J.D.R. Hawkins

One bullet can make a man a hero… or a casualty.

No News Is Good News?

Yesterday’s second meeting of the Memphis Parks Renaming Committee accomplished nothing, and the decision to rename Confederate Park, Jefferson Davis Park, and Forrest Park has been put on hold yet again. This time, community comments were allowed, which, of course, ranged from opposition to support.

One local television station broadcast that it looks like the parks’ names will be changed. It is a decision that was influenced by the Ku Klux Klan’s rally, which took place in Memphis last weekend.

The committee will recommend to the city council what steps they will take. According to city council member Harold Collins, “Whatever we recommend, there’s gonna be a fiscal note to it, because there’s gonna be changes in the park. There’s gonna be signs have to be made, and so, that’s gonna cost money.” No word as to when the formal decision will finally be made.

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