35 Burst results for "Shelby County"

Dalton Glasscock: Remember to Go Out & Vote!

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:47 min | Last month

Dalton Glasscock: Remember to Go Out & Vote!

"I was hoping to be there to celebrate. This looks like we're going to have to go next week. So just make sure you're well rested. I know 55 can take a lot of your energy out. Pretty quickly. You know, it's funny because I've been taking balance of nature and I'm feeling great. I've got a little pep in the step. Hey, I've been taking a balance of nature as well. And I must feel the same as you. I love it. Dalton real quick before we let you go, how are things going there in Kansas? I know you're deeply involved in politics there. You guys are expecting a big turnout on election day. Yeah, they're going well and actually calling you between door knocking today. So I took the day off, sorry Todd, to make sure that we can save democracy. It's going to be, I think, a very competitive race here in Kansas. But it's going to be fun and it's really comes down to turnout. I know people hear that again and again. But if we don't turn out the base and we don't turn out our voters, then we are not going to win this election. And so I think it takes everybody if you haven't knocked a door of the cycle, if you haven't made a phone call with cycle, head over to your local county office, go to the Shelby county party. If you're there in Memphis or go anywhere across the country and I guarantee you they're going to welcome you. Yeah, absolutely. And that is so vitally important again Dalton, we're seeing the polling data and we know we heard the hot bike comments from Chuck Schumer so the Democrats know that they're going down, but that's only going to happen if we get out the vote and get people out on election day. Yeah, it is that it all comes down to turnout it also comes to convincing your family and friends to make sure to invite someone to come to the polls with you. If you have an elderly parent, make sure you go and pick them up because a lot of people forget to vote on election day and closing at 7 o'clock while it's too late. So make sure to go pick up your parents, go pick up your kids, make sure to go out and vote and make sure it's a family experience when you're going out there as well.

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Antwane Bohanon: What Is the Tennessee Volunteer Military Academy?

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:24 min | 2 months ago

Antwane Bohanon: What Is the Tennessee Volunteer Military Academy?

"So I want to jump into this. I've never heard of the Tennessee volunteer military academy. This is what grades 6 through 12. Yes, currently gray 6 two 12. We petitioned with the Memphis Shelby county schools to be able to open up fall of 23, 24, and now we're just waiting back for that approval. All right, so my understanding is that you've been getting some blowback over this to some extent. What's going on, why the problem? Well, one of the problems that we currently have in our city is that there are a lot of individuals doing the exact same things from public schools, charter schools, and now we have something different, which is a full-time ROTC military charter academy. So from that mindset, everyone thinks that we're going to militarize our children. So, and that's my understanding here, the chairman of the local Republican Party was jumping into this because the school board denied the school because of concerns that you were guys were going to want to create a militia or something. Well, not necessarily a militia, but to a point where they weren't quite familiar with how we would actually perform. So yes, Kerry von did get involved and also mister John du Barry, the senior adviser to governor Lee is also on our board. So we're in compliance, now we're just waiting for approval.

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Man charged with killing Memphis jogger held without bond

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 2 months ago

Man charged with killing Memphis jogger held without bond

"A Tennessee man faces murder charges after the body of a missing Memphis woman was identified Cleota Henderson referred to as abstinence by police was back before a judge facing murder charges Memphis authorities say he suspected of kidnapping and killing kindergarten teacher and mother of two Eliza Fletcher who went missing on Friday during an early morning jog Henderson was charged with especially aggravated kidnapping tampering with evidence and unrelated theft and fraud But then Fletcher's body was found and identified Shelby county judge a Lewis montese revoked his bond and arranged for another hearing Thursday to resolve his representation With the additional charge in that case first degree murder I'm going to order that the no bond The $500,000 bond will be both Audio courtesy W ATN TV the judge agreed to have referred to the suspect by the name Cleo the Henderson I'm Jennifer King

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Brent Taylor Explains Fundraising Letter, Criticizing Progressive DA

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:37 min | 3 months ago

Brent Taylor Explains Fundraising Letter, Criticizing Progressive DA

"Coming under fire from local media because of a letter you sent out, and I want you to tell folks what was in the contents of that letter. Well, basically it was a fundraising letter that went out following the election of Steve moroi, who is a Soros backed district attorney, candidate now soon to be district attorney, and I sent out this fundraising letter, essentially saying that I needed to be elected to the state Senate because I'll be the only Republican state senator from Shelby county and we will be able to use our Tennessee state laws to hold this district attorney, accountable for not doing his job or doing his job depending on how you look at it. Because this district attorney is most of his and he won the election, the Democrat won the election. Most of his funding came from out of the state of Tennessee, a lot of big Hollywood money coming into the campaign as well. And a lot of New York money came into the campaign as well. And so where this progressive criminal justice reform district attorney candidates that they have been elected in other cities and it has not worked. I mean, you look at, you look at San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis. This progressive justice reform minded district attorneys have not succeeded in the markets or in the cities where they've been elected. And actually, they've been recalled in San Francisco was actually recalled. And

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"shelby county" Discussed on Latino USA

