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  • Police chief warns Memphis not to react violently after body cam footage release (Tyree Nichols video)

    01/26/2023 6:38:18 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 51 replies
    Fox News via WEG ^ | POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT Published January 26, 2023 4:10am EST | By Lawrence Richard | Fox News
    Authorities in Tennessee are preparing for the release of police officer body cam footage of Tyre Nichols, a 29-year-old Black man who died three days after a traffic stop on Jan. 7. Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn Davis gave an address Wednesday evening and called Nichols’ death "heinous, reckless and inhumane," cautioning people not to react violently after seeing the footage. "This is not just a professional failing. This is a failing of basic humanity towards another individual," Davis said, saying the five officers and others who were involved in his death "failed our community, and they failed the Nichols family....
  • East Memphis Woman Nearly Kidnapped While on a Run

    01/21/2023 5:29:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 20, 2023 | Chris Hatler
    On the afternoon of Wednesday, January 18 in East Memphis, Tennessee, a woman was nearly kidnapped while out for a jog with her dog, reported WREG Memphis. Just before 3 p.m. local time, a damaged grey vehicle with tinted windows and no hubcaps pulled up alongside the 28-year-old woman, who has remained anonymous in all reports. The suspect in the driver’s seat was reportedly weaaring a black ski mask and gloves. The suspect in the backseat opened the door and attempted to grab her. The victim ran away screaming for help. The woman’s neighbor, Laura Slavney, saw the events unfold...
  • Five Memphis Police Department (MPD) Officers fired after Tyree D. Nichols investigation. Video release 23 JAN 23.

    01/20/2023 7:35:35 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 34 replies
    WREG-Memphis ^ | Updated: Jan 20, 2023 / 08:33 PM CST | by: Jessica Gertler, Stuart Rucker
    UPDATE: Memphis Police announced the five MPD officers involved in the arrest of Tyre Nichols have been fired. The following officers have been terminated: Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills Jr., and Justin Smith. Memphis Police posted this statement to Twitter as well as Facebook and provided the following photos. “The Memphis Police Department has conclude its administrative investigation into the tragic death of Mr. Tyre Nichols. After a thorough review of the circumstances surrounding this incident, we have determined that five (5) MPD officers violated multiple department policies, including excessive use of force, duty to intervene,...
  • Ivermectin available OTC in Tennessee by law...is it really?

    I'll be in Memphis soon and I was looking forward to getting some of the OTC Ivermectin that is supposedly available to all persons without prescription. Well, guess what! I just got off the phone with Lucy at the Tennessee Board of Pharmacy and she was ZERO help. Said that the new "law" does not require them to assist in providing any information whatsoever about what pharmacies have Ivermectin. I also called a CVS and...you guessed it...the pharmacist there might just as well have told me to go pound sand. Is there anyone here that's had any success at all...
  • Wife Gives Husband 2 Days To Read All 4,155 Pages Of Her Proposed Target Funding Bill

    12/24/2022 11:52:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | December 23, 2022 | The Babylon Bee
    KNOXVILLE, TN — Local wife Chelsea Hammond has just proposed a brand new 4,155-page Target funding bill to her husband but is only giving him 2 days to read through it all. Chelsea claims that if the omnibus spending package is not passed in its entirety, then their household will have to shut down and will be unable to buy necessities such as groceries and cute fuzzy socks with candy canes on them. "How am I supposed to read through all of this in just 2 days?" said concerned husband Kurt Hammond. "And don't get me wrong, honey, of course,...
  • Missing Tennessee Woman Found Dead in Car Trunk After Police Chase (Killed by Girlfriend)

    11/30/2022 10:50:41 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 30, 2022 | Yaron Steinbuch
    A missing Tennessee woman was found dead in the trunk of a car driven by her girlfriend — who killed herself after exchanging gunfire with cops in suburban Detroit. Eleni Kassa, 31, of Murfreesboro, was reported missing on Nov. 18 by her family after she failed to pick up her daughter from school, police in the Tennessee city said in a statement. A probe “revealed a possible domestic violence incident occurred with Kassa’s and her girlfriend, Dominique Hardwick, 36, following an argument at Kassa’s Murfreesboro apartment,” cops said.
  • Warnock Campaign Rep Calls Tennessee Resident, So He Schools Her with a Cool Response

