Nashville Newspaper Demands Apology for (unlawful) Arrest of On-Duty Print Journalist Covering Occupy Nashville Protests

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The overnight arrest of an on-duty print journalist threatens this country’s right to freedom of the press, according to the CEO of a local publishing company.

Jonathan Meador, 26, an investigative reporter for the Nashville Scene, was arrested Friday night by Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers along Legislative Plaza. Meador was scooped up, along with 25 demonstrators from Occupy Nashville, and charged with public intoxication and criminal trespass.

Meador’s boss is demanding an apology from Governor Bill Haslam himself.


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