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  • Trump: Obama calls some immigrants "gang-bangers" -- where's the outcry?

    07/02/2015 5:37:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    The Rebel ^ | July 2, 2015 | The Rebel Staff
    Donald Trump is not the most cautious speaker in the Republican presidential primary field. The Donald speaks his mind -- and it is this personality trait that often lands the red-topped billionaire in political, and often legal, hot water. The outspoken real estate mogul, whose net worth is currently valued at US$4.1 billion, has most recently been on the receiving end of a torrent of criticism over comments suggesting Mexican immigrants are “rapists” and drug dealers. Speaking at the New York launch of his presidential run on June 16, Mr. Trump said: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending...
  • Obama gets mayors to welcome immigrants with open arms

    05/11/2015 9:01:17 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 5/11/2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    President Barack Obama got four mayors to fully endorse his nationwide program to “build welcoming communities” for millions of “new Americans” and roll out the red carpet. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed — who recently made headlines for terminating his city’s fire chief over a Christian book that described homosexual behavior as sin — signed on late last month to join three other mayors of major American cities: Los Angeles’ Eric Garcetti, Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel and Nashville’s Karl Dean. Reed’s message to the millions of refugees and immigrants entering the country: Come to Atlanta. “Reed became the nation’s fourth mayor to...
  • Open Carry at the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville, 2015

    04/13/2015 4:42:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There have been  a number of stories written claiming that functional guns are not allowed at the NRA annual meeting in  Nashville.  The New York Times ran  an article, and National Review ran  an  article debunking the claims in the New York Times.  Charles C. W. Cooke does a good job of debunking.   But pictures do a better job.   I noticed some people openly carrying arms inside the media room at the NRA meeting.  Glocks seemed to be favored, but I also saw a 1911 and a J frame Smith & Wesson revolver.  I asked for and took these...
  • National Rifle Association bans working guns from annual convention (misleading title)

    04/08/2015 7:43:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 10:32 PM | Dan Friedman
    The National Rifle Association wants guns at schools, but not its own annual convention. The NRA has banned working guns from its annual convention this year in Nashville, Tenn., according to a report in The Tennessean. Instead the group will require the thousands of firearms displayed at the event to be nonoperational, with their firing pins removed to ensure safety. The group will use the event, with an expected attendance of 70,000, to boast of its opposition to gun regulation of all kinds, including background checks, as well as to host GOP presidential hopefuls who agree with their stance. However...
  • TECHNOLOGY Google to Announce Fiber Expansion In Four Cities

    01/27/2015 12:35:30 PM PST · by edzo4 · 16 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 1-27-2014 | ALISTAIR BARR
    Google Inc. is preparing to offer its high-speed fiber-optic Internet service in four new metro areas, the latest step in a careful expansion of the service. Google will announce launches of Google Fiber in Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Nashville, Tenn. in coming days, according to two people familiar with the situation.
  • Vanderbilt Football Trial: Alleged Rape Details Emerge

    01/16/2015 12:40:49 PM PST · by wardaddy · 17 replies
    Abc online ^ | 1-26-15 | Staff
    A jury in a Nashville courtroom Thursday watched surveillance footage that the prosecution says shows a young woman being carried to a Vanderbilt University dorm room moments before she was allegedly sexually assaulted. It’s a situation that the defense argues was fueled by binge drinking and college culture.
  • 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
  • Opry Mills Mall , Fight in the food court

    12/28/2014 9:19:10 AM PST · by Einherjar · 29 replies
  • Ferguson Protesters Converge On Downtown Nashville

    11/25/2014 8:19:48 PM PST · by radu · 92 replies
    News Channel 5 - Nashville ^ | Tues. Nov. 25, 2014 | News Channel 5
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Interstate 24 has been shut down near LP Field as a large group of protesters converged on the streets of downtown Nashville. Several hundred people took to the street Tuesday night, one day after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. What initially began as a vigil gathering, soon turned into a demonstration with protesters forcing the closure of James Robertson Bridge and I-24 near LP Field.
  • Nashville Police Chief Drops Major Allegation About SS in Letter to House Oversight Committee

