1 Step Forward Then 2 Steps Back

Monday, June 29, 2020

I am hoping from the bottom of my heart that the intolerant and vile individual that threatened to burn down Shuford’s BBQ will be prosecuted to the fullest extent under the law.  I also hope reparations will be ordered by the courts for the disruption of this small local business who has been serving Chattanooga successfully for over 30 years. 

This hypocrite just proved they are part of the problem and not part of the solution.  It’s also actions like these that overshadow what the peaceful protestors are trying to accomplish and a prime example of why defunding the police will never be an option.  If anything actions like these and the destruction of public and private properties across the nation are a prime example of why increased police presence and funding may be needed during these times of organized chaos and not the other way around. 

Your actions are speaking louder than your words so don’t let the 1 percent destroy what the 99 percent are trying to accomplish as I’m pretty sure that is what got us to this point in the first place.  And don’t worry Shuford’s, I’m pretty sure your business is about to be booming like never before once the dust settles as this type of behavior has never been tolerated in Chattanooga.

Chris Morgan


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Breaking News

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