Bonner makes ‘State of Sheriff’s Department” presentation to Frayer Exchange Club

Updates on technology, recruiting, dealing with COVID-19 and use of force were elements of a “State of the Sheriff’s Department” presentation Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner Jr. shared at the Frayser Exchange Club meeting this week. The Thursday afternoon virtual collection of participants included Frayser community activists, pastors, an elected official, a MATA representative and

Council to seek MLGW meeting about utility shut-offs amid pandemic

by Jim Coleman — Memphis City Council members want to meet jointly with Memphis Light Gas and Water officials to see what can be done about utility cutoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The potential meeting was discussed the council meeting Tuesday (Sept. 15). In other business Tuesday, the council took aim at banning payday lenders

When police stop Black men, the effects reach into their homes and families

by Deadric T. Williams and Armon Perry — (The Conversation) — While much of the world was sheltering in place in the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, many Americans’ undivided attention was focused squarely on Minneapolis, Minnesota, where George Floyd was killed at the hands – and knees – of the police. Floyd’s murder evoked