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  • Tennessee boy, 7, dragged off school bus by feet in shocking video

    04/19/2018 6:59:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | April 19, 2018 | Madeline Farber | Fox News
    A 7-year-old boy from Memphis allegedly suffered a concussion after he was dragged off a school bus by his feet in an incident captured on video. The boy, a student at Robert R. Church Elementary School, was forcibly removed from school bus by an unidentified male employee on April 12, FOX13 reported. Shortly before the video was recorded, the employee was allegedly breaking up a fight.
  • Holder at MLK event: Age of bullies, bigots not fully over

    04/02/2018 6:59:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 2, 2018 7:56 PM EDT | Adrian Sainz
    Despite advances the country has made since the Rev. Martin Luther King. Jr. was slain while fighting poverty and racism, “the age of bullies and bigots is not fully behind us,” former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday. The remark was one of two thinly veiled references to President Donald Trump that Holder made during his appearance at a symposium on the first of three days of events commemorating the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination. […] Holder, the first black U.S. attorney general, spoke at a symposium sponsored by the University of Memphis and the museum. He was introduced...
  • Grandmother reveals 50-year-old secret about MLK's assassination

    04/02/2018 10:39:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    www.wistv.com ^ | March 30th 2018, 11:20 am CDT | By Cameron Clinard, Kontji Anthony, Jeremy Jones
    Rhonda James (Source: WMC Action News 5) __________________________________________________________________________________________________ MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Rhonda James has been living with a painful secret for 50 years. "It was just what my mother wanted, my parents wanted for us. She wanted us to go on and go to school and go to college and have a regular life." James is a grandmother who has lived in Memphis her whole life. She was 8 years old in 1968 when the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Memphis to support the Memphis sanitation workers in their strike for higher wages and better working...
  • CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Woman steals waiter's tip at Memphis restaurant

    03/22/2018 1:07:40 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 78 replies
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Facebook post is going viral in Memphis, but the people featured in it likely wish it wasn’t. The post, which has been shared more than 339,000 times, reads as follows: I don’t understand how can someone do this. Poor waiter was just doing their job and to have someone take it without reason. She left $20 tip to only have someone else take it. It features two videos. In the first video, you see two women getting ready to leave Casa Mexicana on Hacks Cross. One of them places money on the table – a tip...
  • David Kernell, Sarah Palin's Hacker, Dies at 30 [TR]

    02/09/2018 9:28:56 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 66 replies
    NEWSMAX ^ | 09 FEBRUARY 2018 | NEWSMAX
    David Kernell, best known for hacking into Sarah Palin's personal Yahoo account during the 2008 presidential campaign, has died from complications of multiple sclerosis. After being sentenced to a year in prison he got his life back on track, by most accounts. Kernell, 30, was a student at the University of Tennessee 10 years ago when he successfully guessed Palin's security answers, which allowed him to change the password and get access to the Yahoo account, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported while confirming his death last week in California through family members.
  • Tennessee House Republicans call for investigation after Memphis removes Confederate statues

    12/22/2017 2:58:17 AM PST · by GailA · 57 replies
    Tennessean ^ | 12/21/17 | Joel Ebert,
    ON NO POST LIST, SO SEE LINK. STILL TYPING FINGER TYPING WITH LEFT HAND, RIGHT 1 HAS NOT REHABBED WELL AFTER SURGERY. Under cover of darkness, surrounded by police, crime tape the city of memphis took ALL CONFEDERATE STATUES DOWN. THEY SOLD THOSE PARKS TO A AGENCY THAT OVER SEES DEVELOPMENT OF BEALE ST AND OTHER DOWN TOWN AREAS, THEY MUST REMAIN PUBLIC PARKS. AS OF LAS NIGHT POLICE AND CRIME TAPE ARE STILL UP. LOOK FOR BIG BLOW UP OF VIOLENCE LATER AS SON'S OF CONFEDERATW SOLDIERS STEW, AND GET MAD.
  • Memphis to Jefferson Davis: ‘Na na na na, hey, hey, goodbye’

    12/21/2017 6:18:55 AM PST · by Bon of Babble · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/21/2017 | Fred Barbash
    The city of Memphis got rid of two Confederate statues Wednesday night, after a Tennessee two-step around a state law designed to prevent just that. It was a surprise maneuver that left the Sons of Confederate Veterans sputtering in anger and proclaiming to all who would listen: “Memphis stabbed you all in the back.”
  • Memphis City Council Orders the removal of Gen. Forrest Statue

    12/20/2017 5:18:48 PM PST · by vetvetdoug · 65 replies
    Self | 12-20-2017 | Self
    The Memphis City Council has ordered the removal of the NB Forrest Statue that sits on top of the graves of General and Mrs. NB Forrest. This action breaks several laws and the order of the State for Memphis to not make any action toward the historical monument and grave site.
  • Gone with the wind of madness

    08/28/2017 8:32:58 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 12 replies
    Alexander Boot ^ | 8-27-17 | Alexander Boot
    “If there is no God, everything is permitted”, wrote Dostoyevsky. Yet he underestimated the despotic potential of godless modernity. It imposes its own taboos, and they may well be more numerous than those imposed by Christendom. They certainly are different because their purpose is. Judaeo-Christianity saw man as sinful but capable of becoming better. Both its prescriptions and proscriptions were issued to signpost the road to self-improvement in this world and salvation in the next. The original commandments were chiselled in stone literally, the later ones figuratively, but there was no room left for misinterpretation in either case. Modernity sees...
  • 'Gone With the Wind' screenings pulled from Memphis theater for racially 'insensitive' content

    08/28/2017 2:13:53 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/28/17 | Sasha Savitsky
    If this theater company thought their patrons wouldn't give a damn, they were wrong. A historic Memphis, Tennessee, theater, which has shown "Gone With the Wind" screenings for 34 years, has decided to remove the classic film from its schedule due to its racially "insensitive" content. The move comes after violence erupted at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month. The president of the Orpheum Theatre said the decision to remove the 1939 film was not directly related to the recent
  • Racial content sweeps away 'Gone With the Wind' screening [Memphis TN; Orpheum Theatre]

    08/28/2017 12:04:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 28, 2017 11:52 AM EDT
    A Tennessee theater has canceled a long-running screening of “Gone With the Wind” because of racially insensitive content in the classic 1939 film. Officials at Memphis’ Orpheum Theatre have announced that the film will not be shown during its summer movie series in 2018. Theater president Brett Batterson says in a statement that “the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population.” […] Batterson tells the Memphis Commercial Appeal a “social media storm” played a role in the decision. …
  • 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