Your favorite democracy duo is back with another electric episode featuring Desmond Meade of Florida Rights Restoration and The Equity Alliance Direct Impact Fellows: Terrance Simpson, Big Fridge, Robert Sherrill, and Daniel Westbrooks. Participants share how their personal stories of challenge and triumph have led them to be community leaders, entrepreneurs, and voting rights restoration advocates.
Charlane and Tequila are Co-Founders and Co-Executive Directors of The Equity Alliance.
Porch Politics is recorded LIVE from our porch every other Thursday at 6 pm CT. You can stream it on The Tennessee Holler or wait for it to drop as a podcast on Apple Podcasts or wherever else you like to listen.
Attorney Kelley Henry joins Pastor Kevin Riggs and Kevin Sage to discuss her work as a Death Row Attorney, specifically with the urgent Pervis Payne case.
For more information on how to help Pervis Payne’s case, click here.
LISTEN 🎙 An important new episode of #FloodsOfJustice is LIVE.@riggs_kevin and @KevinSage talk with death-row attorney Kelley Henry about her work fighting injustice in the carceral state, namely about the urgent case of Pervis Payne.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) October 15, 2020
“Justice is not done here in this case. I pray for the family and friends of Ms. Taylor. I pray for the people of Kentucky to come together, and I pray for our entire community and the country who find too many instances where wrongful death occurs and justice is not served. If that situation was handled differently, it would have been safer for the police involved, and Breonna Taylor, who was innocent, would still have her life today. We are in dire need of criminal justice reform, and the best way to change laws is to change the lawmakers.”
As we’ve seen far too many times, the officers involved with the murder of Breonna Taylor will not be held accountable. Justice demands that we do more. That starts with electing leaders that will do away with no-knock warrants, ban chokeholds, and work towards true reform of our justice system. When you go to vote, say their names – Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Mike Brown – and elect representatives that will deliver the change we desperately need.
“I know so many of the people who live in District 49, Black Tennesseans and the people who love them, are feeling this pain. They felt it when Breonna Taylor was killed, and they felt it again last night when no officers were charged for her death. I cannot say this enough – we need people in office who know what this pain feels like. We need people who have felt this pain to be at the table when decisions are being made. We need more Black voices in these legislative discussions so that we can begin to create change, by doing things like ending no-knock raids and qualified immunity. Together as a community we have to fight for an equitable justice system”
In 1963, Reverend Martin Luther King wrote, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Nearly 60 years later, that statement stings when we realize just how much work we still have to do when it comes to racial injustice. The inaction on the part of the judicial system we witnessed on Wednesday is an absolute miscarriage of justice and a stain on the fabric of our nation.
The sooner we come to terms with the fact that the letter of the law reads differently for many folks based on lines of race and socioeconomic status, the sooner we can address the problems plaguing the United States criminal justice system.
My heart and thoughts are with the family of Breonna Taylor as well as with those who continue to fight for justice and equality in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.
Host Sandra Rice and Candidate Jarvus Turnley for State House District 66 talk about legalizing medical marijuana. A Vanderbilt study reports that 80% of Tennesseans support it and 33 states already do but the GOP General Assembly balks. They also review CBD and THC as well as efforts to decriminalize marijuana possession and criminal justice reform.
Jarvus Turnley, candidate for State House District 66, joins to talk about how fighting for Medical Marijuana in Tennessee supports the will of the people.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) September 25, 2020
Rev. Davie Tucker, Board Member of The Nashville Community Bail Fund, joins Pastor Kevin Riggs and Kevin Sage for a discussion on the current cash bail system and mass incarceration.
LISTEN 🎙 A new episode of #FloodsOfJustice is LIVE
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) September 19, 2020
SALEM, OREGON: White Trump supporter BRUTALLY ASSAULTS 2 PROTESTORS and PUNCHES A COP — the Salem Police Department lets him WALK FREE WITHIN AN HOUR.
Question for Trump/Kenosha Killer supporters — would it have been ok to shoot this guy in the face? Or any of these people chasing these protestors, for that matter? Cool to open fire on all of them? We’re just wondering how the rules work.
LISTEN 🎙to the newest episode of @gritspodcast 🙌@AftynBehn and @louisiannamal talk with Claire and Safara of @bebetterbelmont about Belmont's deep financial ties to CoreCivic and their effort to push Belmont to divest.
— The Tennessee Holler (@TheTNHoller) August 8, 2020