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Poll worker fired for turning away voters with "Black Lives Matter" shirts

Dave Ramsey

00:24 sec | 6 d ago

Poll worker fired for turning away voters with "Black Lives Matter" shirts

"A poll worker in Memphis is out of a job after turning away voters wearing shirts and masks that said Black lives matter, spokeswoman for the Shelby County Election Commission Suzan Thompson said quote what he did was patently wrong and he was fired. Thompson added that the manager of operations fired the co worker on the spot after confirming the reports. State law prohibits people from wearing items with the name of a political party or candidate currently on the ballot while in a polling place but statements or not violations of that law.

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Fresh update on "shelby county" discussed on News Beat

News Beat

01:15 min | 14 hrs ago

Fresh update on "shelby county" discussed on News Beat

"Church. added. So Alabama is the home of the voting rights act and every periods nineteen six. Thirteen Obama was covered by section five pre clearance. In Two Thousand Eleven Alabama. A Photo ID requirement. That photo ID your argument was very restrictive. Republicans added these photo ID rules in twenty eleven, and while there can be neutral reasons for voter ID Republicans in Alabama were caught making other arguments like suppressing the black vote one legislator saying the black voters were quote illiterates and aborigines or take Senator Dixon voice concern that the right to vote without showing was allegedly quote beneficial that the black power structure. One of the most think telling aspects. Requirement is and it actually requires you to. Copy of your photo and deal with your absence e ballot, your mail in ballot. So if you think about that or longer than ten seconds, you realize that mailing in a copy of your photo id does not prevent odor fraud it doesn't mean anything. Can Mail in a copy of a photo ID with my picture on it. But no one's actually going to air my face the picture because I've mailed it, and so it really doesn't make any sense except as a voter suppression measure is backed the legislators who sponsored the bill were caught on tape into Nazon ten plotting to suppress the black vote they had called bladders, aborigines illiterates in talking about wanting to depress black voter turn out into ten and a another legislator who ordered this broader idea bill or fifteen years, and openly said that the purpose of the bill was to undermine the state's black power structure and to make it more difficult for black people in particular. So two thousand eleven. This photo ID bill was passed and the state did something that was a quite curious. They did not submit a law for clearance at all. They essentially sat on the bell from two thousand eleven two, thousand eighteen but the same day, Shelby Cowan decision came out they said they were going to go ahead with an horsing the photo ID requirement. We've seen really a wave of laws across the country since Shelby County. Decision. Changes in laws and I should also say it's not always just changes in laws. The pre-clearance provision also prevented changes that weren't a law passed by legislature, but closing polling places changing the way that voters removed from roles because they've moved. All kinds of changes in the way that elections work, we're covered by section five pre clearance, and we saw a proliferation of restrictive policies and practices across the country, and we saw them happening more frequently in places that had formerly been covered by the pre-clearance provisions. North Carolina's another example of a state that in the wake of shelby, county passed some incredibly restrictive. Laws including You're basically set of laws that rolled back voter friendly policies and put in anti voter policies that the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Federal Court said targeted black voters with surgical precision. That we stand here. Twenty seven, day. After the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act, and we have less voting rights. That fiery. By Reverend William. Barber head. Of North Carolina N. Double ACP macy out of a different time and place. But Barbara believes new laws that alter how where, and when citizens can vote are designed to disenfranchise this many black voters as possible. All of these attacks voting rights started right after President Obama Juan in state and it changed the dynamic people came together who had been coming together in the south. We noted that this is an attempt to roll ask backwards. The Brennan Center, conducted a study of voter purges. That is states have a duty under federal law to conduct odorless maintenance to make sure that the voter rolls are up to date. So if someone moves out of state, they're relieved from the roles in the state they left or if they die, they're moving the roles mesler thing borderless maintenance is something that states have to do that. They should do responsibly in order to maintain accurate rolls. Georgia's been accused before of disenfranchising voters and a new study from Greg Palace a reporter who's been investigating the state's voter purges. Since twenty thirteen says his latest investigation concludes that the state was wrong late last year to purge another batch of voter nearly two hundred, thousand inactive voters from the rolls after the state was unable to verify their current addresses more than two hundred, thousand voters may be purged from the Wisconsin voter registration rolls just months before the presidential primary. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of an Ohio policy to remove thousands of registered voters from its role if they haven't responded to a notice from state officials. We've seen these types of aggressive and illegal voter purges on the rise in a lot of places around the country. But we actually studying the rates of voter purges across the country and demonstrated that in jurisdictions that were previously covered by pre-clearance we saw an even larger increase in voter purges than we did in other parts of the country since two thousand thirteen. Big issue that we've seen in the southbound and other places is closest to polling places. There have been a series of reports showing that in places like Georgia there had been a large number of polling place closures in the last several years primarily off in in largely African American communities. Have instances where a county baby traditionally have by holy places to. Black. Neighborhood and in the last seven years close. Places required some voters travel and twenty thirty miles. Nearest. Who are. African Americans. For more likely or more likely. Really dramatic scenario. All types of conniving method still being you. To prevent negroes from becoming registered voters. Denial of this sacred, right? Here's a tragic betrayal. The highest men bates of our democratic tradition. So. Our most urgent request to the president of the United States. And every member of Congress. To give us the right to vote. Give us the ballot. And we will no longer have the worry the federal government without our basic rights. Give us the ballot. And we will no longer plead to the federal government for passage. Auburn. Anti. Lynching Law. We will. Power of our forth. Right. On the statute books of the south. And bring it in to the. Acts of the hood, its perpetrators of. Give us the ballot. And we will transform the failures misdeeds of fish to mob. into the calculated good deeds of orderly citizens. Give us the Bala. We will feel legislative hose with men have good whale. Send to the sacred halls of Congress. Men who will not sign a southern manifesto because of added. To the management. Give Up. The ballot. We will place judges on the benches of the South who will do justly and love mercy. And we wolf place at the head of the southern states, governors who have cells not own never, Pang of the human. But the glow of the divine. Give up the balance. The balance. The. Right to vote. The right to vote. One Way to think about it is that it's a centuries long battle to get to the point of the Voting Rights Act Obviously, there's centuries of that fight that are really fight against slavery and just fight to be acknowledged human and be acknowledged as a citizen. But even after that happens during reconstruction, the thirteenth fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to Constitution. The fourteenth amendment provides for equal protection of the laws in the. Fifteenth. amendment. makes. Racial discrimination in voting illegal even after that, it's another hundred years of fighting. Before the Voting Rights Act actually finally helps make those promises of the fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments Reality for. So many people in this country. and. When I say a fight I mean people died. People sacrifice their lives to give their fellow citizens the opportunity to vote. It's hard to overstate what was required to get to where we are. It makes me want to. Just try. As a game. As people beaten shot..

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Memphis poll worker fired for turning away voters with "Black Lives Matter" shirts

WBBM Morning News

00:31 sec | 6 d ago

Memphis poll worker fired for turning away voters with "Black Lives Matter" shirts

"A statement turns out to be an issue at a polling place in the South Pole worker at a community center in Memphis, Tennessee, has been fired after turning away early voters who were worrying black lives matter, and I can't breathe T shirts. Tennessee law bans voters from wearing items with the name of a candidate or political party on them in a polling place, but not clothing bearing statements such as black lives matter. The Shelby County Election Commission says the poll worker felt such statements are tied to the Democratic Party. Jim Krystle, a

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Poll worker fired for turning away voters with "Black Lives Matter" shirts

WBBM Morning News

00:20 sec | 6 d ago

Poll worker fired for turning away voters with "Black Lives Matter" shirts

"A poll worker in Tennessee has been fired for turning away voters wearing masks and black lives MATTER. T shirts Linda Philips Shelby County Election Commission, either poll workers nor voters can have on any item of apparel that advocates for current candidate or a position on question on the ballot. So the black lives matter. T shirt is perfectly fine.

