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Tennessee woman arrested for allegedly driving through  vaccination tent yelling ‘No vaccine!’

A Tennessee woman was arrested this week after she allegedly plowed her vehicle through a tent at a COVID-19 vaccination site at a high rate of speed while yelling out, “No vaccine!”

What are the details?

The Blount County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying Virginia Lewis Brown, 36, of Greenback, drove her car through an enclosed tent outside the Foothills Mall in Maryville on Monday, where health department workers, deputies, and Tennessee National Guard members were working the event.

According to authorities, she “placed the lives of seven workers in danger” when she mowed through the enclosure and out the other side before driving off. Witnesses told investigators that Brown was heard yelling “No vaccine!” as she sped through the tent.

One of the deputies at the site hopped into his patrol vehicle to take chase after Brown and was able to pull her over. She reportedly told the officer that she had driven through the tent to protest coronavirus vaccines, but that she was only going 5 miles per hour when she drove through the enclosure.

Brown was arrested and in the incident reported obtained by ABC News, the deputy wrote that “while traveling to the jail, Ms. Brown made several statements about wanting to protest the vaccine,” adding, “Ms. Brown stated she was driving through the course and once she got to the tent she told the personnel working she was not there for the vaccine.”

The suspect was charged with seven felony counts of reckless endangerment over the incident. Tennessee attorneys told The Washington Post that each count carries punishment of up to 15 years in prison and a fine as high as $10,000.

Brown was released on $21,000 in bonds and is set to appear in court on June 7. It unclear whether she has obtained an attorney at this time.


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US Declares State Of Emergency To Keep Gasoline Flowing After Colonial Fails To Restart Hacked Pipeline

This article was originally published by Tyler Durden at ZeroHedge. 

Update 9:00 pm ET:  The US government declared a state of emergency late on Sunday, lifting limits on the transport of fuels by road in a bid to keep gas supply lines open as fears of shortages spiked after the continued shutdown of the Colonial Pipeline.

“This Declaration addresses the emergency conditions creating a need for immediate transportation of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and other refined petroleum products and provides necessary relief,” the Department of Transportation said. White House Press Sec Jen Psaki added that “as the Administration works to mitigate potential disruptions to supply as a result of the Colonial Pipeline incident, @USDOT is taking action today to allow flexibility for truckers in 17 states.”

The move lifted limits on the transport of fuels by road to ease the fallout from the continuing closure of the Colonial pipeline, which carries almost half the fuel consumed on the US East Coast, following a ransomware cyberattack on Friday.

The decision comes as the government scrambles to deal with the fallout from the closure of Colonial, the biggest refined products pipeline in the US, transporting 2.5m barrels of fuel a day from refineries on the Gulf Coast to markets such as Atlanta, Washington, and New York (see more below).

If the pipeline is not quickly reopened the impact on prices could become more severe in the coming days, said Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at data provider GasBuddy. “We’re realizing the gravity of it is maybe worse than what we’d expected,” said De Haan. “There’s still a little breathing room, we’re starting to run low on it. But Monday, Tuesday if there’s no news, you know we’re dealing with something fairly significant.”

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Just in case the US didn’t already have a “transitory hyperinflation” problem, gasoline futures soared more than 4% – and are likely to jump much more – late on Sunday after the Colonial Pipeline announced that while some smaller lateral lines between terminals and delivery points are now operational, its mainlines (Lines 1, 2, 3 and 4) remain offline since late Friday after the company suffered a crippling cyberattack that affected its key IT systems.

Colonial operates Line 1 for gasoline and Line 2 for diesel and jet fuel from Pasadena, Texas, some 15 miles from the nation’s largest refineries, to Greensboro, North Carolina, at a combined 2.5 million barrels a day. They merge at Greensboro to feed a line carrying about 900,000 barrels a day into New York Harbor, and other East Coast pipelines.

Colonial said that it is “in the process of restoring service to other laterals and will bring our full system back online only when we believe it is safe to do so, and in full compliance with the approval of all federal regulations.” Full statement below:

Update — Sunday, May 9, 5:10 p.m.

On May 7, Colonial Pipeline Company learned it was the victim of a cybersecurity attack and has since determined that the incident involved ransomware. Quickly after learning of the attack, Colonial proactively took certain systems offline to contain the threat. These actions temporarily halted all pipeline operations and affected some of our IT systems, which we are actively in the process of restoring.

Leading, third-party cybersecurity experts were also immediately engaged after discovering the issue and launched an investigation into the nature and scope of this incident. We have remained in contact with law enforcement and other federal agencies, including the Department of Energy who is leading the Federal Government response.

Maintaining the operational security of our pipeline, in addition to safely bringing our systems back online, remain our highest priorities. Over the past 48 hours, Colonial Pipeline personnel have taken additional precautionary measures to help further monitor and protect the safety and security of its pipeline.

The Colonial Pipeline operations team is developing a system restart plan. While our mainlines (Lines 1, 2, 3 and 4) remain offline, some smaller lateral lines between terminals and delivery points are now operational. We are in the process of restoring service to other laterals and will bring our full system back online only when we believe it is safe to do so, and in full compliance with the approval of all federal regulations.

At this time, our primary focus continues to be the safe and efficient restoration of service to our pipeline system, while minimizing disruption to our customers and all those who rely on Colonial Pipeline. We appreciate the patience and outpouring of support we have received from others throughout the industry.

Meanwhile, downstream customers, which includes pretty much the entire Eastern seaboard, are starting to freak out as they face a new week without the primary source of gasoline supply for hundreds of millions of customers.

In response to the news, gasoline futures jumped 4% to $2.21 a gallon, approaching the highest since 2014. WTI and Brent both spiked more than 1%, while other products such as diesel and jet fuel are also likely to jump.

Should Colonial be unable to bring its main pipeline back online, which as a reminder were hacked by a ransomware group called DarkSide, according to Allan Liska, senior threat analyst at cybersecurity firm Recorded Future, there is no telling how high prices will shoot up as Colonial supplies nearly half the east coast gasoline.

On Friday, the national average stood at $2.96 a gallon Friday, according to auto club AAA, and with national gasoline inventories ample, the pump price wasn’t expected to tick much higher until Memorial Day at the end of May, which is traditionally viewed as the start of the U.S. summer driving season. However, it now appears that we can add gas to the list of items that have seen prices soar. Gasoline last bested the $3 average in October 2014.

Price increases in road fuel may stoke even more worries about inflation as commodities from oil to lumber to corn skyrocket with the world’s major economies emerging from pandemic restrictions. The oil industry was gearing up to meet what is expected to be a surge in fuel demand as newly vaccinated Americans take to the roadways and skies this summer. The downed Colonial Pipeline is a key artery for gasoline, diesel and jet fuel produced by oil refiners on the U.S. Gulf Coast and major metropolitan areas between Atlanta and New York.

“It all comes down to the duration of the disruption. If it lasts longer, it’s likely to result in some location dislocations — shortage of oil products in the East Coast, abundance in the Gulf region. That will support New York product prices and might attract more oil products from abroad,” said Giovanni Staunovo, commodity analyst at UBS Group AG.

One bank that is optimistic on the outcome of the shutdown is Goldman, its commodities strategist Damien Courvalin writing on Sunday that “the Colonial pipeline disruption likely to be brief” while “falling inventories will exacerbate the impact of future potential outages.” Some more details from the note:

With no physical damage to the pipeline, sufficient PADD1 inventories and above seasonal gasoline imports into the region, only a long outage (likely more than 5 days) would materially tighten local supplies. The Southeast region is most at risk of shortages given tighter inventories in the PADD 1C region.

