#Dismantle(DCS) Department of Children’s Services

Human Rights violations have reached an all-time high in the State of Tennessee

BLM Memphis requests federal oversight for the Mothers & Children Separated By the Tennessee Department of Children Services. On October 20, 2022, Community Members Demanded Answers in Regard to Missing Children and that Parents & Children Be Released from the state’s custody.

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted millions of children’s lives. The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS) is presently forcing many families to turn over children because of malicious prosecutions ensued by former District Attorney Amy Weirich.  DCS is responsible for placement while parents are incarcerated if there is no one to care for them, but this is not always the case. Children who are brought into the custody of DCS are victims of displacement, child sexual abuse, and adverse childhood experiences linked to life-long mental and physical health challenges.  These issues will cause our children to be prepped for the DCS to prison pipeline.  Due to incompetence, DCS is juggling case workers and foster care placement workers daily for supervision of small children because they have no placement for children in their custody. 

These concerns reached an all-time high when a 3-year-old was erroneously reported missing by Jennifer Yarbrough of DCS to the Memphis Police Department. This child was physically taken into custody on a Sunday at the Independent bank. It was then determined that other children were asleep on the floors in cubicles at 40 S. Main Independent Bank building.  The actions of DCS increase irreparable trauma, and household stress, and creates tension with the Memphis Police Department because they are being weaponized by DCS. DCS continues to violate parents’ and children’s human rights.

We are demanding answers and calling for a moratorium on children entering DCS custody until the United States Department of Justice can review its systematic practices that cause unnecessary harm to predominantly black children. We are also asking the state to verify how many children are in custody due to their parent’s incarceration.  MOTHERS HAVE RIGHTS TOO (MHRT) is partnering with other local and national organizations for support to affected families to focus primarily on damages and reshaping the narrative around governmental child abuse and neglect. 

Our commitment to evidence-based tools, like home visiting, to address the root causes of child abuse and neglect before they happen and invest in community-based alternatives for parents and children rather than more DCS workers.  Our goal is to promote positive family experiences
as parents support children in their reunification with parents or families.  Communites are being destroyed by incompetence. The goal should always be family reunification, not separation. Black Lives Matter Memphis calls for a city-to-county,  State-by-State audit, and analysis to help reduce children entering into a broken system. We need all parents who have had negative encounters with DCS to join the certification class for this negligence.” The State of Tennessee’s constitutional violations and failure to provide adequate care for children in their custody require drastic change immediately.  Scan the QR code to join the class action lawsuit. #blackbabiesmattertoo #blacklivesmattermemphis

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Young Dolph Murdered- WHY?

Self Proclaimed King of Memphis Adolph Young Dolph was assassinated at 2370 Airways Blvd. The 36-year-old rapper was at Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies. It is rumored he had an interest in the business and frequented often to show support publicly. His death has shocked the Hip Hop world, and his community in Memphis as well as Makeda’s Cookies in distraught.

Makeda’s Cookie Store after shooting

A black-owned business, Makeda’s Cookies employees have been tight-lipped about what happened on that sunny Friday afternoon when he was gunned down inside their business. This tragedy while causing their business to be shut down they still maintain 2 other separate brick and mortar locations. Losing a beloved entrepreneur like Young Dolph has surrounded their place of business and family with scrutiny and many people suspect that they were involved in his death.

Moments before his death he was spotted at a gas station in his bulletproof sports car. It is believed that the assailants followed him from the gas station. Others have made comments to suggest collusion with the cookie store owners but no one has been arrested. Makeda’s was forced to shut down their Airways historical location because of the death & damages. It is not clear who was in the store at the time of his death but interviews showed Makeda’s family members at the black-owned Cookie shop.

Young Dolph @Gastation right before shooting

The armed, black, masked, gunmen still haven’t been caught and are at large leaving the city with multiple unsolve murders including a connection to a Tipton County homicide. City police have suggested gang-affiliated, but an independent investigation revealed from detectives is that no one is talking about who did it to them and 2 neighboring business confirmed their surveillance footage inside and outside was not working that day he was murdered.

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One business owner stated she did not know personally know Young Dolph but she saw him at the Makeda’s location all the time. She was afraid to speak about the details of the shooting but stated her cameras were not working either on the day of the shooting. Everyone we spoke with concerning the shooting did hear the shots when it happened but claimed they took cover immediately.

