published Friday, August 26th, 2011

Chattanooga: At least six arrested in Market Street fights

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Chattanooga police arrested at least six people in a series of brawls that erupted outside of the 807 Fire and Ice Bar on Market Street early this morning.

Officers were stationed outside the bar — which the Chattanooga Beer and Wrecker Board put on probation last week for previous disorders — when people poured out of the building around 4 a.m., said police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary.

A group from the crowd started fighting directly beside a police car parked outside the bar, she said. As police tried to break the crowd up, people began punching and kicking each other, she said.

After police broke the fight up, the same group walked to Eighth and Market streets, where they continued to to yell at each other, Weary said.

Meanwhile, a different group from the bar started fighting, spawning a series of smaller brawls in the vicinity, she said.

Officers ended up arresting people in several groups for both assault and for continuing the disorders, Weary said.

Those arrested include Dedrick Hall, Demetrius Daniel, Clevon Hall, Kelvin Watkins, Cindy Cross and LaDarrisus Bradley. All were charged with disorderly conduct.

Weary said investigators are still trying to determine the source of the arguments.

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RickD said...

FYI - downtown is ruined, even smells like sh.....

August 26, 2011 at 12:58 p.m.
reallytruly said...

downtown is great, where is a city without crime

August 26, 2011 at 1:18 p.m.
ChattanoogaVol said...

More fine upstanding citizens. I just went out online and looked at their arrest records. Why these losers continue to be allowed to be members of society is beyond me. Rap sheets a mile long. Every single one of them. They will just end up back in Rebecca Stern's courtroom...will get nothing... and be back on the streets causing mahyem. The cycle continues.

August 26, 2011 at 1:34 p.m.

OMG... a couple of black men get in a fight and its headline news; I see whites get in fights all the time at bars! But yet these guys are uncivilized monkeys? Go to hell Maddawg, you racist piece of trash. They can ruin downtown if they please, just like racist rednecks ruin the South.

August 26, 2011 at 1:59 p.m.
Shock said...

CashingRealityChecks - this is proper headline news, doesn't matter what color the thugs. How can you say multiple groups of people fighting in the streets of downtown Chattanooga isn't news? That's crazy talk.

You're right on the money about Maddawg's comment, though.

August 26, 2011 at 2:25 p.m.
RickD said...

and the only person to mention Race = CashingRealityChecks.... I see the fights to Cash, and it's resolved by not fighting in the streets even after the cops have tried to break it up. Why did this make the news? It shows what little respect these Monkyes have for law inforcment, shows what little respect they have for other citizens, shows what little respect that have for anything. The south will be just fine without you!

August 26, 2011 at 2:33 p.m.
lockedandloaded said...

Well said RickD.

August 26, 2011 at 2:42 p.m.

The first person to mention race (if you call that racial slur actual language) was Maddawg, RickD, but you seem to be a selective reader... And since you are using the term yourself, you are no better. I wonder if you troll all the articles about your ilk getting caught with meth labs or killing their wives and make the same comments. Please.....

August 26, 2011 at 2:59 p.m.
RickD said...

Ah Cash, so you say "Uncivilized monkeys" = "black men" Good call there buddy, glad you were able to make that clear for the rest of us.

August 26, 2011 at 3:05 p.m.

The only thing that's clear is that you're a racist moron. How do you get internet in the trailer park anyway? Oh, I'm sorry; perhaps I'm being uncivilized... LMAO. I'd be willing to bet one of your female relatives has some mixed children also. Get over it. Thanks to Hispanics, you are the minority.

August 26, 2011 at 3:06 p.m.

The trailer park probably gets free internet to go along with their free cell phones. Every "nappy-headed" child deserves internet, so why shouldn't every toe headed child?

August 26, 2011 at 3:18 p.m.
RickD said...

and you continue to show your intelligence. excellent! Back to what matters. These individuals have so little respect for anything. What little jail time they will see will do nothing.

August 26, 2011 at 3:23 p.m.

Awwww don't be like that Ricky Poo... I have some fresh white sheets for you to wear!! And when you can spell "Monkye" correctly, then you can talk to me about intelligence!