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Tennessee poll worker fired after turning away voters in Black Lives Matter shirts

Ken Coleman

00:30 sec | 6 d ago

Tennessee poll worker fired after turning away voters in Black Lives Matter shirts

"Voting and what can't you wear? Ah, poll worker at a community center in Memphis, Tennessee, has been fired after turning away early voters who were wearing black lives matter, and I can't breathe T shirts. Tennessee law bans voters from wearing items with the name of a candidate or political party on them in a polling place, but not clothing bearing statements such as black lives matter. The Shelby County Election Commission says the poll worker felt such statements are tied to the Democratic Party. Jim

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Alabama brothers, ages 3 and 1, found dead in hot car

Memphis Morning News

00:24 sec | 2 months ago

Alabama brothers, ages 3 and 1, found dead in hot car

"In Shelby County released the names of two young brothers who died after climbing into a hot car. The victim's air three year old Daniel Garcia, and one year old Ivan Salazar, and obituary describes Daniel is one of the happiest kid you'd ever meet. Ivan was called a happy child that was full of laughter. Investigators say the brothers got into the vehicle, but when were unable to get out. A funeral's gonna be held Saturday in Clanton.

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Conscience of the Country: A Tribute to John Lewis

On One with Angela Rye

07:54 min | 3 months ago

Conscience of the Country: A Tribute to John Lewis

"Congressman John Robert Louis was born in Troy Alabama on February twenty first nineteen, forty, two sharecroppers, Willie Mae, and Eddie Lewis. He is known for telling the story of preaching chickens at the boy from troy as he was nicknamed went on to become revered world leader and fearless advocate for voting rights organizing sit ins in. Nashville in nineteen sixty and becoming one of the original freedom writers Mr Lewis joined the Movement for civil rights and never looked back. As the chairman of snake he served as the youngest speaker at the march on Washington in nineteen, sixty three. In nineteen, sixty, five alongside reverend hosea, Williams Congressman Lewis led a march for voting rights across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma Alabama where he endured violent attacks by state troopers and vigilantes. Mr. Lewis fell to the ground with a fractured skull and five months later, president Lyndon B, Johnson signed the voting rights act of nineteen, sixty five until now. On the other side of that bridge Mr Lewis marched on into a life in career of activism and public service. He lost his first attempt at running for Congress in nineteen seventy seven was appointed the same year by President Jimmy Carter to the Director of action a Federal Agency for volunteerism. He then won a seat on the Atlantic City Council in nineteen eighty one and five years later ran for Congress in one. So much of the conversation about congressman, John. Lewis has been about his activism, but he stood on so many legislative accomplishments including sponsoring or co sponsoring more than eleven hundred bills. One of the most notable bills gave us the National Museum of African American History and culture in two thousand three. He served as a subcommittee chair for oversight for the prestigious ways and means. Committee, and after the retirement of Congressman John Conyers. became the dean of the Congressional. Black Caucus in twenty nineteen, he presided over the House floor as Congress passed hr four. Since his passing the bill was renamed the John Lewis Voting Rights Act which was adopted by unanimous consent. Before being admitted to the hospital, MR? Lewis stood in the heart of Black Lives Matter Plaza. He took his last breath on July seventeenth twenty twenty. But his legacy lives on in all of us. We begin this John Lewis. Tribu. where he also began with civil rights joining me for this very important conversation are Vanita Gupta President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on civil and Human Rights Derek Johnson, president and CEO of the of Lacey Pe-. Reverend, Michael Pfleger the senior pastor of the faith community of Saint. SAVINA. Reverend Dr William J Barbour, the second president of repairs of the breach and Co Chair of the poor people's campaign. An latasha Brown, Co founder and chief doer of black voters matter. A thank you all so much for making time to talk with me today about on. John Lewis. So I want to start with I'm. VANITA. Because of your work at the Department of Justice of course. I believe the year before you got to DOJ. The the case, the decision that gutted the voting rights act shelby versus holder, and so I wanna hear from you on some of the things that you experienced working with Mr Lewis on the other side of that because we know that right after that, all of the advocacy picked up to reinstate section five to get the voting rights on provision where they needed to be in Congress. And so just talk a little bit about some of your work with Mr Lewis on those issues. Shore. Is Truly an honor to be here with my. Warrior colleagues and friends and loved ones in the movement. Especially on today Angela. I think probably all of us were in tears watching Mr Lewis Funeral you know twenty thirteen is you mentioned that United States Supreme Court gutted the heart of the voting rights act in a devastating decision the shelby county versus holder decision. That really took away the longstanding tool of one of the most effective pieces of federal legislation in our nation's history in the voting rights act. That quired states with long histories of racial discrimination in voting to pre clear with the United States Justice Department changes made at the local level for election practices that had racially discriminatory impact. And the removal of that tool within hours of that decision coming down for the United. States. Court states like, North Carolina Texas enacted, Monster? Voter. Laws doing everything from. Putting forth restrictive voting laws cutting back early voting same day registration. And it took years to litigate and to hamlet the Justice Department did working with advocates and activists in all states. Where so years for federal courts in a place like North Carolina finally say that the State legislators North Carolina had enacted there. Monster Voter Suppression Law would such surgical precision to disenfranchise African Americans and meanwhile countless elections had taken place but Mr Lewis of legacy was that in the face of this overwhelmingly bad decision for voting rights he immediately. Went to action, which is always his way was never in a would not allow despair to hold him back inside we need to do everything we can restore it in went to work with legislative partners in the Congressional Black Caucus to put forth a bill immediately to restore it on every prior reauthorization of the voting. Rights. Act angelides always been done under. The Watch of Republican president and at least one house of Congress being Republican the unfortunate thing is after this decision, the really has not been bipartisan support and but Mr Lewis Year after year would stand at the podium introduced the law in say or in it for the long haul I've been there before I almost lost my life fighting for this law. In one, thousand, nine, sixty five, and we will persevere to us and we've got to keep our eye on the prize and we're not gonNA. Let go until the day that the bill becomes law. So in this moment. On where we're seeing a lot of performance morning by Senate Republicans who obstructed day after day everything that he has stood for and fought for with his life. It is time not only for us to restore the voting rights act passed the voting rights advancement act but to do everything else that we can to ensure open voting and go beyond it as President Obama said today won't be enough to rest and return to the status quo. It is time for this country to unregarded into make our democracy work for all of us in Gulf Far Beyon- restoration of the voting rights act in this moment.

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Memphis Police Union Head On Calls For Reform

Weekend Edition Saturday

05:13 min | 4 months ago

Memphis Police Union Head On Calls For Reform

"Simon Congress many cities states and countries say that they want to reform police practices but any reforms we need to go through police unions Michael Williams heads the Memphis police union and joins us now thanks very much for being with us Mr Williams good morning how are you fine thank you Sir I want to ask you about the commercial appeal newspaper there points out that the the twenty nineteen city budget called for two hundred sixty million dollars in police services but just a little over four million to housing and they suggested that maybe giving more people shelter it might be a wiser way to spend tax dollars and even bring down the crime rate how do you spell that it is it is hardly wholeheartedly I don't necessarily agree with the funding police but you know this is something I've been working on not just as a union president but as a citizen and as a native Mississippian we have started to spend too much money and economic development we've diverted too much money of course tax dollars into pilot when you live in the second most violent city in the nation which is massive aside from what happened to Mr Floyd which was working near active and there is money it's just a matter of prioritization we are not a bank we are a D. that the citizens pay their hard earned tax dollars which I am one of and we deserve to have a better amenities better core services and not necessarily spend all our money to make the rich richer well let me ask you something that might be a little tougher than than just money if I might put it as that well Kerr twenty eighteen there were reports that maybe the Tennessee bureau of investigation should be the responsible party for investigating officer related shootings officer involved shootings in Shelby County which is in Memphis would you advise your members not to submit to interviews in and give statements to the union right what a good deal everybody thinks that because you're a police officer you want to separate me from being a Christian everybody's entitled to their Fifth Amendment rights just because I'm a police officer don't necessarily mean that I give up my constitutional right and we encourage officers to give statement but if you're going to compare all day on the guild's statement and they should be covered by what we call god I can't even think of the name now well was that after I did give me a chance to follow up anyway recognizing that their citizens in every US citizen is entitled to right right not even close off incriminate yes exactly but what about the idea that of course police officers are also public servants who by the way are entrusted with sometimes lethal force and and that they ought to submit themselves for interviews the responsible parties as soon as possible in the public interest sure well that's not a problem but also you know just as any one of this country I love this country and what this country is built on no one everybody's innocent until proven guilty number two everybody is entitled to representation you know you try to paint not necessarily you but they're individuals I try to paint unions this organization we don't set policy so when they talk about reform and all that well we don't the city of Memphis state Tennessee legislator legislation base that policy we don't we just abide by the policies that they sent for now only just like any other organization that has the ability to say that we like this or don't like that but that still doesn't determine what policies are going to be set so you know I think that there's a bigger agenda at play when it comes to unions across this country everybody's represented yeah let me ask and we just got half an hour left we went about the forty eight hour waiting period before an officer accused of misconduct can be interviewed about it would you be willing to give that up in collective bargaining no because just like with anything everybody's traumatized when they go through a dramatic situation I'm a combat veteran and I definitely understand post about express disorder also understand so therefore when you start coming at an individual right after something happens you know it's just like a citizen our system has the ability to either talk or not talk and that's something that everyone continues to try to take away from of police officers that I don't think that that's right Michael Williams of the Memphis police unit thanks so much for being with us you're welcome