Latino USA

03:02 min | 3 months ago

"shelby county" Discussed on Latino USA

"Hasn't been comprehensive immigration form. There hasn't been these sweeping gun measures that they've been pushing for. What he's predicting what others are predicting is this shifting that's going to need to happen to do that same kind of level of advocacy and grassroots organizing from the bottom up. But that is going to take years is what he said. The people power that Maria, when Maria cites Dolores huerta, that it has to come from the grassroots up, but it takes a long time. So it's voting enough. And if not, what else should people be focusing on? There's been a concerted effort after president Barack Obama was elected to start disentangling access to the ballot box. And this happened in all forms of our republic. There was a Republican led focused effort at the legislative level to start passing restrictive voting bills that predates Trump. There was the Supreme Court ruling in 2013 in Shelby county that essentially gutted section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, the preclearance requirement, those litigation and legal cases continue to be well funded by moneyed interests to take away section two, which is really around the opportunity to have equal political voice. This is not new. Voting has been a place where because of demographics in this country has dictated the policy preferences of a mature aging and dwindling white electorate for a nation that is predominantly fueled by the growth of Asian Americans and Latinos. So, this is purposeful. What we're seeing right now, though, that one still needs to vote. But the strategy needs to be bigger. You've got to hook voters in. You've got to make them enthusiastic about a platform or a product, but you also have to make sure that they're going to be able to cast a ballot. And so if I had money and I was a white strategist in the bout way that election after election, major parties put on retainer, I would say we still need to register voters and we need to do education because the modality of voting has changed, continues to be transformed in states like California that are expanding the electorate where everybody gets a mail in ballot at home. Well, where do you drop it off to states that are changing because they don't want black and brown voters to vote? Like Arizona and cutting the names off of early voting. So there's a lot here, but it's really simple. Spend money to get eligible voters to transition from eligibility to likely voters, and you will then see the ways in which our policy or politics are democracy changes. But ultimately, this is all purposeful and on one side there's willful neglect and on the other side there's a cohesive strategy that has been decades in the making. Thank you all for being on Latino USA with me. We appreciate it. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much.

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"shelby county" Discussed on WTOP

WTOP

03:07 min | 3 months ago

"shelby county" Discussed on WTOP

"Fully all year. They've stepped up security with part time officers from prince George county police department. And a vow to bring justice to the victim's family. Rest assured, our partnerships and our networks are strong, and we are actively investigating this. Sarah Jacobs, WTO P news. Meantime, almost two months after a killing following the motella event in northwest D.C., D.C. police are talking this morning about an arrest in that case. The arrest is of a 15 year old boy from northeast D.C. who isn't being identified by D.C. police, he's charged with first degree murder while armed. The shooting back on June 19th happened after police shut down the unpermitted motella event in the area of UN 14th street, the department says that was done after a fight broke out. While helping those hurt during the fight, then gunfire broke out 15 year old chase pool was shot and killed. A police officer and two other people were also hurt. Mike Morello WTO news. A fairfax county public school counselor is out of a job this morning after the school system found out he has been convicted of solicitation of prostitution from a minor outside the county they say. The counselor worked at Glasgow middle in Lynn Konya in a letter to families this week fairfax county public school superintendent Michelle Reed says there is no indication that any fairfax county children or FCP students were involved here reads as an investigation by an independent third party has been launched to figure out how this happened after that investigation is done, read further says she will announce a plan to ensure a situation like this never happens again. In addition, the firing the counselor, the school district is asking the state to revoke the man's license. Double DT will be news time. Now, one O 6. Some positive news, this morning regarding COVID-19 vaccines, as local students start to go back to school. Montgomery county schools kick off the first day of class on August 29th. The county reports his COVID-19 transmission rate is low. This comes as new boosters that target the omicron variant should be available to teens in a few short weeks, according to The White House. In the meantime, the CDC says students in high rate areas should wear masks in class and test kids who show symptoms. Right now, Arlington county has a medium spread rate while fairfax and loudoun counties and Washington D.C. are low. Gigi Barnett, WTO P news. Public schools in Montgomery county and D.C. are spelling out through COVID protocols this week as both school systems get ready to start fall classes on August 29th. First of Montgomery county, republic schools are not planning routine COVID testing of students, but they do plan to conduct testing at strategic times related to, say, high risk activities such as after school breaks or when there's an increase in cases in a particular school and students have COVID symptoms at school will also be tested. Situation a little different this morning in D.C. public schools in terms of their plans, where students will need to take a COVID test before the first day of classes, rapid test kits will be distributed next week, students are asked to pick up that test kit at their school, students in grades K through 12 will need to take a COVID test on Sunday, August 28th, and pre-K students will need to take their test on Wednesday, August 31st. Everything you need to know a click away at WTO P dot com. You get more for your

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"shelby county" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:52 min | 7 months ago

"shelby county" Discussed on Fresh Air

"The question of race, the question of inherent implicit bias, but it's something that as a black man, I had to learn to deal with and then try to try to navigate. And so if you were in the 5th floor of the Justice Department with me and you were part of my staff, you would have seen the real feelings that Eric holder was feeling on that day. If you'd seen me in the conference room when the cameras were there, you would have seen a much person speaking in much more measured tones, but trying to convey as best I could in those measured tones, the depth of the depth of my anger. You read that your silent protest against the court's decision was that you weren't going to appear in that Supreme Court. During your tenure as attorney general, what did that mean exactly? That you wouldn't ever walk into the court that you wouldn't want to argue a case yourself, which I'm not sure an attorney general ever would do anyways. Like, what did you not do that you might ordinarily have done? Yeah, it's actually a tradition that every attorney general argues at least one case before the United States Supreme Court. The solicitor general. I didn't know that. Yeah, this list of general as I say in the book picks basically the easiest case that's up for the term. So that the attorney general will go in there, have to deal with the easiest questions and get a close to guaranteed victory. And I actually kind of looked forward to the possibility of arguing before the court. When I was the Deputy Attorney General, I remember watching Janet Reno go to the court and you have to wear the appropriate clothes. And she had what she described as a pretty good interaction with the court. And of course, she won. I didn't want to do my argument during the first term out of concern that something might be said or characterized. It might hurt the president, so I was going to wait for the second term. And after Shelby county, which happened in the second term in 2013, I decided I was not going to go to the court given what I felt they had done in the Shelby county case. And in some ways, legitimize that tradition. I wanted to at least make clear among those who knew at the Justice Department that this attorney general was not going to argue a case before the Supreme Court. Solicitor general, people who had served as solicitor general before dawn, tried to convince me to do it. And I told him I just wasn't going to just wasn't going to go up there and argue a case. Let me reintroduce you if you're just joining us. My guest is Eric holder who served as attorney general under president Obama. His new book is called our unfinished march. The violent past and imperiled future of the vote. We'll.

