Melvin’s solution to police state: ‘Waive the court,’ demand indictment

print People in Chattanooga and across the country have a remedy to the swarming officers eating out their substance and demanding papers along the highway. That remedy is called waiving the court. By David Tulis That’s something that Hansen Melvin did Tuesday in City Court in Chattanooga. He appeared before attorney Chris Dixson, sitting in for judge Clarence Shattuck. Mr. Melvin signed forms that did two things. One was to waive his right to an attorney. The other was to waive the court and his “right” to a preliminary hearing. Mr. Melvin, married and the father of three children, was … Continue reading Melvin’s solution to police state: ‘Waive the court,’ demand indictment