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"shelby county" Discussed on 5-4

5-4

13:17 min | 7 months ago

"shelby county" Discussed on 5-4

"Thirteenth fourteenth and fifteenth amendments the Federal Government was very limited in its ability to regulate the relationship between individual states and their citizens so the fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments Empower Congress to do just that and for the express purpose of protecting racial minorities. It's aimed squarely at the states. It says no state shall make or enforce any law Blah Blah Blah Blah and so these amendments actually create a new enumerated power for Congress to legislate. Congress has the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation. Which is which is an important point for this case. But like we're going to talk a lot in this podcast about the fourteenth amendment usually in the context of courts enforcing it. But it's kind of important to remember that like the Fourteenth Amendment's in Fifteenth Amendment are first and foremost about empowering Congress and that matters here because what you have is the court facing off with Congress about its legislative powers under the Fourteenth Amendment Right. Yeah exactly and so. Yeah as we kind of transition historically through these different legal structures so far slavery and then into the legal legal framework of Jim Crow You know then. We have the mass mobilization in the civil rights movement so after Martin. Luther King's march on Selma in February of nineteen sixty five president Lyndon Johnson kind of finally gets on board and calls for legislation leader. That same year we get the voting rights act so the the voting rights act of nineteen sixty five I think if you look at it. Broadly has general provisions that apply everywhere in the US and kind of prevent certain voting rules and practices that discriminate. And then you have this specific provision which are what matters here for this case that apply only to certain states and government local governments who have historically been problematic. You know maybe haven't been great on the race issue. In the past. Those jurisdictions comprise about twenty five percent of the country so the Voting Rights Act Section five contains of the act contains a pre clearance requirement that requires those state and local governments to obtain approval from the federal government specifically either the Department of Justice or the DC Circuit Court of appeals before changes to their voting laws or practices can be made to ensure that those changes do not violate the fifteenth amendment by preventing minorities from voting right and section four B of the Voting Rights Act contains a formula that determines which jurisdictions this applies to so the formula covers jurisdictions that as of initially was November nineteen sixty four and then November nineteen sixty eight and the nineteen seventy-two maintained a prohibited test or device as a condition of registering to vote or voting and had a voting age population of which less than fifty percent. Either were registered to vote or actually voted in that year's presidential election. So basically it's jurisdictions that have been making it difficult to vote in the result of been a lot of people not voting. Yeah that's that's right and to give some historical context here Congress tried over the course of the late very late. Fifties and early sixties to restrict discriminatory voting rights practices. They would see a discriminatory practice then. Crackdown on it. And the result in essence was always the same the states and local governments would do away with whatever practice was made illegal and replace it with a new one and the voting rights act was a direct response to that. Congress is finally stepping in and saying. Okay okay no more of this bullshit. If you change your voting laws we wanna see it I right. It's not just that the states could just change their laws as they go although they could. It's that by the time. The lawsuit is filed. And you've gone through all the fucking hearings and compile all the data you've had multiple elections under these laws right and and you have incumbents who can continue to make laws and entrench themselves. The that were elected under you. Know Racist in unconstitutional election. Guideline right so the way that the coverage Formula Works the formula that decides which jurisdictions get this kind of added. Scrutiny is every every so often congress will look at it again and reauthorize it. The most recent reauthorization was in two thousand six. Congress looks at it. They do a deep dive into whether or not. This is still needed. Why it's needed at Cetera? There's a huge congressional record. They reauthorize the formula So the same. Jurisdictions Are covered by it and the same. Jurisdictions are therefore restricted from Passing new voting regulations without Getting approval from the feds. Yeah when we say like Congress made findings that means that there were like real studies done. There was data and numbers crunched. The result of that is of all of that information is that Congress reauthorized to there. Was I think fifteen thousand pages of congressional record six months of hearings? Yeah in both houses of Congress and one thing I. I'm not sure if we're GONNA talk about this later but I wanted to add it in when we're talking about the formula and the coverage if a if a district can show that they've been in compliance for ten years they can basically get out of this back and likewise if a court finds that a district that's not currently covered is engaging. In a lot of problematic behavior the court can add them to the pre clearance states and disrupts guage. It's a way of saying it's not rigid and Mercilus right. There's there's a flexible right. We're going to revisit it in fifteen or twenty five years but in the meantime states that are doing well can get out of here. Yeah Yeah so. That brings us to this. Case Shelby. County Alabama named after Isaac Shelby Revolutionary. War Hero and governor of Kentucky Way back and I think the late seventeen hundreds ironically A very progressive abolitionist Not He owned slaves and And and he spent most of his governorship At War with the Indians in Kentucky so Shelby County is a county with a is a problem child district history of discrimination right but they file for a declaratory judgment by the court that these parts of the Voting Rights Act Exceed Congress's authority under the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments and are therefore unconstitutional and declaratory judgment is basically just requesting a statement from the court about the law like say. This is unconstitutional right. It's not about a specific harm upon the county per se. It's just we want you to say that. This is unconstitutional. Not The most uncommon thing to do any sorts of constitutional proceedings. So it's you know slightly convoluted around the margins but the basic argument. They're making a simple things have changed enough. Since the statute was passed that the formula that is used to determine which jurisdictions get this extra level of federal scrutiny? No longer should apply and in fact. It's so egregious that it's unconstitutional right. Which means that. It's it should never apply to anyone that it's not just us that there is no constitutional application of this formula. Yeah at all which is all right. So and the basic way this case Shakes out is pretty simple. The court upholds section five. Which is the pre clearance requirement itself like the idea of federal approval being necessary but strikes down four. B. Which has the formula right. In determining which jurisdictions that applies to your paying attention section five is useless without section four B because section five doesn't apply to any jurisdictions without section four B right so this is functionally striking down the. It's not the entire act but it's this entire portion of the act arguments here there I the first Roberts goes on this long tangent about the importance of state sovereignty and the concepts of federalism. It's the state's rights argument. You might have heard that if you've ever discussed with someone what the civil war was actually about or whatever and look yeah okay. States do have some level of sovereignty. But it's actually That this is a complete distraction. Here right the real issue is whether Congress has the authority to regulate The states in this manner under the fourteenth and fifteenth amendments and the court is trying to build up the importance of state rights for the same reason. They do it. In every single fucking racist case in Supreme Court history they want to portray their accommodation of racist policies and practices as if it is the side effect of their commitment to state state's rights when in fact it is their central goal and As we discussed in episode one Bush v Gore. They're concerned with states rights to control their own elections didn't seem to matter too much when they literally overturned the Florida Supreme Court about its own election laws and procedures and stopped a state recount short to hand the election a presidential election to their candidate of choice. Right right right and in general I think like people should know that at any discussion in these cases about states rights or or hearing these words state sovereignty let should always be a a Red Flag. For what is actually racism right? It's like saying like I'm not racist but who knows something actually underneath there. So it's about right exactly so the court starts to talk about how back in nineteen sixty five. The Voting Rights Act formula targeted jurisdictions where there was a history of discrimination and did so by finding jurisdictions that used quote tests and devices for voter registration and also were at least twelve points below national average for voter suppression and the courts. Sort of setting itself here to say that these reasons no longer apply right. Those jurisdictions no longer do this but one thing to keep in mind. the Fifteenth Amendment which allows the Federal Government to regulate the states. To prevent voter. Discrimination is extremely broad it empowers Congress to regulate it. It uses broad language The Conservatives will do what they always do here when the constitution provides a right to the federal government or anyone that they don't like act like it's very narrow and limited rather than providing the sort of flexibility that is almost certainly required to actually protect that right and then the court starts to talk about the progress we've made in the last fifty years on the race issue right and they're like yeah It's actually ingred voter turnout and registration. Rates in cover jurisdictions now approach parody blatantly discriminatory evasions of federal decrees are rare and minority. Candidates hold office at unprecedented levels. Direct quotes from chief justice. John Roberts note how every single one contains some sort of hedge registration rates approach parrot. They're almost getting so. Very discriminatory of Asians of federal decrees are rare than the last one is. The best minority candidates hold office at unprecedented levels. Unprecedented so just to put this in perspective. The house at the time of shelby was ten percent black and of course Nationwide thirteen percent. But now it's actually very near parody right now There are two black senators an. You're doing that math Nationwide about nine percent of state. Legislators are black hispanics or seventeen percent of the nationwide population. There are four Hispanic senators again. I'll give you some time to just bust out your calculators. Here in the House is about ten percent Hispanic but he's right. It is unprecedented. It's always been worse. Great Point Chief Justice John Roberts. Yes saying that. This is unprecedented levels is an observation. That one is more than zero right right so you know we disagree. We'll here almost certainly one of the most egregious Supreme Court decisions of the past decade. And I think maybe the first point that we should make is on the question. Is there still racial discrimination? In voting not only has the federal government had to decline a large number of proposed voting law changes under the Voting Rights Act because they were too racist but attempts to dilute minority voting. Power have evolved right right. It used to be like well. What if we just asked if your grandfather was it was a free man?.

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18 confirmed coronavirus cases in Tennessee

Phil Valentine

00:19 sec | 8 months ago

18 confirmed coronavirus cases in Tennessee

"The Tennessee department of health has confirmed nine additional cases of coronavirus across the state bringing the total number of people infected to eighteen six of the cases are in Nashville Davidson county eight of the cases are in Williamson County with Shelby County confirming two cases Knox and Sullivan county both confirming one

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"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

02:02 min | 9 months ago

"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Tonight local news thirty we received a ton of precipitation went on for about nine of white stuff I get a text message from folks up in Detroit they had a bunch of Kansas gifts to the heartland of our country get a ton of snow and ice in Oklahoma Kansas the road to just almost impassable but we'll keep you up on that but here locally heather's keeping us clear we don't have any problems in Clinton County Shelby County in desoto county respectively all in all it's gonna be good it's Thursday the thirteenth day of February the day before Saint Valentine's day is looking to Thursday weather forecast currently under mostly cloudy skies we had earlier a light drizzle leads pretty much dissipated National Weather Service says is going to be partly cloudy and cold the remainder of the day and as the day passes it will get colder sequential late the sun may bring to briefly around ten or eleven but the cold is inescapable because of an arctic front is pushing a way we won't get the full gist of that too until much later and your collection is my name good morning seven ten ten minutes after seven o'clock members police are looking for suspects in the south move the stabbing the incident happened on February the ninth in the fourteen hundred block of Compton Avenue as police arrive three subjects had been stabbed one victim died her name is Katrina Weber seventy four years old the Memphis police department has put out pictures of the one suspect in particular in another possible victim in this case is ongoing and they're gonna keep us surprised so stay with this lady later in the how we're going to definitely hear from former Shelby County commissioner.

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"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

06:23 min | 9 months ago

"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Shelby County and we're gonna continue see the chance for some fog developing especially on some of the world communities but also the chance for a few rain showers turn out for Friday that they're gonna be tracking on good morning Memphis the news first fast you're listening to America's first news this morning with thanks for being with us and welcome to Friday January thirty first Gordon deal Jennifer could think of some of our top stories and headlines questions and answers completes now on to a vote about witnesses in the impeachment trial state department warns Americans not to travel to China because of coronavirus Britain officially leaves the European Union tonight Amazon's holiday sales push profit and revenue higher shares took off in after hours trading Fred Silverman who put on TV shows like Charlie's angels and all in the family has died at eighty two and the significance of red as a color in football uniforms especially the two being worn on Sunday that story in about twenty minutes knowing where your money has guaranteed protection and where it doesn't is complicated in today's digital age a time when Americans keep savings and investments in places beyond banks and pension funds for example I was bit coin protected more from Jessica Menten reporter at USA today just explain story I realized how the real danger in completing FDIC insured with cyber security insurance with the F. B. I. D. which was created during the Great Depression to help protect bank account the only insured deposits in banks the Clinton talking the paving the count he need money market deposit accounts things like that but it doesn't ensure investments like the newer the ritual find stocks or bonds enter the catch choir can make an account holders money available only in an insurer thank you well we did some recording and we found this one woman that had hoped for when he account hacked in her first couldn't guarantee that she would get that money back she eventually did but then I did more recording and I spoke with a man who would you think will be the corn exchange to invest money in crypto currencies and what do you got to this past Christmas nearly ninety thousand dollars worth of coins and keep from what he's still in the process of trying to that and that he was the victim of since walking another issue where you have the fiber clock that I've been able to gain access into all sorts of different accounts the weather that one can't count or even the crypto currency account and there's not really any laws that govern this type of thing in the what is the fear of being an almost left to the consumer to really make sure that you have your account security possible point and that guy who lost that ninety thousand dollars worth of bit coin not to be cruel but good luck to him right over the odds are recovering that are probably slim to none taking with them he was talking with authority and it seemed really pessimistic at this point about how he would be able to recover the funds I even talked with queen base and they were explaining how when it comes to quick to account if the money is transferred to another could give account it might be easier to try to track that money but if it goes on to a completely different platforms there's not a lot that they can do you think you have to start working with the F. B. I. but even at that point they might be able to catch someone but there's not really a guaranteed but you could still get your money back and there were so many people speak with Jessica Menton personal finance markets reporter at U. S. A. today she's written a piece entitled where is your money safe in an era of cyber attacks what was the sim swapping that he was the victim of explain how that works two eight cyber security account for criminal can steal your phone number and so that's how the internet phone and that he had and a queen bee and they were able to hack into that and it's important but this is something that has been really prominent in need crypto hacking in recent years and something that it is a very broad issue beyond your corned beef but other corn exchange as well and that's something to to really keep your mind on and if you do have a corned beef account there's there's other measures you can take for security to where it might occur three days to get into your account it's complicated and I think that they really need to be a broader discussion of what what these companies can do to protect our customers is the truth there are that I have read between the lines I guess and figure out that if you have say a weak password you've shared it the the the company that insures it might not be willing to give your money back correct checking savings account acting we cover those washed off they can buy insurance that protect against cyber fraud but Seaver still want to jump through there to get money back that they obey could claim that a customer failed to take the proper precaution whether that you know getting out their password or clicking on and on secure email it might not be reimbursed and so it's really important to make sure that you have some strong passwords that you're exercising caution when you're using unsecured public wifi account maintaining that anti virus software it really monitoring your bank account in your investment accounts for any sort of like flag that come up thanks Jess just comment in personal finance and markets reporter at USA today it's twenty minutes in front of the hour on this morning America's first news coming up next the best and worst cities for football fans how often do you think about your socks if you're like I used to be not much but I recently discovered socks the change the well think about socks forever there called bombas bombas are the most comfortable socks in the history of feet made from premium cotton bombers stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer and every pair comes with things like a built.

