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Memphis Commercial Appeal
The weird and wacky world of Wade Bolton, a question of suburban pot ordinances and other events Outside the Loopget a close-up shot of his untied shoes. ACROSS THE SUBURBS NO POT LAW CHANGE
The weird and wacky world of Wade Bolton, a question of suburban pot ordinances and other events Outside the Loop
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 6 days ago
get a close-up shot of his untied shoes. ACROSS THE SUBURBS NO POT LAW CHANGES IN THE SUBURBS: With all the talk in the Memphis City Council and our friends over in Nashville Metro pushing new pot laws, I thought we should check with suburban... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis city task force to study employee residency todayThe task force created by the Memphis City Council to study city employee resid
Memphis city task force to study employee residency today
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 6 days ago
The task force created by the Memphis City Council to study city employee residency requirements and incentives meets for the first time today, highlighting concerns about how resident migration is affecting the city's property tax base. The... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
911 Call Center problemsthis is the most basic, critical service that we provide as a city," said Worth
911 Call Center problems
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 8 days ago
this is the most basic, critical service that we provide as a city," said Worth Morgan. An emergency 911 service that some Memphis City Council members said isn't up to par. Tuesday was a check-in of sorts to see what the city is doing to make... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Marijuana ordinance heads to third, final Memphis Council meeting where it could be passedand be a havoc to society, I don't see why people who smoke pot should be punis
Marijuana ordinance heads to third, final Memphis Council meeting where it could be passed
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 8 days ago
and be a havoc to society, I don't see why people who smoke pot should be punished," said Don May who lives in Memphis. A Memphis City Councilman proposed the punishments change for those caught with less than half an ounce, recommending a $50... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis passes pot law on second reading; Nashville gives it final approvalSeptember 20, 2016 - State Sen. Larry Miller (left) and Memphis City Councilman
Memphis passes pot law on second reading; Nashville gives it final approval
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
September 20, 2016 - State Sen. Larry Miller (left) and Memphis City Councilman Berlin Boyd chat after a press conference at City Hall where members of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators campaigned for the pot decriminalization... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis passes pot law on second reading; Nashville gives it final approvalSeptember 20, 2016 - State Sen. Larry Miller (left) and Memphis City Councilman
Memphis passes pot law on second reading; Nashville gives it final approval
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
September 20, 2016 - State Sen. Larry Miller (left) and Memphis City Councilman Berlin Boyd chat after a press conference at City Hall where members of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators campaigned for the pot decriminalization... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
New study says Tennessee ranked #9 for rate of murder by menthat hold repeat offenders accountable, something she believes could make a big
New study says Tennessee ranked #9 for rate of murder by men
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 8 days ago
that hold repeat offenders accountable, something she believes could make a big difference for victims. This past July, Memphis city officials implemented a new punishment for domestic violence offenders. Now people accused of violent domestic... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
City sells old Memphis police station to real estate investorpurchased the building at 128 Adams for $2 million, according to Shelby County
City sells old Memphis police station to real estate investor
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
purchased the building at 128 Adams for $2 million, according to Shelby County Register Tom Leatherwood's website. The Memphis City Council had approved the sale of the historic building in May. Central Police Station stands next to the Fire... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis moves forward on Work Local program to employ panhandlersoutside the Hospitality HUB during a press conference with Mayor Jim Strickland
Memphis moves forward on Work Local program to employ panhandlers
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
outside the Hospitality HUB during a press conference with Mayor Jim Strickland. (Yalonda M. James/The Commercial Appeal) Memphis City Council members gave preliminary approval Tuesday to spend $125,000 to launch the Work Local program, which will... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis city council mulls Airbnb rental regulationsMemphis City Council members took a step Tuesday toward levying a 3.5 percent t
Memphis city council mulls Airbnb rental regulations
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
Memphis City Council members took a step Tuesday toward levying a 3.5 percent tax and a $2 room fee on short-term rental properties commonly associated with companies like Airbnb Inc. A council committee voted to add a short-term rental properties... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Tennessee Black Caucus supporting proposed local pot laws as part of criminal justice reformjustice system they perceive as discriminatory to African-Americans. The caucus
Tennessee Black Caucus supporting proposed local pot laws as part of criminal justice reform
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
