Henri Brooks supporters host rally in North Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Despite Saturday’s nasty weather, dozens rallied in support of Henri Brooks in North Memphis.

The rally was open to the public in a parking lot on Firestone, but News Channel 3 was not allowed to step past a chain link fence.

“Do you know why we`re not allowed inside?” asked WREG’s Elise Preston.

“The media has not provided credible and accurate reporting on the commissioner`s campaign and or the charges that have come up,” replied an unidentified organizer.

Despite reporting what’s public record and caught on cameras, organizers closed a gate in our faces, and refused to talk. Men stood guard at the front the entire event.

The rally was publicized as an event to show community support for embattled Henri Brooks who within a month has been thrown in jail, and thrown out of the Shelby County Commission. Friday, she filed a lawsuit against the commission to gain her seat back.

“I think that`s ludicrous, the woman has a job to do and I think she`s strong in what she believes in,” said Rhonda Love.

Love brought her family Saturday despite the heavy rain. Love says she believes in Brooks and what she does for local families.

“She`s pro-children and how your children should be brought up. She`s about the community period,” said Love.

Brooks also denied our requests for interviews. She was on the program to speak, but didn`t even publicly address those who stood in the rain to support her. If people waited until the end of the event, she greeted them.

Reverend Al Sharpton was also on the program. Sharpton did not show up.

64 comments

  • Errin

    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised with the double standard going on in Memphis, but I am. Even after she’s been caught on tape as saying racist things, people still defend. I guess you are who you are by the company you keep. If the white man does it, it’s a racism. However, if a black person does it, then it ok. When are people going to wake up and stop by defending this loon? As far as Mayor Warton goes, he’s a wolf in sheep’s skin. Shame on you, Mayor.

  • MOM

    Al Sharpton did not show up. Not many people did. How many white people participated? Were any Wharton’s (or any other city/county representatives) in attendance? Listen woman: you don’t know squat about “what’s right for children”. Certainly racisim and lies are not. Juvenile Court does need change but you are not it.

  • Terrie

    If the judge does NOT take her off the seat and out of the other race she wants AND warns all the others that an internal investigation WILL be done on everyone’s address etc., then the State of TN really needs to step in.

  • Larry Sinclair

    ON 98.9 this AM .. they have audio of them blocking the media guy.. You can hear them say … ONLY AFRICIAN-AMERICAN reporters allowed in…. Welcome to Memphis …

  • KeepMeUpdated

    Heinrich Brooks is not allowed to serve another, consecutive term on the commission, by law. She knows this. She knew this. How can anyone be sure that she actually cares about children, at all? What work did she do, years ago, that prove this? She has been “baiting” Shelby county residents to see her in the Juvenile Court arena, because that is where she wanted to go – after her Commission seat (and before everyone became aware of her abusive physical/verbal assaults, and felony actions of perjury in procuring previous elected positions). She currently is receiving much negative attention on her two “Henri Brooks” facebook pages. She is all over the media for her negativity. She is making everyone in Memphis look like clowns. Her previous commitment was for District 2, basically southern Memphis. Why has she not been focused on helping these people, that she was supposed to represent – rather than hanging around Juvenile Court “shopping” for a new job? I bet her daughter is proud of her! And those close friends and family, that are being asked questions to validate Ms. Crook’s actions. WOW – wonder how court is going for her today?

  • Terrie

    Well talk about hypocrites! Remind these silly black people that GOD doesn’t like liars!! That lying is in the commandments, or would they know that for real??? They hide behind the bible, try to look dumb then show their stupidity! Face it…..your lade brooks is a liar & she’s out!!! Hahaha! Booo-yaaa!!

    • atjohnson

      @ Terrie…Notice that the article said dozens and not hundreds. Do you really think all, or even most Black people agree with Brooks antics. Most I talk to don’t agree and feel it’s time for her to let someone more progressive have her seat, but she doesn’t represent them. She is taking advantage of the loyalty of her supporters.

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