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  • 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.
  • Racially motivated assault at Kroger in Memphis, TN

    09/07/2014 8:15:40 PM PDT · by Cedar · 51 replies
    News2014/youtube ^ | Published on Sep 7, 2014 | News 2014
    "This fight happened on September 6, 2014 at the Kroger at Poplar and Highland in Memphis, Tennessee. According to witnesses, a mob of teens attacked store employees at the front entrance to the store."
  • Racially motivated assault at Kroger in Memphis, TN

    09/07/2014 4:49:39 PM PDT · by gop4lyf
    I especially like how the young "lady" who is videoing this, most likely with her cell phone, wonders out loud why no one is calling the cops.
  • Racially motivated assault at Kroger in Memphis, TN

    09/07/2014 12:45:43 PM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 101 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 9/7/14
    This fight happened on September 6, 2014 at the Kroger at Poplar and Highland in Memphis, Tennessee. According to witnesses, a mob of teens attacked store employees at the front entrance to the store, and later an elderly customer in the parking lot. Video was uploaded to facebook and deleted since.
  • Group of teenagers caught on camera beating man in Kroger parking lot

    09/07/2014 11:50:14 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 77 replies
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC) - A video of a group of teenagers beating a Kroger employee in the store's parking lot is circulating on Facebook. A Kroger employee tells WMC Action News 5 that the attack happened at the Kroger near Highland Street and Poplar Avenue. Accroding to police, three people were jumped by a large group of teenagers who were chanting "fam mob." The group, who came from CiCi's Pizza, reportedly attacked a 25-year-old customer as he left his car to enter Kroger. Two employees, ages 17 and 18, were attacked while trying to stop the fight. Both were...
  • Child found chained up in home

    07/05/2014 7:46:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    WREG NEWS 3 ^ | Ashley Crockett and Wayne Carter,
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police found a child restrained in a southeast Memphis home Thursday. Police say a girl inside the home called them and said her brother was chained up. Officers arrived and found an 8-year-old boy restrained inside the home. Neighbors say the girl got a hold of a cellphone when her mother went to the grocery store. Valerie Golden lives nearby and said her son played at the home and returned home to say the children there were hungry and one boy was chained to a fence one day and locked inside a shed another. “My son has...
  • VA SCANDAL: Disabled, homeless veteran living in car; Memphis VA says it can’t

    06/24/2014 6:42:42 AM PDT · by GailA · 10 replies
    WVLT ^ | 6/18/14 | NA
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — A disabled veteran and father is living out of his car, because he said the Memphis VA will not help him. Lonnie Whitfield was living with a friend, but ran out of options when that person decided to move. The VA sent WREG a statement explaining the programs they have in place to help people like Whitfield. They have vouchers for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and VA Supportive Housing Program, or HUD-VASH as it is called. However, they only had 380 vouchers for the Memphis and Jackson areas, and said they are currently...
  • Memphis Imam Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi: Muslims Have a Right to Kill and Steal From Christians

    04/28/2014 9:27:13 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 47 replies
    Winds of Jihad ^ | 04/28/2014 | Sheikyer Mami
    Because Muhammad did it; and he was the perfect man, uswa hasana, al insan al kamil, and to emulate him is the obligation of every Muslim. Something is wrong with the idea that its only ‘a tiny minority of excremists’. At his mosque in Memphis, the Yale-educated Yasir Qadhi has been informing his flock that Christians are filthy, and that Muslims have every right to kill them and steal their property.
  • Judge Joe Brown arrested, sentenced to jail

    03/24/2014 5:04:09 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 16 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | MARCH 24, 2014 | QMI Agency
    Judge Joe Brown is now on the other side of the law. The former TV judge was arrested for contempt of court in Memphis, Tenn., according to TMZ. Brown was there to represent someone in a child custody case, but allegedly became enraged after being told they had no record of the case. Brown reportedly became verbally abusive with the judge and ignored his order to quiet down.The TV judge was cited five times for contempt of court and ordered to spend five days in jail.
  • Senators Tell Kellogg to 'Act Swiftly' to End Memphis Lockout

    03/07/2014 3:31:40 PM PST · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 3/07/2014 | Mike Hall
    A group of five U.S. senators have joined the growing chorus of influential voices, telling the Kellogg Co. to end its nearly five-month lockout of more than 220 workers at its Memphis, Tenn., cereal production facility.The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM) Local 252G members who make Frosted Flakes®, Froot Loops® and other breakfast favorites were locked out as part of the drive by the company to replace steady, middle-class, full-time jobs with casual part-time employees who would make significantly lower wages and substandard benefits.In a letter to Kellogg’s CEO John Bryant, Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Robert Casey Jr....
  • Neighbors Say Planned Parenthood’s Billboard Goes Too Far

    02/01/2014 10:12:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 24 replies
    WREG ^ | Melissa Moon
    (Memphis) A Planned Parenthood billboard has only been up a week in one South Memphis neighborhood, but some people there already want it to come down. They say the billboard, which includes the message “Getting It On Is Free” and a picture of a condom, is too graphic. “I was shocked. I was appalled that anyone would put up a picture of condom,” said Karen Wallace. Karen Wallace works at a church nearby and has to drive by the billboard every day. She said what is worse it’s right next to an elementary school cross walk. “The graphic was not...
  • Sebelius Brings Health Care Talk to Town

    11/01/2013 5:08:47 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 11 replies
    Memphis Daily ^ | 11/1/13 | Andy Meek
    Forty-eight hours after a congressional committee grilled her over problems related to the new health insurance website, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was in Memphis, flanked by defenders. U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, told press gathered Friday, Nov. 1, for the secretary’s visit to the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library that “change is hard” but, “Get over it. Barack Obama is president, and the Affordable Care Act is the law.”
  • TN:Homeowner Puts Burglar In The Hospital

    10/03/2013 7:51:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    wreg.com ^ | 30 September, 2013 | Melissa Moon
    Police say the man was shot by a homeowner who caught him coming through his bedroom window. (snip) Police say the homeowner heard a noise coming from his bedroom, grabbed his gun and shot a man as he was coming through his window. Police say the burglar tried to run for it, but the homeowner was able to get the drop on him and hold him in the backyard until officers arrived.
  • 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...
  • Thousands honor Elvis Presley at Graceland vigil

    08/16/2013 9:39:17 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 19 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | August 15, 2013 | Adrian Sainz, Associated Press
    <p>MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Elvis Presley fans from around the world made their annual pilgrimage to Graceland on Thursday to pay their respects to the rock n' roll icon with a solemn candlelight vigil on the 36th anniversary of his death.</p>
  • Media blackout: Nurse shot to death on the streets of Memphis

    08/13/2013 8:00:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Examiner ^ | August 13, 2013 | The Examiner
    In the early morning hours of Aug. 12, police in Memphis arrested Dondre Johnson, 19, Mario Patterson, 23, and Jerrica Norfleet, 23, only minutes earlier, reportedly shot and killed a 27-year-old man on South Main Street. The victim, David Santucci, was walking home after attending a birthday party at a bar on Beale Street, when the suspects pulled their vehicle alongside him. The Commercial Appeal reported:
  • Memphis Woman Robbed at Gunpoint Twice, Buys Gun, Stops Third Robbery (VIDEO)

    08/03/2013 3:56:08 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 29 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Aug 3, 2013 | Jennifer Cruz
    A business owner in Memphis had her sporting goods store robbed at gunpoint twice in less than three months. But when the would-be robbers came back again, the woman refused to be a victim for the third time. “I guess after they got money the first time, they thought we were easy target, that they could come get money from us any time,” the woman, who did not wish to be identified, told a local news station. “Sometimes, you know, you just don’t think, you react. You got the fear, but you also got the anger. Because you’re tired of...
  • Blues Legend Bobby "Blue" Bland Dies

    06/23/2013 7:28:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    WREG Channel 3 Memphis, Tennessee ^ | June 23, 2013 | Matt Peace
    (Memphis) The Memphis Music Foundation confirms well-known blues musician Bobby "Blue" Bland has died ... He is best known for hits like "Turn on Your Love Light", "That’s the Way Love Is" and "I Pity the Fool" ...
  • Let's Save Forrest Park, Confederate Park and Jefferson Davis Park in Memphis

