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Our second thread in a series about why #Tennessee @TNGOP leadership is resorting to authoritarianism.

Generally they only care about big business/their donors. Their policies are failing average Tennesseans.

This thread is about our poor economic outcomes.

#Tennessee is #42 of 50 states for average income.

The median US income is $67,521 - well above our $56,071. (Source next Tweet)…
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#DeathToll from #tornadoes in South, Midwest continues to rise | -48min
-The dead included seven in one #Tennessee county, four in the small town of #Wynne, #Arkansas, four in Illinois, and three in nearby #Sullivan, Indiana.…
#Death toll from #US #tornadoes, storms climbs | -1h
- Death toll from a major storm system that has lashed south-central and eastern US with devastating winds and powerful tornadoes rises to 21, with dozens of others injured…
#Photos show destruction in US as #tornado #deathtoll rises | Apr 1
- #LittleRock, Arkansas, where the mayor said more than 2000 buildings were in a tornado's path.…
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5 articles ou sujets de l'actualité états-unienne qui ont retenu mon attention ce matin du mercredi 1er février 2023.
#USNews #EtatsUnis #Actualités
(Première école publique dans le comté de #Castro #Texas 1891, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum)
1. A #Memphis forte cérémonie en hommage à #TyreeNichols tabassé à mort par la police. Le révérend Al Sharpton, la famille et les amis de #Nichols l'ont longuement célébré avant ses funérailles demain.…
2. Peu de choses à attendre du #Congrès en matière de réforme de la police. En revanche, @axios souligne que de multiples initiatives sont débattues et parfois promulguées au niveau local depuis le meurtre de #GeorgeFloyd en mai 2020.…
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5 articles ou sujets de l'actualité états-unienne qui ont retenu mon attention ce mardi 31 janvier 23 au matin.
#USNews #Actualités #EtatsUnis
(Elèves du lycée George Washington Carver, Miami, c1950s, collection Bob Simms, University of Miami Libraries)
1. La purge et l'enquête continuent au sein des forces de l'ordre et de secours de #Memphis #Tennessee après le tabassage mortel de #TyreNichols au début du mois: 1 officier suspendu & 2 pompiers renvoyés.…
2. Quelle histoire enseigner en #Floride ? Pour @jelani9 #DeSantis propose une histoire "pour les Floridiens blancs dès le plus jeune age avec laquelle ils pourront être à l'aise"…
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5 articles ou sujets de l'actualité états-unienne qui ont retenu mon attention ce lundi 30 janvier 23 au matin.
#EtatsUnis #Actualités #USNews
(Manifestants et policiers à #Memphis #Tennessee pendant une grève en 1968, University of Memphis Digital Commons)
1. Les suites de la mort de #TyreNichols après son tabassage par la police de #Memphis au début du mois.
Bon papier de l'AP qui dresse fait le bilan après la mise en examen des suspects et la diffusion des images terribles de ce lynchage…
Dans le #NYT papier intéressant sur l'unité "scorpion" dont sont issus les meurtriers présumés: cela ressemble fort à une BAC a qui on aurait que tous les coups sont permis dans un contexte de grande insécurité…
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Je ne diffuserai pas la vidéo insoutenable du tabassage odieux de #TyreNichols par 5 « policiers » de #Memphis #TN
Après le meurtre de #GeorgeFloyd en mai 202 il s’agit d’un drame supplémentaire pour rappeler la crise de l’institution policière aux #EtatsUnis
Comme l’écrit parfaitement @CharlesMBlow l’affaire rejaillit sur tous et notamment sur le Congrès qui n’a pas su voter une vraie réforme de la police après le meurtre de #GeorgeFloyd…
Et évitons également de faire de la situation états-unienne un cas exotique.
Les forces de l’ordre en France dérapent également fréquemment et les noms de Rémy Fraisse, Steve Caniço ou Cédric Chouviat nous le rappellent facilement.
#police #bavures #violence
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#Memphis police chief Cerelyn Davis, under whose purview #TyreNichols was murdered, was once fired from the Atlanta Police Department for attempting to cover up a case involving the husband of another officer.

