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POSTPOLITICS

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 13:31

Scope the Scene's comprehensive voter guide. Good stuff.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 13:23

A release:

The United States has the highest per capita incarceration rates in the world, and it is harming our society. Across the United States, there is increasing bipartisan support for being smart on crime in order to have a justice system that is fair and cost efficient. This includes decreasing the rate of incarceration by offering additional alternatives to prison, lowering sentences for non-violent offenses, and increasing opportunities for treatment and rehabilitation in order to decrease recidivism.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 10:10

Jim Cooper's favorite target:

 

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 09:27

Two big ones (ex-Metro Councilwoman Betty Nixon and former sheriff Gayle Ray):

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 06:49

Escapes, stabbings and sundry other problems have put the state's prisons under scrutiny again:

"What happened in Van Buren County last Friday & in Lake County today are just the beginning of the problems we're going to see if we don't do something about the staffing situation at our prisons. People's lives are in danger," Fitzhugh said in a statement Wednesday.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Thursday, July 30, 2015 - 06:45

Things could have gone better for Sharon Gentry at the NAACP meeting called to discuss the MNPS supe search:

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 12:37

The governor is heading out on his roads tour but the TNDP says he should instead be pushing for Insure Tennessee.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 10:17

Council hopeful Brett Withers blew a .143 last summer. He chats with Pith.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 05:49

A judge dismissed DUI charges against State Rep. Bill Beck because the officer had no probable cause to initiate a traffic stop in the first place.

By: J.R. Lind
Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 05:43

The DA's spokesperson told Pith the office won't be pursuing an investigation of the Sheriff's Office based on the information provided by former deputy Jack Byrd:

On Tuesday morning, DA's office spokeswoman Dorinda Carter gave Pith a letter from David Zoccola, the criminal investigator who looked into Byrd's information. It's addressed to Kyle Mothershead, Byrd's former attorney.