    11/28/2022 9:21:12 AM PST · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    Western Journal ^ | November 28, 2022 | Samantha Chang
    A campaign aide for Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock of Georgia got hilariously shut down by a Republican who debunked the sham left-wing talking points she tried to push during their phone call. Dom Lucre, the former state director of the Tennessee branch of Blexit (“black exit” from the Democratic Party), tweeted a video of himself debating the leftist activist who had called to try to persuade him to vote for Warnock in the senator’s forthcoming runoff election against Republican Herschel Walker. “So Senator Warnock’s campaign called me, A TN Resident to Vote in his GA election,” Lucre tweeted on Saturday....
  • Video: More than 20 shoplifters storm Tennessee Walmart

    11/23/2022 7:30:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 80 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/2022 | AUTUMN SCOTT AND NEXSTAR MEDIA WIRE
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — Memphis Police released surveillance video Tuesday after more than 20 shoplifters stormed Walmart and got away with some expensive items. Surveillance video shows the suspects pulling into the parking lot of the business around 8:50 p.m. Sunday. According to police, the armed shoplifters entered the store through the automotive section after allegedly throwing a four-way tire iron through a window in the section. In the video that was released Tuesday, you can see dozens of people running into the store and leaving with their arms full of various items.
  • Tennessee Introduces Legislation To Ban Trans Treatments For Minors

    11/09/2022 5:45:48 PM PST · by TChad · 25 replies
    DailyWire.com ^ | Nov 9, 2022 | Christina Buttons
    Tennessee lawmakers have filed a bill to ban the controversial practice of pediatric medical gender transition in the state.Tennessee Majority Leaders William Lamberth and Jack Johnson, both Republicans, introduced the Protecting Children from Gender Mutilation Act on Wednesday, November 9, which would effectively bar doctors from prescribing puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and performing gender-related surgeries on minors for the purpose of medical transition. It would also allow patients and their families to sue for damages and let the courts impose an additional $25,000 penalty for each violation.“This bill is about protecting children,” said Johnson. “Under no circumstances should minors be...
  • Memphis Elects Dead Democrat

    11/09/2022 5:29:40 AM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    Todd Starnes ^ | November 9, 2022 | Staff
    The oldest-serving Tennessee state legislator won her race Tuesday night. The only problem is the Memphis native died a few weeks prior to Election Day. Tennessee State Rep. Barbara Ward Cooper served Shelby County District 86 for more than two decades. Cooper, who represented downtown Memphis, died at 93 years old in October. Her funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral. Cooper won the state congressional race 73 percent to 27 percent to Republican challenger Michael Porter, according to Fox 13. Almost 8,000 Memphians voted for a dead person Tuesday. “Only in Memphis,” national radio host...
  • Republican Andy Ogles Wins Redrawn 5th Congressional District

    11/09/2022 6:08:20 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 2 replies
    Nashville Scene ^ | 11/8/22 | Stephen Elliott
    Republican Maury County Mayor Andy Ogles will represent much of southern Davidson County in Congress after beating Democratic nominee Heidi Campbell, a Nashville state senator, in the 5th Congressional District on Tuesday. Ogles declared victory and Campbell conceded the race shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday. “We have a lot of work to do in Tennessee, that’s obvious," Campbell said. In a conversation with the Scene, Campbell expressed concern at the state of democracy, though she says “we are not at war.” “I think when you have a party that’s willing to participate in a protracted insurrection, which is what this...
  • Tennessee State University fires professor after video emerges of him SCREAMING at a student who failed his history course

    11/04/2022 11:22:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 3, 2022 | Joseph Michalitsianos
    A Tennessee State University professor has been fired after a video surfaced that showed him screaming at a student and telling him to leave after he failed his course, the school says. History professor Robert Evins Pickard was recorded shouting in the students face before expelling him from the classroom. In the video, which has gone viral on various social media platforms, Pickard can be heard screaming 'What is your name?' at the student. He then shouts 'Get out! You have failed this course, whatever your name is! Out! Out!' The University said in a statement on Tuesday that Pickard...
  • “Lady of the Dunes” Identified: FBI’s Use of Investigative Genealogy Led to Major Break in Case

    10/31/2022 9:36:06 AM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 29 replies
    FBI ^ | 10/31/2022 | Kristen Setera
    The Boston Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Massachusetts State Police assigned to the Office of the Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe, the Provincetown Police Department, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Massachusetts, are announcing that after nearly a half-century, the oldest, unidentified homicide victim in Massachusetts, dubbed the “Lady of the Dunes,” has been identified as Ruth Marie Terry of Tennessee.
  • JERRY LEE LEWIS, THE LAST ORIGINATOR OF ROCK, DIES AT 87

