Fairgrounds-area councilwoman files harassment complaint for offensive mailer

Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 1:50pm

Metro Police responded Thursday night to a call from Metro Councilwoman Sandra Moore, who made a harassment complaint after receiving a mailer that took exception with her position on the city’s fairgrounds issue. 

“I reported it because I felt it was a harassment that was mailed to my home,” Moore said Saturday morning when contacted about the matter. “When they can mail something like that, I don’t know what else could be next.”

Police spokesman Don Aaron said Moore, whose District 17 includes the neighborhood surrounding the fairgrounds, received a newspaper clipping in the mail that “pertained to coverage of the fairgrounds issues.”

“A sentence was circled in that article, which referenced Ms. Moore and her position on the fairgrounds situation,” Aaron said. “In addition to that sentence being circled, there was also a disparaging remark written on the clipping.

“That disparaging remark, while certainly unflattering, does not appear to be an overt threat,” Aaron said. He declined to go into details about the remark. 

WSMV-TV reported the mailer included the circled words “fat loser” with an attached expletive. 

“I really don’t want to say what was said specifically,” Moore said, when asked the details of the remarks.

Officers took possession of the mailing, Aaron said, and the matter has been directed to the department’s Specialized Investigations Division.

As the council representative of the fairgrounds neighborhood, Moore is caught in the middle of the city’s debate over the future of the 117-acre property off Nolensville Pike.

The council last week voted to spare the property’s racetrack for the time being; however, that decision came after it narrowly defeated a Moore-sponsored amendment that would have effectively ended racing at the site.

15 Comments on this post:

By: richgoose on 1/29/11 at 3:52

I just learned enough about Sandra Moore to know that I would not want this person to represent me in any situation.

By: Paul Mitchell on 1/29/11 at 5:36

Watching the interview on WSMV gave me the idea that this woman does not really want to be on the council. Whine whine whine, complain complain complain, woe is me woe is me woe is me. She didn't get her way and so now the only way she can bring attention to herself is to make this incident "news." I have seen more hateful things written on bathroom walls. She should take a chill-pill and move on!

By: jholttn on 1/29/11 at 6:19

She probably made the whole thing up just to get attention.

By: ds on 1/29/11 at 8:59

Save the fairgrounds! Preserve our historic heritage!!
Bring back HORSE RACING!!!!
Save Brown's Creek!!

By: FANOF711 on 1/29/11 at 10:29

i sure wish coo coo marlin was still alive he was a great man and he sure would stelp up and tell KARL DEAN & THE COUNCIL a thing or two like STERLING MARLIN has
i pray we have raceing soon at our racetrack at the FAIRGROUND SPEEDWAYS IN GOOD OLE NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE


By: govskeptic on 1/30/11 at 8:58

Ms. Moore has the right to be a little nervous about this! She
should not think, however, since there was a disparging
remarks made about her that the police should be attempting
to arrest someone! Public officials/employees too often think
they are above these type remarks and free speech within this
country. Even worst are the multitudes that agree with that
type thinking.

By: las04 on 1/30/11 at 11:06

I would be willing to bet this was all done on her behalf....If anyone for saving the fairgrounds was going to do something like that it would have been done way before now. I personally don't think anyone in favor of saving the fairgrounds would do something this chidish or hide behind a piece of paper. We are very outspoken about our thoughts and we don't hide. That's a Karl Dean tactic, I think we need to see more proof and evidence...!!

By: orangey on 1/31/11 at 9:35

Council Lady Moore is an elected official and deserves the respect that her office affords. There are way too many creepy, gun toting lunatics roaming around. Has everyone forgotten Tucson already? Hopefully it was a prank but she should take any threat seriously. I am proud of Council Lady Moore's leadership and representation of her district.

By: pswindle on 1/31/11 at 10:16

Supporters of the Fairground, be on guard at all times. Dean wants that ground, and he will not stop at anything to get it. The Fair Board has to be watched, also.

By: bfra on 1/31/11 at 11:44

Sounds more like a scam that Karl & his henchmen would cook up, with the aid of a councilwoman playing suckup to Karl.

By: CrimesDown on 1/31/11 at 12:21

I don't know if this was something Moore orchestrated, or if someone was offended by what she was involved in. Regardless, when your trying to do something that a large majority of the people are against, you can expect things like this. Should every supporter of the fairgrounds, that has been called names, call the police? Should the 15-20 people that live in the neighborhood, that are against the fairgrounds, call the police when they are called names? The police wouldn't have time to do anything but take name calling reports. After what Billy Lynch was involved in, with the yellow truck deal, it wouldn't surprise me if he would do something like this, for the mayor.

By: shef2 on 1/31/11 at 2:58

What's the matter w/ you people-?

A lot of "Bullying" HAS been going on w/ this Fairgrounds dispute-!
A Nasty letter was sent to Sandra Moore's HOME address.
I am absolutely SURE she had no part in this, & find it OUTRAGEOUS that you people would even think she did-!
YOU are pretty darn close to being as NASTY as whomever sent Ms. Moore that letter-!

How about bettering yourselves, and try practicing "The Golden Rule" more often-!?!

By: bfra on 1/31/11 at 3:04

shef2 - With all the threats & bs that has come from Karl's side, not to mention the lies, your post is FUNNY!

By: shef2 on 1/31/11 at 3:13

Oh, wait - Maybe you've either forgotten, or never learned "The Golden Rule".

It's about "personal responsibility".

This is the "quick" version:

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

By: bfra on 1/31/11 at 3:26

shef2 - That works both ways! Hear that Karl & crooked crew?