As prior Colonial outages have shown, like in 2016, resupply is further likely to be rapid:

  1. the Colonial pipeline was running below capacity so a resumption of flows at capacity would accelerate the restocking,
  2. Kinder Morgan is working to accommodate additional barrels on its PPL line,
  3. vessels from the USGC and EU can arrive in 7 to 14 days, while
  4. the US administration could waive the Jones Act shipping restriction as well as summer gasoline requirements.

As a result, while NY Harbor petroleum product June cracks and June-July timespreads are set to rally on Sunday’s open/Monday should the pipeline not have been restarted by then, such moves are likely to be short-lived and mean reverting, with the June RBOB contract expiring on May 28.

Not everyone is so sure, and Bloomberg reports that traders are already seeking vessels to deliver gasoline that would have otherwise been shipped on the Colonial system. Some tankers are being secured to temporarily store gasoline in the U.S. Gulf in the event of a prolonged shutdown, they said.

There is some good news: the terminus of the pipeline, New York, was well stocked with fuel ahead of the attack and could weather the upset if missing fuel is replaced or the line restarts quickly. East Coast gasoline stockpiles at the end of April were near five-year seasonal averages. Of course, a lenghty shutdown would mean gasoline shortage the likes of which were last seen in the 1970s…

… which would be poetic justice since price are already soaring at a pace that has surpassed America’s hyperinflationary period, which ended with the Volcker Fed hiking rates to 20% in 1980.

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Breaking: Police report ‘multiple’ gunshot victims, including officer, at Knoxville high school

Police in Knoxville, Tennessee, say “multiple” victims have been shot, including a Knoxville Police Department officer, at Austin-East Magnet High School.

What are the details?

The Knoxville Police Department tweeted Monday afternoon, “Multiple agencies are on the scene of a shooting at Austin-East Magnet High School. Multiple gunshot victims reported, including a KPD officer. The investigation remains active at this time. Please avoid the area.”

“I’m walking up to the scene now,” Vice Mayor Gwen McKenzie told WVLT-TV, adding, “All I can say is pray.”

Knox County Schools Superintendent Bob Thomas tweeted, “The school building has been secured and students who were not involved in the incident have been released to their families.”

This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.

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150 missing children rescued in Tennessee during Operation Volunteer Strong

A monthslong, multi-agency operation has recovered 150 missing and endangered children in Tennessee. The recovery of the rescued children was announced Wednesday during a news conference at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Nashville.

“Operation Volunteer Strong” was a joint mission by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Department of Children’s Service, and the U.S. Marshals Service that first started last fall. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provided research and analytical support for the operation.

After months of planning, the teams began pursuing leads on 240 missing children on Jan. 4 in three regions: East, Middle, and West Tennessee. Eight of the missing children from Tennessee were found in other states.

Law enforcement recovered 150 juveniles, ranging in age from 3 to 17. One of the kids was rescued during an active kidnapping investigation, which resulted in the arrest of a suspect.

Five of the recovered children were identified as possible human trafficking victims, which sparked investigations by law enforcement. U.S. Marshal Denny W. King told WTVF that one recovered child had been missing for 460 days.

Two adults with outstanding warrants were apprehended during the investigation.

There are still 90 missing children, and authorities are actively trying to find them.

“This work is transformational, we cannot stop. And there is nothing more worthwhile,” Tennessee Department of Children’s Service Commissioner Jennifer Nichols said.

Rep. Tim Burchett (R-Tenn.) commended the agents involved in Operation Volunteer Strong.

“This operation had miraculous results, and I’m glad these children are reunited with their families. Sadly, this is a reminder there are sick and twisted people out there looking to exploit minors,” Burchett said. “I know the great folks who made Operation Volunteer Strong a success will continue their important work and help put a stop to this criminal activity.”

“Operation Volunteer Strong is a great example of how working together, we can find missing children and get them the help they need to move forward,” said John Clark, president and chief executive officer of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. “We’re thrilled to see so many missing children recovered in Tennessee, and we thank all the agencies involved for their dedication to child protection.”

David Jolley, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Tennessee, released a statement.

“The U.S. Marshals are committed to assisting state and local agencies with locating and recovering endangered missing children to help prevent their falling victim to crimes of violence and exploitation,” Jolley said. “We will use every resource at our disposal to help find these missing children.”

“I hope this operation changes the course for 150 young lives and leads them to the path of opportunities every child deserves,” said Tyreece Miller, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Tennessee. “Our efforts should also serve notice to those who prey on society’s most vulnerable that these children are not forgotten. Investigations will continue and the next knock at the door could be for you.”

Numerous operations have been successful recently in rescuing endangered children and arresting suspected sex traffickers.

Last month, Operation Broken Hearts resulted in 37 people being arrested in the Phoenix area for alleged child sex crimes and human trafficking.

During National Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January, “Operation Reclaim & Rebuild” resulted in the apprehension of 64 people for alleged sex crimes in Riverside, California.

“Operation Lost Angels,” a multi-agency human trafficking investigation led by the FBI in January, ended in the rescue of 33 missing children in California.

In November, Marshals recovered 27 missing children in Virginia during “Operation Find Our Children.”

In October, Marshals announced the recovery of 45 endangered children as well as the arrests of 178 suspects in Ohio and West Virginia during “Operation Autumn Hope.”

On Oct. 1, the U.S. Marshals Service located 11 children in New Orleans, two of whom were said to be in “extreme danger.”

On Sept. 21, 35 missing children were recovered in Ohio by the U.S. Marshals during “Operation Safety Net.”

On Sept. 4, Marshals announced that eight “highly endangered” missing children were rescued during “Operation Homecoming” in Indiana.

On Aug. 27, “Operation Not Forgotten” led to the discovery of 39 missing children in Florida and Georgia. Law enforcement stated 15 of the missing kids were victims of sex trafficking.

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Tennessee bill would grant biological fathers veto power over abortion

Tennessee lawmakers have proposed a bill that would enable a biological father to stop a woman from getting an abortion.

Republican state Sen. Mark Pody introduced SB0494 on Feb. 8 that calls for:

As introduced, permits a person to petition a court for an injunction to prohibit a woman who is pregnant with the person’s unborn child from obtaining an abortion; requires the petitioner to execute a voluntary acknowledgement of paternity that is not subject to being rescinded or challenged.

Once the injunction is issued, the court must hold a hearing with both parties within 14 days, The Hill reported. Should the woman violate the injunction and get an abortion, “The court may hold the respondent in civil or criminal contempt and punish the respondent in accordance with the law.”

“The voluntary acknowledgement of paternity may be executed without the signature of the child’s mother,” the bill states. “The voluntary acknowledgement of paternity must be proven by filing a certified copy with the court.”

A judge could grant the petition as long as the petitioner proves he’s the biological father of an unborn child and there is a “reasonable possibility” that the woman would seek an abortion, according to USA Today.

The alleged father does not need to “provide DNA evidence to prove that the petitioner is the biological father of the respondent’s unborn child,” according to the bill.

“If the woman acknowledges the petitioner’s fatherhood, no DNA evidence would be required,” Pody said.

Pody noted that any man who claims to be the father would then be responsible for child support and other parental obligations. The man would not be able to rescind or challenge the paternity of the child after the birth of the child.

“He can’t turn around under any circumstance and say, ‘I was wrong, and it’s not mine,'” Pody explained.

The bill makes no exception for rape or incest.

The Senate bill was passed on second consideration on Feb. 11, and has since been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Republican state Rep. Jerry Sexton sponsored the bill in the House, where it passed first consideration.

If the bills are passed and approved, the legislation would take effect on July 1.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) signed a heartbeat bill into law last July that banned abortions at the detection of a heartbeat. Lee called signing the new law a “historic moment,” adding that the legislation is “arguably the most conservative, pro-life legislation in the country.”

“It’s our responsibility to protect the most vulnerable in our community,” Lee said at the time. “Certainly the most vulnerable in Tennessee includes the unborn, which is why with the signature of this bill, Tennessee is one of the most pro-life states in America.”