#StopCopCity is not just a local struggle.…
#Memphis chief, Davis, also led Atlanta’s REDDOG unit, which was disbanded after being sued for excessive force.…
The RED DOG unit was responsible for the murder of Kathryn Johnson and the violent raid on the Eagle bar.
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#PoliceReform #TyreNichols #Tyre #Video #Riots - Bodycam footage pf Tyre Nichols' murder by 5 police officers is due for release tonight. Police across USA are bracing for riots and violence. But violence will only harm and destroy communities with NO benefit. Please don't do it.
#RodneyKing #TyreNichols + Memphis, HELL NO trend. 1992's Los Angeles Rodney King riots did great harm. This was both the immediate damage and massive subsequent economic devastation as companies and customers stayed away. What do #riots do to the communities they devastate?
3/ #PoliceBrutality #TyreNichols: People have every right to be angry. I'm angry. 😠😠😠But for once, the system actually seems to be working. The five #Memphis #police officers have been fired and arrested. Quickly.

1992 Rodney King Riots #StopTheViolence:
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For those of you caught up in whether there will be “riots,” in #Memphis when the #TyreNichols video drops. Who are more concerned with tranquility. Who are getting groceries and gas today in case the heathens come out. Let me just drop some good brother #MLK for ya.
“But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. #MLK
These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. #MLK
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#TyreNichols #Memphis When I was Commissioner (oh so long ago), I pushed several resolutions for police reform. All attempts were blocked due to proximity to Mayor Strickland and Sheriff Bonner.
- I asked for a directory of officers charged with misconduct. Denied.
- I asked for POST certification removal for fired officers. Denied. (Retaining POST allows officers to go to a different police department when fired. It’s why #DarrenWilson who murdered #MikeBrown is still a police officer.)
- I asked for community housing program where young recruits were required and incentivized to live in the neighborhoods they worked. Denied. (This program has shown to improve community - police relations and results in less use of force as well as lower arrest and crime rates.)
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Here's a complete look at my 2022/23 Earned Edition project -- much love and appreciation to everyone who has followed along and offered feedback along the way!

#NBA #NBATwitter #NBATwitterLive #Nike #Basketball #NikeBasketball

cc: @WorldWideWob
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💥FINAL PLEA💥Pink Rose 3yo girl HW+ found surviving stray, emaciated & in overall poor condition(came in with her pal-see in thread below)🆘MUST HAVE #RESCUE #ADOPTER #FOSTER by 4pm 11/14 TO AVOID EUTH 11/15🆘Needs #PLEDGES for HW pls help🙏🏻…
🆘Piper 7mo hw- (right photo) Came in with Pink Rose (left photo-scroll up for info) found stray both are very underweight💔 Pls #RESCUE #FOSTER #PLEDGE #MASA18434…
#MASA18433 Pink Rose (L)
#MASA18434 Piper (R)
Located at: Memphis Animal Services
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Big takeaways from our survey of fix-and-flippers last week: 1) Rates have massively slowed transactions and prices are falling broadly. 2) Lots of talk about flippers changing strategies, holding-and-renting instead of flipping, or exiting the space entirely.

#Atlanta flipper: “Many highly-leveraged flippers will need to go out of pocket to sell or will default on no-recourse loans. We will not see improvement until the 2nd half of 2024. Many will not make it to that point and there will be some bargains for cash-flush investors.”
#Baltimore flipper: “Sellers are still not reacting to market shifts. Sellers need to lower prices.”
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Memphis Police providing security at the family friendly drag show at the Pink Palace tonight. Religious protestors and members of the The Proud Boys protesting right now. #Memphis
#BREAKING: Pink Palace @MemphisMosh has cancelled tonight’s family friendly drag show. No reason given - but The Proud Boys being here was unexpected. First time seeing them in #Memphis. MPD officers said it’s 1st time they’ve seen them here too.
Here’s reaction from the performers & protestors after MOSH cancelled the Memphis Proud Drag Show at the Pink Palace:…
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The alleged gunman who live-streamed himself on a deadly mass shooting spree that terrorized Memphis for hours yesterday smiled as he was arrested & booked into jail. Four people, including a teen girl, were killed & three were injured. Read my report:…
Update: It has been confirmed that one of the victims murdered during the #Memphis mass shooting spree by suspect Ezekiel Kelly is a nurse named Allison Parker. She was shot dead in front of her daughter during a carjacking. ImageImage
Corteria Wright, 17, & Dewayne Tunstall, 24, were shot dead during the #Memphis mass shooting terror spree by suspect Ezekiel Kelly on Sept. 7. The fourth deceased victim has not been identified yet. Other victims are recovering in hospital.… ImageImage
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Memphis gunman Ezekiel Kelly, who Facebook live streamed himself on a mass shooting rampage last night that killed at least 4 and injured 3, was photographed SMILING in his booking photo.

