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CLERB Needs Respect, Support from MPD

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From The Commercial Appeal   May 23, 2018 by John Marek, guest columnist In a recently published letter to the editor, the author wondered whether the Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board (CLERB) includes anyone with a law enforcement background. Actually, Dwan Gilliom, a CLERB board member, is a former Memphis police officer. He voted with […]

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Making the Case for Instant Runoff Voting

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From The Memphis Flyer   November 30, 2017 By John Marek, guest columnist In 2008, 71 percent of Memphis voters agreed by referendum to rid ourselves of expensive low-turnout runoff elections through instant runoff voting (IRV). If implemented, this would save taxpayers $250,000 a year, and it would end run-off elections with as much as […]

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Voting Errors Reported

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: David Sun, Campaign Manager, Marek for Memphis (901)614-9213 (o) Voting Errors Reported MEMPHIS, TN, September 21st, 2015: During the first weekend of early voting, the Marek for Memphis campaign received a phone call from Ron Stocking. He stated that he and his wife had attempted to vote early, but their ballots […]

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Marek Pushes For Cameras on Memphis Police Officers

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From The Daily News   The newly-elected chairman of a subcommittee of the recently reconstituted Citizens Law Enforcement Review Board plans to propose that the board recommend the city of Memphis outfit all on-duty Memphis police officers with cameras. John Marek said in a Facebook post Saturday, Aug. 16, he will urge the Memphis City […]

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John Talks to WREG About Body Cameras for Police

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Excerpt: “John Marek is on the Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board and spent years fighting for body cameras. “They are focusing on the exact issue they need to focus on now,” said Marek as he read over the guidelines. He said the city needs to make sure victims can access the footage, and their privacy […]