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  • 3,000 strangers show up to funeral of Vietnam veteran with no family

    07/20/2019 7:54:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    Yahoo Lifestyle ^ | July 19, 2019 | Elise Solé
    Approximately 3,000 strangers came to the funeral of a Vietnam veteran with no surviving family. On Wednesday, strangers from Florida, Tennessee, and Iowa reportedly drove to a Michigan funeral for 67-year-old Wayne Lee Wilson, who died on May 28. The former truck driver “proudly” served in the military from 1971 to 1977, including during the Vietnam War, according to an obituary from the Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services. “He was passionate about helping his fellow wounded veterans and encouraged others to give to the Paralyzed Veterans Association,” read Wilson’s obit. “Mr. Wilson has no surviving relatives.” The notice stated,...
  • Ted Cruz Slams Tennessee Law Honoring Confederate General, KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forest

    07/13/2019 11:31:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 169 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 13, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    Mandated by law, Saturday, July 13 is "Nathan Forrest Bedford Day" Tennessee with an annual proclamation issued by the governor each year. On Friday evening, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas slammed Governor Bill Lee for signing the announcement once again.  This is WRONG. Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate general & a delegate to the 1868 Democratic Convention. He was also a slave trader & the 1st Grand Wizard of the KKK. Tennessee should not have an official day (tomorrow) honoring him. Change the law. https://t.co/XBgoRCBoI0— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 12, 2019 But why did he have to sign the...
  • Ted Cruz leads backlash after Tennessee gov signs proclamation honoring early KKK leader

    07/13/2019 6:16:58 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published July 12, 2019 Last Update 12 hrs ago | Vandana Rambaran
    Tennesse Gov. Bill Lee was under fire from Republicans and Democrats alike Friday after signing a proclamation designating Saturday, July 13 as Nathan Bedford Forrest Day, a state "day of special observance" honoring a Confederate general and early leader of the Klu Klux Klan. "I signed the bill because the law requires that I do that and I haven’t looked at changing that law," Lee said Thursday according to reports by the Tennessean. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tx., took to Twitter to demand that the state "change the law." "This is WRONG. Nathan Bedford Forrest was a Confederate general & a...
  • Mitsubishi Motors to Relocate North America Headquarters From Cypress to Tennessee

    07/01/2019 1:05:08 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    ktla.com ^ | June 25, 2019
    Mitsubishi Motors announced on Tuesday that it is relocating its North America headquarters to Tennessee, becoming the latest Japanese automaker to leave the state and head to a Southern state looking for lower operating costs. Mitsubishi, which employs 200 people in Cypress, told the Orange County Register in a statement that the Nashville area offers strong technology skills and “cost savings through the business-friendly work environment.” The  move will also bring the Japanese automaker closer to its sister company Nissan and strengthen Tennessee’s growing reputation as an epicenter of the automotive sector. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community...
  • Tennessee detective turned pastor blocked from Cracker Barrel following LGBT comments

    06/19/2019 9:27:02 AM PDT · by Coronal · 66 replies
    Fox 17 Nashville ^ | June 19, 2019 | Adrian Mojica & Kaylin Jorge
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.-A Tennessee detective and pastor is being denied hosting an event at Cracker Barrel following comments calling the LGBT community "freaks" and saying gay people were "worthy of death." Knox County Sheriff's Detective Grayson Fritts first came under fire last week after video of a sermon at All Scripture Baptist Church surfaced. Among the multiple comments taking aim at the LGBT community, Fritts stated "And God has instilled the power of civil Government to send the police in 2019 out to these LGBT freaks and arrest them and have a trial for them. And if they are convicted then...
  • Man Shot in Memphis Arranged Car Theft Through Facebook, Shot Victim Five Times

    06/17/2019 12:13:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    New American ^ | 14 June, 2019 | R. Cort Kirkwood
    The 20-year-old “student” whom U.S. Marshals shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday was a violent felon who arranged a car theft on Facebook, met the owner, then shot him five times.Marshals fired on Brandon Webber because he resisted arrest and attacked the marshals with his vehicle, then brandished a weapon when he tried to flee.As well, the “intelligent and funny” Webber, as the Commercial Appeal of Memphis described him in its lachrymose profile, had more than one brush with the law before he embarked on his short career as a car thief.But rioters didn’t wait to find out...
  • Man killed by US Marshals in Memphis was wanted for armed robbery, shooting