Young Dolph shooting witnesses 'ducked for cover' during attack – as locals  fear killing will spark more violence

No one saw anything afterward the shooting to help identify the killers. Across the street, the auto repair business’ cameras were not working either on that day. The lawlessness of the brazen murder was an assassination of a Memphis legend and the King of Memphis Rap less than a mile from the Memphis International Airport.

Camera in between Laundry Mat and Makeda’s

Much like in the case of Nipsey Hussle ‘The Marathon’ will continue as people in the community are making donations and helping Makeda’s Cookies with the loss of that business, one of three locations. A GoFundMe page, for Makeda’s Cookies, was created and some people have found this to be suspect because most businesses have insurance for liability purposes. Makeda’s store had surveillance inside and outside of the building so if their cameras were working the footage should show Young Dolph entering the store and what happened inside the store. The other adjacent business’s cameras all stop working at the same time.

Young Dolph Shrine-Family Dollar is Next Door -Camera outside corner of Makeda’s

Why was Young Dolph murdered? No one but the people involved knows why he was murdered but after 2 attempts on his life, it’s clear that someone wanted Young Dolph dead but no one has been arrested and there is no indication of a robbery just shooting. No one has released the inside store footage from Makedas. No pictures of his casket or dead body have been released to the public nor has an autopsy report detailing the exact time or cause of death. The District Attorney has not made one comment about the death. There is the Airways police precinct less than 3/4 of a mile from where the shooting occurred. Some speculate Dolph may have faked his own death like Makaveli. Some have said the police are involved and that’s why no one is talking. We as taxpayers spent millions of dollars on a real-time crime lab, sky cops, body cams, and continual surveillance that is apparently not working for us because the city is riddled with bullets night after night but no arrests are made and no homicides are solved. More police is clearly not a real solution because the ones we have can not get the job done even if it happens around the corner from the precinct. His death so close to the airport suggest that our soft spots are major US FEDEX hub locations are not safe and pose a national security threat to the city of Memphis because if someone can be assassinated so close to the airport what would we do if a terroristic attack or something happened? We know there would be no answers!

What we do know is Adolph Robert Thorton Jr. was eulogized by a pastor who did not know him at First Baptist Broad. He was not a member of the church. Young Dolph was allegedly laid to rest in a private ceremony. Attendees included his partner Mia Jaye, children, 2 Chainz, and other undisclosed celebrity friends and family. A public ceremony is scheduled for December 16 at the FedEx Forum. Located in downtown Memphis, the venue holds approximately 19,000 people.

Our organization plans to fund efforts to change the name of Airways Boulevard to Adolph Robert Thorton Jr. Blvd. He gave so much love to the City of Memphis and we should return the love by not forgetting who he was and making history accurate in Memphis. 


#blacklivesmatterMemphis Rest Easy YOUNG DOLPH!
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Moses Request New Trial For Witness & Jury Tampering

P. Moses on Trial For Voting in Memphis

District Attorney vindictively prosecutes Activist for trying to run for public office. 13 Charges Dismissed in Pamela Moses Jury Trial

By: Black Lives Matter Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – November 8, 2021, Pamela “P.” Moses was vindictively prosecuted and convicted for altering an election document by a jury of 9 white people 3 blacks & 1 Asian. Judge Mark W. Ward presiding, dismissed the last count of #14 of perjury charges prior to jury deliberations. Testimony about fake charges stemming from Judge Phylliss Gardner’s false imprisonment in 2014 was mentioned essentially confusing the jury. State and local officials testified in open court that they failed to research her eligibility and made the mistake because they did not know the law. On day 1 of the trial, 12 charges of voter fraud were dismissed. The jury trial rendered its decision in 30 minutes at the Shelby County Courthouse 201 Poplar Street, Memphis, Tennessee. During the trial, Moses requested a “mistrial” because of the intimidation of local white sheriff of onlookers and family members causing a disruption during the trial and essentially distracting jurors and allowing a lone spectator to enter the restricted witnesses area to discuss the facts of the case with witnesses in the presence of other witnesses and the jury.

