A clinic Sunday in Chattanooga from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. aims to help poor people and others who are victimized by policing practices that are outside the scope of Tennessee’s transportation law.
The clinic by the local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America and Concerned Citizens for Justice will repair auto brake, tag and other lights.
The enforcement of the state shipping-hauling-hauling-transportation law at Tenn. Code Ann. § Title 55 nets many causes of criminal against against the people.
The event is intended “to help prevent unnecessary traffic stops and to draw attention to the disproportionate policing of black, brown, and working class communities,” the sponsors tell Chattanoogan.com.
The clinic is in the parking lot of the 23rd Street Food City.
City and county are under Tennessee transportation administrative notice about the limits of state law. The abuse is endorsed by the courts through projection of an impenetrable legal fiction that there is no distinction between travel (use of roads privately) and transportation (use of the road for commerce, subject to state regulation). The operation is a widely accepted holdover of Jim Crow, and is generally accepted by influential pastors of black churches and the NAACP in Hamilton County.
The clinic is the sort of activity that Christian churches across the city should routinely sponsor as they fight to end oppressive, godless, illegal and unconstitutional use of police power against the innocent, the weak, the alien and stranger, and the orphan.