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  • Tennessee law could protect suspected kidnapper of Elizabeth Thomas

    03/26/2017 11:42:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    whnt ^ | march 27, 2017 | Chelsea Brentzel
    COLUMBIA, Tenn. - A Tennessee District Attorney told WHNT the man believed to have kidnapped 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas could walk away with only a misdemeanor. Investigators have repeatedly said it doesn't matter if the teen willingly left with 50-year-old Tad Cummins. However, Tennessee law doesn't necessarily reflect that statement. In fact, whether or not she went willingly will play a huge role in determining whether or not the District Attorney can prove kidnapping.
  • Lawmaker burns traffic camera ticket, urges Tennesseans to ignore them

    03/26/2017 12:40:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — State Rep. Andy Holt is urging Tennesseans to ignore traffic camera tickets and emphasizing his point by burning a citation in a video that apparently has received more than 325,000 Facebook views. "What do you do if you get one? Throw it in the trash. Personally, I prefer to burn mine," says Holt, R-Dresden, in a lengthy news release issued in conjunction with posting the video on his Facebook page Wednesday, which shows him using a cigarette lighter to set the ticket aflame. Holt, a longtime critic of traffic camera tickets who repeatedly has called for banning them...
  • Cover-up? Did kidnapper’s wife, an admin assistant at school office, know of pervy husband’s.....

    03/26/2017 9:23:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    crimeonline.com ^ | march 22, 2017 | Leigh Egan
    FULL TITLE: Cover-up? Did kidnapper’s wife, an admin assistant at school office, know of pervy husband’s indiscretions with student? AMBER Alert teen, 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, is still missing and likely with her former teacher, Tad Cummins, 50. Jill Cummins, Tad’s wife, was apparently working an administrative assistant at the school district’s central office when her husband was reprimanded for having an inappropriate relationship with Elizabeth. Jason Whatley, lawyer for Elizabeth’s father, Anthony Thomas, revealed that even after Tad Cumming was written up for having an inappropriate relationship at school with Elizabeth, he continued to work at the Culleoka Unit High...
  • TDOT bills dead teen $3,000 following crash

    03/25/2017 9:59:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    LOCAL8 ^ | march 25, 2017 | Lauren Davis
    LOUDON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Loudon County father who lost his daughter in a car crash said she would be alive today if it wasn't for the guardrail she hit. The Tennessee Department of Transportation acknowledged the guardrails are unsafe and has started to correct the problem. Hannah Eimers was just 17 years old and had her whole life ahead of her. "She was remarkable," her father Stephen said. "She graduated at the age of 15. She was self-taught German, Russian and American Sign Language." Her life ended last November on Interstate 75 near Niota when her car left...
  • TBI: AMBER ALERT subject Elizabeth Thomas "could be anywhere"

    03/18/2017 6:17:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    fox17 ^ | march 18, 2017 | Adrian Mojica
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says they have received 125 leads in the search for missing teen Elizabeth Thomas and have now issued a second nationwide BOLO. TBI spokesman Josh DeVine says the leads have been "alarmingly low" and at this point the trail has "gone fairly cold." DeVine says Thomas and the former teacher she is in the custody of, Tad Cummins, could be anywhere.
  • TLC star Toby Willis, 46, denies four counts of child rape as he is arraigned in Tennessee

    03/17/2017 3:17:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 16, 2017 | Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
    TLC star Toby Willis denied four charges of child rape as he was arraigned on Monday in Tennessee. The 46-year-old was arrested in October for allegedly raping a nine or ten-year-old girl 12 years ago. He initially faced a single count of child rape but the charge has been quadrupled. Officials would not address whether the charges relate to one girl or if they believe he had several victims on Thursday. Willis's formal plea hearing will be held on July 11 and his trial has been set for the following week in Ashland City, Tennessee, in July.
  • Months After Win, Trump Rips Clinton, Crowd Chants, ‘Lock Her Up!’

