And where's the daddy of these 8, now 7, children? Maybe that's the missing link and solution. No amount of creating basbeball teams for inner city children and other programs will replace or cure what's really missing. Creating an environtment that promotes, brings back, rather than constantly removing by way of mass incarceration, constant/relentless incarceration, then punishing the missling link for not being there. The missing link: The FATHER.
Hammonds decision to demote rather than terminate Tabor wouldn't even be an issue if he hadn't gone after those little drunkards up thar in Apison, arrestin'em and cartin'em off to jail. The same punishment any average citizen would have had to face. Then he later really really pis*sed off a few powerfuls when he went after those other drunkards up thar on the Signal Mtntop.
They don't like their own dirty laundry getting aired, or taking responsibility for their actions.
His detractors seem to believe taking responsibility for ones actions should be a requirement only for some poor chump from da' hood or living in a trailer park.
TRUST ME!! They'll all slither away and return reincarnated under a different screen name. They think all the nastiness, bigotry and hate they openly spewed will disappear if they stop posting for a while. What they don't realize is once they hit that enter button what they've said is permanent, and will never go away.
Surely, Ms Sohn is aware, the same individuals now slithering up to her are the ones who have been instrumental in instigating, polarizing and dividing the city. They're attempts to switch gears and play innocent are well noted by many.
RE: Sharon McIntosh
See: Test Scores Soar After Principal Fires School Guards
"In defiance of societal trends, a K-8 principal fired all his public school’s security guards and reinvested in the arts, drastically improving grades and test scores in a school that once “had a prison feel,”
Might this be the solution to impoverished neighborhoods? It didn't take long for someone to realize the negative affects of placing armed guards or police in schools, depending upon their assigned mission. Could the same be said for how police operate in impoverished communities in America? How they're allowed to operate actually helps to actually create poverty?
Ike, are you even sure lil JR even has a mother? Remember that old movie The Bad Seed? Where that cute little girl went around murdering all her playmates? Reminds me of lil JR.
Has it really been that long ago on the Wadie Suttles tragedy? I still remember it as if it only happened a few short months ago. If I recall correctly, Mr. Suttles was an avid reader who liked to pulled over to the side of the road just to read his books. In this case, he'd fallen asleep in his car or something while reading, or tired after long hours on a job?
I've met his daughter, Ms, Cousins, on more than one occasion. A very strong, resilient, compassionate woman. In Chattanooga, especially, it can sometimes take an entire century for injustices to be exposed. Look how long it took for the tragic lynching of Ed Johnson on the Walnut Street bridge to be acknowledged.
Maybe not in our lifetime, and those responsiblie for the death of Wadie Suttles will likely die of old age, if they haven't died already. However, truth and light always has a way of overpowering darkness and coming full circle.
Ms Monroe, neither did American or allied forces enter villages and towns to warn innocent women, children, babies, and men prior to bombing them with unmanned Drones, vaporizing them, and wiping out entire generations.
Sources: NBCNews, Demungrnd, altnt org., legal news:
"Bott completely cut the school’s security infrastructure and revitalized its art programs. Musical instruments were pulled out of locked storage and returned to classrooms. Faculty reopened dance and art studios that had been out of commission for years.
Within a year, the school already saw “significant increases in the numbers of students reading at grade level and the percent of students proficient on grade level math assessments.” And within three, Orchard Gardens completely transformed. Not only have test scores and grades improved—students are also better behaved.
“We have our occasional, typical adolescent ... problems,” Bott told NBC. “But nothing that is out of the normal for any school.”
Orchard Gardens’ refocus is emblematic of studies linking arts education with academic achievement. A 2012 study by the National Endowments for the Arts found that “At-risk students who have access to the arts in or out of school also tend to have better academic results, better workforce opportunities, and more civic engagement.” Chris Plunkett, a visual arts teacher at Orchard Gardens is starting to see that play out."