City harasses tough-talking jailhouse cleric Brooks for bridge tunes

Guard demands strumming jail preacher get license

A city security service officer has just finished a harangue against a volunteer jail chaplain who is playing Christian and other songs on the walking bridge lor loose bills from passers-by.Nathan E. Brooks, trained as a criminal lawyer, earlier in the day had warned the city on FB that he will sue under U.S. Code Title 42 § 1983 (oppression law) if he is harassed further.

Posted by Nooganomics on Sunday, March 10, 2019
Specialist in oppression lawsuits breathes fire vs. bridge 'guard'

Nathan Brooks, an attorney-cum-minister in his calling, plays for passers-by today on the walking bridge in Chattanooga, having just been visited by SEI, a security contractor alleging he faces arrest if he plays guitar without a busking license. Mr. Brooks says no such license is required, and that he is exercising his protected liberties.

Posted by Nooganomics on Sunday, March 10, 2019

Nathan E. Brooks is a volunteer jailhouse minister who says he aggressively used the federal oppression statute when he was a practicing attorney. Today he is on the sunny walking bridge in downtown Chattanooga and is challenging SEI, the city’s contractor security company, to forbid him to strum his guitar, sing and accept donated coins and bills from members of the passing public. The security guard, who refused to give his name, says Mr. Brooks must obtain a busking permit. Mr. Brooks loudly denies this claim.

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