VET, 78, ARRESTED For Asking Mayor To SPEAK LOUDER

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Eddie Overholt, a war veteran from Greeneville, TN, was arrested after asking Mayor Alan Broyles and board members to speak louder.

Overholt, 76, was attending the Industrial Development Board meeting at Greeneville Light and Power when he objected to the Mayor and board speaking in extremely low voices.

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The arrested occurred during a discussion of an unpopular decision to submit a second application to TDOT (the first was denied) that would allow a private company, US Nitrogen, to install and run wastewater pipes to the Nolichucky River so they would be able to get free water and a free place to dump wastewater instead of signing an agreement with the local water utility which would help the community.

Mayor Alan Broyles and the board are already facing a lawsuit from citizens for violating the Open Meetings Law. No microphones were used, though clearly available in the room and at least 4 members of the board were sitting with backs to the public viewing area. source

 
When Mr. Overholt asked them to please speak up the Mayor ordered his removal and subsequent arrest. He was forced to walk to the jail despite having health problems and was also charged for resisting arrest when he needed to rest.

Citizens are outraged and calling for justice for this veteran.

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  • Mermaid

    There are more videos and updates on the Save the Nolichucky facebook page. Mr. Overholt would never have been subjected to this treatment if he wasn’t trying so hard to save the river he cares about so much! Thanks for the support!

  • AutumnBorn

    Looks like a second law suit will be underway shortly and rightly so – Mayor, City Counsel, police, all should be named.

  • Blessed Mary

    THIS MAYOR IS PURE SCUM… THANK GOD HE IS NOT RUNNING AGAIN TIME FOR PEOPLE TO WAKE UP TO ASSHOLES LIKE THIS IN CHARGE ON THE LOCAL LEVEL…

  • concerned citizen

    What’s the problem? He just wanted to hear what they were saying. It was a public “hearing” meeting. Sounds like Mayor Broyles and the aldermen have something to hide. Hope everyone of them loose their jobs and get sued too! Taking our freedom away. Resisting arrest for having to rest, what a joke!! 100% for the veteran and a big thank you for being a veteran!!!!

  • Woop DeDoo

    The pigs are just out of f–ing control. This country can no longer be called “free” by any means. As someone said to me the other day, “these days they’re just looking to slap handcuffs on you for any reason– partly because they get promotions and raises for it.”