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School to Prison Pipeline Alive And Well: Elementary School Students Arrested For Watching Playground Fight

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Lawmakers calling on TBI, Dept of Justice to investigate Murfreesboro child arrests  At least 10 children ages 6 to 11 were arrested at Hobgood Elemetary School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee for reportedly not breaking up a fight that not only did not occur on school grounds–rather at a neighborhood basketball game–a …

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Tennessee Becomes Latest State To Use “Religious Liberty” As A Justification For LGBT Discrimination

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HB 1840 allows mental health professionals to refuse service to LGBT persons based on a “sincerely held religious belief” Tennessee state lawmakers Wednesday afternoon passed HB 1840, a bill that would effectively allow mental health professionals to refuse service to anyone based on the “religious liberty” of the counselor, therapist, or …

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Tennessee Ends Effort To Arrest And Incarcerate Drug-Addicted Pregnant Women After ‘Fetal Assault’ Law Found To Deter Prenatal Care And Drug Treatment

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There is good news today for pregnant women in Tennessee.  These are words I have never written before. The controversial “fetal assault” law passed in 2014 will expire this summer despite efforts by lawmakers to renew it.  The law made Tennessee the first state in the nation to criminalize the …

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Tennessee GOP Lawmaker Micah Van Huss Sponsors Bill To Strip 100K From School Diversity So He Can Buy “In God We Trust” Stickers

GOP Tenn St Rep Micah Van Huss 
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A Republican state representative in Tennessee named Micah Van Huss is sponsoring a bill that would defund diversity programs at the University of Tennessee, opting instead to use the money to purchase “In God We Trust” stickers on all law enforcement vehicles. As first reported by the Knoxville News Sentinel, …

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Shots Fired Outside Of Corrupt Tennessee Sheriff’s Home, His Immediate Reaction: ‘Beyonce’s Video’ Made Him A Target

Sheriff Robert Arnold (Photo: WKRN)

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold told the press Tuesday that he suspects Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance and “Formation” music video may have led to a shooting outside his Murfreesboro, Tennessee home.  The officer reported hearing eight gunshots outside of his house Monday around 9 PM.  He yelled for his wife and two young …

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Cops Mistake Cleaning Woman For Intruder, Chase Down And Tase Her, Have Her Charged With Evading Arrest

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  Two Collegedale, Tennessee police officers are under scrutiny for use of excessive force on a Guatemalan woman employed by a private cleaning company at Ooltewah Middle School. Sgt. Jamie Heath and Officer Brian Desmond had entered the school looking for a possible burglar on January 11th when they noticed an open …

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Tennessee: Two high ranking cops caught stealing $175,000 from police training non-profit

Washington County, Tennessee's Gary Bradley

On Monday the taxpayer-funded nonprofit Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Officers Association asked Comptroller for an investigation into questionable payouts.  The Washington County sheriff’s major, Gary Bradley and retired Sparta police lieutenant arrested, Robert Hall were charged and indicted.  The officers were then serving as treasurer and project director of TLETOA respectively.  It …

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