Moses stated that she had no knowledge of the trial until Monday the day before due to ineffective assistance of counsel. The court refused to let her hire her own attorney because he wanted to get the case over after sitting 2 years on the docked dormant. Moses says, “This case is about voter suppression, prosecutorial misconduct, and administrative oversight which should require an immediate change of the law, and our government should spend more time-fighting crime rather than suppressing votes.” Voting Rights is a national topic now because of the paradigm shift in power and Moses intends to fight to change the state law if she has to take her case to the United States Supreme court for justice for all convicted felons.

Pamela Moses’ founder of Black Lives Matter Memphis, raises constitutional and equal protection claims protected under the Fourteen Amendment of the United States Constitutions. Currently, the correctness of the law under T.C.A. 40-29-204(3)(B) is being determined in Davidson County Chancery court Honorable Chancellor Lyle. The Federal Court recently declared the TN driver’s license law unconstitutional freeing millions of disenfranchised citizens under old south Jim Crow laws, the same archaic law claim Moses makes challenging constitutionality. The State of Tennessee process has systematically failed formerly incarcerated people with a process riddled with inconsistencies in administration and is currently in a federal legal battle for Voting Right Acts violations. Moses believes this matter will require federal intervention or oversight but trust the Davidson County Chancery Court to look at the illegality of the law and rule accordingly allowing the Shelby County conviction to be set aside in the interest of justice.

Election Commission Employee Enters Restricted Area to Discuss the MOSES Trial

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Carol Collinsworth Caught Witnessed Tampering in Moses Trial

Wierich has been maliciously prosecuting Moses since Attorney Virgina Bozeman file false statements of harassment and stalking she and District Attorney Amy Weirich were close friends Bozeman has since left the State and cant be found for questioning.

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Protect the Black Vote

For Immediate Release—–Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Black Lives Matter Memphis held a scheduled press conference at the Shelby County Election Commission. It is of grave concern that the absentee ballot process is being tampered with and we have concerns about the election’s integrity because voting should be as easy as possible. This is true in every county in Tennessee except for Shelby County where there is systematic disenfranchisement. The Future of democracy in the United States of America could come down to southern swing states. Black Lives Matter Memphis Activist’s conference on the voter suppression exposing the lies in which the administrator who put on the SCEC website you could not email absentee ballot request forms to the election commission. The State law say that you can email them and instructs voters to send to the local commission. The deception and illegal practices have been a common practice for over a decade and voter intimidation language was drafted, specifically, for Shelby County by coordinator Mark Goins approved by Republican majority State commissioners. Candidates participated in rally for change to protect the black vote in Memphis.

Across the U.S., many politicians have passed measures making it harder to cast a ballot.  Strategic measures have been put in place to deceive and intimidate voters particularly in Shelby County due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Their goal is to manipulate political outcomes, which will not accurately reflect the will of the people.  Our democracy works best when all eligible voters can participate and have their voices heard.  The state law is clear and the Shelby County Election Commission (SCEC) election commission has engaged in illegal tactics to suppress votes and intimidate disabled voters from requesting by email an absentee ballot.  Legislators have not passed any laws that would allow Shelby County to be exempt from email during Covid-19. 


SCEC has publicly discriminated against voters to suppress the vote in a predominantly black Democratic county.   All actions were initiated and approved by a Republican designee and this illegal process will determine the outcome of our votes. Communities susceptible to suppression are outright targeted- people of color, students, the elderly, & people with disabilities.  We claim discrimination for this class of protected people. 


Currently, the Davidson County Chancery Court is reviewing racial bias in the criminal justice system. Felony disenfranchisement laws disproportionately affect Black people in Tennessee, who often face harsher sentences than White people for the same offenses such as loss of citizenship.  Many of these tactics are rooted in the Jim Crow era when legislators tried to block Black Americans’ newly won right to vote by enforcing poll taxes, literacy tests, and other unconstitutional barriers such as fines and court costs that must be paid to be restored to be eligible to vote.  SCEC actions are equivalent to Jim Crow tactics.

The most disproportionate incarceration rate of Black people in the nation has resulted in the disenfranchisement of an estimated one in four voting-age black men.  Every 10 years states redraw district lines based on population data gathered in the US Census.  Legislators use these district lines to allocate representation in Congress and state legislatures. When redistricting is conducted properly, district lines are redrawn to reflect population changes and racial diversity. The State of Tennessee will use redistricting as a political tool to manipulate the outcomes of future elections. Just as the election commissioner move the marker and told us that we could not stand on the public steps this is what they always do cheat, move the ball, hide the ball, blow the whistle, they will do anything to stay in power. It is pertinent to deliver this information to the public so that this undemocratic practice that is stifling the voice of millions of voters is clearly understood.

