CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The NAACP in Chattanooga is helping lead a statewide effort to recruit black ministers to get out the vote.
Joe Rowe is vice president of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County NAACP. Rowe says he’s contacted all 42 chapters of the Tennessee NAACP, as well as a number of youth organizations, and ministers statewide to promote a plan to increase voter participation.
From now until the presidential election in November, the NAACP will organize marches, host voter registration drives and offer transportation to the polls.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — An attempt to move the Occupy Nashville protest from the state Capitol to the city's Public Square was short-lived.
One tent was set up on the lawn of the city government headquarters Monday night. According to an Occupy spokesperson, seven Metro Nashville police cruisers arrived at the site early Tuesday morning and officers told tent dweller Matt Hammill a local ordinance barred camping there.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- A representative of a national Islamic group says a company conducting training this week for deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office views all Muslims as a threat.
Trainers with Strategic Engagement Group (SEG) are conducting a seminar today and tomorrow at Murfreesboro’s World Outreach Church for about 100 police officers. On its website, SEG says that a coordinated, world-wide Islamic conspiracy to subvert the U.S. Constitution and subjugate the American people is underway.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- More than 100 Tennessee law enforcement officers, including deputies with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, are being trained this week in Murfreesboro by an organization that believes an Islamic insurgency is underway in the United States.
The training sessions are being held each day through Wednesday at the World Outreach Church on New Salem Highway. The Tennessee Freedom Coalition (TFC) is scheduled to host a one-time seminar beginning this evening at 6:30 p.m. featuring the same training group at the same location.