Eyebrow-raising tweets on topics ranging from police to race from Memphis mayoral candidate Tami Sawyer

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – One night before early voting in the Memphis mayor’s race, Local 24 News learns of some interesting tweets by one of the top candidates.

Tami Sawyer’s tweets go back as much as ten years, when she was 27, but the views she posted on issues ranging from race to police might raise some eyebrows. 

Sawyer’s account has posts going back more than a decade, and they’re still posted for anyone to see.

In July of 2009, she said, “Little white kids in scary movies freak me out. I’m glad I can’t have white babies. cuz I might kill one thinking their damned.”

A year later, in May, two references were made about police. One said, “I have so little respect for the police.” Two days later, she admitted, “I have little admiration or respect for the police. protect and serve? meh.”

And finally, in October of the same year, there was this. Sawyer posted, “Cops just got a dude on my block with a DUI. Thanking God for all the time I made it home without fail.. like tonite.”

Sawyer was in Washington, D.C., Thursday and did not respond to our request for comment.

Her campaign spokeswoman said, “We will monitor and respond accordingly, but right now, we have no comment.”

UPDATE 9/13/2019 – Tami Sawyer tweeted Friday morning following our story Thursday night:

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