All Shelby County voters are disenfranchised by these illegal practices of our local administrator and disproportionately affect voters with suppression tactics. Our democratic State Election Commissioner Greg Duckett was unable to provide us any information or clarification he did not even know about the email law. He has yet to respond to respond he was appointed by the State Caucus and is an attorney for Baptist Hospital. Black lives won’t matter until Black Lives Matter. #blacklivesmatter #blackvotersmatter #protecttheblackvotd

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Its been over a month since the senseless murder of Lil Jadon Knox in the historic Orange Mound neighborhood.  No leads, No tips, and No Arrest.  One might say, our city spent $500,000 on sky cops and millions on other pole surveillance. We have the capability to solve anything according to the data. We have blue lights on every block.  So what are they really filming if we can’t solve serious crimes? Memphis just got more new deputy sheriff, but no solved homicides.

One might ask, do we need more police well wait what are our current police and sheriff in Memphis doing?  The answer, is they are following people, surveilling people, but not catching criminals. Is this what our tax dollars are being used for in Memphis? Our District Attorney can located a person in an airport, of another state, by law enforcement in a few minutes but we can’t locate a killer in Orange Mound, a predominantly black neighborhood where senior citizens attend a neighborhood community center.

Ashlynn Luckett and Lequan Boyd, Jadon KnoxCredit: Collierville Schools
Ashlynn Luckett and Lequan Boyd, Jadon Knox Credit: Collierville Schools

This is the same child who attended an elementary school which is a few feet from the Brentwood City Park. Across the street is a corner store where Arabs are jibbing children out of their money all while surveilling their property.  A person may ask did the police request their footage? What steps are being done to find the person who killed an innocent child who wanted to be a rapper? Nothing. Do black lives matter? If a white child named Jason were playing in his neighborhood in Collierville, would they have made an arrest a month later? We all know they would have captured that fugitive within hours.


What can we do to help? The community must catch a killer. We can’t wait on law enforcement they are preoccupied with surveilling and following activists, not opioid drug dealers, kidnappers or murders.  The city of Memphis Police Department & Shelby County Sherriff Dept has wasted millions of tax dollars following people who criticize them rather than criminals who are harming the communities in which we pay taxes too.   We have a right to live in a safe protected community and the change begins within when we change the standards and the people who make critical community decisions. We must hold our current elected officials accountable especially when our children’s lives are at stake, and replace them when needed.  They too have unclean hands and several wasted tax dollars on following foolishness.  If you have any information that will lead to an arrest for the senseless murder of Lil Jadon Knox please go to 201 Poplar Ave. Suite 301 or contact the police. #blacklivesmattermemphis #jadonknox #catchachildkiller #justiceforjadon

Please call District Attorney Amy Weirich (901) 222-1300 and demand an arrest now for the senseless murder of Lil Jadon!

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Feelings, Healing & Hope For Frayser

In Harmony Plaza, located in the Bay Area of Frayser, a group of residents gathered for a Feelings sessions to process the murder of Brandon Webber. Aside from the sketchy media reports that he was involved in a robbery of a vehicle in Hernando, Mississippi June 3, 2018.  None of the media outlets have released an official report or copy of a warrant barring Brandon Webber’s name.

The chain of events are being transcribed to the media and all stations are releasing the same story.  In Memphis, the media is very consistent in painting black men as villains.  One might ask did the officers murder the wrong person? Was this a mistaken identity, and they just covered up the wrongful execution of a young man who had several vehicles are known for flipping them and he possibly just bought a stolen vehicle?  These questions should be answered but they have not as of today. Most teachers, classmates, and friends had only positive thoughts of the young man whose body was riddled with bullets in front of his mother’s home, where she was detained in the back of the police car for hours after seeing his dead body lay on the ground where they have to continue to live.

The Black Lives Matter Memphis chapter is currently organizing strategic sessions to deal with the trauma in our community.  This was the first public session we had since forming in 2014.  It was important to keep the circle youth-centered because they were the ones who witnessed the tragic murder and aftermath on Facebook live and knew the young man who was murdered.

