City police ‘poaching’ snares reform candidate in ‘traffic’ stop

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Sept. 13, 2022 — Marie Mott says a traffic stop with a threatened arrest for a blinkered car lightbulb is racist affront. By David Tulis / NoogaRadio 96.9 FM Miss Mott, a reform-minded candidate for city council with a runoff vote Thursday, is a rare political figure in this mid-sized Southern river town who understands the connection between traffic law abuse by police and Jim Crow, the protocol of social management by police long accepted by city’s race and political establishment. Police stopped her free movement on Cooley Street, a public road late Sunday night, because they saw … Continue reading City police ‘poaching’ snares reform candidate in ‘traffic’ stop