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"shelby county" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

03:33 min | 7 months ago

"shelby county" Discussed on Fresh Air

"They know. There is a part of me that does not want my name on that part. My entirety does not want to be in any way associated with that case. It's almost as if you would like dred Scott versus holder or something like that. I mean, it's an odious case. And it is not something that I want to ever be connected to, except for people to know it's something that I think was wrongly decided. And had an extremely negative impact on our democracy. But I never refer to the case as Shelby county V holder. It is only the Shelby county case. You said that you were chagrined by the Supreme Court's decision. In your book, you say, this decision made you angry, angry, then you ever were as attorney general. Are there what are the best channels of appropriately addressing your anger when your attorney general? And did you ever worry that if you express too much anger, you would be portrayed as an angry black man? Yeah, well, I mean, what I tried to do was channel the anger that I felt immediately by calling to the Justice Department the next day. The heads of all the major civil rights organizations to the conference room on the 5th floor are the Justice Department. And in essence, say, I disagree with the opinion that the court has rendered..

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"shelby county" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

04:15 min | 7 months ago

"shelby county" Discussed on Fresh Air

"A part of that. While you were attorney general, there was the now famous case, Shelby versus holder, where Shelby Alabama challenged the constitutionality of part of the Voting Rights Act. So just to refresh people's memories, explain what that case was about. Yeah, the Shelby county versus holder case arose in 2013. Shelby county, Alabama, filed a lawsuit that essentially challenged what's called the coverage formula in the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which has legitimately been called the pearl of the civil rights movement. There is a coverage formula within the act that sets out the basis by which certain jurisdictions are covered. And if they are covered, then they have to if they want to make changes in their voting procedures, they had to go to the Justice Department to get something that's called preclearance. People in the Justice Department and the civil rights division would look at the proposed change and if it didn't impinge on the rights of the citizens in the jurisdiction would pre clear it approve it. If there were problems, we try to work them out. He couldn't be worked out in the Justice Department had the ability to file a lawsuit. The folks in Shelby county challenged whether or not that formula was still valid. It had been put together in 1965. This is now 2013. And the Supreme Court in a 5 to four decision sided with Shelby county and said that the coverage formula was not historically correct. And that therefore, the ability of the Justice Department to pre clear that which shall be county wanted to do was unconstitutional. The problem with the Supreme Court ruling, chief justice Roberts, a very famously said in the majority opinion that America has changed, which was definitely true. The America of 2013 was fundamentally different and better than the America in 1965. But America had not come far enough. And as a result of that decision, we saw very quickly states that previously had been covered by the act, putting into place a number of voter suppression mechanisms and techniques as then justice Ginsburg. I think presciently said, paraphrasing here a bit..

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"shelby county" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

04:15 min | 7 months ago

"shelby county" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Determination to treat her son's eczema and grows into a family business. Kristen learned how on YouTube. This is fresh air. I'm Terry gross. My guest Eric holder became the first African American attorney general in 2009 when he was appointed by the first African American president Barack Obama. One of holder's priorities as AG was voting rights, but during his tenure and 2013 the Supreme Court gutted key parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, in the case Shelby county versus holder. Shelby county, Alabama, had challenged the provision of the Voting Rights Act that required preclearance, which meant states like Alabama with the history of discriminating against black voters, needed to receive clearance from the Justice Department before enacting any new voting laws. The Shelby decision, striking down that provision, opened the door to a slew of voting restrictions. After holder stepped down as attorney general on 2015, voting rights and election fairness remained a top priority. He founded the national democratic redistricting committee with the goal of reforming how state legislative maps are drawn to ensure their fair, not partisan, and ending the practice of gerrymandering. In his new book, holder asks what he describes as an existential question. How do we save democracy before it's too late? The book co written with Sam koppelman is called our unfinished march, the violent past, and imperiled future of the vote. Eric holder welcome to fresh air. I want to start in a similar way your book does. Take us back to when you were, I think you were 12. Watching a ports on the march on Selma across the Edmund pettus bridge, the march for voting rights in which people, including John Lewis, were beaten. By the police. Yeah, it was in 1963. I was 12 years old. I was in my basement of my small house in Queens looking at a black and white television. And witnessing what happened as marchers tried to go across the Edmund Pettis bridge..

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"shelby county" Discussed on podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money

podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money

05:34 min | 7 months ago

"shelby county" Discussed on podcast – Lawyers, Guns & Money

"And I think the first is almost a little understandable is that argument that sort of if Republicans wanted role overruled that would have happened. And I think that's the kind of argument that can sound sensible, but until you dig into it, just realize how incredibly lucky we were that row was still good law in 2012. You know, if Reagan nominates bork and ski and reverse order, you know, roe is overruled no later than 1992. You know, David souter wasn't put on the court to preserve roe, but because of extremely weird internal administration dynamics, like Ken Starr could have just as easily been nominated to that seat. And so there's just all kinds of justice Kennedy voted to overrule role at the conference in case he had changed his mind. So, you know, it's just that there's many times in which row could have been overruled. And I think that, you know, by 2012, that gets team inevitable. And I would even say that there's some, you know, in the 70s and 80s, there was even some truth to the argument that Republican elites didn't really want row overruled. That the court taking it over was actually good for the party. And I think there was just a failure to recognize how much the Republican Party had changed and how contingent the survival of role was. And as soon as, as you say, Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn't retire strategically, Anthony Kennedy does retire strategically, you know, the Electoral College, the Republicans get lucky and the Electoral College and both 2004 and 2016 and it's game over. So I think that's the one form of complacency. And the other I think is just ultimately a complacency that trivializes reproductive rights that wants to claim that, well, rose popular, so probably not that many states will ban abortion and it's not really going to be that bad. Which is, as we've discussed, it's pretty clearly nonsensical. There's something else and that the to the extent that there's anything defensible in the Alito opinion. Again, it's this logic about leaving it to the legislative process and the democratic process. But of course, the democratic process is exactly what Republicans don't want. In many legislature, states, which they could be punished for unpopular abortion policies, they're one gubernatorial election away from essentially permanent bans on abortion because they don't offer democratic elections for the legislature. And of course, you know, the court in opinions like Shelby county and rucho has done everything they could to ensure that there won't be free and fair elections after row..

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Todd and Caller Chris Discuss The Problem With Relaxed Crime Legislation

ToddCast Podcast with Todd Starnes

01:52 min | 1 year ago

Todd and Caller Chris Discuss The Problem With Relaxed Crime Legislation

"Tennessee. Let's go to the phones. Call your bell Tennessee. Chris listening to us on kw our flagship station. Chris, what's on your mind today? Thank you for taking my call, Todd. I just wanted to point out in your old assertion about crime. You also have a problem. It's not just the city councils. It's not just the mayor and things like that. It's your district attorney. It's your attorney for the region. Also these weak prosecutors and the week very, very weak prosecuting attorney. You got to throw the gauntlet down at some point. So the responsibility is also in those people to go to the state and say, look, you have relaxed crime legislation. We want to make it harder. You need your DA and your prosecutors and people like that to step up to the state and say, we want harsher penalty. Whatever happened to three strikes you're out. So it's not, you know, you really got to look at the people that are in play. And that includes your district attorneys and your regional attorneys and like I said, prosecutors and judges. I mean, this thing of slapping people on the wrist. I mean, here in Shelby county, you know very well Todd. They don't even prosecute kids who are down at Tom Lee park a few years ago who were outright robbing people because they said, well, we don't want to clog up the juvenile system. No, I remember that. Yeah. Yeah, I remember that, Chris, and I'm curious as a citizen here. I mean, look, if I were a member of the black community, I would be enraged because overwhelmingly, this is a black on black crime issue, and it is, I mean, it is dangerous in the city for everybody, but especially the black

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"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

01:38 min | 1 year ago

"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Do Shelby County to 80 crowded as usual down toward highway 1 19 your next reported for 25. I'm captain Karl and the traffic center on NewsRadio one Oh 55. W e. R C hot, humid weather is made a return this afternoon highs in the upper eighties a mixture of clouds and sunshine with a few isolated showers and storms. There could be a shower storm this evening lows tonight near 70, another steamy day tomorrow with highs in the eighties chance for scattered storms in the afternoon. I'm w B r c first alert. Chief meteorologist West Wyatt for NewsRadio one. Oh 55. W E. R. C right Now It's 84 degrees. At permitting hams, news, traffic and weather stations. NEWS Radio one Oh 55. W E. R C. It's a big rainmaker. Lisa Brady Fox News. Tropical Storm Nicholas is heading for the central Texas coast and expected landfall later today and threatening up to 20 inches of rain. Fort Bend County Judge K. P George Shame formed is the most important things because this storm is developing. And every step of the way it can change. The National Hurricane Center says The storm is now closer to hurricane strength. Top sustained winds of 65 MPH and about 85 miles south southwest of Matagorda, Texas, the Houston ship Channel suspending activity and there's concern about heavy rain for the next few days in areas still recovering from Hurricane Ida. Especially Louisiana. President Biden getting a Western wildfire briefing during a visit to Idaho and California and linking severe weather events to what he calls a serious global warming problems. Scientists have warned us for years.

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"shelby county" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

The Al Franken Podcast

04:21 min | 1 year ago

"shelby county" Discussed on The Al Franken Podcast

"Yeah we'll be a theater okay so this capture now of on top of regulatory capture Capture just explain if you will some of the results of that and why they're crippling us. Well one of the results. I wrote a paper that backstopped all of this just not making this all up off the top my head. We looked at all the supreme court decisions that were decided. Five to four with all of the republicans on one side the winning side of the five to four and it turned out under chief justice roberts over seventy two of them which is a lot of supreme court decisions and when we looked at the seventy two of them we noticed that the five to four partisan decisions have one other feature which was there was a pretty obvious republican donor interest. That anybody with the least political sense could figure out was in fact a republican donor interest. And then the really telling fact was that of the seventy two five to four partisan republican decisions with a republican donor interest. In the case they won them seventy two zero it throw a few bones to the other side try to cover their tracks seventy two zero and then they ran up the scored at eighty after my article. Joe it's eighty two nothing route for big republican donor interest and we kinda slept through of the eighty five. Four decisions are republican sessions. Yuck eighty two eighty zapped quite a score quite a score. Yeah and some of them are big ones that everybody knows you know like shelby county. Oh boy undid the recurrence provision citizens united that let unlimited corporate money into politics There are some famous stinkers like that. But when you're up to eighty you're gotta go well past the famous stinkers and you gotta start looking at patterns. And what they're out to do and how they're doing it. And what their targets are. Why the same side always needs to win Just the pattern itself of eighty five to four partisan decisions. Eighty two zero.