During his 2021 State of the State address, Lee said, “You already know that I am strongly pro-life, and I will continue to defend this position.”

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Dolly Parton politely tells Tennessee Legislature to cancel plans for a statue in her honor

Country music star, native Tennessean, and American icon Dolly Parton kindly asked the Tennessee Legislature on Thursday to postpone an effort to erect a statue in her honor at the state capitol.

In a written statement, Parton said she was honored and humbled by the gesture, but thinks the timing is inappropriate.

“I want to thank the Tennessee Legislature for their consideration of a bill to erect a statue of me on the Capitol grounds. I am honored and humbled by their intention but I have asked the leaders of the state Legislature to remove the bill from any and all consideration,” Parton said.

“Given all that is going on in the world, I don’t think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time,” she explained. “I hope, though, that somewhere down the road several years from now or perhaps after I’m gone if you still feel I deserve it, then I’m certain I will stand proud in our great State Capitol as a grateful Tennessean.

“In the meantime, I’ll continue to try to do good work to make this great state proud.”

Born and raised in the Smoky Mountains, Parton is the favorite daughter of the Volunteer State. She’s written more than 25 songs that reached No. 1 on the Billboard country charts, including the 1973 hit song “My Tennessee Mountain Home” about growing up in rural Tennessee. She began writing music at 8 years old, using her talent to rise out of poverty to superstardom.

Parton is one of the most-honored female country music artists of all time, earning 10 Grammy Awards, 50 Grammy nominations, three American Music Awards, seven Academy of Country music awards, the Living Legend Medal from the U.S. Library of Congress, the National Medal of Arts, introduction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and more.

Her philanthropic work includes supporting literacy through the Dollywood Foundation, fundraising for the American Red Cross and HIV/AIDS-related charities, fighting to preserve the bald eagle by supporting the American Eagle Foundation’s sanctuary, and donating $1 million to help fund Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.

In January, Tennessee state Rep. John Mark Windle sponsored a bill to build a statue of Parton in the state Capitol “to recognize her for all she has contributed to this state.” The proposed statue would face the Ryman Auditorium, a historic music venue where Parton has performed several times throughout her career. The statue would be paid for by the “Dolly Parton fund,” which would be made up of gifts, grants, and other donations, CNN reported last January.

The statue is not the first honor Parton has politely declined. The Trump administration offered to grant Parton the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice, but she turned the president down both times, citing her husband’s illness and the coronavirus pandemic.

“I couldn’t accept it because my husband was ill and then they asked me again about it and I wouldn’t travel because of the COVID,” she told NBC’s “Today.”

She also said that the Biden administration has reached out to her about the award, but said, “now I feel like if I take it, I’ll be doing politics, so I’m not sure.”

“But I don’t work for those awards,” she said. “It’d be nice but I’m not sure that I even deserve it. But it’s a nice compliment for people to think that I might deserve it.”

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Horowitz: Tennessee lawmakers introduce bill to prevent businesses from discriminating against customers without masks

In our society, businesses are sued for not looking at customers the right way or for not taking expensive actions to accommodate the needs of employees and customers through OSHA, ADA regulations, and anti-discrimination laws. Since when did it become OK, then, for businesses to force customers and employees to take very definite actions against their bodily integrity, such as wearing face masks, no matter their personal conditions? A group of conservatives are pushing a bill in the Tennessee legislature to address this problem, and it just might become a model for other states.

Tennessee is one of 12 states that currently does not criminalize breathing without a Chinese face burka, but the damage done by the local and federal mandates has made businesses feel as if they need to enforce it to cover their backs. Despite no statewide mask mandate and overall fewer restrictions than other states, RINO Gov. Bill Lee he has still declared going to church in person dangerous and tried to dictate to Tennesseans how many people with whom they could gather. He has also enabled and empowered localized health board tyranny instead of individual liberty, and even put out a video promoting face masks. Thus, like in every other state, Tennessee businesses are enforcing this mask tyranny on the citizenry.

A group of Tennessee lawmakers have introduced the Medical Non-Discrimination Business and Consumer Act (SB 0320/ HB 0794) to ensure that businesses are not enforcing what government is clearly incapable of doing. It is also designed to place anti-discrimination and disability laws vis-à-vis mask-wearing in line with every other practice of business regulation that prevents even private businesses from wholesale discrimination, invasion of medical privacy, and violation of the ADA.

Specifically, this bill would prohibit a person from denying an individual the full and equal enjoyment of goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, and accommodations of a place of public accommodation, resort, or amusement on the grounds of the wearing or use of a medical device, or whether the individual has received medical treatment, such as a vaccine.

On a practical level, this bill would prevent grocery stores, restaurants, movie theaters, and gyms from requiring masks or proof of vaccination in order to receive services. This is in line with current anti-discrimination law as it relates to every other facet of society. Just a year ago businesses would have been shut down for the rampant and cruel discrimination they are engaging in today.

Pursuant to the ADA (36.201), no individual shall be discriminated against on the basis of disability in the full and equal enjoyment of goods and services, without retaliation or coercion (36.206) covering any condition whether a physical or mental impairment (36.302.1) wherein mere presence does not constitute direct threat, even if contagious or noncontagious with transmissible diseases (36.302.b.2, 36.208).

Universal masking within businesses is unattainable because it does not address the chaos variable of the many who have an ADA right to reasonable accommodation to receive full access to goods and services, and you do not get to know what is wrong with them. Exemptions include PSTD from trauma, rape, and bound torture, autism, cancer, COPD, asthma, lung disease, pregnancy, and exposure/illness. Yet masking is the one thing that can violate anti-discrimination and disability laws, despite the fact that masks are worthless in combatting a respiratory virus.

Thus, this bill would merely place mask policies in line with every other ADA and anti-discrimination regulation we enforce on businesses today. It takes away the liability that businesses would potentially incur for allowing people to come in without a mask. It further prohibits local governments within the state of Tennessee from enforcing such mandates, a step Gov. Lee has failed to take until now.

The Senate bill is sponsored by Sen. Joey Hensley, and the House bill is sponsored by Rep. Susan Lynn. The bill is being promoted statewide by Tennessee Stands, a grassroots organization promoting a more rational approach to the virus.

Are you sick of the left regulating businesses into oblivion, then suddenly empowering them to enforce the ultimate form of discrimination when it comes to their sacred masks? If a mom-and-pop bakery must bake a cake for a gay wedding when the couple can find one hundred other businesses willing to service their event, then certainly businesses can’t shut off all vital goods and services to a human being for merely breathing, especially when there is no evidence they even have the virus. Moreover, if “businesses can do whatever they want,” then businesses can open without capacity restrictions or other lockdown policies. It’s time to apply anti-discrimination law and business regulations as a two-way street.

Let’s be clear, unless this legislation is passed in all the 31 states with GOP-controlled legislatures, the mask cult will never end. It’s time to even up the score and push back against government tyranny with equal and opposing force. The Medical Non-Discrimination Business and Consumer Act is that opposing force we’ve been waiting for.

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HS principal on leave after comparing social media speech crackdowns to ‘McCarthyism’ in video message to students

The principal of a Tennessee high school is on paid administrative leave after comparing social media’s speech crackdowns to “McCarthyism” during a homeroom video message to students.

What are the details?

During his nine-minute address Monday, principal Barton Thorne of Cordova High School, near Memphis, said freedom of speech is being threatened by social media and tech companies, the Commercial Appeal reported.

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube have all banned President Donald Trump — along with thousands of other users — in the wake of last week’s U.S. Capitol riot.

WREG-TV said it obtained audio of Thorne’s remarks to students during which he criticized the riot as well as the behavior of social media.

“It’s what’s going on with Twitter and Facebook and Google and Apple and their decision as private companies to filter and to decide what … you hear and know about,” Thorne said, according to the station.