    04/03/2013 3:25:29 PM PDT · by BigReb555 · 72 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 3, 2013 | Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
    Did you know that three Memphis, Tennessee parks named for our great Southern leaders Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest-Forrest Park, Confederate President Jefferson Davis-Jefferson Davis Park and Confederate Park were changed?
  • White House 'Memphis Soul' Concert to Feature Justin Timberlake, Al Green, Queen Latifah, and Others

    04/02/2013 4:12:01 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 2, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Next week Justin Timberlake, Al Green, Queen Latifah, and many others will perform at the White House in a "Memphis Soul" concert, the White House announced today. "As part of their 'In Performance at the White House' series, the President and First Lady will invite music legends and contemporary major artists to the White House for a celebration of Memphis Soul music. The program will include performances by Alabama Shakes, William Bell, Steve Cropper, Al Green, Ben Harper, Queen Latifah, Cyndi Lauper, Joshua Ledet, Sam Moore, Charlie Musselwhite, Mavis Staples and Justin Timberlake, with Booker T. Jones as music director...
  • KKK, Crips Gang Members Team Up To Stop Memphis KKK Rally

    03/03/2013 3:01:18 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 29 replies
    CBS Houston ^ | March 1, 2013 | Cicely Mitchell
    If you are looking for a story that travels to the realms of disbelief, then this is the story that does so. It appears that a group of Memphis, Tennessee Ku Klux Klan members and the Grape Street Crips are teaming up to stop an upcoming KKK rally. Dajuan Horton, a Crip Gang member who lives in Memphis apparently heard of the rally happening. Being totally and unequivocally against it, he decided to work on a rally to combat the coming KKK rally. He told a local news station that instead of meeting the opposing rally members with violence, he...
  • MPD officer killed in hail of bullets

    12/15/2012 6:37:47 AM PST · by GailA · 20 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 12/15/12 | Kristina Goetz
    Female LEO Link only
  • Memphis in Color, 1944

    10/20/2012 8:09:54 PM PDT · by djone · 56 replies
    retronaut.com ^ | Chris Wild
    Photograps of Memphis Tennesse in 1944. See whats playing at the Palace Theater or the New Daisy. Or get some chop suey.... the Cake Box
  • B.B. Cunningham, Jerry Lee Lewis' Keyboardist and Hombres Member, Dead at 70 in Shootout

    10/15/2012 8:44:49 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 25 replies
    E! online ^ | 10 - 15 - 2012 | by Josh Grossberg
    B.B. Cunningham, a longtime keyboardist and backup singer for legendary rocker Jerry Lee Lewis as well as leader of his own band the Hombres, was gunned down early Sunday morning in Memphis. He was 70. Per Memphis' Commercial Appeal, Cunningham had been working as a security guard at an apartment complex in the southeast part of the city when he heard a gunshot in the neighboring Cherry Crest Apartments around 2 a.m. and went to check it out. Upon arrival, officers found the bodies of the musician and an unidentified 16-year-old boy, both of whom sustained gunshot wounds. Authorities are...
  • Officer and family have differing stories over shot dog

    10/14/2012 9:03:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 23 replies
    WMC-TV ^ | October 11, 2012 | WMC-TV Staff
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) - A Memphis family is irate after a police officer shot their dog Thursday. But the police department says the officer was trying to protect a child. Quawan Branch, 9, described the attack by Memphis Police on his 1-year-old Labrador, named Pepper. "The police officer, he just came up and started shooting at my dog," he said. According to the Memphis Police Department, an officer was flagged down on Spottswood Ave. regarding a loose dog trying to attack a child. "I didn't see anyone flag him down. They must have done it a street over or...
  • Campfield claimed Memphis can’t destroy guns from buyback program

    09/26/2012 3:48:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    politifact.com ^ | 15 September, 2012 | NA
    Colorful State Sen. Stacey Campfield seems to court controversy, particularly in his blog, Camp4u. So it was no real surprise when he took a reproachful tone in blog posts on Sept. 11 about the "gas for guns" program announced the day before by the City of Memphis and the Memphis Police Department. The city held a press conference on Sept. 10 to announce that on Sept. 15, it would conduct an event in which it would give people a $50 Mapco gas card plus two tickets to a Memphis Grizzlies basketball game for turning in a gun. The idea was...