justice system they perceive as discriminatory to African-Americans. The caucus scheduled a 12:30 p.m. press conference at Memphis City Hall to support the ordinance sponsored by Councilman Berlin Boyd. Tennessee’s two largest cities have... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Pushback and context on marijuana ordinances, what Deadspin missed on Memphis and MLK, and moreSeptember 6, 2016 - Holding a bag of marijuana brought by MPD, Memphis City Cou
Pushback and context on marijuana ordinances, what Deadspin missed on Memphis and MLK, and more
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
September 6, 2016 - Holding a bag of marijuana brought by MPD, Memphis City Councilman Martavius Jones asks Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings about the amount of pot it contains during a City Council committee meeting where Rallings tried to... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Council committee recommends freeze on DROP; primarily goal to retain Rallingsa July 11 press conference at City Hall about a Black Lives Matter protest in M
Council committee recommends freeze on DROP; primarily goal to retain Rallings
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
a July 11 press conference at City Hall about a Black Lives Matter protest in Memphis. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal) A Memphis City Council committee voted Tuesday to recommend approval of a proposal allowing some city employees to freeze their... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Pushback and context on marijuana ordinances, what Deadspin missed on Memphis and MLK, and moreSeptember 6, 2016 - Holding a bag of marijuana brought by MPD, Memphis City Cou
Pushback and context on marijuana ordinances, what Deadspin missed on Memphis and MLK, and more
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 8 days ago
September 6, 2016 - Holding a bag of marijuana brought by MPD, Memphis City Councilman Martavius Jones asks Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings about the amount of pot it contains during a City Council committee meeting where Rallings tried to... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Memphis, Nashville to vote on marijuana-related ordinancessmall amounts of it. Nashville's Metropolitan Council is set to take a final v
Memphis, Nashville to vote on marijuana-related ordinances
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 9 days ago
small amounts of it. Nashville's Metropolitan Council is set to take a final vote on its ordinance on Tuesday, while the Memphis City Council is scheduled to make its decision Oct. 4. Both cities have similar proposals on the table: Police who... Read more
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WCYB 5 Tri-Cities
Memphis, Nashville to vote on decriminalizing marijuanapeople who possess small amounts of it. Nashville's Metropolitan Council is se
Memphis, Nashville to vote on decriminalizing marijuana
WCYB 5 Tri-Cities / Posted 9 days ago
people who possess small amounts of it. Nashville's Metropolitan Council is set to vote on its ordinance Tuesday, while Memphis' City Council is scheduled to make its decision on Oct. 4. Both cities have proposed similar measures: Police who... Read more
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ABC News
Memphis, Nashville to Vote on Marijuana-Related Ordinancessmall amounts of it. Nashville's Metropolitan Council is set to take a final v
Memphis, Nashville to Vote on Marijuana-Related Ordinances
ABC News / Posted 9 days ago
small amounts of it. Nashville's Metropolitan Council is set to take a final vote on its ordinance on Tuesday, while the Memphis City Council is scheduled to make its decision Oct. 4. Both cities have similar proposals on the table: Police who... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Lawmakers plan day of action to support pot decriminalizationwill begin the day with media interviews before a 12:30 p.m. news conference in
Lawmakers plan day of action to support pot decriminalization
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 9 days ago
will begin the day with media interviews before a 12:30 p.m. news conference in City Hall along with meetings with Memphis City Council members, according to the caucus made up of Democrats. The announcement of Tuesday's events was sent by... Read more
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KWWL Iowa
Memphis, Nashville to vote on marijuana-related ordinancespeople who possess small amounts of it. Nashville's Metropolitan Council is se
Memphis, Nashville to vote on marijuana-related ordinances
KWWL Iowa / Posted 9 days ago
people who possess small amounts of it. Nashville's Metropolitan Council is set to vote on its ordinance Tuesday, while Memphis' City Council is scheduled to make its decision on Oct. 4. Both cities have proposed similar measures: Police who... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Melvin Burgess sets priorities for his year as Shelby County Commission chairmanthe school system. Burgess said the situation was "bigger than me" and that lo
Melvin Burgess sets priorities for his year as Shelby County Commission chairman
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 days ago
the school system. Burgess said the situation was "bigger than me" and that long before he took over internal audit with Memphis City Schools, the district had dismantled its inventory control department. "There was no system to account for it,... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
State lawmaker threatens funding for Memphis, Nashville over pot billsthe option of handing out a civil penalty instead of misdemeanor charge. A sim
State lawmaker threatens funding for Memphis, Nashville over pot bills
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 days ago
the option of handing out a civil penalty instead of misdemeanor charge. A similar ordinance is making its way through the Memphis City Council with a possible vote early next month. Lamberth said he favors criminal justice reform — noting the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Shelby County Commissioners want to mirror Memphis’ potential marijuana ordinancechambers at the Vasco A. Smith, Jr. Administration Building.

