In keeping with recent years' tradition of releasing a new album on Halloween, Little Rock's favorite rapper has a new album out today. It's called "Nerd from the Hood," and it's typical 607 — aggressive, stylistically diverse, full of dexterous rhymes. It's fairly provocative, with a song called "Kill Crooked Cops" leading off the album. /more/
The Jonesboro Police Department has released the dashcam footage from the squad cars involved in the traffic stop that led to the arrest of Chavis Carter, the 21-year-old who was reportedly frisked twice before being placed in the back of a cruiser with his hands cuffed behind his back but later died from a gunshot to the head that police say was self inflicted. /more/
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* THE 'SISTINE CHAPEL OF SEC TATTOOS': Thanks for Scott Faldon of Fort Smith for a link to the website Outkick the Coverage, whose passions include coverage of the excesses of football fans. /more/
Any time a suspect dies in police custody, there's sure to be trouble. As, indeed, there should be. The mysterious death of Chavis Carter, 21, of a gunshot wound to the temple inside a locked patrol car in Jonesboro was certain to attract outsized scrutiny from the news media. /more/
The Arkansas GOP’s role in and reaction to the Republican National Convention, the trial of former health care provider Ted Suhl, the next steps for the challenge to the state’s death penalty secrecy law and more — all covered on this week's podcast.
The poorer you are, the harder state and local tax burdens hit Arkansas taxpayers. And Gov. Asa Hutchinson's tax-cut plan won't do much to ameliorate that, giving no benefits at all to the bottom 40 percent of Arkansas taxpayers.
While this week's Democratic National Convention will nominate Hillary Clinton, it remains a party where the supporters of Bernie Sanders have a strong voice and could create some significant shenanigans in the coming days.