By Tom Knighton
Jim Chambers may have made quite a name for himself with his anti-police policy at EAV Barbell Club in Atlanta, which he owns. In addition to banning police, he also has made it clear that he doesn’t want military members there either, though that may be for the best. Many veterans, particularly those who either served or grew up during the Cold War, would be turned off by the Soviet Union flag proudly displayed at the facility.
Social media has filled up over the last day or so with people foreseeing the demise of his gym.
Under most circumstances, you might be right. However, Chambers isn’t your average gym owner either.
No, Jim Chambers is, in addition to having had a couple of run-ins with the law, is part of an extremely wealthy family that tolerates his anti-police hatred.
For example, about a year ago, Chambers was spotted at an Atlanta area farmer’s market yelling, “PIGS!” at uniformed police officers doing their duty. Of course, the brave man he was, he did it knowing the police aren’t nearly as bad as he likes to pretend. If they were, they’d have thrown him to the ground and pounded him into the Earth itself.
Chambers himself appears on Reddit where the topic was being discussed and admits to his actions, also admitted that a few years previously, he “did something f**king awful,” which appears to allude to a 2013 arrest for domestic battery and false imprisonment, for which he was released on bond. A third charge was dropped.
If there’s any doubt that’s the same Jim Chambers, note the neck tattoos visible in the 11 Alive story, then compare them to the tattoos in the same area on the mugshot.
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