    03/15/2017 11:17:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 15, 2017 | Ali Vitali
    Nashville, Tenn. — President Donald Trump railed against a judge's order blocking his immigration restrictions on Wednesday, saying the ruling made America "look weak" — and drew chants from supporters of "lock her up!" when he attacked his former rival. The second version of Trump's travel ban, which would temporarily halts immigration from six primarily Muslim nations, was set to go into effect Thursday until it was stopped by a federal judge in Hawaii. The first executive order shortly after Trump took office was replaced by what the president, during his campaign-style rally in Nashville, called a "watered down" version....
  • Tennessee Sues Feds Over Refugee Resettlement, Cites 10th Amendment

    03/15/2017 6:52:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 14, 2017 | 12:44 PM EDT | Andrew Eicher
    The State of Tennessee filed a lawsuit on March 13, becoming the first state in the nation to sue the federal government over refugee resettlement on the grounds of the U.S. Constitution’s 10th Amendment, The Tennessean reported. Tennessee argues that the federal government has forced the states to pay for the refugee resettlement program, thereby violating the 10th Amendment, which says the federal government possesses only the powers granted to it by the U.S. Constitution and that all other powers are reserved for the states. While other states have sued the federal government over refugee resettlement, this lawsuit is the...
  • Inmate’s Special Meal Request May Cost Taxpayers Millions

    02/11/2017 10:47:29 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    e of Nashville’s most notorious killers, Perry March, is suing the Department of Corrections and a food service provider for not complying with his request to be served kosher meals. In a complaint, March wrote:”It’s a case of gluttonous wolves gorging unchecked on defenseless, captive sheep.” Ten years ago, Perry March was convicted of murdering his wife and was sentenced to more than 50 years behind bars. March practices Judaism and claims that his denial of kosher meals can be blamed on anti-Semitism. Legal analyst Nick Leonardo says inmates recently won a similar lawsuit in Florida. “There’s 10,000 prisoners in...
  • Lawsuit: Woman sues Tennessee sheriff who denied her access to abortion while in jail

    02/09/2017 9:20:10 PM PST · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    FOX17.com ^ | 1/11/2017 | Mikayla Lewis, Kaylin Searles|
    COLUMBIA, Tenn. (WZTV) — A 29-year-old claims in a lawsuit that she wanted an abortion, but the Maury County sheriff denied her access due to a lack of threat to her health. Kei’Choura Cathey filed a federal lawsuit in Nashville last month, according to court documents. While in Maury County Jail for robbery and murder conspiracy charges, the lawsuit says in 2015 Cathey found out she was pregnant and wanted an abortion. Sheriff Bucky Rowland allegedly denied her access. Cathey gave birth in April last year and is suing for $1.5 million in damages. Meanwhile, David Randolph Smith isn't involved...
  • Tennessee substitute teacher: 'The only good Trump supporter is a dead Trump supporter'

    02/09/2017 6:27:46 PM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    WZTV ^ | 2/9/17 | Kaylin Searles
    Rutherford County Schools said a substitute teacher will no longer be working in the school district after he was accused of posting “inappropriate, threatening” comments on social media regarding President Donald Trump.Rutherford County Schools received several messages about David Colin on Wednesday. Colin is accused of posting on Facebook, “the only good Trump supporter is a dead Trump supporter,” on Facebook Nov. 9 at 9:29 a.m.Colin is not employed by RCS, but is contracted through PESG. The schools said Colin is no longer permitted to work in the district. The school district has notified PESG about Colin. The contractor indicted...
  • TN: Hearing Protection Act is introduced in Tennessee by Rep Tilman Goins

    02/01/2017 3:47:47 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 January, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A member of the Republican leadership in the Tennessee House of Representatives, Tilman Goins, has introduced a bill to reform archaic gun law. Tilman is the Majority Caucus Treasurer, and is a member of the Criminal Justice and Business and Utilities committees.  His bill TN HB0011 the "Hearing Protection Act" would simply remove "firearms silencer" from the list of prohibited weapons. If the bill is passed, it would go into effect on 1 July, 2017. These types of reforms have been very popular with legislatures over the last several years.  Josh Waldron, one of the founders of the American...
  • Seriously? Schools to black out Trump's inaugural address

    01/19/2017 3:01:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 126 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 19, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Students at Independence High School in Williamson County, Tennessee, will not be allowed to watch President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration during class on Friday. Senior Olivia Roberts was so surprised by the ban she decided to write a Facebook post that has since gone viral: “To preface this, I am not one to post or debate anything political on Facebook but wanted to hear thoughts on this: I go to public school and we are not allowed to watch the inauguration tomorrow... Teachers are banned to show it. Teachers are also not allowed to discuss anything about politics or religions which...
  • Tennessee Lawmaker: No Food Stamps for Ice Cream, Sodas