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Kansas man asks judge to let him engage in sword fight with ex-wife, her lawyer

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:40 sec | 10 months ago

Kansas man asks judge to let him engage in sword fight with ex-wife, her lawyer

"Five after saying he was cut to ribbons in a legal battle with his ex wife the man once more old school sharp edged fights nirvana Chuck severance and explains how man as as the Shelby County Iowa judge to let him engage in an actual physical fight with his ex wife and her attorney using these that's the sword fight scene from the classic movie the princess bride David Ostrobothnia ola Kansas says his ex Bridget Ahlstrom of Harlan ia and her attorney had destroyed him legally on custody visitation and property issues so he wants to fight them with swords legally with the judges okay too and Austin's words brand their souls from their bodies is sexes lawyer

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Kansas man asks judge to let him engage in sword fight with ex-wife, her lawyer

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:40 sec | 10 months ago

Kansas man asks judge to let him engage in sword fight with ex-wife, her lawyer

"Five after saying he was cut to ribbons in a legal battle with his ex wife the man once more old school sharp edged fights nirvana Chuck severance and explains how man as as the Shelby County Iowa judge to let him engage in an actual physical fight with his ex wife and her attorney using these that's the sword fight scene from the classic movie the princess bride David Ostrobothnia ola Kansas says his ex Bridget Ahlstrom of Harlan ia and her attorney had destroyed him legally on custody visitation and property issues so he wants to fight them with swords legally with the judges okay too and Austin's words brand their souls from their bodies is sexes lawyer

"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

03:26 min | 1 year ago

"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

"What a bunch of B. S. to be given to anyone in Shelby County who owns three or more cars. so hello small business trying to get by tax that but. a teenage kid trying to make a living on minimum wage trying to save up tax that buds. don't understand it. by the way. the met ten million in revenue. then they use the find matter each year the mayor says this proposal generate millions for Matt as horrible infrastructure and fight poverty. you know that's one of just a couple of wars you the U. S. is never one you know we've had this war on poverty we throw trillions of poverty and we haven't cured poverty. you just keep throwing money at it. money is not always the answer sometimes it's social change. yeah. but you can't seriously you're gonna throw you're gonna throw a fee. on companies on individuals that have more than two cars honest to god you're gonna try you're gonna you're gonna want to float that out there to people let me guess the wheel tax that was temporary just wide enough back in the eighties was it never there's twenty five now it's fifty dollars for a wheel tax and remember maybe they can transfer that over to that yeah that would be fine yeah but the program you put that in the budget that would be fine but now you're now you've taken a subset of people and you're punishing them for being able to have their own transportation. very punitive you can look at it that way I am looking at that because it is punitive okay and you can also look at it as just an idea to try to raise money right for the bus system that but seriously needs it I under I understand that but also it's not my fault it's not your fault it's not businesses fault that they've been so god awful with the money that they had the past the mismanagement is actually never really had enough this has been going on for awhile but that's just an idea there are other ideas out there I've got a real quick one if in case the mayor's listening all these businesses that we're giving tax abatements to let them put some money into that too because a lot of these people are going to their warehouses in their businesses is definitely needed so that's another idea optimist. but if all else fails tax that you know what that's what you gonna do. taxes don't go why they never will it's like a fish hook if you get that pushes in the fish all they can all it can do to sink deeper and deeper in. in deeper and you got to pay for what you want. I don't have to I don't have more than two vehicles in my family so this would not impact me but think about all those kids that have busted their tails in those parents that are just getting by and then the mayor wants throw another hundred forty five on top of that. but let me guess it's just money and people have money they don't need that money six twelve settling the rotors heather. good morning right now with the wreck on the market Concord road that involves a pedestrian that's the mark Concord road the fire department's been called as well as police with a crash in Austin Peay highway near old brown for red no injuries reported out there am I ready.

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 Ex-wife of slain former NBA player pleads guilty

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00:33 sec | 1 year ago

Ex-wife of slain former NBA player pleads guilty

"The ex wife of slain former NBA player Lorenzen Wright pleading guilty sure right agreed to a deal in court admitting guilt in the facilitation of the murder of her husband Lorenzen Wright the seventh overall pick by the clippers in the nineteen ninety six draft was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds in July twenty ten in Memphis Tennessee share right receives a thirty year prison sentence after changing her please she and co defendant Billy Turner were scheduled for September trial for first degree murder Turner attended church with the rights the Shelby County judge says sure will be eligible for parole once he serves thirty percent over sentence would would be around nine years

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"shelby county" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

01:51 min | 1 year ago

"shelby county" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"Roads in Shelby county, Tennessee. WWE news time five thirty four President Donald Trump heading for his second North Korea summit today. Forty President Trump is leaving Washington for a long flight Vietnam there to meet later this week with the dictator of North Korea Kim Jong we're going to have I think very interesting two and a half days, and we have a chance for the total de nuclearization of an area of the world. That was very dangerous bar Corey our expert. Gordon Chang has he has doubts we can expect that there will be no substantive ingredients that will be enduring. I don't think that the North Koreans are at a point where they're willing to make significant concessions. Tom Foty, CBS news, Washington. Well, as some lawmakers have their way, the national popular vote would have the final say as to who wins the White House. CBS news correspondent Stephan Kaufman has details. Surata was about to join the national popular vote. Interstate compact that requires the electors in every state to cast their votes for. The winner the national popular vote. Colorado state Senator Mike foot says the Compaq would encourage presidential candidates to campaign in every state because every vote would count tension. Polling caring about what people in the small states stink. None of that is present in our current presidential elections. The Compaq will soon consist of twelve states and the district of Columbia. Stephan Kaufman, CBS news three people killed when a car was hit by an Amtrak train near Kalamazoo last night. It happened on the tracks in demo- township. Michigan state police say everyone in the car was killed. It was the wolverine three fifty five bound for Chicago from Detroit. No one on the train hurt. Not yet known what led up to the crash or check the roadways, traffic and weather together coming up next. Orlando international airports radio station is designed.

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"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

