No violent outbursts by Bell in ’retaliation against judge’ arrest, witness says

print The arrest of Antonio Bell on Feb. 11 in Chattanooga appears tinged with false report by police, abuse of authority, and appears to be a combination to put a city newcomer from Nashville behind bars for unclear reasons. Because Mr. Bell plea bargained his case and took jail, his testimony and that of an eyewitness, Tarah Melvin, will not be adjudicated in open court, nor the state’s theory of his alleged crimes tested. Figuring in the case is David Bales, a county sessions judge whose accusations against Mr. Bell as a possibly pesky panhandler are used by three Chattanooga police … Continue reading No violent outbursts by Bell in ’retaliation against judge’ arrest, witness says