Boy Scout Road is already very dangerous, and there was a fatality on it within the last month. Unless Hamilton County (the road zig zags in and out of the city) is willing to invest a lot of money to make it safer, this is a bad idea. Increased traffic will only mean more deaths.
I live off of Boy Scout, and every person on my street has gotten into a wreck on the road at some point. However, I the portion of 153 & Boy Scout that is suggested is within the city limits. Betting this gets approved for tax revenue.
This is the second article that Ms. Haman has written with the help of Charline Kilpatrick. A previous article is posted on September 20 and follows the same lines.
I happened to be at the DMV on September 20 when Ms. Hamen, Kilpatrick, another woman, and the TFP photographer were intrusively taking photographs for the original article. Despite it being a busy day when the center on Cherokee Blvd announced that they were short of staff and the lines were extra long, they made a big fuss over pictures.
I did notice that they didn't take the time to interview anyone else about their opinions of the law. No other sources were taken, and Ms. Kilpatrick's continued involvement in this series is disturbing.
Is anyone else having difficulty getting IDs? The state of Tennessee makes is very clear what types of ID you need to get a new license or a photo ID via their website If you don't have the correct forms, why should they bend the rules just because you're old?
If Ms. Kilpatrick is helping older Tennesseans in her neighborhood get photo IDs, why doesn't she print off the requirements and hand them out to people before they take the time to go. The law is the law and should be applied equally.
Ms. Cooper has probably been through a lot in her life, and I"m glad she appreciates her right to vote, however voter fraud must be taken seriously in this country. Given the focus on ACORN in recent elections and the frequency of dead people being found on voter rolls, all those involved in the story should be happy that the state of Tennessee is upholding our democracy and making sure that each American citizen only votes once and is voting in the right place.