I'd like to see a passionate Memphis horde regularly rally together to clean our communities, fight blight, take a stand against crime in our backyards, to strive for education and to support & respect our fellow neighbors. Just imagine what a community with such passion could do in our neighborhoods instead of on a bridge! Imagine what could happen if we Memphians could focus all that potential energy toward the true solution- MAKING our lives matter.
Is it just me or does anyone else try to avoid going through Atlanta at all costs?
A committee that can only make suggestions without facts? Seems legit. Memphians' best defense against police misconduct remains YouTube & Facebook.
Clearly the officer who wrote the official statement didn't see the cell phone video where Troy was face down in police custody calling out that he couldn't breathe before they were loading him into the ambulance.
The moment he cried out in distress and the officers didn't alter their methods (to official procedures), they were in the wrong.
His death is a sad event but the officers, by securing him properly on the gurney, could have prevented his death.
I've always thought that Memphis would have made for a great & inexpensive place for the film industry. How great would it have been to see the Pyramid & convention center as sound stages adorned with movie stars as opposed to a giant fish?
Phlo, if you asked the owner (Jeff) nicely, you still might get that massage....
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