Memphis NAACP criticizes Tennessee’s inaction on gun violence

By , Daily Memphian Updated: May 04, 2023 9:32 AM CT | Published: May 03, 2023 3:10 PM CT

“Here again it underlines and highlights the issue that’s going on ... here in Tennessee,” said Van Turner, president of the NAACP Memphis branch. “The inaction of our legislators has jeopardized ... many more lives to come.”


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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.

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