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  • Amid fears, Hispanic immigrants in Memphis try to live normally

    The small business owners who rent space inside El Mercadito shopping mall in Memphis offer a bit of everything: jewelry, insurance, cell phones, cowboy boots. Shoppers can play video games, eat at a restaurant or pause at the monument to the Virgin of Guadalupe, which is decorated with Christmas lights. Most of the shoppers are Mexican immigrants or their children. But business at the Hickory Hill shopping mall has dropped by about 50 percent in the past couple of months as wary immigrants stay close to home, said mall owner Gaspar Perez. “Everything that the president said has affected me,”...
  • Officials: 42 Arrested in Tennessee Sex Trafficking Operation

    02/08/2017 2:23:03 PM PST · by pax_et_bonum · 38 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | February 8, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    At least 42 suspects were arrested in during a sting targeting human and sex trafficking in Memphis, Tennessee, police said. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, in a release, said that 38 men and four women were arrested, which included “eight men responding to the ads tried to buy sex from a minor.” Meanwhile, “those arrested include a medical professional, engineers, a law student, a tow truck driver and construction workers,” the TBI added. Two juvenile female victims of human trafficking were also recovered in the sting and were referred to the Department of Children’s Services.
  • Graceland Black Lives Matter protest prompts race complaint

    01/19/2017 7:25:43 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2017 9:30 AM EST
    A federal civil rights lawsuit has been filed on behalf of five people who say they were discriminated against while trying to take part in a Black Lives Matter demonstration at Elvis Presley’s Graceland. The protest coincided with an annual candlelight vigil held by fans at the singer’s home on the Aug. 15 anniversary of his death. […] The lawsuit claims several people were denied entry to the vigil by Memphis police because they are black. It says others were asked to leave a public sidewalk after saying “black lives matter.” …
  • Ben Ferguson Dismantles Ivanka Trump Pay-for-Play Accusations (St. Jude)

    12/22/2016 6:52:09 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 20 replies
    The liberal media had been trying to make a lot of hay out of accusations that the Trump family had tried to sell access to themselves and their president-elect father. So far such concerns seem to have little merit since all of the instances pointed to by accusers have not actually happened. But that didn’t stop it from being a topic of conversation on CNN’s OutFront on Wednesday. “This has been a stumbling block for the Trumps,” argued fill in host Poppy Harlow, after a long winded report about the accusations was aired, “Why even open yourself up to this...
  • Memphis ties record of 213 homicides

    12/09/2016 1:08:20 PM PST · by seacapn · 22 replies
    WREG-TV Channel 3 (CBS) Memphis ^ | Updated at 11:53AM, December 9, 2016 | Eric Lipford
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are investigating a pair of murders in two Memphis neighborhoods. These murders mean the city has tied its record of 213 homicides set in 1993.
  • Mr. Trump, PLEASE do something about corruption in major cities (i.e. Chicago, Memphis, etc.)

    11/27/2016 10:24:28 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 30 replies
    News | 27 November 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Mr. Trump, PLEASE as one of your tasks, set up a DOJ task force to completely shut down corruption in major cities across the United States. Chicago is one and we all know it. Memphis is so bad, you're likely to be robbed on the street, shoot the thug and end up in court in front of a judge who was related to the thug. New Orleans isn't much different. Detroit is a complete hellhole, third world country experience. Please do something about the corruption! Make America great again!
  • I-22 finally connects Birmingham to Memphis

    10/16/2016 11:13:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Alabama News Center ^ | June 20, 2016 | Tom Cosby and Barry Copeland
    Hidden among all the recent great news affecting Birmingham’s amazing rebirth is the story of the long-awaited opening of I-22, or Corridor X. That’s a shame, because no single success in our recent past may prove to be more important and have greater long-term favorable impact on this region than today’s ribbon cutting. Since the days of the Roman Empire and the famous Appian Way, roads (and particularly crossroads) have always played a critically important role in the economic growth and prosperity of cities. In the earliest days of our country, waterway intersections were the places where communities grew into...
  • VIDEO: Officer injured, suspect thrown out of car as police vehicle wrecks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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