New Immigration Crackdowns Creating 'Chilling Effect' On Crime Reporting

Jason Cisneroz, a community service officer in Houston, is troubled. His job in the nation's fourth largest city is to forge good relations between the police and Hispanic immigrants, a population typically wary of blue uniforms. "A couple of days ago there was a witness to a burglary of a motor vehicle," he said. "She saw the suspects run to a certain place and with items they stole from a car, but she was afraid to come to police, she was in fear they would ask for her papers." Police...

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Memphis, TN – Beverly Guest Kirkwood interviews her sister-in-law Lillian Lajuana Walker who was a child during the Civil Rights Era in Memphis about the privilege of going to school.

Memphis, TN – In 1888, the Cossitt Branch Library became the first public library of Memphis. It was known at the time as the Cossitt-Goodwyn Institute. Located in Downtown Memphis prominently on the corner of Front and Monroe, it also housed Memphis' first museum collection.

Memphis, TN – Memphis, a city notorious for movie censorship in the 1940's and 50's, is host to the National Conference for Media Reform.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palce Family of Museums (www.memphismuseums.org) and the WKNO Stations.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums (www.memphismuseums.org) and the WKNO Stations.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums (www.memphismuseums.org) and the WKNO Stations.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family (www.memphismuseums.org) of Museums and the WKNO Stations.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is a co-production by the WKNO Stations and the Pink Palace Family of Museums www.memphismuseums.org.

Memphis, TN – Memphis Moments is co-produced by the Pink Palace Family of Museums (www.memphismuseums.org) and the WKNO-FM Stations.

Memphis, TN – Mid-Southerners greet the coming of a new year in ways both traditional and personal. Here, Sarah Ledbetter researches the roots of an old tradition, eating black eyed peas on New Year's Day.

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Despite Opposition From Cities, Haslam Says There'd Be Little Point In Vetoing Gun Bill

A measure that would make it easier for gun owners and groups like the National Rifle Association to sue cities over gun bans appears to be on its way to becoming Tennessee law. Governor Bill Haslam says he's still reviewing the legislation, but his recent comments suggest he has no intention of using a veto on it.

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Legislation Introduced To Expand Central High School National Historic Site

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and U.S. Rep. French Hill, R-Little Rock, joined Tueday (May 23) with civil rights icon U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia and U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont to introduce legislation expanding boundaries of the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. This expansion would mean seven homes located near Little Rock Central High School would be included in the school’s national historic site designation and preserved by the National Park Service. The legislation is being introduced ahead of the city’s celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine in September.

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