    06/14/2019 10:37:39 AM PDT · by libstripper · 49 replies
    ABC News, via MSN ^ | June 14, 2019 | ABC News
    A man who was killed by U.S. Marshals in Tennessee on Wednesday night, which sparked protests that injured dozens of police officers and sheriff's deputies, was wanted for stealing a car and shooting a man in Mississippi, authorities said.
  • At Least 24 Memphis Police Officers Hurt In Protests After Deadly Shooting

    06/13/2019 10:37:27 AM PDT · by libstripper · 42 replies
    NPR ^ | June 13, 2019 | Bill Chappell
    At least 24 Memphis Police Department officers were injured during a large protest Wednesday night, Mayor Jim Strickland says. The violence erupted after officers of the U.S. Marshals Service shot and killed Brandon Webber, 20. The shooting occurred around 7 p.m. local time, as officers from the U.S. Marshals Service as part of the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force tried to take a man into custody. When the officers approached the man, law enforcement officials said, he was getting into his car in the Frayser community in northern Memphis, Tenn.
  • Memphis honors student and father-of-two, 20, who was 'killed by cops in hail of bullets(T)

    06/13/2019 10:25:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 76 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 6/12/2019 | George Martin
    Violent clashes between police and protesters broke out in the streets of a working-class Memphis neighborhood after a 20-year-old black man was shot dead by U.S. Marshals during an attempted arrest in his family's front yard. The violent clashes broke out after Brandon Webber was shot and killed by officers on Wednesday night as they tried to arrest him for outstanding felony warrants outside his home in Frayser in North Memphis. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations said officers went to the home at about 7pm to look for Webber who had outstanding felony warrants.
  • 25 officers injured in Memphis after marshals kill fugitive

    06/13/2019 7:22:18 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    AP ^ | 06/13/19 | ADRIAN SAINZ
    Armed officers and an angry crowd faced off after a Tennessee man was fatally shot by U.S. Marshals in a working-class Memphis neighborhood. People in the crowd threw rocks and bricks, with 25 officers suffering mostly minor injuries during the tense clash Wednesday night in the Frayser community in north Memphis. Officers cordoned off several blocks near the scene. By 11 p.m., officers had used tear gas and most of the crowd dispersed, police director Michael Rallings said at a Thursday morning at a news conference. Three people were arrested. Officers on horseback patrolled the area, and lines of police...
  • Dozens of officers injured in Memphis unrest after U.S. Marshals fatally shoot young black man

    06/13/2019 3:24:05 AM PDT · by Ancient Man · 65 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 13, 2019 | Timothy Bella
    The man killed, who was identified by family members and local officials as 21-year-old Brandon Webber, was being served multiple felony warrants by the Marshal Service’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force and other law enforcement agencies, according to police. The suspect rammed into the marshals’ car and then displayed a weapon, said Keli McAlister, a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, in a news conference early Thursday.
  • Democratic lawmaker: Trump shouldn't be allowed to attend D-Day ceremony

    05/28/2019 11:17:26 AM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/28/19 | Rebecca Klar
    Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) on Tuesday said President Trump should not be allowed to attend next week’s D-Day anniversary event after Trump sided with North Korean leader Kim Jon Un in his criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden. “Disgusting display by Trump. No mention of #MemorialDay. He shouldn’t be allowed at anniversary of D-Day June 6. I was there Sunday. What an honor to recall what brave Americans did for freedom,” Cohen tweeted Tuesday. Cohen cited recent comments by Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.), who called out Trump’s remarks about Biden, but also asked where the rest of the GOP...
  • 11-year-old sent to principal’s office for protesting Nazi sign

    05/15/2019 9:03:49 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 63 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/5/19 | Marcy Oster
    An 11-year-old Tennessee girl who told her classmates to stop making the Nazi salute was sent to the principal’s office, her father said in a tweet in which he asked the public to send her messages of support. Keith Jacks Gamble, chair of the Department of Economics and Finance at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreeboro, Tennessee, posted his request on Tuesday. Gamble said that a student at his daughter’s McFadden School of Excellence in Murfreesboro was assigned to play Hitler for the school’s Living History project and to make the Sieg Heil salute. After students started to make the...
  • Illegal Alien Charged With Exploiting Workers, Owning 14 Firearms