Thorne stressed that his comments weren’t about Trump but about freedom of speech, WREG reported.

“Because there have been times even in American history where a small group of people decided what you could hear. You think about McCarthyism,” he said, according the station. “If you don’t know about that, you can Google that or talk to your social studies teacher.”

Thorne also offered broad comparisons to 1990s federal standoffs in Ruby Ridge, Idaho, and in Waco, Texas, by Branch Davidians and David Koresh, the Commercial Appeal reported.

Thorne also told students that “a marketplace of free exchange of ideas” is at stake, the paper added, and that the lack of social media accountability and regulation “should be very chilling for you, that should be very frightening for you.”

He did denounce the U.S. Capitol siege, calling it “ignorance at the highest level. I don’t know of too many people that are going to be okay with what happened. I don’t care what side you agree with, we don’t practice sedition, we don’t attack our legislature,” the Commerical Appeal noted.

How did the school district react?

Officials of Shelby County Schools are reviewing Thorne’s comments, WREG said.

“To my understanding it was a recording that was shared on our virtual platforms,” Jerrica Phillips, the district’s chief of communications, told the station. Phillips added to the station that she’ll “have to learn more about whether or not it was an opening school message or how exactly it went out or what time of day.”

WREG said Thorne’s comments come at a time when SCS is working to help staff know the right way and wrong way to address politics and other issues.

“Emotionally charged situations, we have to sometimes temper back, recalibrate, think about the message we’re sending to our student,” Michael Lowe of the SCS Office of Equity and Access told the station. “Because Cordova is like the City of Memphis; it’s made up of a salad bowl of many different students of all areas of Memphis.”

District board member Sheleah Harris said the allegations are “extremely unfortunate and do not reflect the true value of” the school or the district, the Commercial Appeal reported.

“With the horrific events from last week at our U.S. Capitol, we have to ensure our children, teachers, and school staff remain in a consistent environment that promotes safety, cultural sensitivity, and represents the highest level of excellence,” Harris added in a statement to the paper. “As leaders, we must be intentional about creating spaces for our students to discuss and process events that take place in our country and community.”

Anything else?

The Commercial Appeal reported that Thorne on Wednesday said “individuals who are inciting violence should be removed” and that a supervisor asked him to not speak at length to the media about his speech to students and the district’s investigation.

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7-year-old boy went back into raging house fire to rescue baby sister: ‘I didn’t want my sister to die’

A family lost their home during the holiday season, but thanks to brave 7-year-old Eli, they didn’t lose something even more precious — the family’s youngest member.

Dec. 8 was like any other night. Chris and Nicole Davidson fed their three children dinner and tucked them into bed by 8:30 p.m. However, the Davidsons were awakened in the middle of the night to the smell of smoke in their home in New Tazewell, Tennessee.

“And about 11:30 someone woke me up and I know it was God,” Nicole told WLTV-TV.

Nicole said Chris, who is a former fireman, “grabbed the fire extinguisher trying to buy me time to get the kids, and I grabbed the boys because they were closest to the fire.”

They ran outside, but their 22-month-old daughter was still inside the burning home.

Nicole Davidson said the living room was engulfed by the inferno and prevented her from accessing the bedroom where her 22-month-old daughter was sleeping.

“The scariest moment of my life was when I couldn’t get her,” Nicole said.

“The smoke and fire was so thick there was no way I could get to her,” Chris told CNN. “We went outside to get to her from the window, but there was nothing for me to stand on to reach up there.”

Young Eli reminisced about saving his sister in the dire situation, “Dad busted the window and then I said, ‘I can’t do it,’ like two times, and then I said, ‘I got her dad’. And when we went down there I said, ‘I was scared but I didn’t want my sister to die.”

Chris said he “picked up Eli, who went through the window and was able to grab her from her crib.”

“We couldn’t be more proud of Eli,” Chris Davidson said. “He did something a grown man wouldn’t do.”

While the baby was rescued, the Davidsons’ home couldn’t be saved from the devastating fire. There were 20 firefighters on the scene battling the blaze, but New Tazewell Fire Chief Josh Miracle said, “nothing was left.”

The Davidsons have fostered 34 children, including Eli, and adopted two others. But now they don’t have a roof over their heads.

“We lost everything that we have ever had,” Chris Davidson said. “Our entire lives were in that home. Our three cars were also damaged in the fire.”

“It’s devastating. We have nothing,” he said. “You have never been as humble as you are when you don’t even have your own underwear to wear.”

A GoFundMe was launched to help the family financially and has raised over $270,000.

Nicole thanked those who gave donations to the family, “Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I could never repay anyone for their kindness that they’ve shown my family. Please know that it will always be with me, it’s not something you forget about. I am beyond grateful.”

Nicole told an anecdote about Eli’s newfound fame, “I read several of the comments to him, and his reply to me this morning was ‘Mom I’m gonna be famous.’ I still don’t think at his age he grasps what he has done and how phenomenal that is.”

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7-year-old Tennessee boy saves baby sister from burning home

A courageous 7-year-old Tennessee boy pulled his little sister from their burning home in New Tazewell after climbing through a window with a boost from his father. The young hero, Eli Davidson, explained, “I was scared but I didn’t want my sister to die.”

What are the details?

Eli’s parents, Chris and Nicole Davidson, are both former firefighters. The family was asleep when the fire broke out, but Nicole told WVLT-TV, “At about 11:30 someone woke me up, and I know it was God.”

Chris grabbed a fire extinguisher and fought off the blaze while Nicole grabbed their two boys because they were closest to the fire, but could not reach the bedroom of their 22-month-old daughter because flames blocked the way from inside. “The scariest moment of my life is when I thought we couldn’t get her,” Nicole told the station through tears.

Once the parents and two boys were outside the home, Chris broke out the window to his daughter’s bedroom to gain access. At that point, he lifted Eli up to crawl through and grab his sister.

The boy was hesitant, at first.

“I said ‘I can’t do it’ about two times,” Eli recalled, “and then I said, ‘I got ‘er, Dad.'”

Eli said, “When we got down there, I said that I was scared but I didn’t want my sister to die.”

He told WVLT, “It’s OK to be scared, but you’re brave inside and you can do it when you want to.”

Nicole noted that the doors to her children’s bedrooms were closed, buying her and husband more time to rescue their little girl. Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the fire, but authorities suspect it was electrical.

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They Are STILL LYING About COIVD-19 Numbers!

The powers-that-shouldn’t -be are still lying about the COVID-19 numbers six months after the initial fear-mongering began. Now there are reports that Nashville “officials” concealed the low infection rates coming out of bars and restaurants.

The panic and fear have subsided a lot, yet we are still told to mask up to prevent the spread of a virus that isn’t deadly at all. Even with all the information and continual reports that the ruling class lied repeatedly, people are still not getting it. It’s way past time to wake up to this hoax.

CDC & Fauci CONFIRM: COVID-19 Scamdemic Was A HOAX!

Now, new reports show that leaked emails between the senior adviser to Nashville’s Mayor and a health department official reveal a disturbing effort to conceal extremely low coronavirus cases emanating from bars and restaurants, while the lion’s share of infections occurred in nursing homes and construction workers, according to WZTV Nashville. So why were bars and restaurants shut down? It’s a culling of the middle class. But we already know this.

On June 30th, contact tracing was giving a small view of coronavirus clusters. Construction and nursing homes causing problems more than a thousand cases traced to each category, but bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases.

Leslie Waller from the health department asks “This isn’t going to be publicly released, right? Just info for Mayor’s Office?

Correct, not for public consumption.” Writes senior advisor Benjamin Eagles. –WZTV

Four weeks later, Tennessean reporter Nate Rau asked the health department: “the figure you gave of “more than 80” does lead to a natural question: If there have been over 20,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in Davidson and only 80 or so are traced to restaurants and bars, doesn’t that mean restaurants and bars aren’t a very big problem?