07:53 min | 1 year ago

"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Shelby county school kids will be eating ghetto. And then you'd read they need to do that, you know inside milk, and you really don't you were doing a big public service back then? Yeah. Yeah. Because I mean, it was either in the if you didn't catch it in the newspaper, you had to decide what you know, where you're going to pack your lunch or not. Yeah. And he didn't take the paper you, you know, radio played played a particular role in. All right. I'm gonna ask you this question. To me. There's a fifty fifty shot that you're going to nail this. What what is a fifty fifty shot? I don't. Okay. Well. And it's just it's just a it's it's a funny question because it just came to mind, we were thinking of school lunch means what item. What what quality of school pizza made it to where what was the one thing you can count on school pizza, and if you were out and about now as an adult if you had to do something to the slice of pizza. You would call it school pizza. I I don't know if I really understand the question. Yeah. I can I can I was confusing on that. Okay. I if I'm out as an adult and I'm eating a slice of pizza, and I have to do something to that slice of pizza. I call it school pizza. What what the damn the grease off the top of it? That's it. That's it. You get a paper towel or napkin, and you dab the grease off the top. Then that's what I call school pizza because that's what we had to do in school. I can remember man. I thought I was big time back. This is twenty some odd years guys in my twenties. And I knew somebody who knew somebody who knew somebody. I don't remember how the whole lineage goes that was a teacher, and they could order they were in a small school district, and they could order food through ever was supplying the cafeteria they paid for it right in some like give me a case of school lunch pizza. And even cooked at home. It was the exact same way as it was when you're and that's the only time I think in my life. I had done that. So. Yeah. I believe me. I've got some interesting. Fond memories of that's great school lunches and stuff because until I got into high school. I mean, I always took my lunch. I don't I don't think I ever bought lunch ever. And then when I got into high school, and it became, you know, my duty you make your own lunch take school, and I got a couple of bucks because I think when I was in school lunch was a dollar ten. Yes. Thank you. Get lunch for dollar ten is what it was. And you and they still on the subject, and then they still had jungle juice member jungle, juice, the red juice. I don't think we had that. And then it Kirby we had you could buy fruit punch in the in star from cups. I don't know. I don't think that was good. I don't know what it was. But it was it was a dictator feels good. We of course, had milk chocolate milk. Call your vote, and then we had coke machines in the lunchroom, but they served high C drinks. Seeing the dirty trick Kirby. You couldn't you couldn't get coke back then. And then I don't know if you can now, but I knew back then you couldn't. Yeah. So what you would try to do is schedule it where class that would take you off campus around lunchtime. Yeah. So then you could go to McDonald's, and he could get a large coke and a Big Mac and fries. Not that. I know anyone who would do that. It was only five minutes from the high school most. I think the in Cairo is very very close. Yeah. I don't know. How we oh. We got off on that topic. When the world we went from Kirby rats to going off campus to get a coke. Yeah. But with with with school pizza mixed in there somewhere so with school pizza mixed in the did you watch the Golden Globes last night. Oh, no. I didn't. So I had no idea until I read the headline that there wasn't even one mention of Trump in it. And I'm like, wow Hollywood is falling down on the job. Could that be true? Could they went through the whole night? And I I read that at the Daily Mail this morning. Where was the headline? I'll find it here for you real quick. But apparently apparently Satan was thanked there, and they were not referring to Trump. Right, right. Maybe they felt that was all encompassing of, you know, just Trump and Republicans in general because that was Christian bale who did that? Since Globes upset for Gaga as a star is born loses out to bohemian rhapsody for best picture while Glenn Close pips her best to direct to tips. Pips her best direct actress at awards gala where Trump wasn't mentioned once and it's got once in capital letters. Yeah. Interesting that somebody named Christian would thank Satan. Now, he was playing Dick Cheney in the movie, I understand what I don't know in what context he did it. But I I don't even have to read the story. I can understand it. And you know, so they're still going to get in their political jabs here and there anyway, but. Look, I I don't know. I can't tell you. If I've ever watched a Golden Globes show. I used to always watch the Grammys years ago until music just kind of left me when I. I think I did like like a lot of folks do when they age music goes one direction, and you go another, and you know, I don't identify. I mean, it's it's so dominated today by hip hop and in those artists, and that's just look it's not anything bad. It's not me. I'm not their target audience. I think the last time I saw Golden Globes. As when Ricky Gervais said, hosted it. Okay. He's he he's pretty extreme. He's an acquired taste for a lot of people. I I think he's funny in doses. But it was very funny because Steve Carell had won an award and Ricky Jay races, the creator of the officer. And it was the year that that Steve Carell announced that he was leaving the show. So as he walks out, Ricky refuses to shake his hand. He's come back and make me some more money. On the show. But that was pretty funny. Oh, by the way, apparently Ellen speaks for the entire LGBTQ and has given the blessing for Kevin Hart to come back to the Oscar. She says dialogue is important. She had I guess a sit down with Kevin Hart. And I guess she did I guess she has now spoken and has deemed him worthy of of hosting the Oscars. It's funny though. And that's fine. I I don't know have you seen her was it game of games show that she's been advertised. I've never watched this funny. It's it's good show. She's great host. She's great comedian. I remember when she was back her first gig was when she hit it really big was on Carson. She did a bit on there and Carson loved her. And I think she's I think she's she's she's brilliant. And and you know, you know, fine. If if if she's helping Kevin Hart. Get out of trouble. I guess for something he did many many years ago. I guess I'm okay with it. I just think it's funny that that the may to hers the moral authority backlash on Twitter, though. She did. And just big backlash. I look I bet I have never watched more than fifteen seconds of of Ellen ever. And did that I can at least for member. But I did see about two minutes of the interview she did with Kevin Hart and Kevin Hart tries to explain himself. In like, you said she ordained him is, you know, it's all is forgiven and you can move on. And and that's fine. She didn't have to do that. She didn't have to. I do think some of the backlash. She got on Twitter because of it is unwarranted. But again, I just I don't at the end of the day. I don't care. I don't care if Kevin Hart host. I don't care if Ellen that. I just I don't care because I don't watch it. It's not me. It's not targeting me. It's not part of what I would consider mainstream America Hollywood has totally left. The the has has left a lot of folks behind in in many many ways, and I'm talking about the high brow. Like, these, you know last night. I went through some of the movies. I haven't seen him probably never will..

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"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

02:34 min | 1 year ago

"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Yeah. Well, we gotta try some. I'm I'm I'm optimistic. You know, saying I'm the next generation of leaders because I'm looking at my emitted middle aged myself. And I'm looking at it because I know that you have to be able to move things and change things round. But we don't get a handle on this closing a boater, and and securing the proper thing to do, and we got to put that that that get behind the president behind it because as well as made to keep folks out to keep people in and we need to keep some people because they think overseas. Reputation for us. But that's all I gotta say, and I just said the gentlemen, call before he's either really look at overall politics and take advantage of this time and not just so much be so skewed to Democrats. But look at the whole policies and say, hey, you know, what I need to look at the whole pitch advice is Mark, you know, and I know. It used to be in a mess is that winning more? But it used to be if the Ford family told you to devote Abobo to cat, they do it. And I mean, no disrespect, but they do it. They voted for John. They voted for. Well, I forget the names one of them went to prison. They voted for Ricky Pete twice twice. And he he he committed crimes twice. Fordham, Houston machine used to be formidable and right now. The Democrats in in Shelby county. Memphis, tennessee. If you told event blaming him. But if they tell you to vote for candidate candidate B, whether they're weather black them did them's going to do it. They don't think for themselves. That's crazy. Well to me, they don't have any economic power. They got education they got influence in networking. But when you need in order for you to really be successful humidity, you have to have power and not centralized to one name or one political system. You have to build it up together for everybody and not seen as spreads is worth. Like this other lady in New York seventy percent taxes. This is crazy. That that's never gonna happen. They've been smoking David smoking at THC. Economic economics, professor or whatever. It doesn't matter dig on to find out her in what about the girl to custody Trump. Now that's crazy now hold on a note on and we gotta take a break lawn care, ladies and gentlemen, is a year round activity, and what am I talking about? I'm talking about the great folks at Herbie systems. They're preparing to kill any and all of your weeds doing the.

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"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

01:37 min | 2 years ago

"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

"W R E C news. I'm Healy Hanson. Shelby county sheriff's deputy is recovering after being shot during an attempted arrest deputies were trying to serve an arrest warrant on Keyshawn par him this morning. That's when shots were fired par ham was fatally hit and deputy was injured. Early. Voting is underway and Shelby county. There have been concerns. Over a number of issues involving invalid applications Shelby county election commission is currently being sued by the Tennessee black voters project, which the commission claims submitted. Most of the invalid applications and the mega millions lottery has ballooned to the second largest jackpot in US history. Number tonight is sixty-nine. That's nobody matched all the numbers in Tuesday night's drawing and Al Friday's jackpot is worth an estimated nine hundred million dollars. The only bigger payout in US lottery. History was a Powerball drawing of more than one point five billion dollars in two thousand sixteen. I'm Healy Hanson, six hundred W R E C. Fox news. Steve rappoport. President Trump calling on Turkey to provide any audio and video evidence related to the disappearance of a Saudi journalist. Turkish authorities believe Jamal kashogi was murdered at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. We'll get down to the bottom of it. I hope that the king and the crown prince didn't know about it. That's a big factor in my eyes, Royal regime denies any knowledge of Khashoggi's fate a caravan of migrants from Honduras marching through Guatemala in the hope of reaching the US, President Trump threatening to cut aid to Honduras and other Central American countries, if they don't stop the migrants, it could top a billion dollars before the next drawing lottery officials announced today that the mega millions jackpot has jumped again now it's up to nine hundred million.

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"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

01:31 min | 2 years ago

"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Schaefer, former Shelby county Commissioner Ben Ferguson afternoon talk show host that you hear right here. So he busy hour coming up for us in the seven o'clock hour major league baseball says they're investigating the Houston Astros. A man affiliated with the team. Some say was shooting footage of the Boston Red Sox game one of the AL CS the American League championship series. The incident took place Saturday night in Boston. According to the Boston metro, which I reported a story the man claiming to be an Astros employee was removed from the media credentialed area next to the Red Sox dugout. The man who did not have a credential had a small camera and was texting frequently. According to the new story security was tipped off to the man by the Cleveland Indians. According to multiple reports a separate report from who's sports identifies. The man is Kyle McLaughlin says he aimed a cell phone into the Indians out during their game three loss to the Astros in the AL D S McLaughlin was removed by security in Cleveland, Boston. According to the report the Indians were swept by the Astros in the AL DS, McLaughlin, not listed as an Astros, import employees and is. Reportedly connected with the team owner, Jim crane MLB told the Astros or the told the metro the matter is being handled internally the incident isn't expected to amount to anything other than fine for Houston..

