A Springfield, Missouri street preacher wants his Bible and amplification equipment returned and for police to read and apply the Constitution.
Aaron Brummitt does his street preaching in the Park Central area of downtown Springfield. But within the past six months, he has accumulated roughly a dozen criminal charges that carry penalties of up to a $1,000 fine and/or a year in jail.
“A lot of the problem comes from the fact that he has a small amplifier with a microphone,” the attorney notes, “and he has a measuring device where he keeps it down to 75 decibels or less and can prove it.”
While the city’s police chief claims Brummitt has repeatedly ignored warnings that his equipment is too loud, the preacher feels he is being singled out because of his Christian message.
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