Legislation calls for study of African-American homicides

By , Daily Memphian Published: July 22, 2019 4:00 AM CT

Calling Tennessee’s rate of homicides among black men a “public health crisis,” a state legislator is seeking a state study to find the causes and set policies to attack them, while hoping to change the perception of African-American males.


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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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