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Re: “Meet the Tennessee Lawmakers Who Think Running Over Protesters Should Be Protected

YouTube: TNGOP Rep. Matthew Hill's Racist "Obama Birther" Rhetoric
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph5-sNUkKxg

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Posted by GotNoUseForGOP on 08/23/2017 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Meet the Tennessee Lawmakers Who Think Running Over Protesters Should Be Protected

A very specific problem with HB0668 codswallop legislation sponsored by Rep. Matthew Hill is that he does not know the definition of many big words --- in this case, the word "riot" --- as defined by the Tennessee Code. The jejune Jonesborough representative is essentially desiring the enactment of government inspried repraisals directed at protesters walking in the street who will be injured, maimed, or killed by counter-protesters driving motor vehicles.

The November 9, 2016 student protest in Nashville is well documented by "The Tennessean" and this publication describes these Broadway protesters defamed by Rep. Hill as consisting of approximately 100 local teenagers and Fisk University students (news photos suggest that these protesters were mostly young African-American females) who walked on Broadway with a metro police escort to the protest the policies of then U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.

While these same Nashville protesters may have been "tumultuous" (loudly expressing their concerns), these "Not My President" student protesters were not reportedly engaged in any "violent conduct" (a specific element of the T.C.A 39-17-301 defining the word "riot") as falsely asserted by the Rep. Hill.

To be more specific, the Broadway student protestors were not engaged in activities that "damaged property, caused serious bodily injury to other persons, or substantially obstructed law enforcement or other governmental function", and more to the point, these Fisk University student protesters were reported as walking and working with the Nashville metro police escorts as to allow traffic to safely cross Broadway intersections along the entire protest route.

And unlike the perpetually petulant and spoiled Rep. Matthew Hill, I also imagine that most (if not all) of these Broadway student protesters do not have parents who own radio stations from which they can freely disseminate their own redress of grievances with government. Rep. Matthew Hill's filing of his mean-spirited HB0668 legislation appears to be racially motivated and would likely violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.


Hill files anti-protest, anti-abortion bills
NATHAN BAKER UPDATED FEB 12, 2017 AT 5:14 PM
http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/Local/2017/02/12/Hill-files-anti-protest-anti-abortion-bills.html
nbaker@johnsoncitypress.com
http://bit.ly/2kEcprV

Nashville students protest Donald Trump presidency
Ariana Maia Sawyer and Adam Tamburin, The Tennessean
Published 3:50 p.m. CT Nov. 9, 2016 | Updated 6:54 p.m. CT Nov. 9, 2016
http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2016/11/09/nashville-students-protest-donald-trump-presidency/93560998/

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Posted by GotNoUseForGOP on 08/23/2017 at 5:37 PM

Re: “Partnership Hopes to Return Mid-South Fair to 'Glory Years'

Funk,
I think cory901 referred to the roving bands of citified carrot topped Irish hooligans, which curiously was the case when I was a kid in the ole segregation days. Nonetheless, cory is mostly correct. Today the midway is much more dangerous than the rides, ergo not so much fun

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Posted by CL Mullins on 08/23/2017 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Partnership Hopes to Return Mid-South Fair to 'Glory Years'

A little math says the MidSouth Fair started in 1856. The Civil War started 6 years later, but did not stop The Fair.

Whatever threat "Gunfire and roving bands of foul-mouthed urban youth" are in your mind, they cannot factually be greater than that of General Sherman's Union Army.

But we all know what you're using the word "urban" as code for, don't we?

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 08/23/2017 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Partnership Hopes to Return Mid-South Fair to 'Glory Years'

No, it really is not that simple. The Fairgrounds was no longer a safe location. Gunfire and roving bands of foul-mouthed urban youth killed it. People with the money to spend to keep it going no longer wanted to go.

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Posted by Cory901 on 08/23/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Graceland Could Expand With a $50M Event Center Adding 150 Jobs to Whitehaven

Kudos on the job front.
Would they be interested in a nice equestrian statue?

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Posted by CL Mullins on 08/23/2017 at 10:57 AM

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