"The DA may have took on more than she bargained for.
The owners of Club 152 are not poor. They have the resources to fight and make the DA publically prove how pervasive these drug violations were.
I don't believe that the DA wants to air this in public, hence the first postponement of the hearing."
I'll wager the DA has everything she needs to support what was done.
Let's see what comes out in court, ok devil's advocate?
It's really sad to see the delusions from Grizzlies fans. I mean, if you can find any positives from this than more power to you. I'm not so sure it's about Lionel Hollins figuring the match ups finally, but more about the Spurs simply went cold as the second half went along. There were a few good defensive stops by the Grizzlies, but for the most part, the Spurs looked as if they ran out of gas. Tony Parker had lost his legs in the 4th and could hardly even spit.
Grizzlies fans should also caution that the Spurs were in this situation last year only to lose the next 4 games in the Conference Finals. This might not be a good thing for the Grizzlies as I'm sure the Spurs know this and will be even more apt to not let this happen. These observations are coming from someone who dislikes both teams so good luck!
I am not too quick to jump on the discrimination bandwagon over this. What I am concerned with is the procedure that was used and I think that is what upset the young lady.
The English teachers should not have a role in this. It should be left up to the students. If the teachers had not had a part in this and she wasn't picked by her peers, she would have felt bad, but she would not have mentioned discrimination. It probably appeared that the English teachers, who I guess are mostly white, conspired against her to keep her from even being in the running for students votes.
I am more concerned with the decision of the Unified BOE to keep the dress codes the same, which means that the African Americans Students in the Memphis Schools are being treated differently than the students that attend suburban schools. They are under the same school district, aren't they? It seems to me that they should have adopted a policy that applied to all students within the unified school district.
Btw, the 14th amendment case of discrimination brought against the Nashville School district on rezoning has been ruled on by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Federal Court. The complainant lost because the judges found that there was no intentional official discrimination, however, they alluded that the re-zoning would cause disparate impact of some of the students, however, there was no intentional, official policy asserted that students were classified by race. Plus, the Nashville BOE had poured a lot of extra money into the lesser school to try to bring it up to par.
This is interesting because the cases are similar, but very different. In the Memphis Case, there is history of separate schools. There is the initial desegregation lawsuit and the failed attempt by the state to unconstitutionally split the district. Also, the state, unlike Nashville, did not try to mitigate the disparate impact on the students that will not now be assigned to the msds should they happen. The justices on the appeals court bench also made a striking revelation in their ruling. One of the reasons Nashville gave for the re-zoning was for the students to be closer to their schools for it is better to have kids going to neighborhoods. The justices said, paraphrasing, the reason that neighborhood schools are better is dubious and there is plenty of evidence contrary to that.
Even though the plaintiffs lost in the Nashville Case, there is hope now for the Memphis case to be won by the county commissioners. There is a distinct difference between re-zoning one or two schools in a district than completely walling off a complete district.
The Spurs do cut a decent amount, but in large part, they punish you with Parker on the pick and roll hitting shooters that like to lurk at the 3 point line.
That makes it a lot easier for the Grizzlies to play Bayless. Against the Clippers, you couldn't play Bayless, because he would end up on Jamal Crawford, Chauncey Billups, or some larger guard that would break him down off the dribble. When he was in, he got in trouble. The same was the case with the Thunder. Martin, Jackson, or anyone really he guarded could take him off the bounce.
Against the Spurs, his defense is less of a liability.
That's big, because clearly we need at least one shooter on the floor at all times to open up the paint for our bigs. When Tay and Tony are on the floor together, the Spurs just pack it in and play 5 on 1 or 2 when we get it to the post. When our shooters are out there, just having a threat to hit a shot gives the bigs the space they need. If we can keep that spacing the rest of the series AND continue to play solid pick and roll defense, I will be curious to see what adjustments Popovich can find. If he can't find any adjustments, we stand a great chance to come back from down 0-2 for the second time.