    10/18/2014 6:00:44 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson is blowing the whistle on alleged misconduct by the U.S. Secret Service during a January 2013 incident involving a man who reportedly made fake death threats against President Barack Obama on Facebook. The resident refused to let officers enter his home or follow orders to come outside . He was heard shouting at officers, “show me your warrant.” In a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Anderson claimed that a Secret Service agent asked a police sergeant to “wave a piece of paper” in order to “dupe” the suspect into thinking...
  • Country Legend George Hamilton IV Dead at 77

    09/18/2014 6:39:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 18, 2014 | Stephen L. Betts
    George Hamilton IV, whose gentle demeanor and soothing folk-country vocal style earned him worldwide acclaim, died Wednesday (September 17th) at a Nashville hospital, following a heart attack which he suffered on Saturday. He was 77. A 50-year veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, Hamilton was known as the "International Ambassador of Country Music," having toured successfully throughout Europe, Asia, the Soviet Union and Australia... In 1963, he scored his greatest success with "Abilene." ...
  • Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Throws His Support Behind Same-Sex Marriage

    08/21/2014 6:09:57 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 50 replies
    Nashville Public Radio (your tax dollars) ^ | August 21, 2014 | Emily Siner
    Nashville mayor Karl Dean went one step further in his support for same-sex marriage Thursday. He has officially joined the group Mayors for the Freedom to Marry — the first mayor in Tennessee to do so. Dean signed a marriage equality statement that says allowing same-sex couples to marry is good for everyone. In a press release, Dean said he wants Nashville to respect “individual dignity.” “Embracing and celebrating our growing diversity makes our city stronger,” he wrote. “Nashville needs to continue in that direction, and it’s my hope that joining this effort will help us do that.”
  • Immigrants want declaration agents acted illegally

    08/16/2014 7:32:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2014 | TRAVIS LOLLER - Associated Press -
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When federal immigration agents surrounded a south Nashville apartment and began banging on doors, the men inside were within their rights to turn off the lights and refuse to answer. The officers did not have warrants, either to search the apartment or to arrest anyone inside, according to court documents
  • Metro officer reportedly goes to work drunk, 3 decommissioned

    06/14/2014 8:21:34 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    WRKN ^ | Jun 14, 2014 | WKRN
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Metro police officer and two of his supervisors were decommissioned after he reportedly showed up to work drunk. Nathan Silvers, 33, was taken into custody on a $2,000 bond Saturday afternoon. He has been charged with DUI for driving his personal vehicle to work while reportedly intoxicated, unlawful gun possession while under the influence of alcohol, and violation of the implied consent law for refusing to submit to a blood alcohol test. According to a press release, Silvers went to the South Precinct at 10:45 p.m. Friday night for his midnight shift. He was supposed to...
  • Nashville Nobody Makes it Big in Sweden

    05/31/2014 5:48:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | 31 May 2014
    Former homeless man Doug Seegers is set to embark on a tour of Sweden after a chance discovery by a Swedish television crew turned the singer into an overnight sensation in the country. Seegers, 62, featured on the popular SVT show 'Jills Veranda' earlier this year. The street performer, who has admitted to living rough in the past, was catapulted to stardom after performing his song 'Going down to the river' on the programme. It then rocketed to number one on the Swedish iTunes chart. Swedish fans have since uploaded their own version of Seegers' hit song to YouTube, while...
  • Charlotte diocesan, school officials apologize for controversial presentation on homosexuality

