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Memphis Council  Passes ‘Driving Equality’ Ordinance after the Death of Tyre Nichols 

Davis Vanguard
April 13, 2023

MEMPHIS, TN – The Memphis City Council, calling it an effort to foster safer driving procedures and an overall safer community while limiting interaction between police and the Black populace, adopted a “Driving Equality” ordinance Wednesday after a council majority voted 11-0 for the measure.

The push toward “Driving Equality” deepened after the murder of Tyre Nichols, a Black man killed by Memphis police officers Jan. 7 after a traffic stop, according to council members.

Tyre Nichols’ death, in conjunction with countless others, sparked a debate at the council session from advocacy groups, such as Decarcerate Memphis and Memphis Interfaith Coalition for Action and Hope, about the need for “Driving Equality.”

Read more of Cheyenne Galloway's reporting in the Davis Vanguard.

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