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Re: “Greensward Plaintiffs: Boyd's Statement 'Not True,' 'Completely False'

Is extortion legal in Memphis? Is it ethical? Is Boyd mad with power?

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Posted by Michael Graber on 08/25/2016 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Common Sense Pot Policy

@Bruce

I think so too. Seems preposterous to keep expending law enforcement resources on possession of small amounts of weed. I do hope when it happens there will be consideration given to the circumstances, too. For example, driving while using could be treated differently than carrying in one's pocket while walking down the street.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 08/25/2016 at 9:57 AM

Re: “Common Sense Pot Policy

Bruce, well written and spot on...

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Posted by Timeout4 on 08/25/2016 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Greensward Plaintiffs: Boyd's Statement 'Not True,' 'Completely False'

Did he drop it permanently or is it shelved for two weeks? I've read both...

Posted by Stacey Greenberg on 08/25/2016 at 9:22 AM

Re: “Greensward Plaintiffs: Boyd's Statement 'Not True,' 'Completely False'

I tried to correct him at the executive committee meeting on July 19th but he wouldn't budge. I ended up telling him to "check his facts". It disturbs me greatly that those in positions of power throw out threats and ordinances before having factual information on which to base anything.

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Posted by Susan Butcher Barnett on 08/25/2016 at 9:01 AM

Re: “Greensward Plaintiffs: Boyd's Statement 'Not True,' 'Completely False'

Maybe someone should file a resolution pulling Berlin Boyd's salary for one year if he tells another lie.

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Posted by Jeff on 08/25/2016 at 8:45 AM

Re: “Boyd Threatens Overton Park Conservancy Funding Over Greensward Suit

Expect to see more of this kind of grandstanding from Boyd. He wants to get his name out there as much as possible in preparation for his impending mayoral campaign.

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Posted by Mempthis on 08/24/2016 at 11:16 PM

Re: “Kubo and the Two Strings

Enjoyed the movie. Still asking what was the significance of two strings. Every time Kubo strikes his mandolin there are three strings.

Posted by cshep51 on 08/24/2016 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Greensward Plaintiffs: Boyd's Statement 'Not True,' 'Completely False'

It's still disturbing as to how the Council avoided any real transparency about that ordinance. It's certainly a terrible precedent.

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Posted by Sue Williams on 08/24/2016 at 6:52 PM

Re: “Marijuana Law Passes First Hurdle in Council

@mejjep - The net effect here, will be that fewer African American young people will end up with an incarceration on their record. Because regardless of the prevalence of usage amongst people of all ethnicities, the people who end up in jail for it, tend to be young African American men.

So Boyd is right. If we can avoid labeling these non-violent offenders as felons, the long-term effect will be to give them a better chance of ending up contributing to society, instead of just becoming fodder for the prison-industry complex.

I don't think anybody is saying that smoking marijuana, which we know causes a decrease in motivation and accomplishment, is a good plan for adolescents and young adults. The real issue, is what societal trajectory these lives are going to take after running into the justice system.

If we can push them more towards a productive outcome, instead of turning them into career criminals, that is most definitely a good thing.

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Posted by OakTree on 08/24/2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Memphis’ Gang Problem

Vicious white Gang or black gangs are all the same. Racist Extremist Supremacist Group Primary target is Single women to law down internal and external their bodies for forcing the file bankruptcies as a ritual or hate motivated crime . The Family Racist Supremacist founded in 1960s in Shelby County Tenn was founded by Charles Kinchelow Sr , Claude Smith II Athey Harper, Sylvia Campbell, Jessie Jones. This gang has become not only active in California but Tennessee Chicago as well. The Family members are very influential within the the justice system and are known to recruit correction facility staff to aid them in their Murders and attempted murders and illegal activities. Currently are targeting women for their prey and victims and are known "women beaters" whipping women and female childern asses and brain internal their bodies by members and associates Glenn Harper and two sons "his posse" Vera Harper, Sheila Harper, Dave Wilburn, Willie Braddock Jr and Lillie "Lil" Bell Chatman.

Posted by Anonymous on 08/24/2016 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Greensward Plaintiffs: Boyd's Statement 'Not True,' 'Completely False'

looks like someone's pants is on fire!

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Posted by Greg Russell on 08/24/2016 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Greensward Plaintiffs: Boyd's Statement 'Not True,' 'Completely False'

C'mon Berlin. You have such potential to do so much good for this town. Please stop mischaracterizing the OPC citizen activists. They aren't going to back down just because you try to act like a bully. It'll just piss 'em off. In the end, all you'll do is damage your reputation.

And I know for a fact you're a better man than that.

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Posted by OakTree on 08/24/2016 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Coalition of Concerned Citizens Plans Legal Action After Graceland Protest

Rumors continue to grow the next big protest will be at the Southern Heritage Classic game on September 10. Stay tuned.

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Posted by East Memphis Mark on 08/24/2016 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Marijuana Law Passes First Hurdle in Council

"I want to make a difference in the lives of poor African Americans in this city." — Berlin Boyd

And he really feels this is the best way to start that initiative? Don't get me wrong, I'm all for it, for all citizens, regardless of their race. It just seems to me there are much, much more important things that need to be done in order to "make a difference", than this.

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Posted by mejjep on 08/24/2016 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Boyd Threatens Overton Park Conservancy Funding Over Greensward Suit

Not to mention, grabbing the low-hanging cat out of the bag.

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Posted by Packrat on 08/24/2016 at 12:51 PM

Re: “Wiseacre Bid for Coliseum Moves Forward

So they (local governments) bent over backwards for Bass Pro but not for a local expanding business?

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Posted by Tommy Thompson on 08/24/2016 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Coalition of Concerned Citizens Plans Legal Action After Graceland Protest

Oaktree, these days you've got to go where the cameras are.

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 08/24/2016 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Coalition of Concerned Citizens Plans Legal Action After Graceland Protest

Robert, you would have been no fun at all at Stonewall.

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Posted by Mia S Kite on 08/24/2016 at 11:12 AM

Re: “Boyd Threatens Overton Park Conservancy Funding Over Greensward Suit

Sick, to death, of all of them, especially Allan Wade. Self-righteous blowhards! Yeah... let's pull the upteen millions allotted to the Zoo chumps! They filed the first lawsuit against the City and the City Council! AND ... THEY VIOLATED THE SUNSHINE LAW, with their March 1, 2016 shenanigans! They think their seats are safe on election day... think again! The citizens won't forget.

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Posted by pdp on 08/24/2016 at 10:52 AM

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