    04/04/2014 2:37:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 47 replies
    CWN ^ | 4/3/2014
    Two weeks after a Nashville Dominican nun spoke to students at one of North Carolina’s largest Catholic schools and delivered a presentation critical of homosexuality, diocesan and school officials offered apologies at a meeting attended by an estimated 900 parents. “Many said that” the first part of Sister Jane Dominic Laurel’s presentation at Charlotte Catholic High School “was excellent and fully in line with the Catholic faith,” said Father Roger Arnsparger, the Diocese of Charlotte’s vicar of education, as quoted on the diocesan newspaper’s website. “There was unfortunately a misunderstanding about the content of the last part of the presentation,”...
  • President Barack Obama coming to Nashville

    01/25/2014 3:31:29 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 33 replies ^ | Jan 25, 2014 | Kayla Moore
    President Barack Obama coming to Nashville Updated: Jan 25, 2014 Posted by Kayla Moore NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - President Barack Obama is coming to Nashville on Thursday to talk about jobs. One of Obama's advisors says they hope to work together with the public on this tour to find work and economic security for job seekers. Music City is just one stop on the president's tour across the country that will begin after his State of the Union address on Tuesday.
  • London-based 'Atheist Church' Launches New Congregation in Nashville

    11/11/2013 11:13:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/08/2013 | BY JESSICA MARTINEZ
    Sunday Assembly, a godless church, founded by two British comedians that meet to hear "great talks, sing songs and celebrate life" throughout 30 cities around the world, launched a new congregation in Nashville, Tenn., last night as part of their effort to expand as a non-religious "megachurch." The Sunday Assembly opened its first church in London in January and both Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans, leaders of the atheist group, decided to break ground in Nashville as their way of "church planting" since the pair has already established stateside congregations in San Diego, New York and Washington, D.C. Close to...
  • The Rise & fall of Jim Crow (PBS: "Klan..a terrorist organization in service of...Democratic Party")

    10/27/2013 12:19:15 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 42 replies
    PBS ^ | 2002 | Richard Wormser
    The Ku Klux Klan was formed as a social club by a group of Confederate Army veterans in Pulaski, Tennessee in the winter of 1865-66. The group adopted the name Ku Klux Klan from the Greek word "kyklos," meaning circle, and the English word clan. In the summer of 1867, the Klan became the "Invisible Empire of the South" at a convention in Nashville, Tennessee attended by delegates from former Confederate states. The group was presided over General Nathan Bedford Forrest, who is believed to have been the first Grand Wizard -- the title for the head of the organization.
  • Convictions overturned in Police sodomy case

    10/21/2013 1:23:43 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 5 replies
    Fox31online ^ | 10/21/13 | Jessica Fairley
    <p>NASHVILLE, GA. -- The Supreme Court of Georgia has reversed the convictions and prison sentence given to a Nashville, GA police officer for soliciting sodomy from a 17-year-old boy and for violating his oath of office.</p> <p>James Edwin Watson’s convictions and sentences for solicitations of sodomy have been reversed because the prosecution failed to prove that the proposed sexual acts were to be performed in public, in exchange for money or anything of commercial value, by force, or by one legally incapable of consenting to such acts.</p>
  • Church: ‘Jesus had two dads’ sign causing buzz around town (Nashville, Methodist church)

    09/18/2013 9:06:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    CNN via KFOR, NBC 4, Oklahoma City ^ | 10:27 am, September 18, 2013 | KFOR-TV & K. Querry
    A sign in front of a church in Tennessee is causing quite a buzz in the community over its message. The sign at St. John’s United Methodist Church reads, “Jesus had two dads and he turned out just fine.” …
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • San Francisco placed on high alert after terror threat

    08/04/2013 8:32:18 PM PDT · by jodster36 · 185 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/4/13 | Lilian Kim
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The Department of Homeland Security is beefing up its presence at airports, train stations and other travel hubs in the United States in the wake of global travel warning imposed on all U.S. citizens Local authorities are not going into specifics but the San Francisco Police Department does acknowledge receiving a bulletin by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and DHS. The SFPD says their officers are monitoring various areas of the city and will determine if additional resources are necessary. areas of the city and will determine if additional resources are necessary. They say they have...
  • Dad catches 21-year-old photographing boys in mall bathroom

