BTH: Journalist Roundtable on Frayser, People's Convention, More

Jun 16, 2019


On Wednesday, U.S. Marshals shot and killed 20-year-old Brandon Webber in the North Memphis community of Frayser. The Marshals were carrying out arrest warrants for Webber, who was a suspect in a robbery and shooting in Hernando, MS.

Webber's death sparked protests and led to many questions.

 

 

Daily Memphian reporters Bill Dries and Jared Boyd join The Memphis Flyer’s Toby Sells on this week’s WKNO-TV show, Behind the Headlines.  

 

Guests also talk about the People’s Convention, including who was in attendance and the results of the convention.  

 

Wrapping up, guests discuss housing and the economic boom in Memphis. Sells reveals some of the local concerns of the pace in which Memphis is growing, saying some people are worried that Memphis will be the next “Nashville” with higher housing prices and heavier traffic.