DA challenger: Cummings, Collierville shootings show need for change

By , Daily Memphian Published: October 02, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Former federal prosecutor Linda Harris,&nbsp; a candidate in the Democratic primary for Shelby County District Attorney General, talks to the media outside Cummings K-8 School on Friday, Oct. 1. Harris discussed shootings at the school and at a Collierville Kroger, saying &ldquo;It&rsquo;s an epidemic of violence.&rdquo;</strong> (Brad Vest/Special to the Daily Memphian)

Former federal prosecutor Linda Harris, a candidate in the Democratic primary for Shelby County District Attorney General, talks to the media outside Cummings K-8 School on Friday, Oct. 1. Harris discussed shootings at the school and at a Collierville Kroger, saying “It’s an epidemic of violence.” (Brad Vest/Special to the Daily Memphian)

Former federal prosecutor Linda Harris said Memphians are becoming “desensitized” to violence and that current remedies aren’t working. Harris is one of several candidates who plan to challenge incumbents in the criminal justice system by calling for change.

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Linda Harris 2022 elections Cummings K-8 2022 judicial races domestic violence Erim Sarinoglu General Sessions Criminal Court Chris Turner

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.


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