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Rental Assistance Programs Are Swooping In To Help As Evictions Resume

All Things Considered

01:46 min | 1 year ago

Rental Assistance Programs Are Swooping In To Help As Evictions Resume

"The Biden administrations eviction ban, There's even greater urgency to get billions of dollars in federal rental assistance to those who need it. Shelby County, Tennessee, is already facing that challenge. NPR's Laura Wamsley reports. SP KEY and apartments versus Delores Egleston in a courthouse in Memphis. Tenants are packed into eviction court as much as social distancing will allow when their cases are called. Tenants are asked this question by Judge Phyllis Gardner. Have you talked with anyone? Or are you interested in the rental assistance program? I've talked in case after case Gardner urges tenants to visit room 1 34 down the hall. Where Memphis area legal services attorneys help tenants start applications for rental aid. One of those attorneys, Frida Turner, stands up in the courtroom to speak about the program if you apply, and if you're approved We will pay up to 12 months of your back rent plus one month of futurist. We will bring you to zero and you'll get a fresh start a fresh start. That's what's new even if evictions aren't thanks to the billions in federal aid tenants who are behind have a chance to stay in their homes due to a federal court ruling in July. Judges here in Tennessee haven't been bound by the CDC order for more than a month. The judge Gardner, the CDC order delayed the inevitable while in Memphis, they started resolving cases. We've been able to deal with the problems to give these people and landlords some closure so that they can move on. The most recent CDC ban was intended to give states and localities more time to get assistance out to renters facing eviction. But it's been slow going by the end of July. Nationally, just over five billion of the $25 billion allocated had been spent. Several states have used less than 5% of the federal money so far. But in Memphis and

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Alabama Requests FEMA Staff, Resource Aid Amid 'Devastating' COVID-19 Wave

Glenn Beck

00:45 sec | 1 year ago

Alabama Requests FEMA Staff, Resource Aid Amid 'Devastating' COVID-19 Wave

"And hospitalizations, the Department of Public Health requesting FEMA assistance this week for intravenous therapy teams and resources eight hospital statewide looking for comprehensive medical field units to help take care of extra patients. Covid hospitalizations are over 2700 throughout Alabama freestanding emergency rooms, though helping to ease the strain on the hospital's Dr Greg Ledbetter's with Brookwood free stand. The ER in Shelby County Ledbetter, saying that his covid patients have symptoms ranging from minor to severe. Fortunately, we all right well to send most patients back home. But with that increased volume obviously is a very sick patients are coming in that had to be admitted to the floor and some admitted to the intensive care unit. A man is charged with making a threat against Hueytown High School, the sheriff's office saying.

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"shelby county" Discussed on KSR

KSR

05:31 min | 1 year ago

"shelby county" Discussed on KSR

"People were getting mad at me about it. Of course if i can laugh at it. Why can't they right. I'm the one that lost my job. They get. I'm sure they were focusing on the political part of it focusing on. They're they're saying like match ran. You didn't run. It's not about running. It's about she took my job. They didn't get the joke they didn't exactly. There's nothing worse than somebody who doesn't get a joke complaining about the joke you know. The census came out ryan. Yes it in. And i love when the census comes out because you get all kinds of facts and every day a different fact about the counties in our state comes out okay. Here's the newest one. What are the most diverse counties racially in the state. They have the top seven. You're going to be surprised at some of these so ryan. What do you think is the most diverse county racially state not just white and black but also hispanic asian etc louisville jefferson jefferson county's number one. Yeah i'm tape fayette county's number three. What's number two. Wow fay jefferson one fe. It's three. I'd be interested to see how many people i mean you don't have to send it to me but just in your mind before i answer. Everybody think what's number. I think i would have gotten this. But a lotta people. Wouldn't i'm gonna say hopkins county madisonville christian county. I think hopkinsville christian county is right christian. Candies number. Two good call ryan. I you have to been there to know that though you know a lot of people don't know that christian candies number two dander by fort campbell number. Four ryan is the county with the highest percentage of african americans of any county in the state. it's not jefferson. What counting has the highest percentage of african americans instated kentucky. Wow it's not jefferson. It's not christian. Jefferson's christian's three. What's one man again another one that you might not know unless you've been there. Yeah gosh that's tough. I wanna go with. I'm going to go with boone. County something up. North fulton fulton at the out there in the federal on five. Are you outraged i. It's out far west corner order county. Full five is harden yeah six is warring now number seven is the county with the highest percentage of hispanics in the state. Now here's a hint. You would know this if you read my book because we talked about it. What county is fifteen percent hispanic. I i bet you unless the people that live there will know this. And if you read my book you should know it and both did so. You should know it. Yeah fifteen percent of a county in kentucky hispanic which one is. I don't remember the book. Man i'll go bourbon carroll shelby shelby county remember. I wrote the book. About how when hispanics get to kentucky. There's they ask where shelbyville because that's where so many of their family live and there's fifteen percent of shelby county span and there's a cattlemen's there so they're all party it's right now. This is also shows you how much our state is changing one hundred and nineteen of the hundred and twenty counties in kentucky. Got more diverse racially than they were ten years ago. I think about but think about that. And that's an amazing statement. Only one got less diverse. Does anybody know what it is. You're not going to get this but there's a reason. Why did martin no union county. That's where all the chicken farms are and some of them shutdown. Okay yeah finally. What is the least diverse county in the state harlan. There's a lot of athletes. Yeah i'm gonna get to stay in the southeastern kentucky martin lawrence or something like that macguffin. The golfing macguffin candy is the least diverse cannons. So there you go. I found those facts interesting. Did you rhine love stuff like that about our state. You learn as we go mike. What's up mike. Hey how you doing good. I was giving a hack on your about shots. I got shot because we're flying italy later next month. We've been several places where you had to have the show. Your backs nation. Get in what we've been doing just taking a picture of one and tax everybody and then when they go in to show the picture in car you get right in so you. You're saying you commit fraud. They check your ideas about the latest c. That you got the car day. You're vaccinated and we went to trace. Obviously everybody around took the picture walk in and they'd ever at work everybody's gonna have fake vaccination card you know mike says commit fraud chinese menu ten..