    07/29/2013 3:31:36 PM PDT · by SLB · 51 replies
    WKRN-TV ^ | July 29, 2013
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A 21-year-old was arrested at the Opry Mills Mall after getting caught recording a young boy in the bathroom. Police responded to the food court area of the mall on Sunday in reference to a call about obscene behavior. The victim, a 10-year-old boy, was using a public restroom and needed his father to retrieve some toilet paper. As the boy began to wipe himself, the father observed a hand holding a cell phone over the wall of his son's stall taking photographs. The father confronted the suspect, later identified as Gerrit Greiert, who tried to leave...
  • Plano's Seth Jones becomes highest-selected Texas-born player (4th) in the history of NHL Draft

    06/30/2013 6:35:12 PM PDT · by DFG · 7 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 06/30/13 | MIKE HEIKA
    Seth Jones, the hockey-playing son of former NBA forward Ronald “Popeye” Jones, a Maverick from 1993-96 and again in 2002-03, was selected fourth overall by the Nashville Predators. Jones, ranked No. 1 among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, surprised many by slipping down and going fourth to the Nashville Predators. "First of all, I’m going to worry about myself and trying to get better and try to make Nashville next year, and then second of all, I’m going to try to make -- in a good way, though -- those teams regret not taking me," Jones told TSN....
  • Guns for Giftcards program is back

    06/05/2013 4:34:20 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 10 replies
    WKRN TV news ^ | 6/5/2013 | Unknown
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro police are teaming up with "Mapco" to host their Giftcards for Guns exchange program in an effort to keep Nashville families safe. Nashvillians can drop off firearms at St. Luke's Church on Lewis Street on Saturday in exchange for $25 giftcards. Chief Steve Anderson said it is a good time to host the buyback, as Metro schools are out for summer break.
  • Vince Gill and Patty Loveless' Emotional Performance at the Funeral of George Jones

    Vince Gill and Patty Loveless sing at the funeral of George Jones
  • Why Tea Partiers Are Boycotting Fox News

    03/24/2013 6:43:20 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 70 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Mar 23, 2013 | David Freedlander
    Is Fox News going soft? That is what a number of Tea Party activists are saying and they are organizing a boycott to protest the conservative station’s coverage, especially what they view as the network’s relative silence in investigating the attacks on a diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. “Particularly after the election, Fox keeps turning to the left,” said Stan Hjerlied, 75, of Fort Collins, Colo., and a participant in the boycott. He pointed to an interview Fox News CEO Roger Ailes gave after the election in which he said that the Republican Party and Fox News need to modernize,...
  • 4 Dead from Rare Meningitis, More Cases Expected

    10/04/2012 7:31:35 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    Fox/AP ^ | October 04, 2012
    -excerpt- All received steroid injections, mostly for back pain, a fairly typical treatment.
  • Federal judge recommends visa for Juana Villegas

    09/22/2012 11:32:32 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies
    NashvilleCityPaper ^ | September 21, 2012 | Pierce Greenberg
    Federal judge William Haynes signed an order on Thursday recommending the approval of a special type of visa for Juana Villegas. Villegas, an undocumented immigrant, sparked controversy after she was arrested and shackled to a hospital bed in the final stages of pregnancy in 2009. Haynes recommended that Villegas be approved for a U Visa — a temporary visa given to immigrants who are the victims of crimes. However, Haynes didn't accuse the Davidson County Sheriff's Office, whom allegedly denied Villegas the use of a breast pump, of committing crimes. Rather, he ruled that Villegas had “met her minimum burden...
  • Bus of illegal immigrants heads to Nashville with motto 'No papers, no fear'

