Police Abuse

Brickbat: I Can't Hear You


Members of the Greene County, Tennessee, Industrial Development Board weren't using microphones. And some of them had their backs turned to people in the audience, so it shouldn't have surprised them when people attending a recent meeting on a wastewater plant kept asking them to speak up. But board members apparently didn't take well to the requests. County Mayor Alan Broyles kept telling them audience to be quiet, and when Eddie Overholt, a member of the audience, asked them again to speak up, Broyles had him arrested for interfering with a public meeting.