Two Shelby Co
Shelby County Commissioners want to mirror Memphis’ potential marijuana ordinance
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 12 days ago
chambers at the Vasco A. Smith, Jr. Administration Building.

Two Shelby County commissioners will closely watch the Memphis City Council as it votes next week on an ordinance to lessen the penalty for people caught with small amounts of... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
New program to find paid work for Memphis panhandlersbeen homeless for roughly eight years since losing his construction job in 2006
New program to find paid work for Memphis panhandlers
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 14 days ago
been homeless for roughly eight years since losing his construction job in 2006. (Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal) As the Memphis City Council looks to extend a ban on aggressive begging to more areas and during rush hours, a Downtown-based... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
County Commission moves forward in raising school board member’s paythose extra dollars, let's put that back in the classroom," Chism said. Commis
County Commission moves forward in raising school board member’s pay
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 16 days ago
those extra dollars, let's put that back in the classroom," Chism said. Commissioner Willie Brooks, a former member of the Memphis City Schools board, challenged the raise while many on the staff, with the exclusion of teachers, haven't gotten... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Local legend celebrates 85th birthdayThere was a big celebration Sunday for a local legend. Julia Woodard, a retire
Local legend celebrates 85th birthday
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 16 days ago
There was a big celebration Sunday for a local legend. Julia Woodard, a retired Memphis City Schools teacher and former president of the Memphis Education Association is celebrating her 85th birthday. The party was held Sunday, with renowned jazz... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Sept. 12was cut by (from left) Clifford Davis, Roane Waring, Watkins Overton and A.D. M
Sept. 12
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 17 days ago
was cut by (from left) Clifford Davis, Roane Waring, Watkins Overton and A.D. McWhorter. 25 years ago: 1991 Memphis City School administrators think it is just a little too hot to stimulate thought — 90-degree temperatures with high... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Burgess: Is it time to unite Memphis and Shelby County law enforcement?merger would enfold the city police department into the sheriff's office. Sheri
Burgess: Is it time to unite Memphis and Shelby County law enforcement?