August 26, 2011 at 3:33 p.m.

RickD, Absolutely correct. Our "reform" system is not reforming anyone. If they were to spend twenty years in jail, they would only be worse off not better. The days of punishment actually being part of "Corporal punishment" are long gone. Too bad. When jail was hell, most people straightened their paths to make sure they didn't go back.

August 26, 2011 at 4:19 p.m.
chattcitizen said...

Why does this have to be a race thing? See names below and try and argue any of these are caucasion, hispanic, asian, ethiopian or anything but african american. Better not waste your time, booking pictures available per chattanoogan.com, slammer magazine, and Chattanooga police department.

Dedrick Quante Hall, 30, of 7911 Hancock Road, disorderly conduct and assault at 807 Market Street Demetrius Daniel, 21, of 3604 Perry St., disorderly conduct at 807 Market Street Clevon Hall, 34, of 7911 Hancock Road, disorderly conduct at 700 Cherry Street Kelvin Watkins, 27, disorderly conduct 700 Market Street Cindy Cross, 28, of 8401 Iris Dr., disorderly conduct at 800 Market Street LaDarrel Bradley, 24, of 2110 Oak St., disorderly conduct at 807 Market Street

August 26, 2011 at 4:22 p.m.
osama said...

monkey that!!calling black folks monkeys online what a coward!!!

August 26, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.

Osama, you are sad. If your comments get pulled by the online staff it won't be because of the color of your skin. It will be for the lack of content in your character.

August 26, 2011 at 5:42 p.m.
fedup350 said...

Osama,,you make black people ashamed they are black and about the race connection in the story..its not white people fighting in the downtown streets every weekend. Cash you are right, white people commit crimes too but that wasnt the story, the story was about all the brawls taking place downtown. It is a black bar and blacks folks fighting, period. The term "monkey" shouldnt even be used here. Thats getting down to Osama's level which is low low low...

August 26, 2011 at 6:04 p.m.
01centare said...

Like CashingRealityChecks, I'm a bit skeptical that it seems only the clubs that have patrons of large numbers of blacks in downtown Chattanooga are the only clubs with problems? Downtown Chattanooga isn't only stinky, what is obviously taking place stinks to the high heavens! Maybe there should be an independant outside investigation that will expose what's really taking place.

August 26, 2011 at 8:54 p.m.
harrystatel said...

Maybe if the DA, Blind Billy Cox would do his job of investigating the corruption in Hamilton County, but who would investigate the DA's office?

Blind Billy Cox—the more he talks of honor, the tighter I hold my wallet.

August 26, 2011 at 9:46 p.m.
sweetchatttown said...

Osama, hopefully you realize that a black man is about more than what he pisses with. To those of you who refer to people as monkeys...careful, careful. It's easy to hide behind this computer screen and type racist remarks, but let me see you walk up to someone and call them that. You won't. You will just smile in their face and appear to be polite while being a bigot in your pea sized brain. Or you will pull the other cowardly move, and avert your eyes. The issue here does not know color. It is ignorance and lack of home training. And unfortunately, guys and dolls, that goes across racial lines and pay brackets. Just take a drive to Athens where they cook meth by the barrel. We all live in this community and we all are responsible for it - good, bad, and indifferent. Keep thinking that the "monkeys," or for those who failed first grade, "monkyes" will stay in certain parts of town. You are wrong. Soon they will be moving in next door to you. And if you move, you'll find yourself with another set of neighbors you're prejudiced against. So, we might as well all work together and make our community the best that it can be. Otherwise, get the hell out. Move! Because you are just as much a part of the problem as those fighting in the bars downtown.

August 26, 2011 at 10:29 p.m.
sweetchatttown said...

oh,and Osama, it is quite obvious that you are not black. Black people don't use the word pecker to describe their member,for one. And for two, they don't have to brag about not holding the wall when they piss. NONE OF THEM HAVE TO, SO IT GOES WITHOUT SAYING. SMH...you are such a fraud. Don't hide behind the name Osama and make ignorant comments while portraying yourself to be something you obviously are not. Pathetic!

August 26, 2011 at 10:33 p.m.
nooganative said...

