Tough cop throws out 30 at party, files harassing charge of hapless venue operator - Nooganomics
print A heavy-handed police visit upset a venue operator whose guests were scattered by single officer while five others lounged about, at least one shaking his head, a complainant says. By David Tulis / 92.7 NoogaRadio Mark Jackson, who operates Venue 909 in Chattanooga, tells City Council tonight that he is aggrieved by the officer’s belligerent shooing away of a private birthday party outside the scope of any ordinance. The event was open to the public, did not require anyone to pay and did not give occasion for the sale of alcoholic beverages, he says. Mr. Jackson faces the officer