Nashville's Vice Mayor Jim Shulman is being heavily criticized after a video posted on Twitter shows him shaming residents at last night's city council meeting, accusing them of "playing fun and games." Citizens showed up in large numbers after non-profit organization Gideon's Army shared a local call to action regarding the proposed budget, which would allocate almost $500 million to police, jails and courts.
The meeting was well-attended and flooded with calls from concerned Nashvillians throughout, and became the longest metro council meeting in the city's history -- lasting nearly 11 hours. News Channel 5 reports that more than 100 callers and in-person speakers asked the council to defund the Metro Nashville Police Department and distribute that money to education, transportation and public housing programs.
You can see how Vice Mayor Shulman received these citizens for yourself below.