Thursday, May 24, 2007

Tennessee Republicans Vote Against Rosa Parks Act

Tennessee's Rosa Parks Act, which would expunge the criminal records of Civil Rights activists arrested for protesting segregation, awaits the Governor's signature. It was supported by nearly everyone in the TenGenAss except for 6 Republican State Senators Representatives who voted against it.

Via TGW, here are the infamous anti-Rosa Parks 6:

• Rep. Kevin Brooks, R-Cleveland (
• Rep. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville (
• Rep. Chris Crider, R-Milan (
• Rep. Bill Dunn, R-Knoxville (
• Rep. Joey Hensley, R-Hohenwald (
• Rep. Donna Rowland, R-Murfreesboro (

They are today's top 6 Worst Persons in the State.


  1. Those don't look like senators.

  2. They voted against pardoning people for FELONIES. If the sponsors had amended the bill to exclude felonies, the six would have voted for it.

    They're not "Anti-Rosa Parks," they're anti excusing felonies.

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    It should be noted that many civil rights activists were incarcerated for felonies - on trumped up charges that only held because of their political views or the color of their skin.

    You prove to me with fair trials (which most certainly didn't happen at the time)that everyone charged with felonies rightfully deserved the charges, and I'll avoid agreeing with S-Town Mike when he calls these representatives the worst people in the state today.

  5. 'They voted against pardoning people for FELONIES.'

    Yeah, there are so many scary civil rights felons running around the state that a mere six lawmakers out of the entire legislature voted against the bill. What were the rest of them thinking?

    And what was that Republican excuse for voting against MLK Day? MLK must have been a felon too.

  6. That last comment is most definitely a serious contender for "Quote of the Day."

  7. My grandma was in the black panthers which is exceptionally cool as she is neither black nor a panther.

  8. I suppose you can leave it up to Bill Hobbs to masquerade as an independent, but still be a sympathizer of the extremes the Republican party...

    Anyway, not that overly-opinionated people should be taken that seriously to begin with, I think its sad that six representatives would dare vote against a bill that would get rid of criminal records (including trumped up felony charges) from the act of participating in the Civil Rights movement.

    These are either the six worst or six most ignorant legislators. I highly doubt they are ignorant, so I say they are just despicable.