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Apr 20, 2023Liked by Radley Balko

I’m very glad you took time to highlight this issue that flew under the radar during the other nonsense going on in the TN legislature. Quick note: Wilson County is immediately east of Davidson County.

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Thanks! Just fixed this.

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Yikes. Every time I think Florida is the worst, some other state says "Hold my beer".

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I was just thinking the same thing, but about Missouri.

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Thanks so much for your incisive writing. I first learned of you from watching a Thursday NIght Bulwark Zoom, and I recently listened to the audio version of The Cadaver King and The Country Dentist. The miscarriage of justice stories in that book are stomach knotting.

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Thank you for this excellent piece. The thought of a nationwide movement to create civilian oversight boards is inspiring.

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I'm disappointed in the community. Black cops participating in that CRAZY level of violence.... because it PAYS well. Those cops know damn well their conduct is ONLY acceptable when it's done to THEIR OWN. ONE is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. Has the Fraternity put out a statement condemning one of their own?? Has the Fraternity tried to strip their membership??

Those Black officers shouldn't be able to get "a glass of water or the time of day" in our community.

What the actual F$@k??

The TN legislators will get their way so the only remaining recourse is for those black officers to feel some shame, embarrassment and a Black community who rejects them ON SIGHT.

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I just learned from my nephew that the membership to the fraternity was revolked Jan 31.👍🏾

There is still work to do in the community since the TN legislators extend to make at possible for Black cops to do their dirty work without fear of reprisal

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The dynamic between blue/purplish cities and red states is fascinating.

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Good to know about the members of the Tennessee Legislature who are busily helping to destroy democracy locally.

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No doubt all those freedom-loving gun owners in Tennessee are polishing their barrels in preparation of stopping this tyrannical abuse of power by TN Republicans...

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Thanks for the humor! This information can be so disheartening; it really helps that you lighten the mood here and there.

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Your descriptions of the legislators are high comedy, man. Yeesh.

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Good read and belated congrats on the well deserved award!

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