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On 05/25/2014 at approximately 2228 hours officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Narvell K McDermott, 28 yoa, of 1308 Knob Creek Rd Apt 6 Johnson City, TN charging him with Manuf/Del/Sell Controlled Substance, Driving on revoked license, light law violation, evading arrest and motor vehicle theft.

Officers were traveling South on S. Roan St. when a vehicle was observed with a brake light out. Upon stop of the vehicle the driver fled on foot and was apprehended shortly after.

During the investigation 44.6 grams of crack cocaine were found and $667 dollars in cash was found on the suspect's person, which was seized. The suspects license was also revoked and upon contacting the owner of the vehicle it was discovered that the vehicle had been taken without the owner's consent.

The suspect was then placed under arrest and transported to the Washington County Detention Center where he is being held in lieu of a $22,000 bond. The suspect is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on 05/27/14 at 1330 hours to be arraigned.


Stolen Furniture Lands Two Tennessee Men in Jail

On 05/10/14 officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Michael Howe, (38 years old), 417 Barnett Dr., Kingsport, TN and Robert Clark, (40 years old), 162 Franklin Heights Rd., Jonesborough, TN and charged them with theft of property over $1,000.

The arrest is the result of an investigation into a reported theft of property from Factory Direct, 3207 N. Roan St., Johnson City, TN. The Kingsport Police Department followed up on a tip they received stating a known location where stolen property was located. The investigation revealed that two delivery drivers had been selling furniture they had stolen from the Factory Direct warehouse.

Michael Howe and Robert Clark were arrested and placed under a $10,000 bond. They are currently being held in the Washington County Detention Center. A preliminary court date has been set in Washington County General Sessions Court on 05/12/14 at 9:00 a.m.

Ref. Johnson City Police and Washington County Tennessee Sheriff.

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Allcott and Gentzkow define "fake news" to be "news articles that are intentionally and verifiably false, and could mislead readers." They attempt to exclude disreputable media practices and bias from the definition. 62 percent of US adults get news on social media, while 65% distrust the mainstream media and that concerns me. Print media influence in the 2016 election was down to 8%.

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Ref. Journal of Economic Perspectives Volume 31, Number 2 Spring 2017 Pages 211-236, Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election by Hunt Allcott and Matthew Gentzkow

Sources of 2016 Election News:
Radio: 6.2%
Print: 8%
Social Media: 13.8%

Gallup polls reveal a continuing decline of "trust and confidence" in the mass media "when it comes to reporting the news fully, accurately, and fairly."

Trust in Mainstream media: Democrats 52%, Republicans ~18%, overall ~35%. 65% of the public doesn't trust the mainstream media. 62 percent of US adults get news on social media.