A show of force
We recently had another visit from state officials focused on public safety in Memphis. They proposed a new state constitutional amendment allowing judges to deny bail for a wider variety of violent crimes.
House Speaker Cameron Sexton and Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson made the announcement at a news conference at Memphis City Hall assembled by Mayor Paul Young, Senator Brent Taylor and other members of the Shelby County state delegation from both parties.
This is one of many proposals state leaders are considering. Their concern for Shelby County is appreciated.