YOUR TURN: Joel Olive on the 'jailhouse beat down' - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

YOUR TURN: Joel Olive on the 'jailhouse beat down'

WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith WMC-TV 5 V.P. & General Manager Lee Meredith

This week's "Your Turn" segment goes to Joel Olive. Olive is one of many people who wrote to us about the beating incident involving a Memphis police officer. The letters came at this issue from all different angles, but many, including Olive, just wanted coverage of this story to end.

In his words:

"I am so sick of this "jailhouse beat down" story. Did the officers act inappropriately? Sure, but why do you have to keep giving a criminal all of the airtime she/he wants so that people can feel sorry for her? Frankly, there are other issues affecting the Mid-South that are much more important right now. School issues, crime, the economy; just to name a few. Yet, every time I turn on the news, I see her face staring at me, telling me that she should not be called names. Why don't you go ahead and give all of the other criminals in Memphis the same airtime?"

That's Joel Olive's turn. Now it's your turn. To comment on this segment or anything else, email yourturn@wmctv.com or call 800-465-1210.

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