@barf - I've always thought that people who are close to the Lord get called home sooner, but he leaves mean people around longer, hoping they'll figure out where they need to make adjustments.
To understand Brady's attitude, just look at the zoo board membership. That will tell you everything you need to know. Brown is only a useful idiot to them.
Ms. Jackson certainly lost her liberty over this matter. It is an extreme miscarriage of justice when someone is convicted of a crime they did not commit, meaning for all intents and purposes, Ms. Jackson and potentially many others may have been successfully framed by the prosecutor's office merely as a political expedient to present a "tough on crime" image while at the same time showing extreme contempt for the law and the rights of the innocent.
Imagine how many cases would demand a retrial is Weirich was found guilty of wrong doing.
If I were in charge of prosecution on this, I would be keenly aware of that.
I'm not saying the painting is 'bad'. But he certainly deserves something that projects more of his natural savior-faire. And his suits generally hang better than that. Hmmm....
Fuck that moron.
When is it time to stop with the expensive oil paintings?
I know it's only been a little more than 150 years, but that photograph thing appears to be a real trend.
rules don't apply to the rulers.
Obviously Dr. Brady's instructions to "Councilman" Brown were loud and clear. They are both real pieces of work...and by that I mean pieces of sh!t.
Why is it we lose wonderful and constructive people in this world every day and yet people like Brady keep hanging on. Where is a stroke when you need one?
@eagles - I dont think you even know the quote. How surprising, that your ignorance is so plainly displayed. This is what Franklin actually said:
"..Those who give up liberty for security deserve neither..."
Which has no bearing on this case at all. And yes, I would trust Prosecutor Weirich, and indeed DO trust her, to keep my community and my family safe.
No one is denying that Weirich hasn't done many good things. Unfortunately, she and her office has gotten caught doing several UNETHICAL things on their law practice over the past few years that should not go unpunished. When any person abuses their power, or allows their employees to do so, they rot the system they are trying to uphold. Letting Weirich off completely unpunished simply shows other attorneys that if they know the right people and grease enough elbows that they are above the law of the court.
Mr. Brown should certainly be aware of the inability of the Memphis Zoological Society leadership to resolve complex issues. Mr. Brown should certainly be aware that the problems at the Zoo and at Overton Park related to parking are the result of a continuing failure of leadership on the part of the City of Memphis generally and of the Memphis Zoological Society particularly. The parking issue is simply a shell game the entire purpose of which is to hide the true intention of Zoo leaders. That intention is a land grab. Mr. Brown should be aware of this but he is not able or simply refuses to put sufficient effort into understanding the problem. Parking is not the problem. The problem is that the leaders of the Zoo have refused to work with good faith toward a reasonable solution to the problems the Zoo leadership has created. By creating along North Parkway an attractive and appealing north entrance to the Zoo a tremendous number of Zoo patrons would find free parking on public streets with easy access to the Zoo. Instead, the Zoo has created an unpublicized outhouse appearing shack by which Zoo patrons must pass. If one ignores the appearance of the new entrance, there is still the lack of promotion by Zoo leaders for this new entrance. The new entryway was designed by the Zoo leaadership to be as unappealing as possible. The lack of promotion of the new entrance is clearly an indication that the Zoo leadership wishes to dismiss the idea of a new entrance as quickly as possible. The traffic congestion which appears in the area of the Zoo on weekends could be addressed by designing a parking app for mobile devices which would make Zoo patrons aware of available parking. The leaders of the Zoo have dragged their feet regarding the creation of such an app. The Zoo leaders could adopt demand pricing so as to shift demand to off-peak hours. There is a host of reasonable suggestions already publicly presented which could ameliorate the problems caused by poor management at the Zoo. The leaders of the Zoo refuse to work in a cooperative and professional manner to address the problems which are entirely the fault of decades of poor leadership at the Zoo. It is also abundantly clear that Mr. Brown has dedicated little or no attention to understanding the current situation nor has he devoted any reasonable amount of time to promoting equitable and reasonable solutions. Mr. Brown should find some other avocation. He appears to view his position on the Council as a hobby. No, Mr. Brown, these are serious times and we face serious issues.
Hey OakTree, Ben Franklin is holding on line 2 for you - something about trading liberty for freedom. Not really sure what he wants.
She didn't turn over crucial evidence. Let me know how you'd feel if that was your case handled that way. Would you be so quick to applaud her for keeping the rest of us safe?
A ridiculous position, Mr. Brown.
Pretty pathetic that you failed to mention that the incomparable Steve Jordan(Booker T and the MGs, John Mayer Trio, Hail Hail Rock n Roll, Keith Richards Expensive Winos et al)plays drums on the album
Oak, what makes you think this will HELP moderates in the GOP? :)
Take a seat, Councilman Brown. Take two.
When is JB's report coming out on the newly elected leaders of the Shelby County Republican Party?
I wouldn't start the victory lap just yet. Like I said, the Millennials will tell the tale. If an urban exodus starts to trickle out in the next decade, you'll know they're no different from previous generations.
Time will tell the tale, and I think it'll be pretty clear. Either the Millennials will drive a change in the traditional lifestyle pattern, which will lead to continued urbanization, or they'll follow the pattern of previous generations, and we'll see a boom coming to suburbs nationwide over the next decade.
I'm a fringe Millennial myself, right between Gen X and the Millennial generation, and all of my friends that started out in East Memphis, Midtown, or Downtown have all migrated out to the suburbs, with the exception of those that can and/or are willing to pay for private school.
The con was performed by Reid Hedgepath when he added the Supersized parking spaces after the compromise was made. Joe Brown needs to sit down once and for all, for the betterment of all Memphians.
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