Blue Collar Muse has the video of Monday's Country International Records press conference featuring Scott Bullock of the Institute for Justice explaining where the case stands now.
While I called the repeated harassers of Joy Ford "real estate vultures circling overhead waiting for the opportunity to pick up her property" Ken calls it something much worse:
When governmental chocolate and flowers didn’t work, Joy’s bureaucratic suitor decided to get a little rough. If he had been an actual man, we’d call his behavior ‘rape’ and prosecute him.He's got a point. They won't let her no mean no. This is not about legitimate public need. This is about men who will not let a woman deny them what they have decided they have a right to have.
Maybe it's time to let the MDHA Board of Commissioners know that No means No.
J. Chase Cole, Chair
Mr. Cole is a partner with the law firm of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis and was appointed to the Board in November 1996. Mr. Cole was elected Vice Chair in December 1997 and elected Chair in December 1999.
Leigh Walton, Vice Chair for Housing
Ms. Walton is a senior partner with the law firm of Bass, Berry & Sims and was appointed to the Board in January 2001.
Roland L. Jones, Vice Chairman for Development
Mr. Jones is a consultant to the hospitality, food and retail industries. He was appointed to the Board in May 2002.
Leslie Watkins, Commissioner
Ms. Watkins is one of two housing residents serving on the MDHA Board. She was appointed to the Board in August 1998. Ms. Watkins is presently employed by Juvenile Court.
Mary J. Southall, Commissioner
Ms. Southall is retired and serves as one of two housing residents on the Board. She was appointed to the Board in June 2000.
Melvin C. Black, Commissioner
Mr. Black served as a teacher and coach in the Metro Nashville public school system for more than 30 years. Following his retirement, he served two terms on the Metro Council, from 1996 to 2003. He was appointed in January 2004.
Ralph Mosley, Commissioner
Mr. Mosley is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of Southwestern/Great American. He was appointed to the Board in November 2007.