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Re: “FedExForum Could Get City’s First Pod For Nursing Mothers

Wouldn't burqas (in team colors) be cheaper?

Posted by crackoamerican on 06/24/2019 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Hang Up and Drive

Great way to keep people from recording cops as they get pulled over, too.

Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/24/2019 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Hang Up and Drive

Under 18's have it even more stringent.

Posted by bob13 on 06/23/2019 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Hang Up and Drive

I use my iPhone for GPS, otherwise I wouldn't know where I am going at times. The phone sits on dash held by a magnet. Is this illegal as well?

Posted by Dawn Vincent on 06/23/2019 at 11:49 AM

Re: “Hang Up and Drive

Meanwhile, let's hope you weren't smoking weed when the phone police pull you over.. No matter how you feel about weed, you shouldnt be smoking it while driving period. Same reason you arent allowed to drive while taking certain medications, it causes an impairment.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Nick Stone on 06/23/2019 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Brandon Webber Shooting is Seen Through Multiple Lenses

Gus,
"Almost every" does not qualify as a statistic. If you want to bring some credibility describe your experience with unjustified use of force. I would ask a cop hater to describe a justified use of force

1 like, 6 dislikes
Posted by CL Mullins on 06/21/2019 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Brandon Webber Shooting is Seen Through Multiple Lenses

You're changing your statement. I agree that in MOST cases there is some element involved that you stated (however, outstanding warrants covers a LOT of ground and the fact that someone has outstanding warrants doesn't justify excessive use of force). Historically, police were not seen as allies in black communities and that factor has to be dealt with. I think we can all agree that police officers have a tough and dangerous job and at the same time, they must be held as accountable as ordinary citizens would be.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Bakerspond on 06/21/2019 at 1:25 PM

Re: “Brandon Webber Shooting is Seen Through Multiple Lenses

Bakerspond, this is actually statistically extremely true. Almost every officer involved shooting involves at least one, or some combination of a person with outstanding warrants, initiates contact or evades police, and is armed. I can't speak for every encounter from coast to coast, but this holds true for the vast majority.

Measures need to continue to develop to hold police accountable Full transparency. Body cameras etc. If LEO uses excessive force, they need to be held accountable for their actions.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Gus on 06/21/2019 at 1:02 PM

Re: “Brandon Webber Shooting is Seen Through Multiple Lenses

"As someone who has worked with law enforcement for a long time, if you don't commit violent crimes and therefore don't have warrants out for your arrest, don't run from police, don't assault police, don't wave guns at police, you will not get hurt during an encounter with law enforcement."
OK, this is demonstrably not true. In this case, with Webber, everything I have read so far indicates this shooting was justified. But there are plenty of cases, some here in Memphis, over the past few years, that contradict your statement.

5 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Bakerspond on 06/21/2019 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Brandon Webber Shooting is Seen Through Multiple Lenses

Otis Sanford has a good piece on this at the DM. No one seems to care or mention the other victim in this ordeal. The young man that Webber shot 5 times and left for dead on the side of the road, allegedly. Not that it really matters, but he is early 20s young black man as well. There is very little outcry for the violence brought upon him. He was probably a fraction of a centimeter here or there away from being dead. Webber was perfectly fine with shooting him and stealing his car allegedly. Webber also made a fake facebook account to respond to this young man's ad for his car, in order to conceal his identity. His actions were very deliberate.

As someone who has worked with law enforcement for a long time, if you don't commit violent crimes and therefore don't have warrants out for your arrest, don't run from police, don't assault police, don't wave guns at police, you will not get hurt during an encounter with law enforcement.

A 20 year old is dead, and that is terribly sad. That's much too young to be laid to rest. A lot of life to live and growing and maturing to do. Another young man in his early 20s luckily survived a violent and premeditated assault. I might be jaded but sometimes I don't understand the mental gymnastics we do to make martyrs out of everyone.

21 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Gus on 06/21/2019 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Brandon Webber Shooting is Seen Through Multiple Lenses

I'm against most violent death.

Shocking, I know.


If killing people solved our problems, we would have stopped having problems by the 1300's

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/21/2019 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Brandon Webber Shooting is Seen Through Multiple Lenses

Funk,
Who has the right to presumed innocence, cops or the deceased? The same can be asked of the shoot em all and let god sort them out crowd. And sadly, neither side can expect a judicious response.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by CL Mullins on 06/20/2019 at 9:35 PM

Re: “Brandon Webber Shooting is Seen Through Multiple Lenses

Right to be presume innocent until proven guilty?

What's that?

this is AMERICA by God, we shoot first and civil rights later.

Wait...

/sarcasm

0 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/20/2019 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Brandon Webber Shooting is Seen Through Multiple Lenses

"felony suspect in an armed robbery and aggravated assault across ". He was sought for shooting an entire clip of bullets at a guy and steeling his car.

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Michael Farmer on 06/20/2019 at 4:25 PM

Re: “The Dead Don’t Die

"This isn't going to end well." It didn't. What looked like would be a great movie turned out to be a great disappointment.

Posted by Ron Hale on 06/20/2019 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Memphis Goodwill Fined by Feds on Contract Claims About Disabled Workers

Did anything ever happen in regards to the ghost employees they had on the payroll a few years ago?

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Mark Smith on 06/19/2019 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Netanyahu: Trump’s Doppelganger?

CL, not if Israel has anything to say about it. https://www.haaretz.com/jewish/chomsky-cri…

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by crackoamerican on 06/18/2019 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Music Comings and Goings: Alexis Grace, Thomas Bergstig, FreeSol, Andrew Smith. And Sushi Jimmi Returns!

Just don't say "I loved you on American Idol" to her. I met her, said something to that effect,and got a cold shoulder. Girl, AI made you, so get over yourself.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Cory901 on 06/18/2019 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Lemoyne-Owen Professor's Brandon Webber Comments Draw Ire

Does the Pope wear a funny hat? Does a bear crap in the woods? If I stop hating Nashville, call a coroner, because I am clearly cold and dead.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/18/2019 at 4:12 PM

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