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 19 days ago
merger would enfold the city police department into the sheriff's office. Sheriff Bill Oldham was unavailable for comment. Memphis City Council chairman Kemp Conrad said he's open to discussing consolidating law enforcement, but still needs to be... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Weed, Corn, and Gunsthe two groups use marijuana at comparable rates." 'Not True' Both plaintiffs
Weed, Corn, and Guns
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 21 days ago
the two groups use marijuana at comparable rates." 'Not True' Both plaintiffs in the now-dismissed lawsuit against the Memphis City Council regarding the Greensward said Wednesday that they did not tell council member Berlin Boyd that the... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Asking For Changesoliciting the public trapped in their cars at an intersection and deny the guy
Asking For Change
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 21 days ago
soliciting the public trapped in their cars at an intersection and deny the guy passively standing on Madison Avenue? The Memphis City Council is now grappling with this issue — as many other cities around the country have done. The council... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Whitehaven town hall meeting set for Sept. 15Memphis City Council member Patrice J. Robinson will host a town hall meeting i
Whitehaven town hall meeting set for Sept. 15
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 21 days ago
Memphis City Council member Patrice J. Robinson will host a town hall meeting in Whitehaven next week. Topics include updates on smart meters, sewer assessment and economic development in the Whitehaven area. There also will be door prizes. The... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis City Council tackles Coliseum, pot and more in busy Tuesday meetingSeptember 6, 2016- Brian Saulsberry presents his proposal for the Mid-South Col
Memphis City Council tackles Coliseum, pot and more in busy Tuesday meeting
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 21 days ago
September 6, 2016- Brian Saulsberry presents his proposal for the Mid-South Coliseum to the Memphis City Council. (Nikki Boertman/The Commercial Appeal) Perhaps the most important vote cast Tuesday by the Memphis City Council was to approve the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Shelby County commission pitches pay raise for school boardin 2014. Board members had previously been paid $4,200 a year, an amount that w
Shelby County commission pitches pay raise for school board
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 21 days ago
in 2014. Board members had previously been paid $4,200 a year, an amount that was set in 1988. The County Commission and Memphis City Council members are paid $29,100 annually. The full commission will address the ordinance in the first of three... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Law enforcement from Memphis and Nashville continue to monitor pot ordinancesmarijuana possession. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal) By Ryan Poe and Joey G
Law enforcement from Memphis and Nashville continue to monitor pot ordinances
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 22 days ago
marijuana possession. (Jim Weber/The Commercial Appeal) By Ryan Poe and Joey Garrison, USA TODAY NETWORK — Tennessee Memphis City Council members would solve a problem that doesn't exist if they approve an ordinance decriminalizing some... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
More Memphis neighborhoods want SkyCop Cameras to help fight crimein the house, broke in side door. We need protection," Page said. The issue of
More Memphis neighborhoods want SkyCop Cameras to help fight crime
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 22 days ago
in the house, broke in side door. We need protection," Page said. The issue of installing more SkyCops came up at the Memphis City Council Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee meeting. Two resolutions were presented to install four... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
District Attorney weighs in on marijuana ordinanceMEMPHIS, Tenn. --Marijuana is on the minds of the Memphis City Council. On Tue
District Attorney weighs in on marijuana ordinance
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 22 days ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. --Marijuana is on the minds of the Memphis City Council. On Tuesday Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich spoke for the first time publicly about a proposed marijuana ordinance at a City Council Committee meeting. The council... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Weirich, Rallings share concerns with council over proposed pot ordinanceMarch 16, 2016 - District Attorney Amy Weirich (Brandon Dill/Special to The Com
Weirich, Rallings share concerns with council over proposed pot ordinance
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 22 days ago
March 16, 2016 - District Attorney Amy Weirich (Brandon Dill/Special to The Commercial Appeal) Memphis City Council members would be solving a problem that doesn't exist if they approve an ordinance to decriminalize some marijuana possession, Shelby... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Panhandling ordinance gets city committee's OK(Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal) An ordinance restricting the times and plac
Panhandling ordinance gets city committee's OK
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 22 days ago
(Mike Brown/The Commercial Appeal) An ordinance restricting the times and places where panhandling is allowed will go to Memphis City Council with a positive recommendation. The council's Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee voted to... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Cracking down on panhandling in Memphissee a problem at the intersection. If someone wants to give, let them give. If
Cracking down on panhandling in Memphis
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 23 days ago
see a problem at the intersection. If someone wants to give, let them give. If they don't, they don't," he said. Now the Memphis City Council is considering restricting panhandling to certain distances from an intersection with traffic lights and... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Haslam personally leading search for head of Tennessee's largest college systemvice president and corporate counsel with Baptist Memorial Health Care System a
Haslam personally leading search for head of Tennessee's largest college system
