The tree of surviving Jim Crow operations in Tennessee has a major supporting root nourishing its trunk. That is warrantless arrest in misdemeanor cases when a warrant is required by two laws. One is the TN bill of rights, art. 1, sect. 7. The other is a state law that gives exceptions to the constitutional protection.
These restraints on police power are long ignored.
A civil rights lawsuit I personally filed as a press member demands reform of these abuses. The remedy — an injunction in U.S. district court, middle TN district — is demanded upon Franklin, which city falsely arrested me covering a judicial conference Nov. 6, 2021. If injunction issues, a grave wrong will be brought to end that has contributed to tens of thousands of warrantless — and often erroneous, unjustified — arrests over decades. Other cities such as mine and yours can be brought under terms of the injunction by it being served on them.
The suit is David Jonathan Tulis v. William Orange et al, case no. 3:22-cv-00911. I am suing over false imprisonment and false arrest, naming, among others, the state's chief justice, Roger Page.
You ask what is the tree trunk of which this warrantless arrest abuse is the supporting root? Jim Crow persists via state traffic laws (T.C.A. § Title 55, motor and other vehicles), which harms I have reported on as extra-legal and usually a type of law enforcement poaching.
By God's grace I'll tackle that, later. For now, I am raising funds to continue my legal reporting and courtroom labors.
The Jim Crow part of this case is 40x more important than a second injunction fight in the same action. I am demanding Page open the TN judicial conference to the public. These conferences are in secret, and evils of the kind manifested in my lawsuit against Gov. Lee are hatched in these secret confabs.
Please be generous in giving. I am in dire need of funds for routine living expenses while tied up outside the sales force that keeps my radio stations going.
The funds go for ordinaries such as utilities and car repair common to all.