Eric Swartz 
Member since Mar 3, 2010

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Re: “Memphis Police Director Discusses Homicide, Guns, Drugs

The data doesn't support the war on drugs. The war on drugs supports the drug trade by creating an illicit market with no regulation, harm reduction or quality control. I am seeing large bags of what i believe to be cannabis in the image which has cause near zero fatalities to date for centuries of use by humans. How much harm has arrest and civil forfeiture caused to citizens?

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Posted by Eric Swartz on 05/06/2016 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Greensward Protest Caused 'Almost Irreparable Harm'

Talk about posing as someone you are not. Somebody from the zoo make this site? http://savethegreenward.com Redirects to the Zoo Donate page. If they started a crowdfund to build a garage on the McLean lot I would be the first to donate.

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Posted by Eric Swartz on 03/29/2016 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Greensward Protest Caused 'Almost Irreparable Harm'

@tonycooper should understand that MIM is a different animal altogether. They actually plan and work with the public AND repair the damage when it is over. The cars don't park on Tom Lee park , peoples bodies fill it just like the Greensward EVERY spring weekend. It is not just a patch of grass brother, it is where we and our children go to enjoy open spaces without cars. You know, let the kids run and play without fear of getting run over by someone in an SUV. The MIM argument is irrelevant until that greenspace is covered in cars while we are trying to hear a band.

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Posted by Eric Swartz on 03/29/2016 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Greensward Protest Caused 'Almost Irreparable Harm'

Lies. I was there and nobody blocked any area EXCEPT the lawn. There were people with signs pointing to the FREE parking on Snowden school's lot. I suppose that did hurt the bottom line. Heck some park folks actually visited the Zoo same day (because yes we enjoy the Zoo as well) and said the crowd was very thick. We worked with the police and ceded overflow to THE ORIGINAL line. I would say all in all the playdate was respectfully engaged with the issues and solutions for the day.

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Posted by Eric Swartz on 03/29/2016 at 10:31 AM
Posted by Eric Swartz on 12/01/2015 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Update: Adam Guerrero's Garden

Rats need a rat sized hole to get in and Victor makes an excellent audio repellent you can buy at Lowes. An ounce of prevention can save lots in lawsuits. BTW Mr. Dowdy I live in Binghampton where gardens are the norm.

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Posted by Eric Swartz on 09/25/2011 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Regaining Focus

As a skilled worker in the local film and television industry I agree with Martin. In the past we also lost a bid with Village Roadshow to build a Film Studio in Memphis because of fears of the large investment the city would have had to make. Subsequently Memphis is viewed as mainly a town for location shoots since there is no adequate infrastructure to service the needs of larger co-productions. In my opinion international cities like Berlin that Memphis seeks to partner with on co-productions will really only take us seriously if we have the kind of infrastructure they have. We need a crew base that can actually live and support their families in the city instead of following the business like glorified carneys. This means sound-stages, scene shops, costume shops, a prop warehouse, equipment rental closer than Nashville, post production facilities and an SFX dept. We have many small businesses that get great things done but on a large scale the big picture is missing. There is a risk but we have proved that Memphis crew can make great films that make a lot of money.
Eric Brice Swartz

Posted by Eric Swartz on 02/17/2011 at 11:43 AM

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