Politicians who benefit from divisive election politics resist reforms that threaten the status quo.
Meanwhile in South Carolina, the state Supreme Court delays a planned execution by firing squad.
A 2018 Reason investigation showed that the zones covered wide swaths of cities and turned minor drug crimes into prison sentences that rivaled those for murder or rape.
Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich said Moses would be a free woman—if she hadn't insisted on exercising her constitutional right to trial.
The city's restrictions threaten one of the world's most vibrant music scenes.
Tennessee Governor Announces Fast-Track Clemency Process for People Serving Outdated Drug-Free School Zone Sentences
Following a 2017 Reason investigation, Tennessee reformed its harsh drug-free school zone laws. But hundreds were left in prison.
A Knoxville Woman Called 911. Instead of Getting Help, She Was Arrested and Placed in Immigration Detention for Months.
Knox County's program authorizing such enforcement activities may have been instituted illegally.
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Corporate welfare hurts the people who actually need help.
Nashville’s Leah Gilliam says her vanity plate is protected by the First Amendment.
Fearmongering culture panic leads to a new dumb low.
Tennessee Man Arrested for Posting Picture Mocking Dead Police Officer Files First Amendment Lawsuit
Police arrested and charged Joshua Garton with harassment for posting a photoshopped picture of two men urinating on a police officer's grave.
After losing at the Supreme Court in 2019, state lawmakers are now targeting fulfillment houses in an attempt to stop consumers from buying what they want.
"The only people who broke the law here were the police officers and TBI agents who participated in this flagrantly unconstitutional arrest."
About 20 buildings were damaged and three people injured when an RV exploded. "It looks like a bomb went off," Nashville Mayor John Cooper told a local newspaper.
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Nashville officers tried to smooth things over with groceries. A traumatized Azaria Hines says what she really needs is "a peace of mind."
The new law features harsher penalties, 12-hour detentions, and other invitations to abuse government power
Tennessee's requirement that barbers have at least a high school education is "unconstitutional, unlawful, and unenforceable," ruled the state's Chancery Court.
But she warns against "opportunistic people hijacking the movement.”
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Inmates serving mandatory minimum sentences have been left behind.
The harsh laws covered large swaths of Tennessee's cities in enhanced sentencing zones and locked away minor drug offenders for years.
Too often, minor drug crimes turn into mandatory minimum offenses with lengthy sentences despite the fact these types of cases rarely involve drug dealing to minors.
And Georgia will reopen select businesses beginning April 24.
The zones cover vast swaths of Tennessee's cities—and turn minor drug crimes into sentences usually reserved for rape and murder.
"Nick Sutton has gone from a life-taker to a life-saver," read a clemency petition filed by corrections staff, the families of several victims, and five of the jurors who sentenced him to death.
The Hamilton County Attorney's Office later admitted that its policies conflict with the state's public records law.
ACLU argues the practice violates the Eighth Amendment.
"This whole question of how we kill our prisoners is sort of a sideshow when the system is as broken as it is."
He gave her marijuana, too.
Corrections Officers, Jurors, and the Families of Nick Sutton's Victims Want Him Taken Off Death Row
The Tennessee death row inmate "has gone from a life-taker to a life-saver."
Michael Reynolds was charged with aggravated burglary and assault because of the incursion.
According to the law, the deceased Sedley Alley is the only person who can file a petition for post-conviction DNA testing.
Ridgetop no longer has any police officers after recordings captured city officials demanding that the department write 210 citations a month.
Deaths continue to rise, thanks to increased use of less-safe black market pain pills.
It's not always safe, but it's certainly justifiable to sabotage unjust laws and malicious government.