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Originally posted on Education Voodoo:

Louisville photojournalist Bud Dorsey documented a police training exercise at Beecher Terrace on Tuesday, February 10th. The story didn’t make a big splash on the evening news. Metro Council president and Beecher Terrace’s representative, David Tandy, hasn’t had anything to say about it. Yet.  Neither has Mayor Melanoma.

This raid says a lot of things but it certainly doesn’t say, “We care about you.”  “We want you to succeed.” “We respect your neighborhood.”

The police are a frequent presence at Beecher Terrace, okay, I am aware.  But they’re typically uniformed LMPD officers in cruisers which is a far cry from these men in commando gear who look like they’re about to carry out a Special Forces raid and shoot up the neighborhood.

And here is the education blurb.  The high school children in this neighborhood get forcibly bused to the edge of the county even though Manual is a very…

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Originally posted on Crimson Record Newspaper:


An actor steps onstage and a jump rope hits the stage over and over, “thap, thap, thap.” As the StageOne Family Theater’s production of “And In This Corner… Cassius Clay” begins, with the actor, bathed in blue and pink stage lights, reciting a series of rhyming lines which tell the story of a Louisville kid’s rise to international fame.

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