I have personally witnessed 3 fights in the North Shore/South Shore areas in the last 3 months. Each one of them involved young black youths dressed in Hip Hop type attire and two of the three involved multiple individuals "ganging up" on one individual. In a separate instance, one of my best friends had a gun fired off over his head by a young black man on the Walnut St bridge as he walked by (this has already been reported by the police but later dismissed as fireworks...b.s.). In his account, there were at least several dozen other black youths whom were around him and surely one of them must have known who it was that fired the shots but not one person had the fortitude to implicate the person involved maybe because they feared for their own life and that is a sad thing for the black community and the rest of our fine city. This has become the new normal amongst these individuals. All one needs to do to see how these things get started is to take a walk across the Walnut St bridge on a Friday or Saturday night after about 10:30 or so during the summer. You will most likely find a few groups of punks that happen to be black heckling each other and flashing fancy (possibly gang) handshakes to each other. A white person is very likely to be heckled and harassed just for walking by. This type of activity is a blight on our wonderful city. I am not a racist person but I am willing to call it for what it is: If in fact this is a "minority" of the black community whom is involved in gang activity and intimidation within our city, then why can we not openly acknowledge that the black community needs to do something about this problem? I am a white man. I cannot walk into a black community discussing these things in this day and age and be accepted. I am sure I will be called a racist for this post and that has become typical. The fact is there are deplorable acts going on within the white community as well including meth etc. but these things are not as visible within the community as these gang bangers hanging out in our tourist areas reflecting poorly on our city. This is not a racist statement, it is simply the truth and sometimes the truth hurts. Just my opinion but the mayor would do well to pay attention to it because the folks that they want to move downtown to support these areas are certainly talking privately about these problems.

August 27, 2011 at 12:50 a.m.
sweetchatttown said...

Noogan, I can agree with most of what you said. I disagree with the notion that "if in fact this is a 'minority' of the black community' yada yah. Really? Of course this is a minority of the black community. Do you think all black people belong to gangs? That's ridiculous. And law abiding, tax paying, non-welfare recipient,gainfully employed black people are just as much concerned as you and your white counterparts. However, to point out that crimes going on in white neighborhoods are not as visible is a moot point. All crime depletes our tax dollars and adds mayhem to our community. I don't think you are racist, by the way. I think that you are concerned and probably scared just a little. But so am I when I see hooligans downtown or anywhere else for that matter. What we all need to do is put pressure on our elected officials to deal with the problems that our city has instead of hiding them. We need to push for more officers because we simply don't have enough. We need to look at when the surge of activity occurred and look at how other police departments are dealing with it. I would venture to say that there is a solution, but we as a community have to be open to dialogue. My comments earlier were to deal with racist idiots who use platforms like this to spew garbage without the hope of finding real solutions. And, no, you may not be able to tell a group of young black thugs to knock it off, but you can go and volunteer at your local whatever. To help any child in this community is combating the larger issue. Kids of all colors need to know there is a life outside of the streets, gangs, and drugs. They need to learn the importance of education. And those of us that are fortunate to have one should be giving back - whatever that means to you. Not raising someone else's kid, but giving a child a glimmer of hope to realize that their life does not have to be their reality. There are options in the world.

August 27, 2011 at 11:15 a.m.
osama said...

@fed up350, aka the coward!!lol, why because i stand up to you lil peckers, any black man that like to be call a monkey by a COWARD LIL GOOD OH BOY IS NOT A REAL BLACK MAN!!, now we do have some sellouts in our race(like sweet boy aka sweetchattown) his back has whip marks from top to bottom!!

August 27, 2011 at 2:17 p.m.
Momus said...

I try to explain to my friends up north how racist and bigoted the south is today and they can't believe it. Then I pull up the TFP comment and you guys never fail. Keep it up.

August 27, 2011 at 9:23 p.m.
Momus said...

BTW - When you argue with a fool, you look just a foolish.

August 27, 2011 at 9:25 p.m.
nooganative said...

either Osama is high on drugs or it should be locked up at Moccasin Bend. I dont think you stand up for much like you say...if you do, identify yourself, psycho.

August 27, 2011 at 11:34 p.m.
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