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Re: “No Federal Charges for Officer in Darrius Stewart Death

APop and Oak,
Sorry abut the mix-up.

Posted by CL Mullins on 09/27/2016 at 7:47 PM

Re: “No Federal Charges for Officer in Darrius Stewart Death

Oak,
What legal avenue for justice is available to the family that believes they are slighted, other than a lawsuit and what penalty other than money.
And representing his constituency isn't pandering, it's his job.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 09/27/2016 at 6:37 PM

Re: “No Federal Charges for Officer in Darrius Stewart Death

@Oak

Well, his father and his father's lawyers are all over the media saying they will not stop until there is "justice" for young Mr. Stewart.

I really don't know what that is supposed to mean.

Neither the Grand Jury or the DOJ found that Officer Connor acted unlawfully.

So what justice do they seek?

Oh, the money.

Of course.

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 09/27/2016 at 5:09 PM

Re: “No Federal Charges for Officer in Darrius Stewart Death

So what is it, Locals, TBI, FBI, and Justice Department? All took a bite of the apple?
How many more times we going through this?

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Posted by OakTree on 09/27/2016 at 4:53 PM

Re: “No Federal Charges for Officer in Darrius Stewart Death

Due process? Sounds lawyer-y. I'm against it.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 09/27/2016 at 4:19 PM

Re: “No Federal Charges for Officer in Darrius Stewart Death

Keep fighting the 5-0. they're armed, trained, & prepared. lil stevie is a very confused small man.

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Posted by Long Duck Dong on 09/27/2016 at 3:52 PM

Re: “No Federal Charges for Officer in Darrius Stewart Death

Got to love Stevie's pandering, don't you?

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Posted by ArlingtonPop on 09/27/2016 at 3:46 PM

Re: “Tale of Two Plans

Hey barf, hold this cup o' moonshine and my corncob pipe for me will ya while I try to work out this here Google thing to figure out what you mean by "provincial."....

No one claimed his idea was unique in its overall concept - indeed the site specificity is one of the project's most predominantly unique factors. And no one claimed that every decision made by government "involves a conspiracy to deprive others of their hard earned rewards or credit." But in this instance, something is a bit rotten in Denmark. I don't know about you, barf, but if I presented a project for about a decade to "the powers that be," it received little serious consideration during that time, and then the very parties to which I'd been presenting the same stonewalled project, suddenly roll out (with much fanfare and self-congratulation) a nearly identical project (down to the actual renderings presented to ye magnanimous outside investors on high), I'd feel a bit wronged and would want some answers.

For a city to claim it's striving to support its creative class and for an administration to purport it's all about transparency, there's a pretty clear lack of evidence of either of those things happening in this instance. And that's a problem, not just for Mr. Kirkscey, but for all Memphians.

But hey, what do I know? I didn't even know that Huey's HAD a basement! Thanks for the heads up. Tell Reid Hedgepeth and Chuck Brady "Hello" at your next meeting. In the meantime, I'm going put my tinfoil hat back on and return to my favorite pastimes of basket weaving and campaigning for Mongo for mayor.

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Posted by Mary Ost on 09/27/2016 at 3:39 PM

Re: “Tale of Two Plans

Barf, that is true - not every decision in government involves a conspiracy. But if there's money on the table, there is. People don't go into politics for the fun of it. They're there for the money. If some of them happen to do a little good along the way, well then hooray.

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Posted by Jeff on 09/27/2016 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Former TN Legislator Jeremy Durham Kicked Out of UT Game for Hitting

Barf, is that why you're called barf?

Posted by Jeff on 09/27/2016 at 2:23 PM

Re: “The 2016-17 Season: Ground Rules

How can you filter a quote if a quote is obtained straight from the source? Will all non Grind City Media people be banned from the locker room after games? After practice? I feel this concern somewhat valid but is way over blown. The NBA has NBATV. It's run by TNT. That seems to be working out fine. NBATV's existence doesn't prevent TNT and other media outlets from reporting on and being critical of the NBA. How is this situation in Memphis any different?

