If you have recently separated from your child's other parent, you will likely not be seeing your child as regularly as before. This can be difficult for any parent, especially if they believe the other parent is intentionally or maliciously preventing them from building a parent-child bond.
Anyone who walks away from a wrong-way crash on an interstate highway is fortunate to escape intact. We read recently of a woman east of Memphis who was arrested on suspicion of DUI after law enforcement officials said she caused a wrong-way wreck on Interstate 40.
When they report on arrests or indictments, it is rare for the news media to do more than echo what they are told by law enforcement officials. We saw a welcome departure from that approach recently when a TV station reported on the arrest of a Tennessee state trooper who has been charged with domestic violence.
It happens every day: people see a news report about an arrest and automatically assume that the accused is guilty. In reality, police officers are human beings, too. They sometimes make mistakes, and in the worst cases, are sometimes dishonest and even violent when making arrests.
Tennessee ushered in more than 140 new laws a couple of days ago. A couple of attention-getting measures affect cell phone usage and a very particular form of drunk driving.