Media has the Tony thing all wrong. He was thrown to the ground as Manu meant to do. He didn't hack him, he grabbed hold and followed through. And TA's little manimal brain bounced against his skull. Resulting in the head grabbing agony we witnessed.
The young lady is really a very nice person, but somehow she got the idea that the Class President was entitled to speak, and that is not the case.
She is an adolescent and her feelings got hurt.
Thats all that happened here.
You might be interested to know that Mr. Blocker, the system official that did the investigation, is a black man.
So OTP, I read the piece on this Taylor Flake you talk about.
It sounds to me like she wants special treatment. Arlington has never had a class president speak at graduation. She wants to speak at graduation, for whatever reason, and is claiming racial discrimination despite the fact that she's essentially asking for special treatment.
It says that Arlington has 3 student speakers every year at graduation, the valedictorian, the salutatorian, and a third speaker that is chosen in a vote by the students after the teachers nominate possible speakers. She clearly expected to be that 3rd speaker, but she wasn't nominated by her English teachers. Why? It's anyone's guess, but my guess is they had others that they felt were better class representatives. It's hard to say Arlington has a history of discrimination in those nominations either. Of the 59 students that have been nominated in the school's history, 16 have been African American. That's 27% of the nominees historically in a school that's 23% black.
Spin that however you want, but it pretty clearly looks to me like there isn't any discrimination going on. I think it makes her look pretty bad to be contacting the NAACP with a claim like this. Clearly she's been raised to claim racial discrimination whenever she doesn't get her way even if there is no evidence of such. It's a shame to see that from someone in her generation. Hopefully a larger percentage of her generation is NOT seeking victim status, but it disappoints me to see it regardless.
The DA may have took on more than she bargained for. She is trying to punish and send a message to the owners of Club 152, but, I am afraid she has bumped into a hornet's nest.
The owners of Club 152 are not poor. They have the resources to fight and make the DA publically prove how pervasive these drug violations were. How many were there and by how many different people (employees). If they had been investigating for 6 months, what was the rush to close the club on the busiest weekend of the year, instead of the following Monday? Why was the press notified of what was to happen so that they could be there? I don't believe that the DA wants to air this in public, hence the first postponement of the hearing.
It is just like the fight that happened between members of the police force. The off duty officers that were assaulted and arrested are suing the city. The general, illegal, policy of the police clearing a public street at 200am is being challenged in court. They will find that this policy is unconstitutional. You can't force people off of a public street, regardless of the time, unless you can prove that there is a strong government interest in doing so. There is no compelling interest to make people get off of Beale Street at a certain time.
The DA has to realize that you can't trample the rights of people, you can get away with it for awhile with poor, powerless people, but you can't pull that with people of means.
The thing that is wrong with your posts is that you fail to take into consideration on what the founders of this nation built it upon. This nation was built on the principle of majority rule.
You also conveniently refuse to recognize that President Obama was elected by the majority of electors as well as the majority of the voters. Not once, but, twice! Are you saying that 53% of the voters and over 70% of the electors were all leftists? Even if they were, which they surely aren't, either would be correct because the majority said so. Do you have a problem with majority, democratic rule? If so, you are in the wrong country.
As an aside, the total votes of the voters who voted for the U. S. House, garnered more votes than the republicans and if not for extreme gerrymandering, the house would also be democratic. Before you try to refute this fact, I suggest that you look it up.
The founders left room in the constitution for changes and the process to change it. Impeachment, hell, they even allowed for that. So, Broadhead, if you think that the president has committed impeachable crimes and/or misdemeanors including ethical violations, why can't the republicans impeach him? They can't do that because the majority of Americans support him.
It is not up to the minority to say something is wrong for they are subservient to the wishes of the majority. So, all I can suggest that you do is go out and get you a majority of the American people and make changes that you think is necessary. Until then, you are making yourself look silly and racist with your posts. It is like pissing in the wind. Everything is blowing back in your face.
