Q: Just for the record, you are not a man of color?”
Reynolds doesn’t answer directly.
Reynolds: I don’t know. It just did.
Listen. I’ve been saying for years: Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean someone’s not watching you.
Reynolds: Wendi Thomas. Wendi C. Thomas.
Q: Who is she?
Reynolds: She used to write for the Commercial Appeal.
And y’all wonder why, when someone pulled a gun on me on the interstate, I didn’t want to call police.
These were actual threats of physical violence because of columns I’d written about Nathan Bedford Forrest.
Neither the police nor the editor of the CA at the time (Louis Graham, who is advising the new @uofmemphis investigative reporting center) took the threats seriously.
That’s like a textbook definition of a 1A violation.
Nevertheless, I persisted. 🤷🏽♀️
The distribution list for these JIBs was culled in the last 6-12 months. says Reynolds.
Another? Reynolds had just testified that Truly’s other gathering on Jackson was peaceful!
Attorney asks if you need a permit to gather on private property. Reynolds says no but...
The event was peaceful, so it’s unclear why Reynolds needed photos of people who were exercising their 1A rights.
You know I did too (and two sisters who were here hopped in too, for which I’m grateful). I stuck out my hand and introduced myself.
He was sweating a lot.
It’s cold in the court but maybe it’s hot on the witness stand.
Reynolds: “MPD/OHS is now going to start listing boycotts as unpermitted protests.”
Do other police departments do this?
She says she’s half done, but that this will be the longest questioning she has.
Now remember, NONE of these protests have been violent. Not one.
It’s unclear why Reynolds said this or what public safety purpose was served by this.