Nashville police chief shares message, responds to questions
Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson posted the below message originally on the Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson County website this afternoon. Anderson shares a message to police officers and answers questions related to recent protests in Nashville and around the country.
Read this. All of it. This is the kind of leadership we need in Durham. Maybe one day we’ll have it.
Police, protestors clash during demonstration | The Herald-Sun
Update: Looks like the black bloc jerks got a couple of licks in after all:
The protestors then made their way back to CCB Plaza. There masked protestors knocked over a mailbox and spray painted “RIP E” on a nearby building.
Take that, fascist post office!
On someone who knows the system
I was a public defender in a big city for almost 10 years. Police officers target young black males. Period.
I have seen so many black people arrested and harassed for things white people usually don’t even think twice about. Running a red light on a bicycle. Open container of alcohol….
READ THIS. Every single word of it.
Talk about burying the lede
“It’s ironic that Blue Coffee is being displaced by the very forces it nurtured. Austin Lawrence Partners, the new owner of the former Jack Tar Motel, is renovating the building into a boutique hotel with a rooftop bar, street-level retail stores and restaurants.
It’s also ironic that the city and county awarded Austin Lawrence Partners $7.9 million in tax breaks for its City Center Project, 26-story tower at Corcoran and Main streets and the renovation of several buildings in that area, but a city grant program to help small businesses like Blue Coffee is out of money.
Mathews may have been eligible for a Retail and Professional Services Grant, but according to the city’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, no funds are available through that program. City Council appropriates money for it.”
Generation X Doesn’t Want to Hear It
Earlier generations have weathered recessions, of course; this stall we’re in has the look of something nastier. Social Security and Medicare are going to be diminished, at best. Hours worked are up even as hiring staggers along: Blood from a stone looks to be the normal order of things “going…
By these metrics I’m feeling better than the rest of my cohort, I guess, but still, this, 1000 times this.
Dear White People and the Issue of Sexuality
Last night I went to see Dear White People with my friend @liveinsidelikeits1999. The movie was electric. I quipped later that I could write an article every month for a year and wouldn’t feel as though I exhausted things to say about it. One of the central characters, Lionel Higgins (played…
Desperately hoping this movie comes to Durham soon (and dreaming of it playing the Northgate instead of the Carolina).
What I Learned from My Time in Prison
We’re sure that by now you’ve read Kathy Sierra’s important and heartbreaking Trouble at the Kool-Aid Point. We’d make a post about it. But, you know, the title of this blog is “Programmers Being Dicks”. So instead, have this slice of utter dreck from her principal troll. Fair warning: it’s one of the worst things we can remember linking to.
Whoa. Didn’t see this last week. At least now there’s a one-stop for enlightening anyone who still tries to defend w e e v