No matter how distressed and impoverished our communities are, we have feelings too was the sentiments shared at the Frayser Feelings & Healing circle. Jayla Mariee Frayser native offered a heartfelt song and gave her 1st performance that was birthed out of this tragic event.  “Dear Memphis” the song has gone viral because of her plea for the youth that are dying not only at the hands of untrained officers but each other.  “I’m sorry for the things that we go through, I’m sorry for the lies that they told you, Oh Dear Memphis, please don’t fall apart, and I know these times get hard but We are all we got, They will never understand what we go through for them bands Oh Dear Memphis.” Our children attend more candlelight vigils than birthday parties and this has become a norm in our neighborhoods where the children bear faces on their tee-shirts of lost loved ones. The balloons represented a release of the pain that we struggle and as Frayser attempts to heal from another senseless loss of life


BLM Memphis wants to shed light on the fact that in spite of all the crime, there is hope for Frayser.  The hope may not be found in a church, a charter school or non-responsive elected officials but it is in our youth. They are watching and their eyes are wide-open.  Our youth will lead the way.  The healing will come from their responses and how we guide them. They threw bricks out of anger and rage and now it is up to the adults to show them the love that they need, that they have not received for quite some time and that begins with our communities demanding that our elected officials give us better tretament, better schools, better jobs, better economic opportunities and resources that make the  Frayser community feel included in Memphis.

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Our children are our future do we want them dead?- do we want them throwing things at the police?- or do we want them using their talents to make the world better? You get what you pay for. Invest in black youth because Black Lives Matter Memphis… #RIPBrandonWebber #Blacklivesmattermemphis ***Special thanks to Little Ceasars Frayser Bay Area for allowing us to use their space****



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Pamela Moses Holds Press Conference on Dismissal of Charges @ National Civil Rights Museum

P. Moses Memphis' Pretty Pimp

On 4-25-2022, Ms. Pamela Moses issued an official statement of the dismissal of charges and formally endorsed Mrs. Linda A. Harris for District Attorney in the upcoming primary election. Her Youngest son Taj’ gave a heartfelt poem about his mother’s release and feelings for her false imprisonment. Other local leaders and organizations spoke during the conference. Civil Rights freedom fighter and mentor Georgia “Mother” King was in attendance as well as Karen Spencer- Mcgee Mama Peaches and other local leaders. Moses says she will continue to pray for change and the elimination of public corruption in Memphis.

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DA Amy Weirich falsely prosecuted black scholar and Mom says ninth-grader wrongly accused of gun plot — #MEMPHIS

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis mother is desperate to reunite with her son after she says he was wrongly accused of trying to plan a school shooting. Christopher Azor, 14, has been locked up for now nine days. The teen was taken into custody after looking up guns on his computer. His mother says officials got […]

Mom says ninth grader wrongly accused of gun plot — WREG.com

Security guard accused of shooting man over loud music is former Horn Lake police officer; Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump retained to represent family of Alvin Motley

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A security guard accused of shooting a man to death in a Kroger parking lot after an argument over loud music is a former police officer from Horn Lake, Mississippi, authorities there confirmed. Gregory Livingston was a former officer employed with the City of Horn Lake from August 1998 until he resigned […]

Security guard accused of shooting man over loud music is former Horn Lake police officer; Civil Rights Attorney Ben Crump retained to represent family of Alvin Motley — WKRN News 2

Man Murdered By Kroger Security Guard Over Loud Music Is Laid To Rest

Source: Ethan Miller / Getty Chicago native 48 year old Alvin Motley Jr.shot and killed on his way to visit family in Memphis, Tennessee after he got into an argument over loud music with a security guard at a Kroger fuel center. 54 year old Kroger security guard, Gregory Livingston, allegedly shot Alvin Motley Jr. […]

Man Murdered By Kroger Security Guard Over Loud Music Is Laid To Rest — 93.1 WZAK

Special prosecutor appointed in case of man allegedly killed by Memphis security guard; Sharpton to speak at funeral

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy and civil rights attorney Ben Crump will deliver remarks during a funeral service for a Chicago man allegedly shot and killed by a security guard while visiting Memphis. Also announced Monday, The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference appointed District Attorney General Glenn Funk of Nashville […]

Special prosecutor appointed in case of man allegedly killed by Memphis security guard; Sharpton to speak at funeral — WREG.com

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