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Tennessee Democrats push for children to be returned to their parents after marijuana arrest

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Sen. London Lamar, a Memphis Democrat, called the actions “ridiculous” and an “excessive use of power.”

“DCS, Coffee County, you have to do the right thing before it gets any worse, and we have a nation of people coming to the rescue of this black family,” she said.

“Give them back their children. It’s borderline discrimination, because if this was another family, as their lawyer said, we don’t think that would be the outcome,” she said.

Bianca Claiborne and Daunt Williams were on I-24 heading to a funeral—children sleeping in the back—when a Highway Patrol officer pulled them over for “dark color and traveling in the left lane while not actively passing.”

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“The goal should be to keep families together because babies and toddlers belong with their parents,” said Sen. Romesh Akbari, also a Memphis Democrat.

“It is outrageous that the state forcibly separated Bianca Claiborne, a nursing mother, and Deonte Williams from their children, and allowed this to continue for nearly a month,” she said. “The state has exercised extreme and wrong judgment in taking its children it seems

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