Brady Banks resigns from state Books From Birth post

Friday, February 17, 2012 at 5:01pm

Metro Councilman Brady Banks, arrested Thursday on a misdemeanor charge of patronizing prostitution, has resigned from his job as acting officer and outreach coordinator of the Governor’s Books From Birth Foundation.

According to Gov. Bill Haslam’s office, the foundation’s board of directors notified the governor’s office of Banks’ resignation on Friday.

Banks’ resignation is effective immediately.

As of Friday afternoon, Banks still hadn’t talked publicly about his arrest or addressed his future as a city councilman.

The Governor’s Books From Birth Foundation is a partner of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Founded in 2004, the Governor’s Books From Birth Foundation seeks to “serve as a catalyst and tangible resource to Tennesseans establishing and sustaining county Imagination Libraries,” according to its website.

The foundation relies on public and private funds.

To support the foundation, the website says, the governor of Tennessee asks the General Assembly to approve state budget allocations covering half of each county’s cost of providing books every month.

The foundation also raises funds from various corporations, foundations and generous donors across the state.

12 Comments on this post:

By: Nitzche on 2/17/12 at 11:34

Us Democrats are outraged by this type of behavior...what are we going to do?

By: spooky24 on 2/18/12 at 7:26

We will trade you Haslam for Ophelia Ford and this fool. Now wait! This is a very good deal for you. Remember it takes 2 jerks to be Milli Vanilli. Your getting rid of 2 at once!


By: Vuenbelvue on 2/18/12 at 8:00

Can you get a picture of the undercover police slut. She must be hot.

By: spooky24 on 2/18/12 at 6:01

Officer's name is Lynn Rice and yes she is hot. If I put her picture here I would develop health problems in short order.


By: Jughead on 2/20/12 at 8:36

Hahahahaha--I love it when creeptards lay an egg. Bet the Banks homefront is a little chilly--sure mama appreciates that her holier-than-thou soulmate was dipping his candlewick in waxpots all over town.

Burns my biscuit.

By: dargent7 on 2/20/12 at 8:58

re: Undercover Police sluts...if the operation went down like on COPS, the "john" comes into a hotel room, the female office talks to him from another room, like the bathroom, "are you getting ready for me?", and in 15 seconds the "men and women of law enforcement" rush in, throw the guy down, handcuff him...
I bet they all knew who he was, a Councilman, unless he used an alias, a misdemenor.
Big freekin' feather in their cap. Reducing white collar crime in Nashville. Sex among consenting adults. Total bull****.

By: Loner on 2/20/12 at 10:14

So, Officerette Lynn Rice is shaking her money-maker.....for the public good....she's a slut for decency...isn't that special....she probably fakes her orgasms....with men. Who says GLBT's are not welcome on the Metro payroll? Whore wanabes are highly prized public employees in Music City.

Karma will catch up with the little strumpet...and her handlers....stay tuned.

By: hattrick3 on 2/20/12 at 11:00


By: Jughead on 2/20/12 at 11:12

Yea, right--all you "legalize prostitution" weirdos have the right idea. There's no valid reason to discourage it because it is not populated with drug abusers, homeless, and mentally ill.

Why don't you just be intellectually honest? Just admit that you are freaktards who want to have violent sex with random women.

By: Jughead on 2/20/12 at 11:13

People who hire nasty waxpots are sick. It's creepy, weird, and guys who do that are friggin losers.

By: hattrick3 on 2/20/12 at 12:48

Prostitution currently is illegal. Should it be legalized? Maybe but currently IT IS NOT. Prostitution is immoral in the eyes of Christians. Brady Banks casted himself as a law maker and a devoted Christian...he even spent thousands of dollars to attend Harvard Devinity school and married a preacher, Mr. Banks has more skin in the game then most Christians (pun intended). Mr Banks is the poster child for hypocricy and how dare he try to cast rules down on us from the chamber's pulpit. Brady Banks needs to do the right thing and step down from his position on the City already has enough corrupt law makers, we do not need a convicted crook sitting (or laying as the case may be) with these devils.

By: Ask01 on 2/20/12 at 4:04

I suppose we could just maintain the current course, instead of trying to proactively address a problem which had been with society for ages.

We could just let the situation fester, organized crime continue to profit, allow drug use and disease to flourish since the only contact the 'workers' have with authority is when they are arrested. (Which did not happen in this case, as I understood the story.) Once arrested, I feel certain Metro offers counselling on drugs, disease and alternative employment.

At least what I have proposed addresses all those situations.

Society needs to realize this, like prohibition and alcohol is impossible to deny to the consumers. People want the commodity being traded and, as we have seen, will risk everything to acquire what they desire. Likewise, there are willing providers.

But, in the name of morality, a transient notion at best, changing as the wind blows, let us maintain the staus quo.

That has worked so well for us to this point, hasn't it?

I believe society is better served addressing the problem