Two demonstrations by opposing groups concluded peacefully on Saturday following weeks of anticipation from the community. Daily Journal editor Rod Guajardo (6:19) joins Derek and Brad to look back at the protests held by both Our Lives Matter 2 and the Confederates United Patriots Society. Both events resulted from the aftermath of the June 18 fatal shooting of Antwun “Ronnie” Shumpert at the hands of a Tupelo Police Department officer.
Guajardo also talks about a decision by Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton to temporarily replace the Mississippi state flag at City Hall with a flag bearing the city of Tupelo’s seal during the Our Lives Matter 2 demonstration. Shelton described the temporary removal of the state flag as a “gesture toward unity.” The state flag was later returned, and Shelton said any further action on the matter would have to come from the City Council.
Also on today’s show, Daily Journal chief photographer Thomas Wells (15:40) discusses his photo essay that went inside a local dry cleaner, One-hour Martinizing Cleaners in Tupelo.
Finally, Brad (23:40) has the wackiest crime reports from last week.