    08/14/2012 4:35:37 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 30 replies
    Nashville CityPaper ^ | August 14, 2012 | Joey Garrison
    A bus full of three-dozen undocumented immigrants — displaying their illegal status for all to see — is set to stop in Nashville on Thursday to raise awareness of immigration politics. The “UndocuBus,” as organizers call it, will be at a public rally Thursday near the Super Mercado La Reyna #2 at 3761 Nolensville Pike in Nashville from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The group’s motto: “No papers, no fear.” Advertising for Thursday’s event is virtually nonexistent, but supporters are beginning to spread the word via Facebook. The group includes six undocumented immigrants from Tennessee. “The Hispanic community in Tennessee...
  • TENNESSEE: Unofficial Incumbent Casualty Count: 7 Republicans, 5 Democrats

    08/03/2012 11:25:01 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 8/3/12 | Tom Humphrey
    Final unofficial returns from the state Division of Elections this morning indicate that seven incumbent Republicans and five incumbent Democrats lost bids for re-election in Thursday's primaries. Latest additions to the incumbent loser list are Rep. Jim Cobb, R-Spring City, defeated by insurance agent Ron Travis 4.357 votes to 4,252 , according to the final unofficial returns; and Rep. Mary Pruitt, D-Nashville, defeated by Harold Love Jr. by about 40 votes. Other defeated incumbent Republican legislators were House Republican Caucus Chairman Debra Maggart of Hendersonville, House Education Committee Chairman Richard Montgomery of Sevierville; and Reps. Dale Ford of Jonesborough, Julia...
  • LGBT Community Could Give Nashville Economy a Boost [as desired homosexual trip destination]

    07/17/2012 8:57:47 AM PDT · by kevcol · 30 replies
    FOX17 (Nashville) ^ | July 16 2012 | news
    A local group wants Nashville to focus on marketing to the gay and lesbian communities. Businesses like Tribe say marketing Nashville to the LGBT community could bring a lot of money into the city. Joey Amato of Outreach Public Relations said he got the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau to help him with a press release promoting Nashville as a gay destination. According to Community Marketing, Inc., the LGBT community spends $65 million a year on tourism. Joey Amato says if he can help Nashville get a portion of that, it would be great for the city. "I fell in...
  • Delusion guided accused shooter of soldiers at Little Rock recruiting center (Muslim Muhammud)

    07/23/2011 6:26:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Commercial Appeal ^ | 7/23/11 | Kristina Goetz
    Delusion guided accused shooter of soldiers at Little Rock recruiting centerPsychiatrist says reality was lost on Muhammad By Kristina Goetz Memphis Commercial Appeal Posted July 23, 2011 at midnight LITTLE ROCK -- The star defense witness in the capital murder trial of Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad said Friday that the defendant believes he is persecuted because he's Muslim and that his actions are more important than they really are -- all because he suffers from a delusional disorder. "Saying you're an operative of a major terrorist organization is grandiose," said Dr. Shawn Agharkar, a psychiatrist who examined Muhammad three times in...
  • Explosion rocks Nashville hotel hosting law enforcement conference

    06/20/2012 7:11:11 AM PDT · by Grammy · 18 replies
    KDFW Fox 4 Dallas Fort Worth ^ | 6/20/12 | NewsCore
    NASHVILLE -- As many as 5,000 people were evacuated on Tuesday night after an explosion at the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville -- where hundreds of the nation's sheriffs are attending a conference. The blast occurred in a mechanical room at the convention center about 8:30pm local time, WSMV-TV reported, adding that no injuries had been reported. The convention center suffered significant damage from the blast and a Nashville Fire Department spokesperson told the station there was a smell of natural gas in the area. Gas was switched off in the building as officials responded to the scene.
  • Americans for Prosperity: Nashville 'under attack' by mayor's tax increase

