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  • Tennessee judge set to decide whether a Nashville school shooter’s journals are public records

    04/16/2024 8:18:15 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 04 16 2024 | TRAVIS LOLLER
    Whether the journals of a Nashville school shooter can be released to the public will go before a Tennessee judge on Tuesday after nearly a year of legal wrangling over who can participate in the case. What started as a simple public records request has ballooned into a messy mix of conspiracy theories, leaked documents, probate battles and new legislation as different sides try to gain an advantage. And even though the main issue of which police investigative records can be released has finally made it to a court hearing, any decision by Chancery Court Judge I’Ashea Myles is likely...
  • The University of Tennessee Uses Our Taxes to Advocate Radical Energy Agenda. I Took Them to Court!

    04/16/2024 3:29:50 PM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    American Policy Center ^ | Unknown | Kathleen Marquardt
    Over four years ago, someone sent me a November 2019 Huffington Post article titled “Coal Knew, Too” by Élan Young, a writer for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of (UTK). The story, remarkably, also promptly appeared in Mother Jones, the UK’s Daily Mail, and even in an article from the Kent Law School. We were told that the Department head, Chris Cherry, “accidentally discovered what is, so far, the earliest known evidence of the coal industry acknowledging its awareness of the impending climate crisis”. The supposed “confession”, which fit nicely into an ongoing activist litigation...
  • JUST IN: Teens Shoot 3 Memphis Cops—One Officer Murdered –Two Hospitalized…One of The Teen Thugs Involved In Shooting Was Released WITHOUT BOND Last Month For Serious Crimes [VIDEO]

    04/12/2024 11:50:29 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 67 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 12, 2024 | Patty McMurray
    Memphis Police officers responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle this morning at around 2 AM. Two teenage boys were found at the scene of the alleged crime and became engaged in a shootout with the police officers. One of the teens, 18-year-old Yaylen Loble, was recently caught inside a stolen vehicle by police officers with an illegally modified firearm that could be used as a machine gun. He was arrested and released without bond in March. The teen thugs murdered one Memphis Police Officer, while two more officers have been hospitalized.
  • Gunman kills one and injures five as he opens fire in Nashville coffee shop in front of mother and her baby - as police launch manhunt for suspect

    03/31/2024 7:16:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-31-24 | STEPHEN M. LEPORE
    At least one person is dead and five others are injured after an Easter Sunday shooting at a coffee shop in the Germantown section of Nashville, according to police. The incident was reportedly called in at around 3:03pm local time at Roasted Salemtown, a brunch place on Garfield Street. According to police, one person has been killed by gunfire, while five others have been shot, with police saying that they are not critical. 'A total of eight persons were transported from the scene, one of them deceased, 5 others confirmed gunshot victims, one other with a scratch, the cause of...
  • 2 suspects still on the loose in deadly Harrison home invasion

    03/31/2024 5:58:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies ^ | March 26, 2024 | AC Barker, Dane Wurmlinger
    HARRISON, Tenn. — UPDATE: 2 suspects involved in a deadly home invasion in Harrison are still on the loose, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. HCSO says there were 3 armed suspects involved in the invasion. The preliminary investigation reveals the three suspects broke into the home around 1a.m. and were confronted by the homeowner, according to HCSO. Gunfire was exchanged between the homeowner and suspects. HCSO says one of the suspects was shot during the exchange and died at the scene. Two other suspects jumped through a window to escape and fled the scene, according to HCSO. Members...
  • AirTag in Bible helps pregnant carjacking victim find car

    03/29/2024 3:29:36 PM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies ^ | March 27, 2024 | Melissa Moon
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman who is three months pregnant says she was carjacked at gunpoint after a crash, but an AirTag hidden inside a Bible helped her track down her vehicle. Zaliyah Hughes said she was headed to Tops Bar-B-Que on Summer Avenue when a light-colored Nissan crashed into the passenger side of her Hyundai Sonata at the intersection of Summer and Holmes. “I was going through the light, and they were supposed to stop. They were speeding and hit me,” said Hughes.”Once they hit me, the man who had a black mask on already had his gun pointed...
  • Rise of the Jesus-themed NIGHTCLUBS where twerking, drinking and smoking are banned but Christian music thumps all night

    03/24/2024 5:05:46 PM PDT · by Twotone · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 17, 2024 | Alex Hammer
    A Nashville nightclub is redefining the concept of faith - and clubbing - with heavily attended gatherings that have strict rules against twerking, drinking, and smoking. Enter The Cove - an 18-and-up pop-up started this past year by seven young, black Christians, that only enforces the three above rules. There's an unspoken one as well - a playlist devoted entirely to Christian music. The establishment comes in response to a post-pandemic decline in church attendance, organizers this week said - citing the mostly black, Gen-Z crowd. These pious partiers flood their doors regularly, the masterminds revealed -speaking for a feature...
  • Riley Strain's body found in Nashville river, police say