As Herrington pointed out, TA did flop AND that was a correct flagrant foul call. Both things can be true in the universe.
Hollins hasn't played the Grizz small for any extended period so I doubt he starts now. They key for MEM is to play a better brand of pick and roll defense which it looks like they figured out in the second half. Also, taking Prince out of the game improves the spacing enough on offense so that Zbo can punish Bonner in the post.
Just listen to oldtimer’s spill.
He would give the Democrats as well as Obama any pass on corruption and tyranny they need to further the leftist agenda. It does not matter what this country built its foundation on. It is just easier to see who the enemy of the LEFT really is by who they attack.
Anyone that loves America.
The left wants the power of that foundation. They cannot build because they don't know how. They can only use up the stored economic resources that were built by others for their own gain because they have no scruples when it comes to ethical behavior.
That lecture did not sink in very well with you, did it?
The left as well as being persistent, corrupt, patient and without scruples or conscience can always see it’s best indoctrination work being handled in the media as well as institutions of higher learning. In fact, that has always been the target of socialist as well as the communist from the 40s. A target rich environment for Marxism.
Just look at you. Seems you were warned a while back but just never listened to the warnings. Should be all the proof you need.
Very encouraging just like Game 2 against the Clippers.
Lionel has definitely figured out the key for the Grizz in this match up on both ends of the floor. Now the question is how Pop and the Spurs respond. They're a great team, but they're going to have to make sure they have the answers to win 2 more. After last night, I expect this to go 7 and come down to the final minutes in Game 7.
As an aside, after all these years of Ginobli flopping more than anyone in the NBA, there was some poetic justice in Tony Allen pulling the old soccer sell on a Ginobli foul. I figured the officials would drop the flagrant on review, but my only guess is they told Pop that they deserved the call after all these years.
I still hate that soccer flop business, but I can live with it from Allen solely because it worked against Ginobli.
To drug users, do not use drugs inside of a bar or public place, even if the owners do not disapprove. The law never has enough to do, and they actively look for cases like this to bust businesses like this. Drug dealers, do not sell your dope in a public place. The problem is that the owners of the establishment is going to get blamed, and they get in trouble.
And even though America is slowly liberalizing their drug laws, in Tennessee, any amount of pot, even a joint is punishable by up to 11 months 29 days. Hell, in Tennessee, one cannot buy wine in a supermarket or wine or liquor from a package store on Sundays, so legalized weed here is a dead issue.
I wish we lived in a World where one can look at naked women, snort drugs, shoot guns in the ceiling. We don't so shut up.
Prince and Arthur have been disastrous in this series. Start Qpon. And give Davis Arthur's second-half minutes if he has another bad first-half in game 3. And no more Tony Wroten.
Oh, and Lionel has to get on the refs (in the press, not just during games) about how Diaw and Bonner "set" screens. I know the league has let this go, but Diaw and Bonner just go run into the our guys. It is impossible to play D on Parker if they don't get called for any illegal screens. A couple of whistles here and there would really change how these games go.
I keep coming back to this idea that the Grizz should go ultra small when Bonner is on the court. Like either QPon or TA at the the 4 small. Tying in to Lowe's great article on the Bonner factor, DA cannot make them pay on D for playing Bonner so the other option is try to make him guard on the perimeter and blow by him. On D, just switch everything. Thoughts?
You live in Arlington. How about the lowdown on Taylor Flake, Class President of Arlington High School, not being allowed to speak at the graduation ceremony.
Seems to me if you can get enough votes to be class president, you should be able to speak. Are you sure it is not because of color?
Bad link. Just google Don't hold your breath for public opinion to turn against Obama, 5/21/2013
I have constantly told you red-state-southern ultra gop conservatives, yes, with a touch of racism in it, to realize that there is a much greater share of the American people that don't think the same way they do.
These so-called scandals are nothing but conservative republicans with a good dose of racism in them fueling this fire that is really only manifesting its self within the gop framework and the Washington Beltway.
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