Kelly is now facing a first-degree murder charge. Image
Memphis mass shooter Ezekiel Kelly also SMILED for the camera when he was arrested and placed in the back of a cop car.

Kelly has a violent rap sheet but—like Eliza Fletcher murder suspect Cleotha Abston—was released early from prison. Image
#Memphis mass shooter is a NEWLY RELEASED felon who only served 11 months of his 3-year prison sentence.

Ezekiel Kelly was freed in March after he was convicted of a lesser offense (aggravated assault). His attempted first-degree murder and felony firearm charges were DISMISSED. ImageImageImage
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Breaking: The gunman at the center of a city-wide manhunt in Memphis, Tenn. has been named as 19-year-old Ezekiel Kelly. Meanwhile, his Facebook account has been quickly taken down but I was able to save some of his photos.
Breaking: I looked into the criminal history of Ezekiel Kelly, the #Memphis gunman. Last year he was convicted of aggravated assault & sentenced to 3 years prison but was released early. His attempted murder & other felony charges were dismissed.

He was charged today with murder
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Headed to Midtown now. Poplar/Evergreen. MPD squad cars passing us on 240. The suspect is believed to have car jacked a gray Toyota SUV. Again, stay home, #Memphis.
#BREAKING: Memphis police have Poplar Avenue eastbound blocked at Cleveland. Suspect is believed to have car jacked somebody at Poplar and evergreen.
#BREAKING: We are on Poplar Avenue at Auburndale. The suspect reportedly wrecked the Infiniti and carjacked a gray Toyota SUV. The driver of the SUV is reportedly injured. @WMCActionNews5 #memphis
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⚠️🇺🇸#DEVELOPING: Multiple people shot on livestream in Memphis, Tennessee

#Memphis l #TN
Police are investigating reports of a man open firing at random bystanders from a vehicle. Police believe the gunman is live streaming the event.
More information as it becomes available. Image
🇺🇸#DEVELOPING: Live-stream circulating online appears to show gunman firing randomly inside store Image
Due to complaints, video footage of the incident has been removed and replaced with a still image. For those it upset, I do apologize.
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Villarreal - F.C Barcelona:
Through struggle comes faith, or why Barcelona can/should be grateful for yesterday's win in the near future ~


It is in the first minutes that Abde had already showed the world why he started against Villarreal. A 1v1 winger that Barcelona lack, able to receive the ball thanks to his runs off the ball & Abde toyed with his marker throughout the night.

A unique profile in the squad.
Barcelona made frequent use of Abde's positioning off the ball + dribbling abilities as they were often caught in a dead-lock in the left despite frequent overloads. Excellent defending on the left, but abysmal on the right as Abde's 1v1 aptitudes gave Barcelona an advantage.
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Tomorrow I’m opening my first grocery store in a Title One school. I doubt I sleep tonight - imagine a parent between checks who can order dinner and breakfast for their family thru our app and their child bring it home. I’m changing lives man, no one does it like me. Just wait!
Before Picture!
FYI this is in #Atlanta my hope is that we bring this to rural communities. Also I hope to bring one to #Memphis #Birmingham #LittleRock #JacksonMS #Nashville #Jacksonville #Tampa #Houston #CharlotteNC #Dallas #Newark #Camden #LasVegas #Chicago #StLouis #Detroit and so many more!
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Today on @LocalMemphis, I'll provide online, on air and Twitter updates as @SecretaryPete visits #Memphis to update #40MSRiverBridge construction, see worksite & meet with @FedEx leaders on impact the bridge's indefinite closure is having on freight, commerce and logistics.
On top of @SecretaryPete visit, @myTDOT also expected this week to provide detailed construction timeline on when bridge can reopen to traffic. Last month, TDOT and ARDOT leaders feared it could take months, not weeks, to safely reopen the bridge after extensive repairs.
For now, the older I-55 bridge is the only the Mississippi River crossing connecting Memphis & Arkansas. @ARTrucking said I-55 bridge now averages more than 66,000 daily vehicles - compared to 45,000 before I-40 bridge closure.
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BREAKING: Interstate 40 Is SHUT DOWN At The #MississippiRiver! The #Arkansas Dept Of Transportation (@myARDOT) Says A #Tennessee Inspector Found A “Significant Crack” On The I-40 Bridge Into #Memphis.
East & West Bound CLOSED!
Traffic is rerouted to I-55 as an alternate route.
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