    05/12/2019 6:43:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 12, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    After conducting a years-long investigation, authorities have charged an illegal alien business owner with exploiting workers by gaining "unlawful profit by employing illegal aliens and paying them below-market wages" as well as illegally owning firearms. According to the press release, "unlawfully present Mexican national Juan Antonio Perez, 46, was indicted on federal felony charges May 7 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia pursuant to a years-long investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) that culminated in the simultaneous execution of six federal search warrants in Georgia and Tennessee last week resulting...
  • Intelligence analyst charged with leaking top-secret information to left-wing reporter Scahill

    05/10/2019 11:42:11 AM PDT · by detective · 25 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 09, 2019 | Jerry Dunleavy
    Shortened title. Full title: Intelligence analyst charged with leaking top-secret information to left-wing reporter Jeremy Scahill A former intelligence analyst and Afghanistan veteran has been charged with leaking classified information to the media. Daniel Everette Hale, 31, of Nashville, Tenn., was arrested on federal charges Thursday. The reporter that Hale leaked this information to is not named in the indictment, but the charging document identifies him as Jeremy Scahill of the Intercept, an outspoken critic of America’s military activities overseas . Hale "printed off a series of Secret and Top Secret documents through his position with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency,...
  • Former Intelligence Analyst Charged with Disclosing Classified Information

    05/09/2019 10:48:41 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    DOJ ^ | May 9, 2019 | DOJ Staff
    An indictment was unsealed today charging a former intelligence analyst with illegally obtaining classified national defense information and disclosing it to a reporter. Daniel Everette Hale, 31, of Nashville, Tennessee, was arrested this morning and will make his initial appearance today at the federal courthouse in Nashville. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney G. Zachary Terwilliger for the Eastern District of Virginia and Acting Special Agent in Charge Jennifer L. Moore of the FBI’s Baltimore Field Office made the announcement after the charges were unsealed. According to the indictment, Hale was enlisted in the U.S....
  • Tennessee Reforms Firearm Law in 2019

    05/09/2019 1:10:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 May, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    In Tennessee, HB 1264 has passed with large margins. Republican Governor Bill Lee has said he will sign the bill into law, according to AP. HB 1264 passed the House on April 30, 62 to 31, with one legislator not voting. On 2 May, it passed the Senate, 18 to 11, with two senators not voting.The final bill was watered down with amendments. As passed, HB 1264 has interesting features which reform Tennessee law in the general direction of Constitutional Carry.  It is clear the Tennessee legislature was not willing to pass Constitutional Carry this year. HB 1264 creates...
  • Exclusive – Marsha Blackburn: Even the Media Can’t Ignore Historic Job Numbers

    05/04/2019 5:02:33 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 May 2019 | Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
    They just can’t help themselves. The liberal media does it every single day. They are drawn like moths to the flame for the D.C. story of the day. This week they were enamored with the House Democrats’ antics and their latest stunt. Republicans, with President Donald J. Trump’s leadership, remain focused on what the American people elected us to do. But even the media could not ignore the historic nature of the April jobs numbers released by the Labor Department on Friday. The top level numbers are impressive on their own. The United States economy added 263,000 jobs last month,...
  • Cohen: If Barr Doesn’t Comply, ‘No Other Alternative’ But Using Sergeant at Arms to Bring Him in

    05/04/2019 1:47:48 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 203 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 May 20192,246 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” House Judiciary Committee member Steve Cohen (D-TN) stated that if Attorney General William Barr doesn’t comply with the committee’s subpoenas, the committee has “no other alternative” but to use the sergeant at arms to bring Barr to the House. Cohen said, “I hope it would be inherent contempt. Because in inherent contempt, we’d go out, take him, and bring him in, and have him personally brought to the House.” Host Anderson Cooper asked, “You actually want to send out the sergeant at arms and force the attorney general to come?” Cohen answered, “Yes. Because...
  • 'Chicken Barr': Congressman Mocks Barr's House Snub By Eating KFC at Judiciary Hearing

    05/02/2019 9:46:16 AM PDT · by DallasBiff · 102 replies
    Fortune ^ | 05/02/19 | Chris Morris
    Attorney General William Barr’s refusal to appear before the House Judiciary Committee Thursday is giving critics plenty of ammunition, but few are taking advantage of the opportunity like Rep. Steve Cohen. The Tennessee Democrat held a press conference this morning before the Committee met, calling the attorney general “Chicken Barr” while holding a ceramic hen. After he took his seat, though, things got especially surreal. Cohen, once he placed his ceramic chicken in full view on his podium, pulled out a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken and began to chow down on it. It was not yet 9 a.m. As...