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

YOUR TURN: Henry E. Taylor on the residency requirement

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

The big debate this week was whether the city council should have relaxed the residency requirement to help the Memphis Police Department meet its goal of hiring more officers. I thought the council made a mistake by not relaxing the requirement and many of the letter writers agreed with me, but not Henry E. Taylor.

In his words:

"The people of Memphis voted in favor of not hiring people outside of the Memphis and Shelby County area. No one from the state of Mississippi or Arkansas should be considered. Most of these people deserted this city because of so called high taxes and a number of other things I won't even mention. So, no thank you to the outsiders. We proud Memphians will weather this storm. And I am sending a letter to all the City Council members to hold their ground and do the will of the people."

That’s Henry Taylor’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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