Left wing thuggery and a hate crime gets undercharged.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by John_Wensink, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Hate crime from the left charged as a misdemenor. Sad.

    Where is the left and their outrage?

    Apparently this is what the left thinks of free speech and the guy wasn't even a protestor, he was selling merchandise at the event.



    —6 Are Charged in Town Hall Disturbance and Beatings!

    They were charged with “misdemeanor” violations for smashing a black man on the cement and calling him n*****.
    The Post Dispatch just broke the news:

    Six people arrested in August outside a raucous town hall meeting in south St. Louis County have been charged with misdemeanor ordinance violations.

    The six, including a Post-Dispatch reporter, had attended a demonstration outside an Aug. 6 forum called by U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis, at Bernard Middle School in Mehlville to discuss health care reform.

    The charges were filed Tuesday by the St. Louis County counselor’s office, which prosecutes misdemeanor ordinance violations in unincorporated areas. All are to appear in court Jan. 21.

    The maximum penalty upon conviction would be one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.

    Some bloggers have been writing for months about the lag between the arrests at the politically-charged event and the filing of charges.

    County Counselor Patricia Redington insisted it had nothing to do with politics, influence or pressure from any official.

    “These charges are like the 90,000 other charges we file each year,” she said.

    Post-Dispatch reporter Jake Wagman, 30, of University City, was charged with interfering with a police officer. The charges allege that he failed to obey repeated commands “to leave the site of an ongoing disturbance.”

    Elston McCowan, 47, of St. Louis, and Perry Molens, 50, of De Soto, each were charged with assaulting a person and interfering with police. They are accused of scuffling with and injuring Kenneth Gladney, a demonstrator with the Tea Party, a group generally opposed to Democrats’ universal health care proposals.

    By the way… Gladney was not a protester. He was selling merchandise at the event.

    Kenneth Gladney was beaten and stomped on by SEIU thugs outside of the Russ Carnahan town hall meeting in August:
  2. Most liberals only believe in free speech if it is liberal free speech.
  3. The left wing has got a lot of catching up to do. Obviously, you don't remember Burmingham, Selma, Atlanta, Kent State etc.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,culminating with 8 years of Bush and Cheney. But of course you didn't vote for those guys.:D
  4. All this fits into the Democratic philisophy of Goverment knows best.
  5. kut2k2


    I can't believe people are still falling for Wensink's bullshit.


    Kenneth Gladney is doing his best to cash in on his 15 seconds of fame, following his fake "brutal assault" at the hands of SEIU supporters outside a St. Louis "town hall" on health care. Today he went on Fox and Friends with his attorney, Dave Brown, who announced that he wanted local prosecutors to pursue the case as a "hate crime."


    Besides ... aren't conservatives opposed to hate-crimes laws as a matter of principle?


    Seriously, guys, all it takes is a few seconds on google to expose this bullshit for what it is. :p
  6. slacker


    SEIU thugs get a slap our Seals facing court martial

    "Six Charged In Town Hall Disturbance"
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    November 25, 2009 Posted by John at 7:59 PM

    That's the headline in the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The reference is to the attack on Kenneth Gladney by thugs from the SEIU, although if you didn't already know that, I'm not sure you could glean it from the Post-Dispatch's account. One of those charged is a Post-Dispatch reporter who allegedly failed to obey police commands to leave the scene of the disturbance.

    The union thugs are charged only with misdemeanors, so I assume it's unlikely they'll go to jail. But they should.

    Gateway Pundit has more.

    UPDATE: It occurs to me that if these union thugs had been Navy SEALS apprehending a terrorist mass murderer of Americans, rather than agents of the Democratic Party trying to suppress expression of a political view with which the Democratic Party disagrees, they would have been treated far more harshly. Why do you think that is?

    FURTHER UPDATE: Glenn Reynolds offers a simple answer: "Because the SEIU thugs are advancing the goals of people in power?"
  7. If it was a fraud then why are police charging the thugs with a crime?

  8. kut2k2


    They aren't charged with a hate crime, are they? And I wouldn't be surprised if Gladney gets subsequently charged with something.