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"shelby county" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

01:59 min | 1 year ago

"shelby county" Discussed on Amicus with Dahlia Lithwick

"Of ballots in arizona. It was a small percentage of the three million or so ballots that were cast in arizona but the difference in arizona. The last presidential election was ten thousand four hundred and fifty seven votes. Legislators and their consultants have a lot of data analytical methods at their disposal right now to find ways to subtly and more in a more sophisticated way suppress votes in a targeted fashion. The same is is true of the third party ballot collection right. There was not specific data. Which was a complaint of justice later on. Just how many minority voters the third party ballad collection restriction harmed but there was testimony on the record that it was hundreds if not thousands of voters disproportionately hispanic and native american voters. So what justice leaders opinion really does is invite states to continue the sort of long term trajectory of discrimination in voting which is to craft ever more subtle and sophisticated ways of suppressing minority votes. To give justice kagan her. Do she recognized that. That's what the voting rights act was initially passed to do. In fact when she discusses the interplay of section two of the voting rights act which is the affirmative litigation that we saw here in arizona and section five which was disabled in shelby county. That's really important. Because section too was crafted to eradicate existing discrimination and then section five exists to block new efforts at discrimination. We don't have section five anymore and so all we have left is section two and the court recognized as early as nineteen sixty six that affirmative litigation alone is not enough to stop discrimination voting so when justice alito makes us invitation to more kinds of targeted discrimination small but significant death by a thousand cuts that becomes a real problem. He's really stifling. What the voting rights act was intended to prevent.

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"shelby county" Discussed on The Daily Beans

The Daily Beans

02:01 min | 1 year ago

"shelby county" Discussed on The Daily Beans

"And then she said but i support early voting. Oh i didn't know that some states didn't allow mail in boating. That's not good. Oh my goodness dark money in politics that we need to get rid of that. Well wait a minute. If you're going to oppose the bill because it's holy partisan but these nonpartisan things that you would agree need to be done should be done. How do you oppose the bill. You know what the vote yesterday and this is a another thing. I'm sorry. I'm getting all exercised about this but no it's no it's fine. It's because it reminds me of people who hated obamacare but were loved the aca. You know it's it's like the same kind of thing that the thing that people really Should remember about the vote. Yesterday was that this was simply about to debate law. It wasn't passing or or refusing to pass the launch. Just seventy talk about this stuff. And even if you buy the big lie that was told by republicans ad infinitum From december through currently and continuing that there was fraud. Well wait a minute. If there's fraud then shouldn't congress be talking about what to do to fix it. So he even even the most hypocritical of republicans. Should you would think back that as an idea. Okay well well. Let's talk about it and the idea of leaving this stuff up to the states well. The constitution specifically grants the power over addressing elections to congress if they feel the need to reform as they did in the voting rights act of nineteen sixty five which is how we get here full circle by the way fun fact the shelby county versus holder decision is eight years old as of this writing to. She'll.

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"shelby county" Discussed on KOMO

KOMO

01:59 min | 1 year ago

"shelby county" Discussed on KOMO

"And Shelby County 300,000 people. Who have no immunity of this fire set all left uncontrolled. Each case would create five new cases. Some states with lower vaccination rates. Seeing nearly 20% increase in covid cases over the last two weeks in Texas, Joshua Garza had the opportunity to get vaccinated but didn't something he now regrets after contracting Covid. Spending four months in the hospital and having a double lung transplant. Everybody needs to look at the facts if I knew what I know now. I would have definitely got, you know went through with the vaccination. Um, Like I said, I felt like I was doing enough. But it wasn't states going all out to boost vaccination efforts in Massachusetts, the Vax Express pulling into a Boston train station Tuesday to administer shots to the public. CNBC advisory committee will meet tomorrow to discuss that rare heart inflammation called Myo card itis. It's still not clear if the vaccines cause that condition. But the CDC is investigating 226 cases and people under 30 to see if there's any link. ABC's with Johnson over 70% of California adults have received a covid vaccine shot. Those who are fully vaccinated can now take off their masks. But ABC is Alex Stone, who's in Los Angeles, says that for many, it's just not happening, and those who do take them off are finding themselves in the minority, even though Californians no longer have to wear masks. In most cases, if they're fully vaccinated, it's hard to tell in many stores and even walking down the street. Vast majority of people are keeping their masks on. Those not wearing them get nasty looks. Dr. Michael Stanton is a clinical psychologist. I think, especially in the early part of this transition into non mask wearing There is going to be some trust issues for sure, he says. Give it time for Californians the next few weeks. Our reintroduction to society like Stone, ABC nears Los Angeles News time 12 14 traffic.

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"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

01:58 min | 1 year ago

"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Across parts of our viewing area. So, Clanton getting your safe place gap of the mountain Ocampo. I wanna make sure you're in your safe place. Now we're gonna move up toward Shelby County and Shelby County just to the south of Alabaster, and this is going to include all of the areas around the Shelby County airport and also eastward toward Cohen began it. You need to get your safe place. The radar is showing where we may have Something spinning up right around here will go back into our rotation tracker. And I saw something right there around Mont of Allah if we go back to rotation tracker There you go. So right through here, Aldrick Montevallo area, maybe country hills. This where we're starting to see those higher winds pick up We'll go back into the velocity mode and we're gonna track from the velocity may have some hail in there as well. This is gonna be it right here. That little dot So let's track this eastward in about 50 MPH. That is where we have that possible tornado that spin up right there. And moving it off to the East Underwood at 5 45 Country Hills at 5 47 Maura's Crossroads at 5 47 Meadow Green at 5 48 Ivanhoe. At 5 51 Dargan at 5, 53 and stems at 5 53. So in Shelby County, Also around the CA Lira area is gonna be just slightly to the north of career. If it's your around any of the neighborhoods. They're around the Shelby County Airport. You're gonna be impacted by this. Some of the businesses. This is going to be moving very closely to your area. Okay, So go ahead. Get your safe place because the storm is moving so rapidly, you're gonna have some high wins. This is going to move through and it's gonna be there. Probably if you're right there around.

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Deadly tornadoes tear through Alabama

Bloomberg Surveillance

00:28 sec | 1 year ago

Deadly tornadoes tear through Alabama

"At least five people are dead after deadly tornadoes ripped through Alabama Thursday. This man in Shelby County near Birmingham documented the destruction as it happened this mountain three Listen to that roar. This is a violent tornado. Debris falling. A number of twisters were reported. But it was oh hatching northeast of Birmingham, where five people were killed, Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Waite said. It could have been worse but the twister went through areas that were

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At least 5 dead as series of tornadoes strike Deep South

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 1 year ago

At least 5 dead as series of tornadoes strike Deep South

"Tornadoes hatched by early spring storms are ripped a path of devastation across Alabama and Georgia residents are dealing with splintered homes and power outages howling winds roared across western Georgia early Friday including a tornado that swept through the city of Newnan near Atlanta a series of tornadoes struck Alabama Calhoun County sheriff Matthew Wade says five people died in a twister chase Gibbs told WBMA TV his family made it out before the storm but now they're left with nothing you know I will work my whole life to put this stuff in this happens and then it just ripped away in one second large areas of Shelby County near Birmingham were badly damaged here's Pelham police chief Pat she would it broke my heart to see the amount of damage that these homes that sustained I'm Jennifer king

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Weather service: 7 tornadoes hit Alabama, killing at least 5

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 1 year ago

Weather service: 7 tornadoes hit Alabama, killing at least 5

"At least five people were killed when severe storms and suspected tornadoes ripped across Alabama more than a half dozen suspected twisters tore across Alabama from the west to the east here's winds from one storm carved a path of destruction for one hundred miles another because the carnage in Calhoun County where fatalities and injuries are reported one man who died in his mobile home being mourned by a neighbor in Shelby County near Birmingham it's bad back here and we need to say prayers for the people who live in this community Pelham city spokeswoman Ainsley Allison says heavy damage was sustained in a neighborhood off highway thirty one we've got trees and power lines down shelters have opened around the Birmingham area forecasters had warned violent storms could bash the Deep South I'm Jackie Quinn

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At least 5 dead after tornadoes sweep through Alabama

AP 24 Hour News

00:30 sec | 1 year ago

At least 5 dead after tornadoes sweep through Alabama

"Today all the death Calhoun County in eastern Alabama, there was a twister's well in Shelby County in the town of Pelham, which is outside of Birmingham. Public information officer Ainsley Alison, as you can imagine, These people are devastated right now. So please, please, Please stay off the roads. Letter. First Responders Get in First Lady Jill Biden's office says she postponed a planned trip to Birmingham and Jasper because of the severe weather today. Columbia, Missouri. Authorities say they found

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Alabama tornado leaves at least three people dead

Larry Elder

00:24 sec | 1 year ago

Alabama tornado leaves at least three people dead

"A serious of tornadoes have pummeled Alabama, reducing some homes to rubble and leaving at least three dead and thousands without power. Emergency workers brace for more storms Thursday while trying to account for all residents in the affected areas. State news outlets are quoting Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade as saying. At least three people were killed and multiple people injured. Or injuries have been reported in Shelby County near Birmingham, where homes were

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Supreme Court hears arguments in voting rights case out of Arizona

Slate's Political Gabfest

01:36 min | 1 year ago

Supreme Court hears arguments in voting rights case out of Arizona

"So i just wanna know the supreme court case this week because it's one of the biggest election cases in the decade it's about section two of the voting rights act which is the main provisions. And how what the test should be for having to prove a violation of this part of the voting rights act and this is a big question because we lost the other part of voting rights. Act that had the justice department and the role of pre approving things like closing polling places. And so now what's left. After a fact ability to sue if the vote has been abridged or deny two african american spanich or language community voters like native americans in the supreme court arguments. This week in some ways. It seemed like the party's weren't that far away from each other for what the test should be some kind of substantial effect on a minority group. Except i should say the republican party of arizona which wanted the standard to be that basically any race neutral voting regulation would pass muster no matter what discredit on those groups. But what. I think really is very likely to come from this. Conservative majority a ruling. That makes it much harder to sue that you're going to have to show a substantial effect. That has nothing to do with socio economics. For example that they're just gonna really raise the bar here. And i should note that chief justice john roberts has been a longtime interest of his since he was court clerk. He's the author of shelby county which gutted the other part of voting rights act in two thousand thirteen. And so this is one where it looks like the liberals on the court are probably going to lose and it's going to be quite a big deal so one to watch

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"shelby county" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