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Posted by Okitech623 on 09/27/2016 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Tale of Two Plans

One of the key things to remember about primate behavior Jeff, is that the big dumb alpha male takes whatever anybody else in the troop finds. If he likes the way it tastes, it becomes the shnizlet. Everybody wants some. Then the beta male with no mate, who was the one who found it in the first place, goes off to sit on a branch away from the others to ponder the inscrutability of fate.

Humans are no better than any other primate in this regard.

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Posted by OakTree on 09/27/2016 at 1:41 PM

Re: “Tale of Two Plans

Mary,
As it relates to the door, I am not even on the property. I wish I could get my back clapped, but perhaps by someone a little less provincial. I simply offered a possible explanation as to why Kirkscey may not have been consulted as an alternative to the predictable “corrupt, wheeling and dealing” response. I have no idea what really happened and it is safe to say that goes for yourself and anyone else here making any such claims.

I speak from experience working with all types of people and personalities in lots of different places on urban projects:
A) Kirkscey’s ideas are only unique by way of their geographic location. These same ideas and concepts can be found in almost all of the nation’s major cities and many of its smaller communities as well. I’m sorry, but it’s no snowflake. It does not mean it does not represent a very worthwhile concept.
B) I have dealt with situations where great ideas were hindered by their creator. A concept may be brilliant, but the individual who formed it may lack the personality, tactical skills or the ideological flexibility necessary to execute the steps that would bring the concept to fruition. In those cases, implementation must often wait until someone else can take the reins.

One thing I do know: not every decision ever made by government involves a conspiracy to deprive others of their hard earned rewards or credit… except in your case. In our most recent secret meeting (in the basement under Huey’s) we really did discuss stealing all of your good ideas and hording them for ourselves.

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Posted by barf on 09/27/2016 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Cohen Calls Presidential Race “Armageddon,” Says Trump in League with Russia

Nothing says classy like a jackass-themed mosquito glue strip.

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Posted by Long Duck Dong on 09/27/2016 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Homeless Advocates Protest, Demand Better Housing and LGBT Shelter

Mee-Mee: do you accept Bitcoin?

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Posted by Long Duck Dong on 09/27/2016 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Former TN Legislator Jeremy Durham Kicked Out of UT Game for Hitting

I'll bet Kelsey made him sleep on the couch that night.

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Posted by weallknow on 09/27/2016 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Former TN Legislator Jeremy Durham Kicked Out of UT Game for Hitting

Does living in his Mommy and Daddy's basement count as his residency?

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Posted by Charlie Eppes on 09/27/2016 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Former TN Legislator Jeremy Durham Kicked Out of UT Game for Hitting

Jeff,
I actually had the displeasure of being introduced to this twerp at a bar once via a mutual acquaintance while he was running for state senate. He let it be known to all (right before we ended up ignoring him until he left a short time later) he felt that not only did Memphis provide little in the way of value to Shelby County and its surrounding suburbs, but that the burbs were being openly besieged in support of the city and ALL of its citizens. The irony that this “conversation” occurred at a bar in Cooper Young was apparently beyond his grasp.

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Posted by barf on 09/27/2016 at 11:50 AM

Re: “Tale of Two Plans

Sounds like some of those folks behind "closed doors" are coming out to save face, discredit the work that Mr. Kirkscey has done ("boilerplate urban renewal ideas"), and make excuses for all of the back room wheeling and dealing that goes on in this town - often at the expense of timely and inclusive progress. Hey barf and BP45, do those back claps hurt yet?

Ethics and plagiarism are in the eye of the beholder, amirte?

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Posted by Mary Ost on 09/27/2016 at 11:48 AM

Re: “Coach Trump

@CL I had the Mongolian Beef. Or was it yak? I have a hard time distinguishing between the two. At least the waiter told me the spices were from Asia someplace. And then he winked at me. Worried me a little.

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Posted by Thoughtful on 09/27/2016 at 11:39 AM

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