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SouthComm CEO tells Gov. Haslam to apologize for arrest of reporter at ‘Occupy Nashville’

SouthComm Publishing CEO Chris Ferrell sent an letter to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s (R) office saying he expected a public apology after state troopers arrested a Nashville Scene reporter along with protesters at the “Occupy Nashville” demonstration. “I learned this morning that one of my reporters at the Nashville Scene…

Police arrest non-protesting journalist at ‘Occupy Nashville’

A reporter was arrested at “Occupy Nashville” Saturday morning despite telling police he was a member of the media. Jonathan Meador, a reporter for the Nashville Scene, twice told the officer who arrested him, “I’m a member of the media.” Despite that plea, state troopers charged Meador with public intoxication,…