    01/18/2017 7:36:41 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 70 replies
    WTVC ^ | Sunday, January 15th 2017 | Alana LaFlore
    UPDATE: Sheila Butt announced on Tuesday that she is withdrawing the bill. Read more about that here.Tennessee, more than 1 million people depend on benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program to put food on their tables. Rep. Shelia Butt, R-Columbia, introduced a bill that would stop people from using those benefits, know as SNAP or food stamps, to buy foods high in calories, sugar and fat. Some people in our area think the bill is a good idea. "Milk and food items is fine," said Alan Rogers. "That's what they're for. Just to sustain life. All this other stuff...
  • Man Assaults Girlfriend With Taco

    01/10/2017 8:04:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    The Daily Times ^ | Tuesday, January 10, 2017
    A Maryville man was arrested Friday after he reportedly attacked his girlfriend with a taco for having a profile on an online dating site. Steven Erwin Stokes, 47, Ridgeview Road, Maryville, was arrested by Blount County Sheriff’s Office deputies on charges of domestic assault, aggravated domestic assault, failure to appear to address a misdemeanor charge and contempt of court. He was being held in lieu of bonds totaling $7,000 pending hearings at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. Thursday in Blount County General Sessions Court. Deputies responded to the situation around 9 p.m. on Friday, after Stokes’ girlfriend, a 46-year-old...
  • A Trip To A Christmas Tree In Tennessee

    12/19/2016 4:13:16 PM PST · by Eagles Field · 10 replies
    12-18-16 | MK Colin
    A Trip To A Christmas Tree In Tennessee The last of my shopping brought me to Pet Smart today. My furry four-legged monarchs, the captains of my existence will have a pretty good haul this year. I bent the concept of “good boys” just a bit to keep the peace. Maneuvering my way through the bustle of shining testaments of affluence on wheels and all the fuss, I turned into the parking lot. I saw what I thought a young boy holding a piece of cardboard with writing, crying for the world to see, a dog was tied to a...
  • Dazed Tennessee residents get first look at wildfire rubble

    12/03/2016 7:46:19 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 67 replies
    WRAL-TV - AP ^ | 12/3/16 | Adam Beam and Jonathan Mattise
    GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Charlotte Moore needed a phone charger. Then she remembered that her home was gone. The realization came as she made the familiar drive up to the top of Laurel Mountain in the Roaring Fork neighborhood of Gatlinburg on Friday, where what lay ahead was anything but familiar. On the first day officials let property owners return to assess the damage from the wildfire that devastated their homes, the eastern Tennessee tourist destination was headed toward an uncertain future. As people were allowed into the city, Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters raised the death toll to 13 and...
  • (From November 15, 2016) Two arrested for arson in Tennessee, at least one ignited wildfire

    12/02/2016 4:14:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    fox17.com ^ | November 15, 2016 | WZTV Staff
    <p>Two men have been arrested for separate arson cases in Tennessee, one which ignited a wildfire.</p> <p>Matthew Ryan Wallace, 27, of Tuscaloosa, Ala. is charged with setting a wildfire along Standdifer Grant Road in Sequatchie County on Monday. The felony charges is punishable to up to six years behind bars and a $3,000 fine.</p>
  • 'Tennessine' acknowledges state institutions' roles in element's discovery

    12/02/2016 4:39:37 AM PST · by bert · 20 replies
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory ^ | November 30, 2016 | Bill Cabbage
    The recently discovered element 117 has been officially named "tennessine" in recognition of Tennessee’s contributions to its discovery, including the efforts of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and its Tennessee collaborators at Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee. "The presence of tennessine on the Periodic Table is an affirmation of our state's standing in the international scientific community, including the facilities ORNL provides to that community as well as the knowledge and expertise of the laboratory's scientists and technicians," ORNL Director Thom Mason said.
  • Dolly Parton Began To Cry When She Saw This When Her, House Burned In Front Of Her Eyes

    12/01/2016 3:20:44 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 30 replies
    godtoday ^ | 12-1-2016 | hunter
    The fires are raging on in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Dolly Parton as been at the forefront of efforts to try and help in any way she can. She has sent money to the fire departments to help. She has given the department Dollywood and other properties as hubs for the fire rescue teams. Dolly is a Tennessee girl and she is torn apart as she watches her home burn to the ground. The fires have burned through over 150 buildings and have killed at least 3 people thus far. The fires are moving faster and faster towards...
  • Memphis Couple missing, 3 sons Hospitalized

