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Re: “A Stained Heritage

CHG,

Who said I wasn't? Actually, I don't recall mentioning religion at all. You assume too much.

The most basic of all human rights is the right to make up your own mind. Indoctrination of children patently perverts and even prevents that basic right.

"Use your mind. Ask questions. Then, ask more." - Me

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Posted by the server on 07/22/2015 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Beat It

Waste of food? Surely these establishments have to-go boxes for patrons who dont complete the challenges. There are lots of things done to excess and most include things people do for entertainment. Why dont you go spend 14 dollars for a movie ticket and 10 dollars for popcorn and a drink and leave the ones who might want to try a food challenge alone. Better yet mind your own business. It's not like everyone coming in the door is ordering these extra large items.

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Posted by paramedic55 on 07/22/2015 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Memphis Police Officer Involved in Stewart Shooting Identified

ALJ,
Not a nonevent, but curiously, if relatively, downplayed. I'm not sure how you compare this case with Chattanooga.

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 07/22/2015 at 12:23 PM

Re: “A Visit to Agave Maria

Sounds right

Posted by Mia S Kite on 07/22/2015 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Memphis Tiger Trivia

18 back in the 70's under Richard Williams

Posted by Terry Davis on 07/22/2015 at 11:16 AM

Re: “A Visit to Agave Maria

I enjoyed the atmosphere and the service we had was great. The food is authentic and very tasty. The margaritas are good. I would recommend this to friends and family. We had the short rib tacos and the cheese dip and both were excellent. I look forward to going back to this restaurant.

Posted by Chris on 07/22/2015 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Memphis Police Officer Involved in Stewart Shooting Identified

Why do we have 26 year old policemen? That is very young for someone who has to make life or death decisions at the drop of a hat. And, he's been a policeman 3 years already. And, was he working alone?

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Posted by Ginmemphis on 07/22/2015 at 9:51 AM

Re: “TBI Investigating Darrius Stewart Case

In just over 20 years Memphis has gone from being the only US city to plan on requiring a four year college degree become a policeman to a city considering hiring convicted criminals as policemen. Standards? Expectations?

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Posted by ALJ on 07/22/2015 at 8:48 AM

Re: “TBI Investigating Darrius Stewart Case

The lead story on Yahoo News for some hours:

https://www.yahoo.com/parenting/target-under-fire-for-objectifying-t-shirt-for-124670935802.html

If you scroll over 19 other stories you can eventually find:

https://gma.yahoo.com/chattanooga-shooter-mohammod-abdulazeez-followed-al-qaeda-cleric-113853075--abc-news-topstories.html#

And a little tidbit from the Washington Post (not exactly known as right-wing extremists):

"The American flag [was] lowered to half-staff above the White House Tuesday to honor the five U.S. service members who were killed by a gunman in Chattanooga, Tenn. It took five days and followed stinging criticism from the right."

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Posted by ALJ on 07/22/2015 at 8:43 AM

Re: “TBI Investigating Darrius Stewart Case

Why was he fighting the policeman?

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Posted by Clyde on 07/22/2015 at 8:18 AM

Re: “Memphis Police Officer Involved in Stewart Shooting Identified

One has to ask... why was Office Schilling given a pass on the criminal charges involving the DUI.....professional backslapping between LE agencies? Why wasn't his DL suspended....oh wait, he's a brother in blue. He's special.......

Memphis needs and deserves a new MPD Director with backbone to usher in a new era of "ZERO" tolerance......NEW FLASH for our men and women LEO's.... you are not above the law. You are governed by the same posted speed limits (unless you're on a call), you fall under the same DV and DUI laws......you're not special, you're not exempt........

You don't deserve respect just because you don the blue uniform.......your character and integrity earn you that respect and that starts with the man or woman in the mirror. I know it is a small fraction of the force that falls in the limelight...but it's those less than acceptable few that cast shadows over the whole and one has to wonder why you would put up with those few who would tarnish your organization.

