Protestor Justin Jones (“Brother Jones”) was given two weeks to turn himself in on a Grand Jury Indictment, which charges him with two counts of reckless endangerment after he is seen on video repeatedly pushing a traffic cone into the cab of a vehicle, striking the person inside, and causing a danger to both the driver and the nearby public.
Jones claims this is a ‘false narrative’, and says he wasn’t violent. Here’s the video.
54-year-old Lynetta Stewart was charged with indecent exposure after screaming obscenities and throwing cigarettes at protesters while completely topless.
27 individuals were arrested Saturday night related to the protest in Nashville. 1 was a juvenile, and the mugshots of the other 26 are included below. 9 were listed as homeless, 3 were listed as ‘out of state’ – though at least one was a local resident that was home from college. Only 1 required a traditional bond, all others were freed on pre-trial release (PTR), ROR, or a small cash bond posted by the Community Bail Fund on their behalf. Only 1 remains jailed, awaiting additional charges.
Metro Police arrested 22 people during a CoreCivic protest in August, and Police Chief Anderson demanded “corresponding and commensurate consequences” in an unusually heated statement about the incident. The District Attorney’s Office has now decided NONE of the cases will be prosecuted, and can now be expunged, despite the Chief’s wishes.
MNPD not happy in statement, says ‘Officers spent 4 hours in extreme heat, 95 degrees with a heat index of 102, meticulously and methodically removing 10 protesters, who had encased their chains in steel and concrete’