Fullilove Fallout Embarrassing Some Voters
(Memphis) Fallout from video of Councilwoman Janis Fullilove seemingly impaired at Tuesday’s city council meeting is getting attention from a lot of people.
That attention includes council members looking into the legality of Fullilove casting votes to spend millions of your dollars with questionable judgment.
Some of Fullilove’s questionable actions at the meeting include falling into a fellow council member while he was whispering in her ear.
The city’s camera operator quickly turned from the shot.
She also said something provocative about prostitutes during a discussion about a motel license, “You just don’t know honey they be rocking it.”
If it’s found that nothing illegal happened at city hall, but the majority of council members take issue with the actions of another council person, all they can do is pass a resolution called a censure to publicly reprimand that person.
Voters in Fullilove’s district are the only ones who can really do anything about it by voting against her.
After Tuesday’s meeting and a past DUI and domestic assault arrest, voters like Rickterio Ward aren’t happy.
“I’m very ashamed of her right now. I don’t think she should be a council person at all,” said Ward.
Bernetha Malone also lives in Fullilove’s District 8, but has a different take on the council woman, “She speaks her mind. She just tells it how it is, and she’s not afraid to say what it really is.”
Councilman Shea Flinn walked Fullilove out of Tuesday’s meeting and gave News Channel 3 a statement saying, “I took her out for a conversation on public service, the wear and tear it has on all of us. I am going to leave it at that.”
Fullilove was last re-elected in 2011 and won’t come up for another election until 2015.