Tennessee Lawmaker Blocks Resolution To Honor Murdered Teen Over Alleged Marijuana Sale

Tennessee Lawmaker Blocks Resolution To Honor Murdered Teen Over Alleged Marijuana Sale

A Tennessee lawmaker blocked a resolution to honor the life of a 17-year-old black girl who was fatally shot in April because, he said, she was allegedly involved in a low-level marijuana sale prior to her death. Rep. William Lamberth (R) said on the House floor on Tuesday that he couldn’t support the measure because of what “led to this young lady’s untimely demise,” referencing police reports that Ashanti Posey and a friend were involved in a cannabis sale before she was killed in her car. “Due to the behavior—and I will say choices that she was involved in at the time—I cannot in good conscience vote in favor of this,” he said. “I rise to apologize to her family and friends and say that I do feel in my heart that I wish I could support this resolution, but I simply cannot, given the activity she was involved in that led to her demise.” Rep. William Lamberth, R-Portland, said he could not support the resolution because of Posey’s “behavior” at time of her death. Police say Posey and a friend had just sold marijuana shortly before the shooting, according to our Nashville NBC affiliate. @WMCActionNews5 #tnleg pic.twitter.com/v4cAw0C3Ee — Brandon Richard (@BrandonLRichard) June 17, 2020 The joint resolution, which had already passed the Senate and required unanimity, failed in the House in a 45-1 vote. The measure recognized Posey’s academic and athletic accomplishments, volunteer work and advocacy for LGBTQ rights. It states that “we honor the memory of Ashanti Nikole…

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