    03/22/2024 11:32:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | 22 March 2024 | By Katherine Itoh and Matt Lavietes
    Strain disappeared on March 8 after being kicked out of Luke’s 32 Bridge Food + Drink in downtown Nashville while on a trip with his fraternity. University of Missouri student Riley Strain's body has been found in the Cumberland River Friday morning, the Metropolitan Nashville Police announced. "The body of Riley Strain was recovered from the Cumberland River in West Nashville this morning, approximately 8 miles from downtown," the department wrote on X. "No foul play-related trauma was observed. An autopsy is pending." Police received a call around 7:28 a.m. from a worker at a nearby business who discovered Strain's...
  • GOP senators blast Biden’s proposed $110 billion tax hikes on oil, gas and coal

    03/22/2024 9:45:40 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 21 March 2024 | By Bethany Blankley
    (The Center Square) – Two dozen Republican U.S. senators are pushing back against the Biden administration's plan to increase taxes on the U.S. oil, natural gas and coal industries to the tune of over $110 billion. U.S. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., led a coalition of 24 senators expressing “grave concern regarding the administration's continued hostility towards American energy production.” In a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, they wrote, “America's working families and small businesses are facing immense challenges including high energy prices. At the same time, our allies and partners across the globe are asking for reliable American...
  • Missing student Riley Strain’s body found in Nashville river

    03/22/2024 8:02:18 AM PDT · by bitt · 33 replies ^ | 3/22/2024 | Richard Pollina
    The body of missing University of Missouri student Riley Strain has been found in a Nashville river after he went missing leaving a country bar earlier this month, authorities said. “The body of Riley Strain was recovered from the Cumberland River in West Nashville this morning, approximately 8 miles from downtown,” the Metropolitan Nashville Police wrote on X. His body was found in the Cumberland River near 61st Avenue North around 7:30 a.m. Friday, news station WKRN reported. No foul play is suspected, but an autopsy has been scheduled, police said. Strain was visiting the Music City with his Delta...
  • Chaos at Univ. of Memphis when BLM protesters go on the attack over Kyle Rittenhouse event

    03/22/2024 4:55:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies ^ | March 21, 2024 | Vivek Saxena
    Violent left-wing extremists on Wednesday hijacked a Turning Points USA event at the University of Memphis featuring Kyle Rittenhouse — and they did so with the full backing of the Democrat Party.Video footage from outside the university showed the extremists chasing down attendees as they tried to leave the event.The drama started days ahead of the event, with “students and community members” expressing fury after Rittenhouse was invited to speak at the school by Turning Points USA, according to The Commercial Appeal, a Memphis paper.The school released a statement shortly thereafter saying it wasn’t sponsoring the event but lacked the...
  • Cop-gone-wild, 28, will get $500,000 PAYDAY after suing city claiming she was sexually groomed by her 'predator' superiors - after she was fired for sex romps with seven officers

    03/21/2024 9:53:33 PM PDT · by mowowie · 51 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23:09 EDT, 21 March 2024 | Stephen M. Lepore
    Tennessee cop-gone-wild Maegan Hall settled her lawsuit with the city of La Vergne for $500,000 after she was fired when an internal probe revealed her raunchy romps with six male officers. The 28-year-old was fired in January 2023 after it was first discovered that she had sexual relationships with several cops in the department - some who have been terminated, others suspended. The rookie cop hit back in a federal lawsuit, claiming she was groomed and abused by lecherous superiors, including Police Chief Burrel 'Chip' Davis and Sgt. Lewis Powell, a 15-year law enforcement veteran.
  • Guess What It Takes to Become a Cop in Nashville Now...

    03/18/2024 10:48:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | MARCH 18, 2024 | STEPHEN GREEN
    New York Mayor Ed Koch had a commonsense approach to hiring first responders, and it made a lifelong impression on me when I first heard it maybe 40 years ago. "I don’t care what sex a firefighter is," Mayor Koch said all those years ago, "as long as they can carry a 200 pound Mayor out of a burning building." When it comes to dangerous jobs — first responders, soldiers, sailors, pilots, industrial workers, etc. — every other consideration must come in second to the question of whether or not this particular applicant has the physical and mental stamina to...
  • Democratic State Senator Warns Republicans of Riots After State Passes Pro-Police Bill

