In the annals of bad marketing, there are tons of examples. Here in Memphis, the consistent winner is the Memphis Police Association.
Its funny how just a few words, reported without a whole lot of context, can drive perceptions about a news story. Such is the case in the coverage of former Memphis Mayor Herenton’s speech at Mayor Strickland’s prayer breakfast last weekend.
Memphis ended 2016 with 228 homicides…most of them were shootings. While that number is both shocking and a record for the city, the story it doesn’t tell is the amount of gun violence that didn’t result in death. It also doesn’t give Memphians or policy makers any real strategy for tackling gun violence in the city
Memphis broke a record Friday which sent the local media into full hyperventilation mode. The coverage was typical…typically bad.
The plan to charge rent for Memphis owned school buildings will most certainly result in some kind of legal action, which raises questions about the origins of the idea, and who it might benefit most.
Memphis City Councilman Phillip Spinosa has a plan to charge the local school district rent for buildings owned by the city. That plan could further imperil a district that’s already struggling to pay the bills and cause real problems for the City in the long run.