Obion County is a county located in the northwest corner of the U. S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 31,807; the county seat is Union City. The county was formed in 1823 and organized in 1824, it was named after the Obion River. Obion County is part of the Union City, TN–KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Martin–Union City, TN–KY Combined Statistical Area. In the year, 1811 there was a large seismic activity located on the New Madrid Fault Line; the series of earthquakes, while devastating, formed Reelfoot Lake. Obion was established in 1823 and organized the following year, it was named for the Obion River, which flows through the county and is a tributary of the nearby Mississippi River. The word "Obion" is believed to be derived from a Native American word meaning "many forks."The founding of Obion County came from the expansion of railroads. The county has since moved towards many agricultural and manufacturing productions. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 556 square miles, of which 545 square miles is land and 11 square miles is water.
It is located in the "rolling hills of northwest Tennessee". Fulton County, Kentucky Hickman County, Kentucky Weakley County Gibson County Dyer County Lake County Reelfoot National Wildlife Refuge Glover Wetland Wildlife Management Area Gooch Wildlife Management Area Hop-In Refuge Obion River Wildlife Management Area Reelfoot Lake State Natural Area Reelfoot Lake State Park Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area I-69 US 45 US 45E US 45W US 51 SR 5 SR 21 SR 22 SR 157 As of the census of 2000, there were 32,450 people, 13,182 households, 9,398 families residing in the county; the population density was 60 people per square mile. There were 14,489 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 88.16% White, 9.85% Black or African American, 0.19% Asian, 0.14% Native American, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.91% from other races, 0.71% from two or more races. 1.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 13,182 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.70% were non-families.
25.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.89. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.90 males. The median income for a household in the county was $32,764, the median income for a family was $40,533. Males had a median income of $32,963 versus $20,032 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,409. About 10.10% of families and 13.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.60% of those under age 18 and 15.10% of those age 65 or over. The county is part of District 77 of the Tennessee House of Representatives represented by Republican Bill Sanderson, District 76 represented by Republican Andy Holt.
The county is part of District 24 of the Tennessee Senate represented by Republican John Stevens. At the federal level, it is part of the state's 8th congressional district represented by Republican David Kustoff. School District website School District Website Obion County is home to many attractions and activities. Discovery Park of America offers a world-class educational experience that focuses on nature, technology and art. DPA serves as the main attraction in Obion County, it is an interactive exhibit. Reelfoot Lake is a protected area in Obion County, it is an oasis for hiking and experiencing nature. Masquerade Theatre presents many high-quality productions. What started; the Obion County Fair is one of the biggest events held in the county. Fair Rides, Agricultural displays and much more are held in late August every year. WENK-AM 1240 "The Greatest Hits of All Time" WWGY 99.3 "Today's Best Music with Ace & TJ in the Morning" WQAK-FM 105.7 "The Quake" The Union City Daily Messenger The County's Newspaper since 1926 Obion County has a public library, with a 30,000-square-foot building and a catalog of over 70,000 books and audio materials.
Residents of the county's unincorporated communities have the option of paying $75 per year if they want firefighting services from the city of South Fulton. South Fulton Union City Woodland Mills Cunningham McConnell Midway Walnut Log National Register of Historic Places listings in Obion County, Tennessee Obion County Joint Economic Development Council – joint initiative of the Obion County Chamber of Commerce and the Obion County Industrial Development Council Obion County, TNGenWeb - free genealogy resources for the county Obion County at Curlie Obion County Schools Union City Schools
The death of Alejandro "Alex" Nieto occurred on March 21, 2014 in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, California. Nieto was shot by four San Francisco Police Department officers before a night shift at work. A confrontation between Nieto and another civilian led to a bystander calling 911. Nieto was wearing a taser. Police allege; the responding police officers claim to have believed that the taser was a firearm. The San Francisco County District Attorney's Office declined to file criminal charges against the four officers involved in the shooting. Nieto's family filed a federal civil rights lawsuit. In March 2016, a jury cleared the four officers of all charges. Nieto, 28, was born on March 3, 1986 in the Bernal Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, California, to parents Refugio Nieto and Elvira Nieto, Mexican immigrants from the town of Tarimoro, Guanajuato. In 2007, Nieto obtained a California state license to work as a security guard. Nieto graduated from the community college, City College of San Francisco, with a concentration in criminal justice.
During this time he held an internship at the City of San Francisco's juvenile probation department. Nieto worked as a bouncer at a local nightclub. Around 7:00 pm on the night of March 21, 2014, he was walking along the path of a hilltop park called "Bernal Heights Park," eating tortilla chips, wearing a red San Francisco 49ers jacket, black 49ers cap, white t-shirt, black pants. Under his 49ers jacket, he wore a holstered taser. A local resident named. Snow's dog, while leashed, approached Nieto. Nieto and Snow conversed and went their separate ways. Snow used racial slurs and texted a friend that "in another state like Florida, I would have been justified in shooting Mr. Nieto that night." Tim Isgitt and partner Justin Fritz were walking their dog shortly thereafter. Noting a rattled Nieto who had his hand on his taser, Fritz called 911, reporting a man with a handgun wearing a red jacket, further insinuated that the jacket's color was associated with gang activity. Police Lieutenant Jason Sawyer and Officer Richard Schiff responded to the call and confronted Nieto as he was walking on a path in the same park.
They testified that he pointed the taser at them when asked to show his hands, prompting them to open fire on Nieto. Officers Roger Morse and Nathan Chew provided backup, fired 14 rounds at Nieto, claiming they saw muzzle fire. According to a report by the city's District Attorney George Gascón, the officers fired a total of 59 shots: Schiff went through an entire magazine, shooting 23 bullets at Nieto while Sawyer fired 20 bullets in response to Nieto pointing a taser, which they mistook for a pistol. Alex's parents retained the Law Offices of John Burris and filed a federal civil rights claim arguing the police wrongfully shot their son; the trial ended on March 10, 2016, a jury unanimously cleared the four officers of all charges. It was found that the weapon's trigger, was pulled. Nieto's prior issues with mental health were discussed, as toxicology reports found he was not on medication when he was killed. Discussed were two separate incidents in 2011 when Nieto had contact with law enforcement and resulted in 72-hour mental health holds.
The family argued that the police used excessive force and that there was contradictory evidence and details about what happened. Nieto's death and the verdict sparked waves of demonstrations and rallies in the Bay Area, protesting against police brutality and excessive use of force against minority groups amidst calls for SFPD Chief Greg Suhr's resignation. In March 2016, on the day before Nieto's trial started, San Francisco public school children staged a walk out from school in protest; the protests and the ensuing debate emphasized the need for policing reforms and the threats faced by Latino communities displaced by gentrification in the city. After the publication of the verdict, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California published a piece pointing at racial bias within SFPD and calling for urgent policing reform. On April 21, 2016, 5 protesters started a 17-day hunger strike in San Francisco's Mission District to demonstrate against recent police killings, including Alex Nieto's death.
On May 19, 2016, Police Chief Suhr resigned after an officer-involved killing of a 29-year-old woman. Jessica Williams was shot once by San Francisco police in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood during a car chase. Frisco Five History of the San Francisco Police Department List of killings by law enforcement officers in the United States, March 2014 Shooting of Andy Lopez Bernal_Heights,_San_Francisco Justice for Alex Nieto
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