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"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

02:55 min | 2 years ago

"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

"I get a, ton of messages coming in On on, all this that we just talked about with The Shelby county Republican party and this appointment I go back to what I said a second ago Tom weather would was the right choice I didn't. Know his name was even up I'm not even sure he. Knew the morning. Of it was up he. Decided to throw his name. In the in the ring it made sense. It was a good decision that was a good decision I stand by everything that I've said it was. A bloodbath and. When you whether it's in. Life or business politics especially You should you should be held accountable and the leadership of the Republican party, should be held accountable for a horrific, election And we shouldn't just act like it doesn't it didn't happen And there are far too many people that think. That you know I mean I go back to. The the the headlines here. Locally GOP responsible for its own decline it's it's an, accurate headline Wounded, Republicans face rocky future in Shelby county it's an accurate assessment after Thursday's route of the. Republican party is Shelby county I looked. At the future of, the county and Democratic Party and what about. The future Republican party in Tennessee's largest Sergey democrat county the forecast isn't sunny There right so how. Do we fix it The future looked. Bright for the Republican party of Shelby county. After the after Thursday's thrashing. Is another headline I didn't write, these? Headlines I didn't write the results And for me I look learn from mistakes and move. On but I don't blame me for for. For saying the obvious after. A massive defeat and failure Don't act like. I'm if you, think I'm your problem if I'm your biggest, concern and the and the biggest thing that you're worried about after that big of a defeat And everything and again nothing that I've stated was was not truthful it was it was accurate Then. It might, tell you exactly why we got such a. Big a. Weapon on Thursday And I'll leave it at that I mean it's just People wonder why I don't. Like mid, sir, I don't like primaries and getting? Involved you're like well why didn't you talk, to this this is exactly why. I don't, do it If you want. To know why I don't like, having candidates on you know, why. I don't like getting, involved in primaries Republican primaries because there's so much inside baseball and people get so upset when you ask a tough question. They say, you're being. Mean okay I just I.

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"shelby county" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM

WRIR.org 97.3FM

04:34 min | 2 years ago

"shelby county" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM

"The cases before but it's just worth mentioning bush gore citizens united shelby county that destroyed the voting rights act the case which is really going to be very destructive of public employee unions and so many more so many more and it goes kevin i was president at some of those typically bush vigo and he has been involved in most of these great republican victories particularly when he was in the bush white house so his record as a political operative going back to when teddy kennedy describing that way when he was first up as a nominee to the federal bench in two thousand nine law review article in your article in the new york times cowan fredericks we'll cabinet provide comfort trump viewpoint at he basically thinks that the president is above the law which is highly ironic given his work with ken starr in harassing president clinton which then by the way later of course kevin i said looking back to the late ninety nineties for example the nation certainly would have been better off if president clinton could've focus on osama bin laden without being distracted by pulling jones sexual harassment case in its criminal investigations shoots he mused congress might consider a lower exempting a president while in office from criminal prosecution and investigation so that's where i find this fellow really beyond troubling just the idea that he's being a political operative and now he suddenly talking about the majesty and neutrality of the law and all original intent and all of that lofty stuff and you know the democrats did not fight hard or even fight a tool i think america island i think perhaps obama thought hillary clinton would be the next president and he didn't have to pull out all the stops but my god they should have pulled out all the stops and i guess it comes down to the question will they pull out all the stops now well we got a lot on the line as you mentioned brad kavanagh has a lot of teas that word again it's fine to go after a sitting president and harass him as he called it and seek to indict him depose him when it's a democratic president but as soon as he started working for president bush all of a sudden in the face of a president who was accused of allowing torture and illegally spying on americans all of a sudden that kind of activity is is beyond the pale that you know of course the president is all of a sudden above the law you know we're now in a situation when there's a president who's desperately looking for a supreme court that is gonna say he's about the law and it looks like justice cavanaugh if he's a justice capping off might help deliver that outcome to president trump and i think for all of us who care deeply about democracy fairness and rule of law in america this is a deeply deeply troubling situation well if they don't shut down the muller inquiry and clearly there's an attempt underway in collusion between the white house and devin nunes and the tea party congress people who were trying to put rod rosenstein the deputy attorney general in the impossible position of handing over secret work product involving confidential sources exposure could lead to their death this is what they're trying to force resident to do he can't do it and in refusing to turn over this this fishing expedition to these numerous types who then immediately turned it over to fox news they probably going to try and impeach him and then trump might well be able to say well you know i can't who got to get rid of the time because he's he's being impeached by the house i think on that on that alone is pretty clear that kevin doesn't have a problem with the president he has authority over the justice department has cabinet has made clear but the point that you make in your article and he just made caroline is really the keys in it that cabin is likely to be hearing cases if maller is able to proceed whether the president can be subpoenaed whether he can be have to testify before a grand jury whether he can pardon himself or whether he can pardon those that are under prosecution all.

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Stay Tuned with Preet

03:31 min | 2 years ago

"shelby county" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet

"I would ask will he uphold row versus wade and i don't want that answer to be i it's existing law and i will presidents because we know that just a score such answer that question that way and has had no qualms about overturning decades of precedent and so it needs to be very probing question about starkly and demand an answer to yeah i would it needs to be sustained about what is personal liberty actually mean to you in the context of roe versus wade and i would wanna know like do you want to take away health care for millions of americans i would wanna know do you believe that you know in the seat that you're sitting now that that the president should be able to fire robert mueller and then of course i would want to know a slew of different questions about voting rights and shelby county and criminal justice reform and nobody knows what his record is on q rights there's a lot to be probed and to be understood so you brought up the issue of family separation in a few weeks ago when we talked about your coming on the show that's one of the reasons i went to help you on because i know you and your group have been doing work in care about it could you just very quickly catch people up on exactly what the current status is people who've been separated moms and dads who've been separated from their children at the border in in what is happening with that yeah i will say you know there have been a lot of low points in the last year and a half but this particular issue has been gut wrenching and really really painful you know when the trump administration decided to intentionally force families apart to separate young children from parents at the border allegedly to deter them from entering the country it was just a really painful thing and then when i i will say that it was because of all of the outrage and the organizing the leadership conference at organized faith missions down there we were working with members of congress to try to get them to do proper oversight on what was happening we were talking to local lawyers on the ground with move on and the national domestic workers alliance we helped plan mass rallies a couple of weekends ago there over thirty five thousand people in washington dc alone seven hundred fifty cities or rallies around the country and part of that was just to keep attention to the fact that even after so all of this energy persuaded it mattered and and the president then issued an executive order saying that moving forward he would not separate families he would just detain them and would seek to detain them indefinitely against the flora's settlement decades old settlement that sets out the standards for the detention of immigrant kids and says there's a limit you have to release them in the least restrictive setting after twenty days trump had his justice department and jeff sessions ask a federal court in california to remove that barrier and to allow the government to detain families in prison like conditions indefinitely because want to abandon if they could help it zero tolerance policy of arresting and charging with a misdemeanor every single person who seeks asylum not at a checkpoint that's right and so the zero tolerance nothing about the executive order changed zero tolerance policy and.