WHAS 840 AM

02:12 min | 1 year ago

"shelby county" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"I 65 North now. In the 2 65 area looks like it's right around 2 65. There's been at least one vehicle involved in an incident there. So it's just not a good day to be on this on these icy roads Askew could imagine here, folks, there's a number of other things that you need to know about. If you We're anticipating getting your covert 19 shot today. Looks like a no go, according to leadership, Levar wook, why Partners say that all appointments today have been canceled That includes Broadbent Arena. Those appointments include the ones from Wednesday. They will be rescheduled. Officials say it Broadbent. They're going to reschedule appointments after 2 30 this afternoon. On the North Central District. Health Department Eyes also gonna be rescheduling apart Appointments. Shelby County vaccination clinics scheduled for Wednesday rescheduled appointments for February 15th. So that'll be what Monday. And the employment, time and location remained the same. And appointments will be honored, then. The health Department is closed for today. They're in Shelby County Tremble County. Will now be open Friday, February 19th of the fairgrounds and in Hardin County, the health center. They're hard Candies been really hit by this storm. The carbonite team vaccination clinic for February. 10th is being postponed until February 17th. So yesterday's for the 17th now, so those are some of what we have right now, Willie anything to add there yet? No, I think you got it. Okay? Um Oldham County says her health. Martin's gonna be closed in a northern healthcare. Officials say all medical offices, vaccine clinics and respiratory illness testing centers will be open at nine o'clock this morning. That's at Norton Health Care. Just so you know you have. L health also says their locations will be open with normal. Business hours. We're coming back. We're gonna find out what's going on in our city here with the El Genie spokesperson Natasha College. She joins us next from El Genie at news radio, A pointy W H a s and protecting.

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"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

03:21 min | 1 year ago

"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

"C Taking a tough stance on Russia. I'm Lisa let Sarah Fox News President Biden delivering his first foreign policy speech, indicating he's put President Vladimir Putin on notice in a phone call this week. I made it clear to President Putin. In a manner very different from my predecessor that the days of the United States rolling over The face of Russia's aggressive actions interfering with our elections. Cyber attacks Poisonous citizens are over on the detention of Putin critic Alexey Navalny, the president said he's been targeted for exposing corruption and should be released immediately and on the situation in Burma. The president called for the immediate release of the activist military has detained and to the military should relinquish power. The house now debating whether to strip Georgia Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor green of her committee assignments over social media posts. It appeared to support conspiracy theories. She made her case on the House floor this afternoon. I never once said during my entire campaign Q and on I never went said any of the things that I am being accused of today. During my campaign. I never said any of these things since I have been elected for Congress, Democrats and some Republicans have condemned to remarks with which include that 9 11 was an inside job and that the Parkland Florida school shooting didn't happen. The legal team for former President Trump has rejected a request by impeachment managers willing to testify under oath at his impeachment trial next week, Trump Advisor Jacob Miller told called the proceeding unconstitutional and a public relations stunt. The former president is not required to appear. Wall Street of the clothes docks closed higher, held by strong earnings and optimism that Washington can reach a deal for another round of coronavirus relief. Dour 2 332 points, the NASDAQ Close 1 67. This MP gained 41 America is listening to Fox News. 503 news radio 1055 w We are see. Haven't arrived. He identified it as a priority bill for this legislative session. And today, the Alabama House approved the measure renewing economic incentive programs aimed at luring businesses to the state. Oh, it was 94 to 1. That bill now heads to the state Senate. A search for a missing teenager in Shelby County Sheriff's Office says 18 year old Dakota Curry was last seen in the Chelsea area. Is described his wife, 6, FT, two with blond hair and blue eyes, and he won with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Shelby County Sheriff's office. Excuse at 5 30. Now it's time for Michael Berry. I'm Jim Farraday on NewsRadio. 1055 w E. R C It's that time, time time lock and load. Michael very show is on the air. I am really, really excited about the show we have for you today. I'm always delighted to get to do the show and Sometimes.

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"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

02:17 min | 2 years ago

"shelby county" Discussed on 600 WREC

"Com today. 6 50 this radio 1055 w e r C traffic and weather together on the tens all morning. Here's Captain Karl along the interstate. I 65 through the full Tyndale area. It is open, but some other roads are a partially closed and the police are asking the public to stay away from these areas is cruise deal with storm damage along, Carson wrote Black Creek Road. Pine Hill Road and Newcastle Road of air in the Fulton Dale area. Good ride through downtown so far this morning of good rise also leaving Shelby County 65 North bound How we 2 80 in Good shape. No Problems on 4 59 Traffic updates every 10 minutes all morning long your next report at seven on NewsRadio, 1055 w E. R C Vickie Ferguson this year from Fox, six snow making after the storms last night, no watches or warnings this morning are there. That's exactly right. J T. So even if you're getting some shower activity in some of our Southern counties that early this morning, there are no warnings. No watches posted. And we could end up getting some showers later on today, but no severe storms But highs today near 69 degrees a chance of showers later on lows tonight near 50 and 40% Chance of rain on Wednesday as well with highs in the low sixties on Wednesday from the W B, R c first alert Weather Center. I'm making Ferguson for Alabama's Morning news right now we do have some clouds and sunshine start to break through a little bit as well. 56 NewsRadio 1055 deputy, We are see 6 52 of his Alabama's Morning news and JT working to get you up to date on what's happening with storms from the tornado overnight. And the damage in the area will be talking with Jim Coker Love it Later again this morning as they see daylight in her out in about right now, JJ Pruitt again join us sometime next hour as well. I'm Deputy BRC Fox. Six. He is in the area as well. Also, if you would like to join us this morning, our phones are open 8889105105. If you're in the area, and you're near the damage would love.

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

Dave Ramsey

00:24 sec | 2 years 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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Alabama brothers, ages 3 and 1, found dead in hot car

Memphis Morning News

00:24 sec | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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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18 confirmed coronavirus cases in Tennessee

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00:19 sec | 2 years 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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