To which health department official Brian Todd scrambled for an answer – asking five health department officials: “Please advise how you respond. BT.”

The response – from an official whose name was omitted from the leaked email: “My two cents. We have certainly refused to give counts per bar because those numbers are low per site,” adding “We could still release the total though, and then a response to the over 80 could be “because that number is increasing all the time and we don’t want to say a specific number.”” ZeroHedge

According to a metro staff attorney, who was asked by city councilmember Steve Glover to verify the authenticity of the emails, “I was able to get verification from the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Health that these emails are real.” Glover told WZTV: “They are fabricating information. They’ve blown there entire credibility Dennis. It’s gone I don’t trust a thing they say going forward …nothing.”

Glover says he has been contacted by an endless stream of downtown bartenders, waitresses, and restaurant owners. Why would they not release these numbers?

We raised taxes 34 percent and put hundreds literally thousands of people out of work that are now worried about losing their homes their apartments etcetera and we did it on bogus data. That should be illegal!” he says.

Again, we weren’t told by the mayor’s office this wasn’t true. We were told to file a freedom of information act request. –WZTV

This entire debacle was a sam from beginning to now. The problem is when people figure out this was a scam to bring in the New World Order, those who seek power over peole will likely pull another stunt. Keep your eyes open.  It’s hard to say for sure, but this doesn’t feel “over” yet.

 

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Motorist runs over Black Lives Matter supporter who refuses to get out of SUV’s path — and cops charge suspect

A motorist in Johnson City, Tennessee, was caught on cellphone video running over a Black Lives Matter supporter who refused to get out of the SUV’s path during a demonstration over the weekend — and now police have arrested and charged a suspect.

What are the details?

Video posted to social media showed a white Ford Expedition accelerating into two people who stood in front of the vehicle in a crosswalk near the intersection of West State of Franklin Road and Spring Street, the Johnson City Press said, adding that protesters and police said the vehicle left the scene.

The victim, a 31-year-old Johnson City man, was taken to a hospital for treatment, the paper said, adding that a 26-year-old Johnson City woman who also was struck by the SUV didn’t have injuries requiring treatment.

Brent Chaffin — a protest organizer who witnessed the incident — told the Press that demonstrators were marching from the Johnson City Police Department when they stopped to protest on either side of a crosswalk near the intersection.

Chaffin said the driver began inching forward, trying to get past the demonstrators, the paper reported. Video shows the driver appearing to run over at least one of the two protesters standing in front of the SUV, the Press said.

What did the victim have to say?

The victim was interviewed at the hospital, according to a court document obtained late Monday, the paper said, adding that he told police he was walking his dog and taking photos when he joined the Black Lives Matter protesters.

As the group crossed the street, some drivers grew impatient and honked their horns, the Press reported, adding that someone in a black vehicle gave the finger to demonstrators while maneuvering around the group.

The victim told police the driver of a white SUV honked, kept inching forward at about two miles per hour, and then bumped him before knocking him down and running over his legs, the paper said.

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The motorist drove away without attempting to assist or check on the welfare of the victims, the Press said.

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In the video, several people could be heard yelling that the vehicle had North Carolina tags, and a plate number was reportedly given to police, the paper said, adding that authorities said they got video from other witnesses, neighboring businesses, and a traffic camera.

On Sunday police said they identified a person of interest and were coordinating with North Carolina authorities to locate the vehicle involved, the Press reported.

While the suspect wasn’t found at his residence, the paper — citing a court document — reported that a Johnson City police investigator got a phone call from a North Carolina attorney who said the suspect was in the process of hiring a Tennessee lawyer and planned to turn himself in Monday, which he did.

Who is the suspect?

Police said Jared Benjamin Lafer — a 27-year-old from Bakersville, North Carolina — was charged with aggravated assault in connection with the incident and released on $20,000 bond, the Press said, adding that Lafer was set for arraignment at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Image source: Washington County Detention Center

What did Black Lives Matter have to say?

The day after the incident, demonstrators took to the streets again, with several dozen stopping at the same crosswalk and protesting on both sides, occasionally moving back and forth, the paper said.

Alyjah Gilmer — an incident witness and founding member of the New Panther Initiative, a Johnson City-based Black Lives Matter group — had a few other things to say at Sunday’s demonstration, the Press reported.

“We don’t stand for that,” Gilmer noted to the paper. “It’s definitely uncalled for, so we’re going to do everything we can to show [the man who was run over] we are behind him, that we are against anybody showing out in such a manner. We are going to stand 10 toes behind our people 100% no matter what. We’re out here to make a statement, but a positive statement.”


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Tennessee Democrat rejected by his party delivers powerful speech condemning violent riots

Longtime Democratic Tennessee state lawmaker Rep. John DeBerry Jr. says people refusing to acknowledge the violent riots going on in America right now are fooling themselves, and warned his colleagues in a powerful floor speech this month that such behavior must be condemned and stopped.

His message is unusual coming from a Democratic officeholder in 2020, but DeBerry has never been afraid to take positions countering the party’s platform. In fact, after 26 years in office, the Democratic Party recently booted the preacher out over his support of some conservative views.

What are the details?

In his address, Mr. DeBerry recounted riding “on the back of the bus” and attending a segregated school during the Jim Crow era and noted that he was present for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s final speech in Memphis before the Civil Rights leader was assassinated.

He reminded the Tennessee House that Dr. King’s method of protest was peaceful, and that after King was murdered and some people began rioting, angry and heartbroken civil rights protesters returned to peaceful demonstrations during a time that was much different than what protesters are living in today.

DeBerry recalled, “When the riots started and folks started burning stuff down, that’s when my father took my arm and we left. We left because that was not what we were there for. That was not what Dr. King was there for. That was not what others who are famous in the civil rights days were there for.”

Rep. DeBerry then pointed to Dr. King delivering his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C, saying, “That man stood there and said that he wanted his children judged by the content of their character, not the color of their skin. And all we do in America right now is talk about color. Every issue. Every issue is about race, it’s about color, instead of sitting down at the table like men and women of common sense.”

“You tell me that somebody got the right to tear down property that Tennessee taxpayers paid for?” He asked. “That American taxpayers paid for? Somebody has the right to destroy it? Deface it? And tear it down? What kind of people have we become?”

“Peaceful protest ends peacefully,” he added. “Anarchy ends in chaos. And what we see happening right now—any of us with any common sense whatsoever—know that what we see is not peaceful.”

He asked, “What has happened to us?” and warned, “If we don’t get this right, right now, I’ve got grandchildren—I don’t want to see the country 5,10, 15, 20 years from now. If we don’t start acting like we got some guts…right now.”


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The Christian Chronicle reported earlier this month that the Tennessee Democratic Party voted in the spring to remove DeBerry from the party’s primary ballot over his “conservative positions on issues such as abortion, gay rights and school choice.” The decision was handed down after it was too late for the 13-time incumbent to run as a Republican or Independent .

But the Republican-led legislature voted to amend state elections rules so that DeBerry could run as an Independent in November. He is facing a Democrat, and no Republicans are in the race.

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Tennessee puts violent protesters on notice with new law that significantly increases criminal punishments

Violent protests in Portland, Seattle, and Chicago have made headlines for months. In those Democrat-controlled cities, far-left protesters riot, loot, and cause widespread destruction that costs the city and businesses millions of dollars.

Last week, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) quietly took action to prevent similar chaos from happening in The Volunteer State.

What are the details?

During a special session convened by the governor, the Republican-controlled General Assembly passed HB8005, a bill that significantly increases the criminal punishment for violent and disruptive protests.