    11/30/2016 8:54:07 AM PST · by azkathy · 7 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 11-30-2016 | Jody Callahan
    As officials continue to search for a Memphis architect and his wife still missing after devastating fires that hit Gatlinburg this week, family and friends are using social media to provide updates on the family. Jon Summers and his wife, Janet, haven't been found, friends said, and their three sons — Branson and twins Wesley and Jared — have been hospitalized after being caught in the fire. All three sons are at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, family friends confirmed. “The boys are doing much better. That’s great news,” Steve Berger, president of the architectural firm that employs Jon Summers, said...
  • Driving Through The Wildfire In Chalet Village Near Gatlinburg Tennessee

    11/29/2016 1:02:51 PM PST · by navysealdad · 33 replies
    "We almost didn't make it out alive But we did Escape The Forest Fire In Chalet Village Tennessee"
  • The South Is On Fire And National Media Couldn’t Care Less

    11/29/2016 10:01:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 77 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/29/16 | Sean Davis
    Ravaged by months of drought, huge swaths of the southeast United States are on fire, but you wouldn’t know it judging by national media coverage.A total of six states in the southeast (Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi) are currently suffering from “exceptional drought,” a category reserved for the most severe drought conditions, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center. The majority of land in four states (Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia) are facing “extreme drought,” the second most severe level.(snip)But because it’s not happening in New York or D.C. or Los Angeles, it doesn’t really count...
  • 14,000 evacuated from Gatlinburg; fires still burning

    11/29/2016 8:45:14 AM PST · by azkathy · 41 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 11-29-2016 | Amy Valuccii, Jamie Satterfield
    GATLINBURG — Firefighters across the state scrambled to douse the wildfires raging through East Tennessee Tuesday morning, and the Tennessee National Guard made plans to dump water onto the flames from a helicopter. Emergency responders have struggled to make a dent into the fires that have devastated Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and surrounding areas in Sevier County since high winds helped the flames spread Monday evening Article continues, "Hillbilly Golf, major hotels, a good portion of Regan Drive and countless other businesses and homes were destroyed in the blaze that had firefighters working throughout the night. "The center of Gatlinburg looks...
  • Wildfires force evacuation of downtown Gatlinburg

    11/28/2016 9:00:50 PM PST · by ReformedBeckite · 149 replies
    WSMV.com ^ | 11-28-2016 | Stuart Ervin
    GATLINBURG, TN (WSMV) - One of Tennessee’s most popular tourist destinations is being evacuated due to wildfires. Downtown Gatlinburg and numerous area neighborhoods, including the southern part of Pigeon Forge, are under a mandatory evacuation. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has declared a level three state of emergency for the affected areas. TEMA says 30 structures are currently on fire in Gatlinburg, including a 16-story hotel. The Tennessee National Guard will be deployed to Sevier County to assist with clearing and removing debris. Officials said there are no reports of fatalities at this time. At least one person suffered a...
  • Sources: 12 dead in Tennessee school bus crash

    11/21/2016 3:24:26 PM PST · by eastforker · 63 replies
    cbs ^ | 11/21/16
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Twelve passengers were killed when an elementary school crashed on Monday, CBS Chattanooga affiliate WDEF reported. Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said 35 students were on board on the bus, according to WDEF. The Chattanooga Fire Department’s Public Information Director, Bruce Garner, said in a tweet that 23 patients were taken to hospitals in ambulances. Colonel Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol tweeted that children were both killed and injured:
  • Battle of Athens TN, August 1-2 1946 (Voter fraud and The Second Amendment)

    10/26/2016 9:42:02 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 49 replies
    Constitutional Societ ^ | 2015 | Constitutional Society
    The Battle of Athens TN, August 1-2, 1946 On 1-2 August 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest, open elections. For years they had asked for state or Federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud -- forged ballots, secret ballot counts, and intimidation by armed sheriff's deputies -- by the local political boss. They got no help. These Americans' absolute refusal to knuckle-under had been hardened by service in World War II. Having fought to free other countries from murderous regimes, they rejected vicious abuse by their county government....
  • 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...
  • Are Tennessee Church Shootings Jihad?

    10/07/2016 4:56:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 7, 2016 | Matthew Vadum
    Are Tennessee Church Shootings Jihad? Evidence points to alleged shooter being a Muslim convert. The suspect arrested on suspicion of shooting up three Christian churches in Shelbyville, Tennessee appears to be a convert to Islam, a critically important detail that the incurious mainstream media has not been reporting. Wendell Tobias Buchanan, who turned 36 in August, is being held in the local county jail on $500,000 bond. Buchanan was taken into custody last Saturday (October 1), Pamela Geller reports, …shortly after he was seen driving by Horse Mountain Church of Christ on Horse Mountain Road, which was hit on at...
  • ObamaCare’s Meltdown Has Arrived

    10/06/2016 8:13:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/6/2016 | ANDREW OGLES and LUKE HILGEMANN
    Tennessee is ground zero for ObamaCare’s nationwide implosion. Late last month the state insurance commissioner, Julie Mix McPeak, approved premium increases of up to 62% in a bid to save the exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act. “I would characterize the exchange market in Tennessee as very near collapse,” she said. Then last week BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced it would leave three of the state’s largest exchange markets—Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville. “We have experienced losses approaching $500 million over the course of three years on ACA plans,” the company said, “which is unsustainable.” As a result, more...
  • School Counselor Hailed as Hero for Talking Student Out of Shooting Others

    10/01/2016 9:16:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    WSMV ^ | Sep 29, 2016 | Kevin Trage
    A middle school counselor is being hailed as a hero after talking a student at Sycamore Middle School from shooting other students. Molly Hudgens spoke with the 14-year-old student who entered the building for about 45 minutes before the student gave her the gun. "She was an amazingly brave person to be in there that long with this young man," said Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove at a press conference on Thursday. "She was able to diffuse the whole situation." Breedlove praised the training that school employees receive to ending the situation. "Through her training, she was able to get...
  • Trump Rally Is Saturday (Tennessee)

    09/30/2016 1:24:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | September 30, 2016
    The Bradley County Republican Women and the West Polk Republican Women will host a Trump Rally on Saturday at the Bradley County Courthouse at 1 p.m . U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais will be representing the Trump Campaign, along with U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann. Many other state and local officials will be speaking. For more information, call Lita Esquinance 715-0601 or Jane Rumbaugh 715-6119, or in Polk County, call Mary Woody 716-2778.
  • Mexican Nationals Arrested on Multiple Child Rape Charges

    09/30/2016 12:12:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | September 29, 2016 | Katie McHugh
    Authorities have arrested and indicted a pair of Mexican nationals with several charges after they allegedly raped young children. Fernando Limon, 23, along with his brother Ramiro Limon, 28, are charged with four counts of child rape each and were arrested in Tennessee on September 20 “without incident,” according to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Tennessee college student arrested after wearing gorilla mask to Black Lives Matter protest

    09/28/2016 8:31:05 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 68 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 28, 2016 | Tobias Salinger
    A Tennessee man wore a gorilla mask, carried a rope and tried to hand out bananas at a college Black Lives Matter protest Wednesday, police said. East Tennessee State University campus police arrested freshman student Tristan Rettke, who is white, on a charge of civil rights intimidation following the disruption, the Johnson City Press reported. University officials condemned his act and scheduled a community discussion. A video published by the newspaper showed the man later identified as Rettke wearing overalls and also holding a burlap sack with a marijuana leaf and Confederate flag on it. He dangled a banana with...
  • Battle at Bristol: Speedway ready to host Vols vs. Hokies showdown

    09/10/2016 1:42:42 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 51 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 9/9/16 | Grant Ramey
    When parking lots open at 7 a.m. Saturday, the game — Tennessee and Virginia Tech in a border battle at Bristol Motor Speedway, playing in front of what will be a college football record attendance, topping 150,000 — will finally be here.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Woman Claims She was Sexually Assaulted by Toy Figurine

    08/08/2016 7:21:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 8, 2016 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Business is booming for a hibachi restaurant after a woman complained she was “sexually assaulted” by a toy used as part of the chef’s routine. While dining at Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Isabelle Lassiter claims she was sexually assaulted by a toy figurine that squirted water on her. According to the 911 call, Isabelle’s husband, James, said the chef “pulled out this little fricking doll with his pants down and he shot water at my wife out of its [expletive].” When an officer arrived on the scene, however, he noted the toy did not depict any male anatomy....
  • Couple claims sexual assault by toy at hibachi restaurant

    07/28/2016 8:36:36 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    WIS-TV ^ | 7/27/2016
    (Some people in Murfreesboro TN need to get out more) A woman's husband said she was sexually assaulted when she was squirted with water from a toy at a hibachi restaurant. The woman, Isabelle Lassiter, and her husband, James Lassiter, called the police but refused to file charges when they arrived Monday. "It was a sexual-style assault on my wife," James Lassiter said Tuesday. The toy, used during the cook's show at Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse, was made to look like a little boy, and it shoots water when its plastic pants are pulled down. Isabelle Lassiter said she thinks the...
  • CLINTON DELEGATE From Tennessee Tossed Out of Convention for ASSAULTING Female Sanders Delegate