    05/15/2012 8:46:59 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies
    Nashville City Paper ^ | 5/15/12 | Joey Garrison
    Mayor Karl Dean’s proposed property tax hike, which has already drawn the ire of the Nashville Tea Party, has reverberated up to the conservative-backed Americans for Prosperity political advocacy organization. Arlington, Va.-based Americans for Prosperity, an advocacy group that professes to educate citizens on education policies, has highlighted Dean’s tax proposal as its top story on its website.“Nashville taxpayers are under attack by Mayor Dean’s proposed 13 percent property tax increase,” reads a short blog post penned by the organization’s Tennessee state director Brad Stevens.“Taxpayers should not be on the hook for Nashville city leaders’ lack of fiscal responsibility,” the post continues.Oddly,...
  • Former 6 Term Congressman Virgil Goode has been declared Constitution Party Presidential Candidate

    04/21/2012 12:21:09 PM PDT · by Steelers6 · 88 replies
    Constitution Party ^ | April 21, 2012 | Steelers6
    Virgil Goode giving his acceptance speech now at the convention. Thanking the other candidates for all their hard work running in this race and those in our national party that have worked hard over the years for our party.
  • Earl Scruggs (1924-2012)

    03/28/2012 5:09:15 PM PDT · by Dysart · 18 replies
    Country and bluegrass pioneer Earl Scruggs has passed away in a Nashville hospital at the age of 88. Scruggs was born in Shelby, NC and started playing the banjo at the age of four, an instrument that would fill his days during the depression and after his father died. Originally, he played using two fingers but, by the age of ten, he had evolved to a three-finger style that would eventually revolutionize bluegrass music and become known as "Scruggs Style Picking." Scruggs started his professional career in 1945 with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys but, in 1948, he left Monroe's...
  • Gibson Guitars still faces no charges, months after raid

    02/24/2012 5:55:50 AM PST · by SumProVita · 18 replies · 2+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2/23/2012 | John Hayward
    In fact, it has now been six months since the Great Gibson Guitar Raid… and even though Gibson’s business was damaged, and half a million dollars’ worth of property was confiscated, no charges have been filed at all.
  • Vandy's diversity doctrine is Orwellian

    03/16/2012 7:57:37 AM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/16/12 | Greg Johnson
    On Monday, the day after this year's NCAA March Madness selections, hardcore Vanderbilt University basketball fans plotted a pilgrimage to the desert, to Albuquerque, to exhort their Commodores in their struggle with the Harvard Crimson. Also on Monday, Vanderbilt battered the faithful and cast out the Christians, all in the name of diversity. March 12 marked the day Vanderbilt student groups must begin to submit applications to the university so the Ministry of Diversity, er, I mean, the Dean of Students office, can decree which student organizations are nondiscriminatory enough to haunt Vandy's hallowed halls. Forgive the Orwellian slip, but...
  • Troopers Remove Final Occupy Nashville Tent From Plaza

    03/12/2012 7:48:01 AM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    WTVF-5 CBS ^ | 3/12/12
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – About 30 Tennessee Highway Patrol officers moved into War Memorial Plaza overnight and removed the final Occupy Nashville tent, according to the group. Occupy Nashville said that the troopers came onto the Plaza around 3:50 a.m. Monday. The group said Christopher Humphrey was asked to come out of the tent on War Memorial Plaza. When he did, he said the troopers proceeded to remove his tent, as well as one nearby from the plaza. They said the troopers initially removed their information table, donation box, and other protest materials, but the troopers agreed to return them after...
  • Occupy Nashville protestors strike camp

    03/09/2012 8:21:50 AM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies
    Members of Occupy Nashville have apparently heeded the new law that would have evicted them from War Memorial Plaza overnight. Gov. Bill Haslam originally signed the new law a week ago, but Occupy Nashville members were given a week to comply. A handful of tents remained on the plaza Thursday, but WSMV Ch. 4 reports that the last remaining protestors packed up their belonging overnight. Occupy Nashville was camped out on the plaza for more than four months. Under the new law, those who camp on state property that is not properly designated can face a $2,500 fine, a year...
  • Occupy Nashville protesters prepare for arrests