From the Associated Press:

Most notably, the new law now states that those who illegally camp on state property would now face a Class E felony, punishable by up to six years in prison, rather than a misdemeanor. Felony convictions in Tennessee result in the revocation of an individual’s right to vote.

The bill also imposes a mandatory minimum 45-day hold if convicted of aggravated rioting; enhances the fine for obstructing emergency vehicles from accessing highways; requires a court to order restitution for damaging state property; and creates a Class C felony offense for aggravated assault against a first responder — which carries a $15,000 fine and mandatory minimum 90-day prison sentence.

Lee signed the bill into law on Thursday without a press conference, the AP noted.

The bill, introduced by state Rep. William Lamberth (R), became necessary after months of protests at the state capitol, which the bill said “have resulted in vandalism and defacement of property, overnight camping on public property in violation of state law, and other risks to public safety,” WZTV-TV reported.

Indeed, after signing the bill, Lee confirmed the bill was a response to violent protests earlier in the summer.

“I think what we saw was a courthouse on fire and businesses being broken into and vehicles being damaged. We saw lawlessness that needed to be addressed immediately. And that was done so,” he said, the AP reported.

What was the response?

Because the bill increases the criminal punishment of some crimes to felony status, the ACLU denounced the bill, suggesting that it could infringe on voting rights.

“We are very disappointed in Governor Lee’s decision to sign this bill, which chills free speech, undermines criminal justice reform and fails to address the very issues of racial justice and police violence raised by the protesters who are being targeted,” ACLU of Tennessee Executive Director Hedy Weinberg said.

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A Tennessee school district tried to ban parents from observing their kids’ virtual classes

A school district in Tennessee told parents they should not attempt to observe their children’s online classes and threatened that children of parents who violate that policy could be removed from class, according to the Tennessee Star.

Appealing to academic privacy concerns for students, Rutherford County Schools sent a form to parents for them to sign and agree not to listen in on what their kids are learning. The Star obtained a copy of the form.

“RCS strives to present these opportunities in a secure format that protects student privacy to the greatest extent possible, however because these meetings will occur virtually RCS is limited in its ability to fully control certain factors such as non-student observers that may be present in the home of a student participating in the virtual meeting,” the form reads. “RCS strongly discourages non student observation of online meetings due to the potential of confidential information about a student being revealed.”

The agreement includes a clause allowing for students to be removed from virtual class sessions if the agreement is not adhered to.

The letter apparently caused some alarm in the district, enough that a spokesman for Rutherford County Schools had to respond and modify the guidance about class observation.

“We are aware of the concern that has been raised about this distance-learning letter that was sent to parents,” spokesman James Evans told the Star via email. “The intent was not to prevent parents from being involved with their children during distance learning, but it was intended to protect the academic privacy of other students in the classroom who are visible during certain virtual class sessions.”

“We have issued new guidance to principals that parents can assist their children during virtual group lessons with the permission of the instructor but should refrain from sharing or recording any information about other students in the classroom,” Evans continued.

While that new guidance allows some wiggle room, it indicates that parents could still be blocked from observing if teachers choose not to allow it.

Some Tennessee schools have resumed in-person classes. The governor has allowed districts to make the decision whether to conduct in-person classes or stay virtual.

Rutherford County Schools opened for in-person classes, but two schools have already closed because of the number of students who have been forced to quarantine due to symptoms or exposure to someone who possibly had COVID-19. According to WZTV, roughly 20,000 out of the district’s 48,000 students are taking classes online.

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Dem Tennessee state senator charged with embezzling $600k in federal grant funds

A Democratic Tennessee state lawmaker has been charged with embezzlement and wire fraud for allegedly using $600,000 in federal taxpayer dollars to fund personal expenses including her wedding, honeymoon, and subsequent divorce.

What are the details?

According to a criminal complaint from the FBI, Sen. Katrina Robinson pulled funds from the $2.2 million in grant money one of her businesses received from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over a period of four years from July of 2015 to June of 2019.

The complaint includes a spreadsheet of transactions Robinson allegedly made using the federal funds, including more than $169,000 in salary bonuses to herself “beyond what was approved,” $54,000 to her personal retirement account, home improvements including a $5,500 wrought iron door, and “expenses related to Robinson’s wedding and honeymoon, and later, legal fees for her divorce.”

Robinson is also accused of using the money for her state Senate campaign, to pay off personal debts, to buy her daughter a car, and to make several thousand dollars of purchases to support her children’s snow cone business.

The New York Times reported that “in addition to serving as a state senator, Mrs. Robinson…is director of the Healthcare Institute, a for-profit college that provides training programs for certified nursing assistant, phlebotomist and licensed practical nursing.”

The grant money was intended to be used for training programs at the Healthcare Institute, which Robinson, a registered nurse by trade, founded in 2015 — the same year her business was awarded the federal funds.

The feds were tipped off months ago by an anonymous claim that Robinson had used the grant money to buy a luxury handbag valued at more than $500, leading to an FBI raid on her home and the Healthcare Institute in February. Witnesses told WMC-TV at the time that they saw agents rolling file cabinets out of the vocational school.

Anything else?

Sen. Robinson held a press conference Thursday insisting that she would be vindicated, and claimed she was being targeted by the authorities.

“It is believed that if I were not in the position that I’m in, if I did not champion the voices, the views and the faces that I represent that I would not be in this moment I’m in today,” Robinson said.

She added, “I’m committed to continuing to serve with the same integrity, the same passion, that I have demonstrated since you elected me to this office.”

Robinson was elected in 2018.


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Untested Man Informed by State Health Department That He’s COVID-19 Positive

This article was originally published by B.N. Frank at Activist Post. 

No matter what your opinion is on any aspect of the current Coronavirus pandemic, it’s not a bad idea to pay attention to what’s happening where you live. For example, a Kentucky couple was recently put on house arrest – complete with electronic ankle monitors – because the wife didn’t want to sign self-quarantine orders.

From WAVE3:

After testing positive but without showing any symptoms, Linscott said the health department contacted her and requested she sign documents that will limit her traveling anywhere unless she calls the health department first. She said she chose to not sign the documents.

“My part was if I have to go to the ER, if I have to go to the hospital, I’m not going to wait to get the approval to go,” she said.

But Linscott said she would take necessary precautions if she needed to go to the hospital, like letting workers know she has recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Now a Tennessee man is reporting erroneous as well as troubling actions being taken by another state health department.

From WSMV:

Mt. Juliet man says even with no test, he’s informed he is COVID-19 positive by state

MOUNT JULIET, TN (WSMV) – Brock Ballou expected the first call.

After all, his co-worker had tested positive for COVID-19, so he expected a call from a contact tracer.

He didn’t anticipate, however, what the tracer would tell him.

“She specifically said – I’m looking at it right here – you tested positive – this is a follow up call to see how your symptoms are,” Ballou said.

There was just one major problem – because he hadn’t experienced any symptoms, Ballou hadn’t been tested yet.

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As luck would have it, contact tracing has been made easier by the widespread installation of 5G technology. Many American elected officials are using the pandemic as an excuse to use 5G as well as speed up additional installation in order to enforce the monitoring and tracking of citizens. 5G has been used for that purpose in China since before the pandemic including for what has been described as “automated racism” with Chinese Muslims (see 12).

Opposition to 5G is WORLDWIDE for a variety of valid reasons. Cities, AS WELL AS entire countries, have taken action to ban, delay, halt, and limit 5G installation as well as issue moratoriums (see 1234567891011, 121314). The majority of scientists are opposed to 5G until studies show that it’s safe.

Activist Post reports regularly about unsafe technology. For more information visit their archives.

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Woman loses job over viral video of her yelling, ‘white lives are better’ at Black Lives Matter protesters

A woman regrets yelling “white lives are better” at a group of Black Lives Matter protesters after the video of her comments went viral and she lost her job over it.

