53-year-old Willard Norton, and his 49-year-old girlfriend, Kentucky Marie Slack, are in Nashville this week, along with her daughter, and they certainly didn’t ready the hospitality handbook before their arrival. By 1 a.m. Thursday. Williard ended up in custody after he danced around Metro Nashville Police Officers screaming yelling “Su-Weeeee”, calling them “pigs”, and asking them to “beat me like a N—-r”.
The entire reason police were even called to the Airbnb was to arrest his girlfriend after she came back from a downtown bar drunk and admittedly punched her daughter in the face.
Early Monday, the Tennessee Highway Patrol posted a photo to their social media of children at the Junior Ranger Camp in Nashville. The photo depicts a line of children with a trooper demonstrating the importance of booster seats and seat belts, while a lone black child faces against a patrol unit in the foreground with his hands behind his back. After backlash on social media, the department quietly removed the photo.
Nashville NAACP President, Rev. Keith Caldwell, found a bullseye target placed on his front yard Saturday night. After police arrived, MNPD Officer Eric Michael McCoy reportedly said it was “pretty cool”, and didn’t appreciate the apparent threat being conveyed.
Parents and students are concerned that a Black History display in the hallways of Pearl-Cohn High School may have went too far for their comfort. As part of a project, students labeled doors as ‘colored entrance’ and ‘white entrance’, and nearby water fountains as ‘black only’ and ‘white only’.
Arnold Hayes says Metro Council member Russ Pulley ask inappropriate question(s) during his Oversight Interview. Metro Council members were caught in a hot-mic moment with the Vice Mayor discussing damage control of the incident. Here’s the letter that Hayes wrote to Metro Council, in response to the incident, where Pulley discounted that racism exists in the criminal justice system, and suggested Hayes never experienced any racial profiling in his past.
The Belle Meade Police Department has regularly documented that it “escorted” black & homeless people “outside the city limits”, even when they’ve committed no crime.
Due to a tip about an MNPD officer using ‘magic mushrooms’ to avoid failing drug tests, MNPD found a string of offenses, including videos of him growing & using the mushrooms, and his history of extreme racists texts send during his patrol shifts. The officer was allowed to resign without any criminal charges being pressed.
Jamese Adams is a server at Chili’s inside Opry Mills Mall in Nashville. On Friday evening, Adams posted an image of a credit card receipt that she says a customer signed and left for her, containing a racial slur, as seen below: Adams posted the image of the full receipt to social media, which contained the phrase “I don’t tip niggers!” written at the top of the receipt, in the same color ink as the signature line of the signed credit card receipt. This happened on the day before her…
We received a tip of this on Thursday morning, a white work-van with commercial tags, had a black baby doll, hanging from a ladder atop the work vehicle, with the rope around it’s neck, driving around Nashville. We have not yet determined who the owner of the vehicle is. This was located near Antioch Pk.
Ciera Washington, an East Nashville resident and avid twitterer, has a lot to learn about living on this side of the river. Maybe she should reach out to Jennifer Ives, who also was upset by a flag in her neighborhood last year. East Nashville has always been a place of diversity, a place where people from all walks of life live together, with general respect for each other, even if they disagree. We’re proud to have neighbors from all backgrounds, from all socioeconomic statuses, whether they be gay, straight, bisexual,…