    10/28/2022 8:04:35 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 58 replies
    jerryleelewis.com ^ | 10/28/2022 | Rick Bragg
    Jerry Lee Lewis is survived by his wife, Judith Coghlan Lewis, his children Jerry Lee Lewis III, Ronnie Lewis, Pheobe Lewis and Lori Lancaster, sister Linda Gail Lewis, cousin Jimmy Swaggart and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Elmo and Mamie Lewis, sons Steve Allen Lewis and Jerry Lee Lewis Jr., his siblings Elmo Lewis Jr. and Frankie Jean Lewis and his cousin Mickey Gilley. Services and more information will be announced in the following days. In lieu of flowers, the Lewis family requests donations be made in Jerry Lee Lewis’ honor to...
  • Jerry Lee Lewis, "Great Balls of Fire" singer, has died at age 87

    10/28/2022 10:09:19 AM PDT · by shadowlands1960 · 147 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 28th, 2022 | Jordan Freiman
    Jerry Lee Lewis, the early rock n' roll star who skyrocketed to fame with a string of hits in the 1950s, had died, his publicist confirmed to CBS News. He was 87. Nicknamed "The Killer," Lewis was known for his energetic stage performances, which included antics such as playing the piano with his feet and lighting the instrument on fire.
  • Jerry Lee Lewis Alive in Memphis

    10/26/2022 3:27:26 PM PDT · by shadowlands1960 · 57 replies
    TMZ ^ | October 26th, 2022 | unattributed
    Jerry Lee Lewis is not dead ... as we previously reported. We're told the rock 'n' roll legend is alive, living in Memphis. Earlier today we were told by someone claiming to be Lewis' rep that he had passed. That turned out not to be the case. TMZ regrets the error
  • Woman who's had ELEVEN kids with EIGHT different 'baby daddies' slams critics who brand her a bad mom - and accuse her of having so many children just so she can 'live off child support'

    10/28/2022 8:38:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 56 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 28, 2021 | Lillian Gissen
    A woman who has given birth to 11 kids by eight different men has responded to haters who accused her of only having so many children so that she could get money from the government. The woman, named Phi, from Memphis, Tennessee, has earned viral fame on TikTok for often sharing a glimpse into life with her massive brood, where she has gained more than 90,000 followers. But the mother-of-11 is often forced to defend her decision to have so many babies against online trolls - some have said they 'feel sorry' for her kids, while others have wondered if...
  • Tennessee governor candidate arrested after disturbance call at voting site

    10/26/2022 1:24:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    WATE ^ | 10/24/22 | Octavia Johnson
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WATE) - An independent Tennessee governor candidate was arrested at a Hamilton County voting site Monday, according to the Chattanooga Police Department. Charles Van Morgan, of Knoxville, was charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and intimidation of voters. Police said they responded to a call from the Hamilton County Election Commission stating that someone was causing a disturbance on the 700 block of River Terminal Road. The report stated, “A man was screaming about politics, cursing, getting into people’s faces and harassing the voters.” After speaking with witnesses at the voting site, police were able to identify Van...
  • America First Republicans Question Ukraine Military Aid Package

    10/25/2022 2:10:43 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Thursday, 20 October 2022 08:48 PM EDT | Brian Pfail
    Lawmakers for both parties are looking to seize the opportunity for Ukrainian military aid before newly elected members are sworn in.This week House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, who is likely to take over as speaker if the GOP wins a majority in the House in the midterms, warned Republicans are "not going to write a blank check to Ukraine."Last month, Congress approved $12 billion in military and economic aid to Ukraine. Congress already has allocated a total of $65 billion in aid since Russia's attack in February. Sources believe the next package will be dramatically larger. A Republican senator told...
  • Bear Breaks Into Tennessee Cabin, Brutally Attacks Man Inside

    10/25/2022 1:38:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | October 25, 2022 | Taylor Giles
    A black bear broke into a cabin near downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on Saturday and attacked a man inside. The bear broke through partially-locked French doors and went straight for the kitchen, according to CBS News. After the man found the bear in the kitchen, the bear attacked him. The man escaped the attack and called 911 from inside a locked bedroom, CBS News reported. Family members then drove him to the hospital. ... A man vacationing in Gatlinburg was injured over the weekend when a black bear entered his cabin and charged at him, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency announced...