Officers over the Labor Day weekend took a number of enforcement actions with the goal of seeing the declining trend of COVID-19 cases in Nashville continue. There were 4 parties and events stopped, 59 citations issued, and 3 arrests made over the weekend.
Tarboosh Hookah Bar in downtown Clarksville has agreed to a six-month suspension of its liquor license, after the TABC (TN Alcoholic Beverage Commission) filed suit, alleging violations of multiple executive orders, refusing to provide records to the TABC, failing to keep records of purchases and sales of liquor, and overall posing a risk to public safety.
VIDEO: Metro Councilwoman compares people who transmit COVID-19 without wearing a mask, to those who transmit HIV; asks for them to be similarly charged in the criminal court system – asking if Metro Council can create such legislation. She’s visibly disappointed when she learns she doesn’t have that power.
Presidential candidate and Libertarian Party nominee Doctor Jo Jorgenson and her #BrakeTheBus tour stopped at Centennial Park for the first rally of the Tennessee leg. Approximately 300 people attended the socially distanced event.
Chancellor McMillan ruled that the Montgomery County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office must stop the illegal redaction of public information from open records requests. Circuit Court Clerk Cheryl Castle announced her resignation just days after depositions, leaving her elected term unfilled.
Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk’s office has announced that effective today, they will no longer prosecute individuals for possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana.
The Clarksville Gearhead Car Club & Vet Speed Racing defied city, county, and state ‘stay-at-home’ orders Saturday and held a mass gathering, branded as a ‘Corona Cruise’. Videos & photos show approximately 60 people attended the event, which did not practice social distancing or other precautions amid the COVID19 pandemic.
FULL VIDEO: Metro Nashville Police Captain Jason Reinbold found himself confronting a citizen on the public bike path behind his home this week. During the interaction, he was confrontational, asking the small children with the female citizen to say profanity with him, called the lady a ‘Karen’, and threatened to turn the sprinklers on them to get them to leave the bike path, after accusing them of being homeless.
One inmate has tested positive for COVID-19 in a Metro Nashville jail. 53 additional inmates who were in the same unit are now quarantined.
Montgomery County Tennessee Mayor Jim Durrett recently told his constituents that COVID-19 was just a strain of the flu, suggesting the “-19” designation meant this was our 19th time experiencing this, and overall downplaying the impact of the virus, noting that most deaths were in nursing homes. Montgomery County has 6 confirmed Cases of Coronavirus, as of Tuesday.