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Policing the Protesters


This article originally appeared on MLK50. When the interim director of the Memphis Police Department linked arms with organizers of a protest that shut down traffic on the city’s Interstate 40 bridge over the Mississippi River one year ago, he drew praise from observers far beyond the city limits. Even the UK’s BBC gave the Read More >>

As Medicaid Cuts Loom, Disability Advocates Fear the Worst


This article originally appeared on MLK50. For low-income people with disabilities, a straightforward mission like finding the right wheelchair can be a long-fought battle. More complex needs, such as acquiring home health care services, can take years — and lots of luck. At the Memphis Center for Independent Living, staff and volunteers work to give disabled clients the Read More >>

Attorney General Sessions brings tough-on-crime message to Memphis


This article originally appeared on MLK50. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will speak to local, state, and federal law enforcement officials at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Clifford Davis Federal Building in downtown Memphis, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Tuesday. Sessions’ speaking engagement with law enforcement will focus on efforts to combat violent crime Read More >>