The incident happened at a protest in Elizabethton in Tennessee.

In another part of the video, she yells at a protester, “You’re a gay homosexual piece of crap who’s going to burn in hell.”

A man standing next to her says in the video, “We should have kept you (expletive) slaves, that’s what we should’ve done.”

The video was recorded by Sierra Gilmer, a teenager who told WJHL-TV she was simply recording reactions from people in the crowd when she happened upon Sonya Holt.

“I was live streaming on the Instagram on Johnson City BLM and just happened to get that on video. It was crazy. We kind of knew what to expect going into it,” said Gilmer.

“She started screaming everything that she did and telling me that, I’m just a poor little black girl with a messed up mind that, we should have been kept as slaves and all these things,” Gilmer said of Holt.

Keith Family Vision Clinic told WCYB-TV that Holt was fired from her job after the video went viral.

Holt apologizes

In an interview with WJHL-TV, Holt said she regretted her comments.

“I would like to apologize to the little girl. I did not know that she was a minor. If I had known she was a minor, I would have never spoken to her,” Holt said.

She confirmed that she lost her job over the video.

“I no longer have a job. I don’t have any animosity towards the doctors I worked for. They’re great people. Of course, I didn’t want their business to suffer because of mistakes that I made and I have great respect for them. They did what they had to do to protect their business,” Holt said.

Here’s the video of the heated interaction:


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Tennessee church shows support for cops by giving $1,000 to each employee of local police department

In the wake of some bad apples being exposed among their ranks — and a troubling history of too many bad apples not being held to account — police departments across the U.S. are facing calls for defunding, harsh criticism from the public they’re sworn to protect, attacks on officers and precincts, and low morale.

So a Tennessee church decided to make make clear where it stands on supporting local law enforcement — by donating $1,000 to each member of its town’s law enforcement, the Christian Post reported.

What happened?

According to the Post, the Lighthouse Missionary Baptist Church in Jonesborough presented checks to its local police Saturday after raising $23,000 for the effort.

The church’s pastor, Perry Cleek, told the outlet that his church members believe it is their job to help out, considering the anti-cop climate in the U.S. today.

From the Post:

We have heard the news reports of entire police departments suffering from a debilitating lack of morale. In many places in America, local governments are signaling their support for those who are attacking law enforcement by defunding their local police.

We wanted to make a bold statement in support of law enforcement. Our desire was for our action to send a symbolic message of our support to the Jonesborough Police, but to also show our support in a very practical way by recognizing and supporting each individual employee.

Pastor Cleek admitted that the church is not speaking for everyone in the community and would not ask other churches to join. But his church wanted to be “loud and bold” in its support.

“We believe that millions of Americans feel exactly the same way we do about the treatment of law enforcement in our country, but do not feel they have a voice,” Cleek told the Post. “The voices of those blaming and condemning law enforcement for much that is wrong in our country are very loud. We wanted our voice in support of law enforcement to be loud and bold.”

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Armed veterans stand guard at memorial against ‘violent thugs’ who might try to destroy it

In the wake of protesters topping statues and vandalizing monuments across the nation, a group of veterans decided to take matters into their own hands upon hearing rumblings that the same fate might be awaiting the Wilson County Veterans Memorial in Lebanon, Tennessee.

In short, the vets picked up their rifles and began standing guard, WKRN-TV reported.


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What are the details?

Keith Sikora started his watch a week ago and told the station “a show of force can be a very powerful deterrent” but that he and his fellow veterans won’t “fight unless we have to.”


Image source: WKRN-TV video screenshot

Veteran Joe Hester added to WKRN that he isn’t standing guard “to promote violence, I’m not here against any race whatsoever. I’m for all good people and all good things in this country and preserving them.”


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Sikora and Hester served in the United States Marine Corps and told the station the memorial is special to them.


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“It’s a big target because who else gave more for this country than the ones who gave their life?” Sikora asked WKRN. “And if you’re on the other side, and you hate this country — the way they’re portraying the way they hate it — this is the best target to hit.”


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‘Violent thugs’

Hester told the station he’s seen “violent thugs” in certain cities — “all in the name of being against racism” — have been “attacking innocent people, burning down cities, destroying communities and intimidating innocent people” and it’s “angered me so much that I’m tired of sitting back and talking about it.”


Image source: WKRN-TV video screenshot

“I went and served this country for the country and everybody in it,” Sikora added to WKRN. “My Marines and I, we’re not black, we’re not white, Mexican, or Chinese. We all call each other green. … That’s how we were trained, that’s how we think, that’s the way we are now. We don’t stand against any particular race; we stand for them, all of them, unified, and equally. We stand behind the Constitution that all men are created equal, and we will fight and die for that.”


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The station reported that as night fell Saturday, about a dozen armed individuals were standing watch at the memorial and said they hoped their presence would send a message.

Sikora told WKRN that protesters “aren’t coming here with just words. They are people who are trying to tear down this country. That’s what I stand against.”

The armed vets noted to the station that they intend to keep standing guard at the memorial until they know it’s safe. Lebanon is about 25 miles east of downtown Nashville.

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Nashville autonomous zone ‘will not be tolerated,’ Tennessee governor warns amid threat

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) made it clear Friday that a planned “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” in Nashville would “not be tolerated,” after a threat went viral promoting a takeover mimicking the CHAZ in Seattle.

What are the details?

The Tennessean reported that “a graphic circulating online Thursday and Friday announced plans for a ‘Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone’ at Legislative Plaza, a public area located directly across the street from the Capitol, though it’s unclear who is behind plans for the sit-in.”

The outlet noted, “the apparent effort comes as activists in Seattle established their own autonomous zone, taking over multiple city blocks in recent days and refusing to leave.”

Tennessee Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R) shared the flyer on Twitter with the message, “Nashville — radical anarchists are coming to town. Please watch out. These misfits want to turn our city into Seattle.”

The Nashville CHAZ was supposed to launch at 5:00 p.m. on Friday evening. Shorty after noon, Gov. Lee issued a statement saying:

We encourage Tennesseans to exercise their First Amendment rights and have seen many examples of peaceful protests across our state in recent weeks. As demonstrations continue, we will continue to protect Tennesseans’ right to peaceful assembly, while also reassuring citizens that lawlessness, autonomous zones, and violence will not be tolerated. Further, Tennessee law expressly prohibits camping on state property not expressly designated as a campground area, and that law will be enforced.

Anything else?

The CHAZ in Seattle has become a point of contention for politicians, residents, and law enforcement since it took over several city blocks in a neighborhood, declaring it a “cop-free zone.”

President Donald Trump threatened federal action over Seattle’s mayor and Washington’s governor failure to shut down the anarchists’ occupation.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan (D) has praised the CHAZ as a place for “peaceful expression,” but the city’s police chief says the activists are delaying and sometimes even prohibiting law enforcement from responding to violent crimes in the area.

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Farragut, TN Passes Resolution to Stop 5G Installation Until FCC Limits Ensure Safety

This article was originally published by B.N. Frank at Activist Post. 

People worldwide – including elected officials – are opposed to 5G being installed in their communities because of risks to biological health, cybersecurity (see 123), environmental health (see 1234), privacy (see 12), safety, and more.  Many cities and countries have taken action including banning it, filing lawsuits, issuing moratoriums, passing ordinances and resolutions, etc. (see 123456).  This now includes Farragut, TN.

From Environmental Health Trust:

The Farragut Tennessee Resolution on 5G

Farragut Tennessee has approved a resolution calling on state and federal governments to halt 5G until health risks are evaluated by “sound science.”  The resolution details how FCC limits are outdated and considered inadequate to protect human health by many scientists. (EHT maintains research on 5G, 4G and wireless radiation HERE.)