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"shelby county" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM

WRIR.org 97.3FM

04:34 min | 2 years ago

"shelby county" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM

"The cases before but it's just worth mentioning bush gore citizens united shelby county that destroyed the voting rights act the janice case which is really going to be very destructive of public employee unions and so many more so many more and it goes cavanaugh was president some of those tickly bush vigo and he has been involved in most of these great republican victories particularly when he was in the bush white house so his record as a political operative going back to when teddy kennedy describing that way when he was first up as a nominee to the federal bench in two thousand nine law review article that you cite in your article in the new york times cowan fredericks we'll cabinet provide cab for trump me point out that he basically thinks the president is above the law which is highly ironic given his work with ken starr in harassing president clinton which then the by the way later of course kevin said looking back to the late night and nineties for example the nation certainly would have been better off if president clinton could affect us on osama bin laden without being distracted by pulling jones sexual harassment case in its criminal investigations off shoots he mused congress might consider a law exempting the president while in office from criminal prosecution and investigation so that's where i find this fellow really beyond troubling just you know the idea that he's being a political operative and now he suddenly talking about the majesty and neutrality of the law and all original intent and all of that lofty stuff and you know the democrats did not fight hard or even fight a tool i think the merrick garland i think perhaps obama thought hillary clinton would be the next president and he didn't have to pull out all the stops but my god they should have pulled out all the stops and i guess it comes down to the question will they pull out all the stops now well we got a lot on the line as you mentioned brad kavanagh has a lot of teas that word again it's fine to go after a sitting president and harass him as he called it and seek to indict him depose him when it's a democratic president but as soon as he started working for president bush all of a sudden in the face of a president who was accused of allowing torture and illegally spying on america's all of a sudden that kind of activity is is beyond the pale you know of course the president is all of a sudden about the law you know we're now in a situation when there's a president who's desperately looking for a supreme court that is going to say he's about the law and it looks like justice cavanaugh if he's a justice cabin off might help deliver that outcome to president trump and i think for all of us who care deeply about democracy fairness and rule of law in america this is a deeply deeply troubling situation well if they don't shut down the muller inquiry and clearly there's an attempt underway in collusion between the white house and devin nunes and the tea party congress people who were trying to put rod rosenstein the deputy attorney general in the impossible position of handing over highly secret work product involving a confidential sources exposure could lead to their death this is what they're trying to force rosenstein to do he can't do it and in refusing to turn over this this fishing expedition to the numerous types who then immediately turned it over to fox news they probably going to try and impeach him and then trump might we'll be able to say well you know i can't we gotta get rid of the time because he's he's being impeached by the house i think on that on that alone is pretty clear that kevin doesn't have a problem with the president he has absolute authority over the justice department has cabinet has made clear but the point that you make in your article and you just made count on is really the key isn't it that cabin is likely to be hearing cases if maller is able to proceed whether the president can be subpoenaed whether he can be have to testify before a grand jury whether he can pardon himself or whether he can pardon those that are under prosecution all.

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"shelby county" Discussed on Super Station 101

Super Station 101

02:21 min | 2 years ago

"shelby county" Discussed on Super Station 101

"You can go to your county property tax office and apply for a reduction in your taxes it's it's the alabama portion not the city or county tax but just the alabama portion in depending on what county you lived in it can be a large amount especially if you live in jefferson county over the mountain may be shelby county over the mountain as well i think shelby county will take your applications anytime you can go anytime during the year and and present yourself proved that you're sixty five or over you get the reduction jefferson county has a little bit tighter window only from october first of december thirty first so you have to do was go take your driver's license passport something like that birth certificate that will prove your age and you automate we get the reduction that's wonderful why not do that and that's you know one of the things i'm sitting here thinking you know the donor advised fund this thing about the property taxes it it never ceases to amaze me no matter what you're doing whether it has to do with financial planning retirement planning taxes the law you know if you're doing a state planning healthcare planning all the things that go into retirement planning really it never ceases to amaze me how many things there are potential things that you can be taken advantage of that get overlooked get overlooked and the laws change a lot i mean things like there's a lot of new opportunities some of them get shut down some of them open up and if you don't know about it i mean it's the same thing we talk about how do you take social security fee just call so security you're going to get an answer but i mean he with good planning you can figure out different ways to really maximize your opportunities and that's exactly right so so the the point here is for people that are doing their own taxes or they're working with somebody that's just doing what i call for renzo tax analysis in other words send me all your stuff and i'll tell you what you owe right that's that's a big difference between doing forwardlooking planning and that's one of the things we've appreciated about buzz is he sat down with us and said look we should be doing this and this and this and this and this this is going to save your taxes and if i may be so bold i think we do the same thing where people that are trying to figure out how to retire because you can miss them opportunity.

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"shelby county" Discussed on Super Station 101

Super Station 101

02:35 min | 2 years ago

"shelby county" Discussed on Super Station 101

"I've never done this job we need somebody who doesn't know this job to get in there learning this shop like supposed to be learning west of the delta kind of irradiates me and we've seen this very frequently when politicians well run on platforms that the office that they're running for we'll have no impact positively or negatively too you know you're running for no county coroner and you're right on a platform of the second amendment i i saw a county coroner sign this week for shelby county mayor democrat republican got it councilman democrat republican got it who cares if you're a democrat or republican for coroner yeah well you see it all the time and how many of them run on the the campaign promise of repealing obamacare okay so you're going to be the mayor attala data and you're going to repeal obamacare and you're going to protect the second amendment really okay now i'm not saying he's just whoever that is i'm i'm not calling him out i just use talladega as an example charming little town just use it as an example running for dogcatcher and having a progun rally it makes absolutely no sense but there are people that are go out there and you know what has it kinda does is because of the rally being pro or anti whatever it all tracked a certain number of voters that i think sometimes creates the allusion that there's a greater support for the candidate then there really is because there are some offices that just lend themselves in terms of the campaign to just being boring and offices that may or may not have some kind of immediate impact on you but i get a little frustrated with it and i'm not pointing to anyone candidate or anyone office or whatever the case may be but that just goes to show how dumbed down the electric ken be when they will support a candidate based on nothing that that office is going to be able to impact.

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"shelby county" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

Slate's Political Gabfest

02:01 min | 3 years ago

"shelby county" Discussed on Slate's Political Gabfest

"I'll well we should be glad that national embarrassment was avoided a really important to say that the african american vote was over ninety percent for doug jones africanamerican women believed for like a ninety eight percent and turnout was high and now is especially noteworthy given the various barriers to voting in alabama and there's a lawsuit going on right now that the state's voter id law and some of the state legislators who backed it were very clear that they were imposing voter id in order to affect what they called the black power structure and alabama in other words they were trying to make it harder for black people to vote on and in fact black people are disproportionately affected by this voter id law there's a trial about it in february and obviously alabama has a long history of uh putting up barriers to vote based on race and yet it is also the site of the supreme court decision shelby county shelby county alabama in which the supreme court said that the justice department should no longer have a role in pre approving changes that states make to the voting process you know one of the big problems was that the dmv centers in a majority black i think 75 percent black counties were closing down these are the place where you go to get your identification so that you can vote anyway uh it seems really important the black turnout was high despite all of that i was really interested in the gender breakdown i was surprised at how many women voted for roy moore of white women i probably shouldn't be i think the um it was like sixty three percent so lower than the white male vote for roy more but not really that different and interestingly younger voters were much more likely to break for jones than more so that's us something about the republican coalition going forward right and this question of weather um the republicans are dominant among groups that are just declining as a share of the population ied old people and.

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"shelby county" Discussed on The Daily

The Daily

02:08 min | 3 years ago

"shelby county" Discussed on The Daily

"Filings exactly and then came upon it after the trial was over and at that point several days after the guilty verdict he filed a motion calling attention to it as omitted evidence and turning it over to the judge starts but the child aj did not grant nora a new trial based on this new piece of evidence and so the case traveled all the way up on appeal to the tennissee supreme court shelby county district attorney general hotseat after court room with sticks according to some hope of convicted mother killer new breaking news in the mid selves the tennessee supreme court has ordered a new trial for nor jackson jackson's attorney valorie quarter says her client should have never been convicted quarter says investigators linked to jackson to the murder with little physical evidence there was circumstantial evidence against laura but the dna analysis in this case points away from nora it excluded her as being one of the people whose blood was found at the scene of the crime and pointed to other unknown suspect koa yeah that's a big part of this case and so the tendencies supreme court looking at that thought well given the lack of physical evidence and these dna results that makes the testimony of this single witness andrew homolka puts more at the scene of the crime really important did you talk to the lead prosecutor emu eric about the possibility that this could have been a turningpoint in the case this failure to disclose the letter just turned on my taperecorder yes i did talk to her about that in an interview and she really dismisses that possibility i found out about the putting statement from time after through don't discovered it right but like wow i have no idea and then when he remarked theodore gotten he probably doubt and the did would every property peter.

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