Tennessee State trooper arrests reporter during OccupyNashville crackdown, threatens other reporter for asking why

Another round of arrests is under way at Legislative Plaza, where just after midnight some 20 Occupy Nashville protesters linked arms, awaiting arrest in violation of the Capitol’s newly enacted curfew. A 10-minute warning was issued at approximately midnight, and some 60 to 75 Tennessee state troopers stood ready to enforce it.

Among those under arrest is evidently Scene reporter Jonathan Meador, who has been covering the protests. A fellow reporter asked the trooper arresting Meador if he really intended to lock up a journalist there to cover the events. According to the reporter, the trooper replied, “You want to be next?”

http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2011/10/29/breaking-scene-reporter-arrested-in-troopers-crackdown-on-occupy-nashville

Advertisements

One Response to “Tennessee State trooper arrests reporter during OccupyNashville crackdown, threatens other reporter for asking why”

  1. Mortar and Pistol Says:

    I’m so disappointed in Gov. Haslam over all this. I guess I should have expected it, he being a Republican oilman and all, but I still hoped that Tennessee would be a better example. From a fellow Tennessean and supporter of OWS

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: