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PARTIES

2. Plaintiff OCCUPY NASHVILLE is an unincorporated organization that seeks to bring attention to the imbalance in our financial and economic system, to ensure that elected leaders are as concerned about and responsive to citizens of our country without means or with moderate means as they are to those with the most and to eliminate the excessive, unwarranted influence of money and corporations in political decision making. It maintains a website to view its live-streaming activities at: http://occupynashville.org/streaming-video/ It communicates with its members and the public through http://www.facebook.com/OccupyNashville and http://twitter.com/#!/OccupyNashville.

3. Plaintiff Paula Elaine Painter. 55, is a citizen of the United States of America and resident of the State of Tennessee who was unlawfully arrested at Legislative Plaza in Nashville, Tennessee in the early morning of October 28, 2011 and then again early in the morning of October 29, 2011. Ms. Painter has been as a librarian for more than twenty years during her professional career. After recently losing her job as a librarian, she has been taking care of her elderly father.

4. Plaintiff Malina Chavez Shannon, 34, is a citizen of the United States of America and resident of the State of Tennessee and a college student. She also is training as a photographer. In the early morning of October 29, 2011, Ms. Shannon was travelling to Legislative Plaza on foot after parking her car Before she reached the plaza, while she was on the sidewalk, she was detained and arrested by members of the Tennessee Highway Patrol ("THP"). She was handcuffed by one of the unnamed members of the THP so tightly that a nurse at the Metro jail had to cut the handcuffs off her with surgical scissors. Days after her arrest she still has numbness in one of her hands from being handcuffed. Additionally, her photographic equipment was damaged by the Highway Patrol in the course of her arrest.

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