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Posted by lifespalette on 07/22/2015 at 8:18 AM

Re: “TBI Investigating Darrius Stewart Case

My sympathies for your loss Ms. Stewert....and you're right there are many questions to be answered involving this incident. Unfortunately, we have a less than ethical DA and a puppet MPD Director who are shielding themselves by turning it over to the TBI knowing full well the TBI will make a decision and never publicize the facts or reasoning for whatever the outcome is. So much for ethics and transparency... and that's just the tip of ice berg. It appears this particular office is questionable at best as to why he was still in uniform. Why were the criminal DUI charges dropped by the DA's office and why did he still have his DL............was there some "professional considerations" given here....why the special treatment?

Another question that is raised, is why, if these supposed warrants were mistakes (if there were warrants) would Darrius try to run.......why not let the process proceed and be resolved officially? Why struggle with an office at all.....why resist, if there really was any resistance, which it appears by the video there was?

We all know edited videos can and usually do present a compelling message and usually that message is the one beholding to the source....and we also know that bits and pieces aren't the whole story.....and this begs the question, if the authorities are releasing part of the dash cam video, why not release the whole video?

Sadly, this incident is a representation of many things that should and need to be changed. Memphis needs a new MPD Director with a back bone who will usher in an era of zero tolerance for the rank and file in blue....starting from the top down. While I appreciate our men and women in blue, you are not above the law one iota. You too are governed by posted speed limits, DV and DUI laws.....no exceptions. Memphis deserves and needs an honorable DA, who upholds ALL the laws ....even when they aren't favorable to the Prosecution (hint, hint...withholding evidence Amy).

Above all, Memphians need and deserve accountability and transparency from their elected officials and City Government..........something lacking with this group of leaders....from the Mayor's office on down.

Ms. Stewert,.... I sincerely hope you get your answers.

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Posted by lifespalette on 07/22/2015 at 8:00 AM

Re: “Memphis Police Officer Involved in Stewart Shooting Identified

Meanwhile, the murders of five servicemen in Chattanooga remains a nonevent...

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Posted by ALJ on 07/22/2015 at 7:48 AM

Re: “TBI Investigating Darrius Stewart Case

Director Tony Armstrong, I haven't received any information from you or anyone else in regards to my son's murder... Please show me these outstanding warrants that you & your officers speak of, where are they? Because one of your officers took something very valuable from me… I need to know, did God come down from Heaven that night and grant him the authority to choose whether my son live or die... My pain is deeper than words can ever express, I’m waking up reliving the same nightmare over & over… God knows I need to look the man who stole my son’s life directly in his eye & ask him why… My son ( Darrius Stewart) whom your officer murdered in Cold Blood has never been arrested... #DarriusStewart

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Posted by Stewart on 07/21/2015 at 11:08 PM

Re: “Old Times There Are Not Forgotten ...

@chg. Cite your source on this:

"If it were not for those generals of the South, you and I probably would not be alive today, as our ancestors may have been slaughtered by Lincoln's men"

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Posted by datGuy on 07/21/2015 at 10:34 PM

Re: “TBI Investigating Darrius Stewart Case

I don't give a damn what color the cop is my family didn't deserve to die n we have video around here so y'all keep talking don't let them kill one of yours then you won't be saying this dumb ish out your mouth you a hole

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Posted by Shelia IssacDowner on 07/21/2015 at 10:21 PM

Re: “TBI Investigating Darrius Stewart Case

I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm enjoying all the wanton police violence sweeping the country right now. Isn't this just great, everybody? People are dying for systemic reasons we could totally fix but refuse to address because it makes us feel icky. Isn't this just swell? Guys? Hey, guys?

Oh, wait a minute, this actually sucks because it could happen to anyone. Now it doesn't seem so funny anymore.

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Posted by autoegocrat on 07/21/2015 at 7:59 PM

Re: “Perspective From Pluto

The latest on dwarf planet Pluto (after 75 years as a real planet) is that it may not be a true dwarf planet circled by a major moon (Charon) and several minor moons, but a "binary system" with Charon.

Posted by ALJ on 07/21/2015 at 1:56 PM

Re: “TBI Investigating Darrius Stewart Case

I'm also enjoying reading some of the comments being posted on those local media articles. The local racists are so mad that black people aren't rioting and protesting over this.

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Posted by nobody on 07/21/2015 at 1:39 PM

Re: “Okrapreneurs

This is so fantastic! I saw Miles give a presentation on the farm at the last PechaKucha Night.

Posted by williamthewebb on 07/21/2015 at 1:24 PM

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