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    By DAMON MITCHELL, WPLN-FM NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — There are more paintings than furniture in Omari Booker’s studio in Nashville. His works are bursting with color, illuminating images of family and Black men. One painting, “The Black Bird,” captures his time in prison. “That’s what a lot of days look like — sitting, reading a letter,” says Booker on a recent tour. “I wanted people to be able to feel like they were really interacting with someone in the space...
              Nashville couldn’t have its yearly July 4 festivities or fireworks show because of the city’s COVID-19 restrictions, but it could have teenagers marching downtown and screaming to take down the police. Such was the case Saturday as Teens For Equality gathered in significant numbers to protest at Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall Park. They gave speeches. They marched. They chanted about their contempt for law enforcement. Many of the demonstrators appeared to wear masks...
              Trans women of color and formerly incarcerated individuals in Nashville, among other groups, must help city officials monitor members of the Metro Nashville Police Department, said members of the city’s Community Oversight Board. COB members said this in a letter they sent to Mayor John Cooper this week. Cooper invited members of the COB to serve on a Use of Force Committee. COB members accepted. Members of the COB said they “strongly recommend”...
              Authorities have arrested yet another convicted felon in Nashville and charged him with allegedly possessing a gun. Per the law, convicted felons may not have firearms. Officials charged Jotez Anderson, 27, with possessing a firearm even though he’s a convicted felon. This is a federal charge. “A criminal complaint obtained Friday, alleges that on June 3, 2020, two officers with the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department responded to a call on 18th Avenue, North, regarding...
            If and when Metro Nashville Police officers see people in public not wearing a face covering or a mask they will react and approach them. But they will only hand those people a printed advisory explaining the Metro Public Health Department’s new order fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. “Officers have been instructed to educate and warn citizens concerning the requirement until further notice,” according to a press release that city officials published this week. The order requires that people...
              This weekend, citizens from across the state gathered at Nashville’s Legislative Plaza Sunday to support law enforcement, but not without sparring verbally with left-wing protestors — the same protestors who have occupied that space for weeks. Pro-police demonstrators formally called their event “The Back the Badge Rally.” Left-wing protestors shouted profanities against both the police and U.S. President Donald Trump. But folks on the other side of the plaza held signs saying how...
              Metro Nashville Police say they arrested a man in connection with an assault on influential real estate developer Tony Giarratana during the May 30 protests. Nicholas Barrett, 25, on Wednesday was charged with felony aggravated assault for allegedly striking Giarratana from behind with a skateboard outside 505 Church St. during the protest. Giarratana suffered significant injuries and received treatment at a local hospital, the police said. At the time of his arrest, Barrett...
    Nashville’s police chief is reportedly stepping down amid calls for his resignation in the wake of nationwide protests against police after the death of George Floyd. In a statement Thursday, Mayor John Cooper said Police Chief Steve Anderson will step down after a national search for a new chief is completed. Cooper said Anderson, who took over as chief in 2010, intended to retire after serving 10 years in the role. At least 15 Nashville Metro Council members signed...
    Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson announced on Thursday that he will retire, after more than a dozen city council members called for Mayor John Cooper (D) to fire him. Anderson has been a frequent target of criticism from local activists for his handling of both the recent protests that erupted after the death of George Floyd and his handling of two high-profile police shootings of black men in 2017 and 2018, The Associated Press reported. Then-Nashville officer Josh Lippert fatally...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The police chief of Tennessee’s capital city has announced he will retire amid calls for his resignation and a wave of protests nationwide over policing. Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson will step down after a national search for a new chief is completed, Mayor John Cooper said in a statement Thursday. Cooper said Anderson, who took over as chief in 2010, intended to retire after serving 10 years in the role. “Over the next several months,...
    In an effort to replicate the “Seattle Autonomous Zone” in cities nationwide, protesters took to the streets of Asheville, North Carolina, Portland, Oregon, Nashville, Tennessee, and Chicago, Illinois, over the weekend. Warned by what’s happening in the “CHAZ,” though, police departments were quick to shut down those efforts. In Nashville, the effort was over before it even began. “Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee issued a warning hours before protesters are planning to take over an area outside the Capitol,” local news...
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee put the city of Nashville on notice Friday, saying he does not want the state Capitol to imitate Seattle’s experiment with anarchy. Lee told activists not to consider seizing a portion of the city because “lawlessness, autonomous zones, and violence will not be tolerated.” Local activists are planning to create an “autonomous zone” like the one in Seattle that has banned police and attracted national attention, the Tennessean reported. The protesters reportedly want to show their...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - After years of delay, Nashville will begin rolling out body cameras and in-car cameras for much of its police force next month, Mayor John Cooper said in a news release Monday. Former Mayor Megan Barry first promised to fund body cameras several years ago, but the project has been repeatedly delayed over concerns about cost. On Monday, Cooper said camera vendor Motorola has agreed to delay payment for two years, bringing the cost for 2021 to...
