On Legislative Plaza, Occupy Nashville awaits the Tennessee Highway Patrol's enforcement of HB 2638/SB 2508 -- a bill recently signed by Governor Haslam making it a Class A misdemeanor to knowingly camp on state owned property that is not otherwise designated for camping. Although intended to target Occupy Nashville, the bill raises concerns as to its effect on Tennessee's homeless population.
Chase and Chaz Chaffin, 18 and 16, continue on as the 3rd generation of Chaffins to race at the historic Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. Coached by their father, former NASCAR racer Chad Chaffin, the boys compete for the first time on the larger and faster 5/8 mile track during the the speedway's season opener.
The traveling street band Free Dirt plays to an audience on the corner of Broadway and 3rd Ave while fans of the Nashville Predators head to the Bridgestone arena for the team's 1st game of the post-season.
Fani Gonzalez prepares for a follow-up appointment with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) wing of the Department of Homeland Security in regards to a previous detainment during a stop caused by a traffic violation. During the previous detainment, Gonzalez signed a voluntary departure agreement -- the terms of which, she says, she did not understand at the time of signing -- requiring proof of transportation to exit the United States.