmare while he was working a shift at Kroger.  A mob was attacking people in the parking lot.  This thin teenager tried to run but was caught and pummeled into unconsciousness, then viciously kicked and beaten as he lay helpless.  As is the custom these dark days, bystanders caught it on video, which was posted to the Internet and picked up by local television. Todd Starnes reported on this for Fox News: The thug who attacked Mr. Sauser’s son is a teenager with a lengthy criminal history. So far 11 people...
  • 10 teens, 1 adult charged in brutal Kroger parking lot attack

    09/09/2014 5:09:35 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 58 replies
    Officers arrested and charged 10 teenagers and one adult as of Monday evening in the attack that happened in a Kroger parking lot. Police arrested and charged Raheem Richardson,19, with aggravated assault and aggravated riot. Additionally, a 16-year-old was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated riot, and acting in concert to wit aggravated assault. Eight teenagers, from 14 to 17 years old, are charged with aggravated riot. A 15-year-old boy arrested Sunday and charged with similar crimes. Three people were injured Saturday night by a large group of teenagers who came from a nearby CiCi's Pizza restaurant. Two Kroger employees, ages...
  • A question for Mississippi FReepers: is the Delta safe for a tourist?

    09/08/2014 7:44:52 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 38 replies
    Self | 9/8/'14 | Zionist Conspirator
    Because of my heritage as a descendant of Southern Unionist Republicans, I used to really admire Black Americans and their culture, going all the way back to the works of Joel Chandler Harris and B.A. Botkin. Because of this I've long been a fan of traditional acoustic country blues, especially from the Mississippi Delta (Charlie Patton!). I've been longing for years to visit the Dockery Plantation between Ruleville and Cleveland, which is where the blues was allegedly born and where so many of the great Delta bluesmen played and/or worked as farm hands. Several years ago I actually took a...
  • Suspect charged in connection with Kroger assault

    09/08/2014 6:59:40 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 24 replies
    Wreg News 3 Memphis ^ | September 8, 2014 | Christian Ailsworth
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police have arrested and charged a juvenile in connection with Saturday’s attack of three people in a Kroger parking lot. The suspect’s age has not been confirmed at this time. Police have said the suspect is the individual seen in witness video wearing a lime green shirt. He is charged with aggravated riot, and acting in concert: to wit aggravated assault.