    03/08/2012 3:50:31 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies
    AP via WVLT ^ | 3/8/12
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Occupy Nashville protesters who have been living on Legislative Plaza are preparing for more arrests under a state law passed last month making it illegal for anyone to camp on state-owned land that is not specifically designated for that purpose. The protesters were given a seven-day notice to remove their campsites last Friday and members of the group said Thursday the state could start enforcing the law starting after midnight.
  • Live Out Your Walking Dead Fantasies In This Abandoned Tennessee Prison - Modern Ruins

    03/04/2012 12:08:26 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 15 replies
    IO9 ^ | Mar 3, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    Live Out Your Walking Dead Fantasies In This Abandoned Tennessee Prison - Modern Ruins We're going to have to wait until season three of The Walking Dead TV show to see the zombie-filled prison. But if you're near Nashville, you can visit the Tennessee State Prison, an abandoned penitentiary. It looks like the zombies got to it first. Even before it fell into decay, this prison suffered plenty of woes at the hands of its prisoners. In 1902, a group of prisoners blew out a wing of the facility, killing one prisoner and allowing others to escape (two were never...
  • Governor Bill Haslam signs bill to halt camping by Occupy Nashville

    03/03/2012 1:32:13 AM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 6 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | March 3, 2012 | Staff/AP
    NASHVILLE -- Occupy Nashville was given a seven-day warning on Friday to take down its encampment on the War Memorial Plaza next to the state Capitol. Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law the measure that makes it illegal for anyone to camp on state-owned land that is not specifically designated for that purpose. Bill sponsors say the law is aimed at evicting Occupy Nashville protesters. But homeless advocates worry that it will lead to the arrest of homeless people camped far from the Capitol. Violators can face nearly a year in jail or a fine of up to $2,500 or...
  • Metro Council Member Arrested In Prostitution Sting

    02/16/2012 7:31:33 PM PST · by SmithL · 12 replies
    WTVF-5 CBS ^ | 2/16/12
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.- A Metro Nashville Councilman was arrested Thursday afternoon during a prostitution sting operation in Metro Center. Police said that 33-year-old Metro Councilman Brady Banks paid $100 to female undercover officer in exchange for sex. Officials said that Banks met the officers in a hotel room after responding to an escort service ad posted by the police.Banks was one of three men arrested in the sting. Police also arrested Matthew Moynihan, 38, of Hendersonville and Jyotin Arora, 37.Banks was booked into the Davidson County Jail and was held on $1,000 bond.
  • Anti-Occupy Nashville bill passes House

    02/16/2012 9:37:49 AM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies
    AP via WKRN-2 ^ | 2/16/12
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A proposal aimed at stopping Occupy Nashville protesters from staying overnight on the Capitol complex has passed the House. The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Eric Watson of Cleveland was approved 70-26 after a lengthy debate on Thursday. The companion bill was to be heard on the Senate floor, but the upper chamber adjourned before hearing the legislation.
  • NASHVILLE: Lawmakers move closer to evict Occupy protesters

    02/15/2012 8:40:43 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies
    WSMV-4 NBC ^ | 2/15/12
    After five months of demonstrations and camping out on Legislative Plaza, nearly half of the Occupy Nashville protesters have removed their tents from the Capitol complex. The protesters discussed their future plans at a general assembly meeting Tuesday evening. All this comes right before state lawmakers were to pass a bill that would ban anyone from sleeping outside the Capitol. The Associated Press reported Tuesday that Tennessee Safety Commissioner Bill Gibbons said the protesters informed a state trooper patrolling the area that they plan to leave. But some protesters suggested they would remain at Legislative Plaza until they are forcibly...
  • Occupy Nashville protesters may pack it up - As state plans eviction, group weighs next step

    02/12/2012 8:07:55 AM PST · by SmithL · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Nashville Tennessean | 2/12/12 | Nicole Young
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  • Tennessee is close to evicting Occupy Nashville-Camping bill could put violators in jail for a year

    02/08/2012 10:58:45 AM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies
    Nashille Tennessean | 2/18/12 | Chas Sisk
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