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 25 days ago
vice president and corporate counsel with Baptist Memorial Health Care System and a former chief administrative officer for Memphis city government, said the secrecy is appropriate. Duckett argued making the names public could deter good candidates... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
TVA, MLGW at odds over plans to tap aquifer for cooling waterthe Memphis Sand aquifer for the Allen Combined Cycle Plant under construction
TVA, MLGW at odds over plans to tap aquifer for cooling water
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 25 days ago
the Memphis Sand aquifer for the Allen Combined Cycle Plant under construction in Southwest Memphis. Most recently, the Memphis City Council approved a resolution asking that TVA explore getting its the water from either a shallower aquifer or... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Panhandling law revisions headed to council for considerationA new state law will make "aggressive panhandling" a Class C or Class B misdeme
Panhandling law revisions headed to council for consideration
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 26 days ago
A new state law will make "aggressive panhandling" a Class C or Class B misdemeanor. (Stan Carroll/The Commercial Appeal) Memphis City Council member Philip Spinosa Jr. will propose an ordinance Tuesday to keep panhandlers away from intersections... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
SCS reverse discrimination trial verdict could take monthsof their race. Both officers are white and the student and the principal at the
SCS reverse discrimination trial verdict could take months
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 27 days ago
of their race. Both officers are white and the student and the principal at the school are black. The school was part of Memphis City Schools at the time, but the merger with Shelby County Schools that fall made the county district the defendant... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Memphis pot ordinance revised with higher finesMemphis City Council member Berlin Boyd revised a marijuana decriminalization o
Memphis pot ordinance revised with higher fines
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 27 days ago
Memphis City Council member Berlin Boyd revised a marijuana decriminalization ordinance to add a rising scale of punishments and exempt juvenile offenders. If approved, the ordinance would still allow police the discretion to enforce stricter state... Read more
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express
Officers who assaulted pregnant black student insist they were fired for being whitethe African-American 17-year-old in a school in Memphis, USA. The two men are
Officers who assaulted pregnant black student insist they were fired for being white
express / Posted 28 days ago
the African-American 17-year-old in a school in Memphis, USA. The two men are now suing Shelby County Schools – which was Memphis City School district at the time of the incident – claiming the reason they were fired was because they were... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Officers tackle pregnant student; say they were fired for being whitesecurity guards said they were fired because they are white. The two men are n
Officers tackle pregnant student; say they were fired for being white
KXXV Waco / Posted 29 days ago
security guards said they were fired because they are white. The two men are now suing Shelby County Schools (which was Memphis City School district at the time of the incident), and their case is going to trial. Henry Todd and Richard Pinner... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
Officers tackle pregnant student; say they were fired for being whitesecurity guards said they were fired because they are white. The two men are n
Officers tackle pregnant student; say they were fired for being white
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 29 days ago
security guards said they were fired because they are white. The two men are now suing Shelby County Schools (which was Memphis City School district at the time of the incident), and their case is going to trial. Henry Todd and Richard Pinner... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Officers tackle pregnant student; say they were fired for being whitesecurity guards said they were fired because they are white. The two men are n
Officers tackle pregnant student; say they were fired for being white
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 29 days ago
security guards said they were fired because they are white. The two men are now suing Shelby County Schools (which was Memphis City School district at the time of the incident), and their case is going to trial. Henry Todd and Richard Pinner... Read more
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WAVE 3 Louisville
Officers tackle pregnant student; say they were fired for being whitesecurity guards said they were fired because they are white. The two men are n
Officers tackle pregnant student; say they were fired for being white
WAVE 3 Louisville / Posted 29 days ago
security guards said they were fired because they are white. The two men are now suing Shelby County Schools (which was Memphis City School district at the time of the incident), and their case is going to trial. Henry Todd and Richard Pinner... Read more
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WBTV Charlotte
Officers tackle pregnant student; say they were fired for being whitesecurity guards said they were fired because they are white. The two men are n
Officers tackle pregnant student; say they were fired for being white
WBTV Charlotte / Posted 29 days ago
security guards said they were fired because they are white. The two men are now suing Shelby County Schools (which was Memphis City School district at the time of the incident), and their case is going to trial. Henry Todd and Richard Pinner... Read more
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Hawaii News Now
Officers tackle pregnant student; say they were fired for being whitesecurity guards said they were fired because they are white. The two men are n
Officers tackle pregnant student; say they were fired for being white
Hawaii News Now / Posted 29 days ago
security guards said they were fired because they are white. The two men are now suing Shelby County Schools (which was Memphis City School district at the time of the incident), and their case is going to trial. Henry Todd and Richard Pinner... Read more
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