‘We cannot continue to watch tragedies unfold’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 19, 2023 9:07 PM CT | Published: August 19, 2023 3:12 PM CT

Memphians rally two days before the Tennessee General Assembly will begin its Aug. 21 special session to consider gun safety legislation, mental health initiatives and other public safety measures.


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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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