“The measure asks governments to halt 5G infrastructure until the FCC conducts an independent study into any possible health risks posed by the technology.”- WBIR Farragut leaders call on state, federal governments for a halt to 5G towers

Excerpts from the 5G Resolution

WHEREAS, as the result of the concerns of numerous local governmental entities from around the country and their citizens that the FCC has failed to study and reevaluate the health effects of its current standards in light of the inherent changes characterized by the 5G technology, litigation is pending against the FCC that seeks to stop the rapid deployment of the 5G infrastructure until the FCC has completed its study of the health effects of the deployment of 5G technology and, if necessary, has updated its regulations accordingly.

NOW, THEREFORE, by the adoption of this Resolution the Board of Mayor and Alderman of the Town of Farragut, Tennessee petitions and encourages the governments of the United States of America and the State of Tennessee to take actions within their power to halt the deployment of the 5G wireless facilities within the rights-of-way of our local communities belonging to the public until such time as the only agency with the authority to do so, the FCC, reevaluates by an independent study the adequacy of its radio frequency emissions standards and concludes on the basis of sound science that those standards, or standards adopted as a result of said further study, are adequate to ensure that the health of the public at large will not be adversely affected by long-term exposure to radiofrequency emissions from the placement and operation of 5G wireless facilities throughout our communities

See a PDF of  the Farragut Tennessee 5G Resolution

Farragut Tennessee is one of several US cities taking action on the issue of 5G

Hallandale Beach Florida and Greendale Wisconsin have also passed 5G resolutions.

In April 2020 Sandy Springs Orders Stop Work Order for 5G Poles. “Upon hearing that subcontractors were approaching homeowners during this time of a national pandemic crisis, the city has issued a Stop Work Order on all installation in [residential] neighborhoods until the end of [the] pandemic crisis,” city spokesperson Sharon Kraun said. The installation of poles had already been controversial, with the city and residents critiquing them, but the city has failed to be able to block the installation locally due to state law.”

In March 2020, Keene New Hampshire halted 5G. “The council unanimously approved a separate motion, instructing staff to proceed with drafting an ordinance that would create location and design standards for small wireless facilities installed in public rights-of-way. Also known as small cells, these facilities can be used to roll out 5G, the next generation of mobile networks that boasts faster download and upload speeds, as well as previous generations.”

March 2020: Santa Barbara California Paused 5G. “Facing a gathering storm of opposition from anti-radiation activists worried about the health effects of the new 5G cellular technology, the Santa Barbara City Council voted to delay authorizing a licensing agreement with Verizon that would have allowed the cell phone service giant to install up to 60 new 5G cell phone antennas on light fixtures downtown.”

Actions by US Cities to Restrict “Small Cells” and/or 5G with ordinances include: 

  • Los Altos California:  installation of small cells on public utility easements in residential neighborhoods is prohibited.
  • Petaluma, California, no Small Cell shall be within 500 feet of any residence.
  • Fairfax and Mill Valley California, small cells prohibited in residential zones
  • San Diego County, no small cells located within 1,000 feet of schools, child care centers, hospitals, or churches.
  • Mason, Ohio, No small cells in residential areas or within 100 feet of residential property
  • Burlington, Massachusetts, annual recertification fees for small cells.
  • Baton Rouge, Small cell deployment halted.

See a full compilation of the US Cities issuing ordinances to slow the densification of 4/5G Antennas at this link – USA Cities on 5G Small Cells Action.

Since 2018, there have been reports of people and animals becoming sick after 5G was turned on (see 1234).  Thanks to these organizations for providing updated resources for Americans fighting 5G deployment:

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect Americans by regulating the telecom history.  Despite opposition and warnings, they are using the pandemic as an excuse to speed up 5G installation (see 123456).  This includes launching tens of thousands of satellites with millions of antennas to blast 5G and WiFi at us from space (see 123).  Lawsuits have been filed against them for NOT protecting Americans from unsafe levels of radiation (see 12) and 5G (see 123).

Activist Post reports regularly about 5G and other unsafe technology.  For more information, visit our archives.

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What do studio vocalists do when COVID-19 forces them to self-isolate? They form a cellphone choir and sing ‘It Is Well With My Soul,’ that’s what.

In these strange days of social distancing and self-isolation, perhaps many of us feel very much alone as we try to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

But amid this health crisis, pockets of people have responded by doing what humans often do in hard times — they adapt, they innovate, and they overcome. Like nature forcing its way up through concrete to bloom atop sidewalks, it’s not easy to keep the human spirit down.

And we’re seeing that spirit pop up in more and more places: Companies are switching gears and making medical masks and ventilators to aid doctors, nurses, and the sick. Others are donating what they have to the cause. And people in Italy — one of the nations hardest hit by COVID-19 — recently were caught on video singing to each other from balconies as they self-isolate.

Cellphone choir

Vocalists who sing in recording studios aren’t immune from the coronavirus carnage. In Nashville, among the biggest music meccas in America, background singers have to practice social distancing and self-isolation just like everyone else.

So what do these vocalists do when COVID-19 prevents them from coming together — and likely missing out on performing opportunities they’d otherwise get if not for the limitations the pandemic is causing?

They form a cellphone choir and sing their hearts out, that’s what.

WSMV-TV reported that among the members of this choir are vocalists who’ve belted it out for the biggest stars in the world and all kinds of records.

What are the details?

TenTwoSix Music noted that 31 of these singers used their cellphones during Nashville’s Safer at Home order to “record and lift their collective voices to share a message of hope and encouragement during these challenging days.”

The song they performed? The beloved hymn “It Is Well With My Soul.”

Check it out — and don’t forget your tissues:


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Kid Rock’s Big A** Honky Tonk & Rock ‘N’ Roll Steakhouse refuses to close after Nashville mayor tells bars to shut down over coronavirus

The owner of the Nashville establishment bearing singer Kid Rock’s name — Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk & Rock ‘N’ Roll Steakhouse — is defying an order by Mayor John Cooper to close bars in an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus, the Tennessean reported.

Steve Smith — who owns several other similar establishments — said Sunday afternoon that Cooper’s mandate is “unconstitutional” and unfair to certain businesses, the paper noted.

“Unless there’s a statewide mandate that directs all bars and restaurants to be closed, the request made by Mayor Cooper is unconstitutional as he is targeting a select group of businesses,” Smith said in a statement, according to the Tennessean.

“We are compassionate with those who have contracted the COVID-19 coronavirus and all who are helping manage the crisis as the entire world addresses the outbreak,” Smith said, according to the paper, adding that “Tootsies Orchid Lounge, Rippy’s, Honky Tonk Central, Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk & Steakhouse, and The Diner will continue to remain open to serve the public until such statewide mandate is issued from the Governor of Tennessee.”

As of Sunday, Gov. Bill Lee hadn’t ordered business closures, the paper reported.

Anything else?

The Metro Board of Health convened an emergency meeting and approved the plan that includes shutting down all bars in Davidson County, including downtown honky-tonks, as well as limiting restaurant capacity, the paper said.

Cooper’s plan limits seating to less than 50% capacity and total occupancy to 100 people, PopCulture.com reported, adding that restaurant bars also were limited to 50% capacity with no standing allowed. There were 39 cases of coronavirus in the state, the outlet said, citing Tennessee’s health department, and 17 in Davidson County.

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The decision to close the bars and set limits for restaurants came after a Twitter user shared a video showing a packed bar in Lower Broadway Saturday night, even as people had already been advised to self-quarantine due to the coronavirus. The video quickly went viral, with over 3 million views. It was not a good look for the city, with even celebrities calling out the bars for letting so many customers pack into close quarters.

Country music star Maren Morris ripped the bars for staying open on Twitter.

“While the rest of us are trying to be responsible in our homes and get this s**t over with, THIS?! Broadway, you aren’t a hero for staying open,” Morris said.

Here’s the clip Morris tweeted:

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