Two Memphis men have been charged with running a dog-fighting operation. Didn't people learn anything at all from Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick?
Elbert Jefferson Jr. didn't pay his property taxes last year, joining thousands of Memphis and Shelby County residents who committed the same offense. And he didn't pay taxes the year before, or the year before that. What makes Jefferson's case unusual, though, is that he is the Memphis city attorney, and among other duties, his job is to prosecute delinquent taxpayers. Jefferson has claimed that he just works so hard that he doesn't have time to pay those pesky taxes. We wonder if he lets other folks get by with the same lame excuse.
Germantown plans to automate the restrooms in its public parks, installing timers that will automatically switch off the lights and lock the doors at night. Park rangers currently do this, and it's time-consuming. But they also check to make sure the bathrooms are empty first. Automatic timers won't do that, and we'd hate to be caught in there with our pants down when the doors latch and the lights go off. That might be hard to explain the next morning.
The Bartlett Police Department goes with a more "retro" look with its police cars, having them painted black and white like in the old days. They use a company called Chop Shop Customs to do the paint jobs. We're sure they do fine work, but considering that a "chop shop" is where stolen vehicles are stripped of valuable parts, was that really the best choice for this project?