It's high noon in Cocke County
Well it looks like it's the wild, wild west in Schmutzer country. WATE is running an AP story outlining the facts surrounding an apparent abundance of "rights restoration" going on for felons on the Cocke County circuit.
I hate to tell them this, but this is hardly news. This is status quo and has been since I was a child, and I am no spring chicken.
The corruption runs deep in East Tennessee, The common folks here know it, but have no way to mow down the multitude of barriers between the citizenry and the light of day.