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Re: “TBI Says No

Well in the words of Matt Foley, lah-di-frickin' dah. It's up to the people, through their elected representatives, to determine whether marijuana should be legalized, not law enforcement. Sorry, authoritarian law officers, you don't get to make the laws. And the trend in this country is clear: legalization is coming.

I'm sure that plenty of law enforcement officers opposed the 18th Amendment repealing nationwide Prohibition too. Afraid it would cause layoffs in the Law Enforcement Industrial Complex, most likely.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 07/11/2019 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Hattiloo’s Bandele Awarded Grant for Play on Confederate Statue Removals

And pray tell, what does the crime rate in Memphis have to do with the city deciding to discontinue honoring old partisan Democrat segregationists with statues because they lost a war? The selfsame partisan Democrat segregationists who created in this city the African American underclass that both commits and suffers from "crime and other ills?"

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Posted by Bakerspond on 07/09/2019 at 1:39 PM

Re: “The Battle of Memphis — Confederate Statues' Last Stand?

"running a state of roughly six million people to suit the desires of a relatively small minority is not consist with democracy."
Which is exactly what states' rights (as opposed to individual rights) is all about, right, Senator Eastland?

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Posted by Bakerspond on 07/09/2019 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Report: Tennessee Taxpayers Pay for White Nationalists' Security

Gentiles are such little snowflakes.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 07/08/2019 at 9:15 AM

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.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 06/21/2019 at 1:25 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.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 06/21/2019 at 12:36 PM

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

Wonder if we can get him going on a Nashville sucks rant?

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Posted by Bakerspond on 06/18/2019 at 3:18 PM

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