    07/26/2016 4:25:38 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/26/2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    A male Tennessee delegate for Hillary Clinton was thrown out of the Democratic National Convention Tuesday for assaulting a female Tennessee delegate over her vocal support for Bernie Sanders on Monday. News of the assault and subsequent ejection was reported by The Tennessean:A Tennessee delegate has had his credential and duties rescinded and no longer has a seat at the Democratic National Convention after an altercation on Monday with a Bernie Sanders supporter.Jerry Ogle, a Clinton delegate from Monroe County, was removed from Tennessee’s delegation Tuesday morning after it was determined that he violated the party’s code of conduct agreement...
  • 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.
  • (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...
  • Suspect’s friends, family shocked by Tennessee shooting

    07/09/2016 5:34:59 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 46 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, July 9, 2016 | Steve Megaree, AP
    BRISTOL, Tenn. — Friends and family of a black Army veteran accused of shooting at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway are struggling to accept that he became violent in response to police killings of African-Americans. One woman died and three others were wounded, including an officer, as police traded gunfire early Thursday with the suspect, identified as Lakeem Keon Scott, 37.
  • The Latest: Military: Tennessee gunman had served in Army

    07/08/2016 3:47:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    wapo ^ | 07/08/2016 | ap
    <p>6:30 p.m.</p> <p>The man accused of killing one person and wounding three others in an attack in Tennessee had served in the military in the late 1990s.</p> <p>Army spokeswoman Jennifer R. Johnson says in an email that Lakeem Keon Scott served in the Army from January 1998 to June 1999. His full service record was not immediately available, and the circumstances of his discharge were not immediately clear.</p>
  • Authorities: Tennessee highway gunman motivated by police shootings

    07/08/2016 1:10:51 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 8, 2016
    Authorities: Tennessee highway gunman motivated by police shootings A man accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was angry about police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday. One woman died and three others, including one police officer, were injured in the rampage. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that initial conversations with the suspect, 37-year-old Lakeem Keon Scott, revealed he was troubled by several incidents across the U.S. Scott, who is black, was wounded in the shootout with police, remains hospitalized and has not yet been charged....
  • Police: Man shoots at motorists, 1 killed, 4 injured

    07/07/2016 1:06:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 07/07/2016
    A newspaper carrier was killed and four other people were wounded when a man opened fire on cars traveling along a parkway in East Tennessee early Thursday morning. A police officer responding to the shooting was among those wounded. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine said the suspect was armed with at least two weapons. He fired shots just after 2:15 a.m. at a Days Inn on Volunteer Parkway, then opened fire on passing motorists. DeVine said he then fired on responding officers, who returned fire and wounded the shooter. ... Police declined to identify the shooter or speculate...
  • Trump's VEEP Should Not Be a Sitting Senator

    07/06/2016 7:51:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 65 replies
    Personal Opinion ^ | July 6, 2016 | Xzins
    It goes without saying that Senator Jeff Sessions is popular with a huge number of Americans. It is also true that Joni Ernst, a war veteran, is a rising star in Republican ranks. Either would make wonderful Vice Presidents for different reasons. However, the trade-off is unacceptable. In the case of Ernst, she is sitting as senator in Iowa, at best a purple state. There is absolutely no guarantee that her seat would be won by a Republican. Why is that so crucial? The Republican majority in the Senate is only 4 senators. And this year the Republicans have 24...
  • Corker Pulls Out VP Consideration

    07/06/2016 10:05:25 AM PDT · by fision · 126 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/6/2016 | CNBC
    Breaking News http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/06/bob-corker-withdraws-from-consideration-for-trump-vp.html
  • Climate Change Activists Clamp Down on Free Speech and Scientific Inquiry(Shut up!)

    07/06/2016 7:34:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/5/2016 | Marita Noon
    The activists, including Naomi Oreskes and Bill McKibben, recently coordinated with attorneys general (AG) culminating with a March 29 press conference, led by New York AG Eric Schneiderman and joined by former Vice President Al Gore. There the “unprecedented coalition”—as Schneiderman’s press release called it—was announced: the newly formed AGs for Clean Power. Though “vague” on their specific plans, 17 AGs (16 Democrats and 1 Independent) have, as the Huffington Post reported: “committed to pursuing an all-levers approach” to, as Gore said: “hold to account those commercial interests that have been, according to the best available evidence, deceiving the American...