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Sen. Rand Paul endorsed Manny Sethi on Friday in his Republican bid for an open U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee. Sethi’s campaign announced the endorsement in the contested race to replace Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, who is retiring. Sethi’s main opponent is former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty, a Nashville businessman whose endorsement from President Donald Trump has been the centerpiece of his campaign ahead of the Aug. 6 primary election. TOP...
    One man is dead and another has been hospitalized with a serious stab wound over a dispute about a mask only two days in Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmers social distancing order. Police say that Sean Ernest Ruis, 43, was confronted by a 77-year-old man for not wearing a mask to stop the spread of the coronavirus at a Quality Dairy store outside of Lansing. Ruis allegedly stabbed the man and fled the scene. ...
    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4) – Four guests who stayed at a Westminster Westin hotel and had their cars stolen after they turned them over to valets, have now filed a lawsuit against the  hotel claiming the establishment is guilty of “gross negligence” and even charged them for overnight valet parking after their cars were stolen. “It was absolutely infuriating,” said Donna Brosemer, whose 2011 Infiniti was one of the 10cars stolen in the early morning hours of Feb. 1, 2019. Westminster...
    NEW YORK CITY -- According to sources, police have found a dismembered body inside a luxury apartment building in New York City.Authorities responded to the scene no the 7th floor at 365 East Houston St. just after 3:30 p.m.Sources tell our sister station WABC-TV that police found the body inside the $2.4 million condo after a neighbor heard screaming and loud noises on Monday.According to a 911 call, a family member checked on the victim and told police she found...
    GILROY – Authorities are searching for three young men who allegedly blew up a mailbox in Gilroy earlier this month. In a Facebook post Tuesday, Gilroy police said the suspects used an explosive device to destroy a mailbox on the 9500 block of Rancho Hills Drive about 9:45 p.m. on July 6. Shrapnel from the explosion also damaged the windshield of the victim’s vehicle. Police released surveillance camera images of two of the suspects, one of whom appeared to be...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Someone doesnt just randomly go and kill cops like this. You have to like, something flips in your brain if you do this.A man from Sweden is giving us new insight into Steven Carrillo, the Santa Cruz County Air Force sergeant now held in the shooting deaths of a sheriffs deputy and a federal security officer.This young man told us about his many conversations with Steven Carrillo, including right after the first of two shootings. He...
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Visitors at a Twin Cities beach learned police watch them in ways they didn’t expect. The Golden Valley Police Department used a drone to catch beachgoers breaking the law by going topless or nude at Twin Lake, just west of Theodore Wirth Park. The serenity on the somewhat hidden beach is what draws visitors, along with an understanding of sorts that many freely bare their body. Elsie Olson frequents the beach. “It’s really well known for being...
    Four people were arrested on suspicion of battery on a police officer Tuesday afternoon during a downtown Los Angeles protest, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The four men were near protesters on Wilshire Boulevard and South Figueroa Street about 3:45 p.m., said Officer Mike Lopez, a spokesman for the LAPD. “Officers were in the area when they observed a couple individuals who they decided to talk to,” he said. “I guess there were some protesters there...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police said three teenagers were shot near the 79th Street CTA Red Line station Tuesday night.Police said just after 8:45 p.m. three girls, aged 19, 16 and 13, were standing on the sidewalk on the 79th Street Bridge that goes over the Dan Ryan Expressway when a silver sedan approached and opened fire in their direction.The 19-year-old woman was shot in the right foot. The 16-year-old girl was shot in the right forearm. They were both...
    FAYETTE COUNTY (KDKA) — One person is dead after a shooting in Fayette County. The shooting happened Tuesday at the Sunoco on Connellsville Street in Uniontown. Police say the victim self-transported themselves to the hospital but later died. Police say one person is in custody and police are investigating. Stay with KDKA for more on this developing story.
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — George Floyd’s killing had an immediate impact on recruitment at police departments, at a time when hiring new officers in Minnesota was already near a 25-year low. Within a week of Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, the Shakopee Police Department lost two of its top five recruits. They specifically cited the current climate, according to Police Chief Jeff Tate. “These are quality individuals we were anticipating on hiring who would have brought some diversity and a lot of...
    Combating for justice. Porsha Williams was arrested after taking part in a protest for Breonna Taylor, on Tuesday, July 14. The Actual Housewives of Atlanta star, 39, was taken into custody in Louisville, Kentucky, on Tuesday, after assembling outdoors the Kentucky Lawyer Basic Daniel Cameron’s residence with a number of protestors. Courier Journal reporter Sarah Ladd reported by way of Twitter that 87 folks had been arrested and every was “charged with Intimidating a Participant in a Authorized Course...