    03/16/2024 7:37:08 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 80 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | Matthew Giffin | March 15, 2024
    Tennessee State Senator Charlane Oliver (D-Nashville) warned state Republicans on Thursday moments after the Tennessee General Assembly passed a bill prohibiting local governments from inhibiting law enforcement that her Democrat constituents may respond with riots. @FoxNashville posted footage of the Thursday press conference at which Oliver and other Democrat legislators held at the Capitol in which they announced their disapproval of the bill. The legislation easily passed in the State Senate on Thursday in a partisan vote 26 to 6. The previous week, the Tennessee House passed the bill in a partisan 68 to 24 vote. “So yeah, we’re gonna...
  • Judge orders FBI to provide Covenant shooter's manifesto to news outlet

    03/16/2024 6:43:45 AM PDT · by deks · 19 replies
    Just the News ^ | March 15, 2024 | Ben Whedon
    federal judge ordered the FBI to provide Covenant School shooter Audrey Hale's manifesto and other documents for a private review as part of a lawsuit from Star News Digital Media Inc., the parent company of The Tennessee Star. "The court's order today is a significant victory for the public’s right to know about the motives of Audrey Elizabeth Hale, who murdered six innocent Nashvillians at the Covenant School on March 27, 2023," Tennessee Star Editor-in-Chief Michael Patrick Leahy said. Star News sued the FBI in May 2023, claiming the bureau had violated the First Amendment by rejecting multiple Freedom of...
  • Directions From Silent Al Gore's HQ To KKK Grand Wizard State Park In Tennessee

    Step Directions ElapsedDistance 1 Begin at 601 Mainstream Dr on Mainstream Dr and go 0.4 miles 0.4 2 Turn right on Great Circle Rd and go 0.4 miles 0.8 3 Bear left and go 70 feet 0.9 4 Turn left on Metrocenter Blvd,TN-12,US-41A and go 0.9 miles 1.7 5 Bear right on ramp to I-65 and go 0.6 miles 2.3 6 Continue on I-40 West Ramp and go 0.6 miles 2.9 7 Continue on I-40 and go 81 miles 84.1 8 Exit I-40 via ramp and go 15 miles 99.4 9 Continue on access road and go 400 feet...
  • How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Pits Parental Rights Against Public Health (parental freedom legislation… “creates obstacles to vaccination, the foundation of pediatric care.”)

    03/14/2024 6:34:29 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 48 replies
    KFF Health News ^ | MARCH 12, 2024 | Amy Maxmen
    Gayle Borne has fostered more than 300 children in Springfield, Tennessee. She’s cared for kids who have rarely seen a doctor — kids so neglected that they cannot speak. Such children are now even more vulnerable because of a law Tennessee passed last year that requires the direct consent of birth parents or legal guardians for every routine childhood vaccination. Foster parents, social workers, and other caregivers cannot provide permission.In January, Borne took a foster baby, born extremely premature at just over 2 pounds, to her first doctor’s appointment. The health providers said that without the consent of the child’s...
  • Kyle Rittenhouse set to speak at University of Memphis, sparking outrage in community

    03/12/2024 3:14:31 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 99 replies
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | Mar. 12, 24 | John Klyce
    <p>In August 2020, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse shot and killed two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and injured a third. He claimed self-defense. Then, in fall 2021, he was acquitted of criminal accusations in a controversial, heated trial, and became a hero of far-right politicians and Second Amendment advocates.</p>
  • Rep. Mark Green Changes Retirement Plans, Will Run For Re-Election

    02/29/2024 5:46:45 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Oann ^ | February 29, 2024 | James Meyers
    Ally to 45th President Donald Trump, Mark Green, will run for re-election in November ... Green (R-Tenn.) reversed his prior decision to leave Congress after pleas from the 45th president, his predecessor Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), and other colleagues who asked him to return. “Mark Green has had lots of options because of his political talents, and the great job he has done as a Congressman, but given the fantastic work he’s doing as Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, I hope he runs for Re-Election to the U.S. House of Representatives,” Trump posted on Truth Social Thursday. “If he...
  • Pride flags will be largely BANNED in classrooms across Tennessee as Democrats scream out in the state House when GOP vote through the law

    02/27/2024 11:54:13 AM PST · by knighthawk · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 27 2024 | RACHEL BOWMAN FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and WIRES
    The Republican-led Tennessee House passed a bill that would ban pride flags from being displayed in school classrooms. The House passed the bill in a 70-24 vote on Monday that sent the legislation to the Senate, where a final vote could happen as early as this week. Known as House Bill 1605, it states schools 'shall not display any flag other than the United States flag and the official Tennessee state flag on or in a public school.'