scare tactics

Janis Fullilove, Memphis Hero Attacked By Dead Cats

In exchange for her support of a bill banning discrimination against gays in Memphis’ city government, Councilwoman Janis Fullilove has received death threats by phone and a dead cat on her lawn.

Not that she’s backing down. In fact, Fullilove — whose name, in my head, is pronounced “full of love” — is using the intimidation to point out why the city needs this law: “If a city councilwoman — a prominent person in city government — can experience this kind of threat and intimidation, what about the individual employees who work for the city who may be work for sanitation, or police or fire?”