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Tennessee Governor Looking Into Cyntoia Brown Case After Rihanna And Kim K Rally For Justice On Social Media

Following support from celebrities like Rihanna and Kim Kardashian, the case of Cyntoia Brown has been put on the Tennessee Governor’s radar. According to WKRN, Governor Bill Haslam is gathering information on Brown’s case. The 29-year-old is spending life in prison for fatally shooting a 43-year-old man who solicited her as a prostitute when she was a teen.

As previously reported, Brown was a teen sex trafficking victim who killed a man she believed was about to attack her. He took her to his home, and she shot him in the back of the head with a .40-caliber handgun. Earlier, she was lured into a sex trafficking ring, and she says that she was forced into prostitution by a violent boyfriend, a pimp named “Kutthroat.”

Brown never denied the murder. 

“I shot him,” she reportedly said, not long after the crime. “I executed him.”

She was sentenced to life in prison for the murder

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/tennessee-governor-cyntoia-brown-case

This Town In Tennessee Is One Vote Away From Banning Drag Shows

The town of Portland, Tennessee (population: 11,000) is one vote away from instituting a new zoning ordinance which would prohibit “adult content” that includes “male or female impersonators” from being exhibited in commercial areas, effectively banning drag.

According to INTO, The City Board of Aldermen voted unanimously on September 5 to update its laws on the matter, with a final reading of the legislation scheduled for Monday, after which a final decision on the new rules will be made.

The proposal for the restrictions, which would also include a ban on “exotic dancers, table dancers, private dancers, strippers … [and] similar entertainers,” was created in response to the town’s first-ever drag show held at Envy Bar Grill on August 12. 

The show had totally sold out, but also garnered a series of death threats on social media.

“Some of the messages came from people I knew and considered to be my friends,” said Kyle Guillermo,

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/this-town-in-tennessee-is-one-vote-away-from-banning-drag-shows

Tennessee Town Portland Is Vote Away From Banning Drag Shows …

The town of Portland, Tennessee (population: 11,000) is one vote away from instituting a new zoning ordinance which would prohibit “adult content” that includes “male or female impersonators” from being exhibited in commercial areas, effectively banning drag.

According to INTO, The City Board of Aldermen voted unanimously on September 5 to update its laws on the matter, with a final reading of the legislation scheduled for Monday, after which a final decision on the new rules will be made.

The proposal for the restrictions, which would also include a ban on “exotic dancers, table dancers, private dancers, strippers … [and] similar entertainers,” was created in response to the town’s first-ever drag show held at Envy Bar Grill on August 12. 

The show had totally sold out, but also garnered a series of death threats on social media.

“Some of the messages came from people I knew and considered to be my friends,” said Kyle Guillermo,

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/this-town-in-tennessee-is-one-vote-away-from-banning-drag-shows