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Fox News Contributor Steven Crowder Files Criminal Complaint After Alleged Assault By Pro-Union
Mediaite ^ | 12-14-2012 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 12/14/2012 9:42:59 AM PST by smoothsailing

December 14, 2012

Fox News Contributor Steven Crowder Files Criminal Complaint After Alleged Assault By Pro-Union Protester

Noah Rothman

Fox News commentator Steven Crowder has filed a complaint with the Michigan State Police in relation to an assault he sustained by a pro-union protester while attending a demonstration outside Michigan’s state capitol on December, 11. The protesters were demonstrating against the state legislature’s efforts to pass right to work laws in the heavily unionized state. Crowder joined the protests in support of those controversial laws.

The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple spoke with Richard Hale, the shift supervisor at the Lansing post of the Michigan State Police, who confirmed that Crowder has begun the process of filing a criminal complaint:

“By calling in, he’s in essence filed a complaint. He’s initiated the process for the filing of a criminal complaint,” Hale told Wemple.

Since the incident, Crowder says that he has legitimate fears for his safety as he is receiving disturbing threats on a regular basis.

Crowder recently tweeted that he has engaged the services of a former police officer to provide protective services for his wife. “Right now I have a former police officer, heavily armed at my house protecting my wife,” Crowder wrote. “The threats are severe. Prayers appreciated.”


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: foxnews; stevencrowder; thugs; union
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1 posted on 12/14/2012 9:43:04 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Good!!


2 posted on 12/14/2012 9:44:16 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: smoothsailing

There is NO alleged in this assault.
The only people who have to assume alleged is the jury.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 9:46:54 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: smoothsailing
This could set the precedent that union thugs are not exempt from the Hobbs Anti-Extortion Act when they commit violent acts while seeking to advance so-called "legitimate union objectives."

Freedom from Union Violence Act

4 posted on 12/14/2012 9:51:14 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: smoothsailing
ABOUT TIME!!

Many here were pounding on the police for not doing anything. Well, no complaint had been filed. Now it has. Let us see what happens...

5 posted on 12/14/2012 9:51:32 AM PST by donozark (I was planning to spend Christmas in Damascus, until I read Isiah 17:1...)
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To: smoothsailing

I will pray for him and his wife and I do hope he sues the union if that is possible. These thugs have to learn a lesson. There should be jail time.
I hope the hot dog stand owner also files charges for damages and that he too will sue.


6 posted on 12/14/2012 9:51:54 AM PST by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: smoothsailing

He should have done it immediately.


7 posted on 12/14/2012 9:55:03 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: smoothsailing

Eric Holder will review the video and see no evidence of wrongdoing as he did when the Black Panthers broke the law and wielded billy clubs directly in front of a polling place.


8 posted on 12/14/2012 9:55:07 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: smoothsailing

What is the name and address of that thug in the black jacket?


9 posted on 12/14/2012 9:55:20 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: smoothsailing

Good. It’s time to go after these animals.


10 posted on 12/14/2012 9:57:06 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: smoothsailing

Tony Camargo

11 posted on 12/14/2012 9:58:03 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: cripplecreek

I saw Greta’s interview with the Michigan state police commander last night. When she asked him what he was doing with the situation, he said ‘nothing, because no one filed a complaint.’

I’m wondering if that’s what prompted the complaint being filed today.


12 posted on 12/14/2012 9:58:47 AM PST by AlmaKing
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To: cripplecreek

I don’t understand the delay, the assault happened, it’s blatantly obvious.


13 posted on 12/14/2012 9:58:58 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Good for you, Steven. I hope you file civil suits as well.
Prayers for protection of you and your family.


14 posted on 12/14/2012 9:59:03 AM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: donozark

The police don’t need a complaint to be filed by the victim if they have evidence of a crime. And they have the same video we have.


15 posted on 12/14/2012 10:01:23 AM PST by AlmaKing
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To: cripplecreek
He should have done it immediately.

He should have done it immediately after beating the ever loving p!$$ out of the thug who was wailing on him.

I never would have cowered as he did in such a situation. The guy who was throwing the punches should have been put down swiftly.

16 posted on 12/14/2012 10:02:41 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred.)
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To: forgotten man

Sadly, cynically, I have little hope MI Police of any kind will do anything. Saw one of them on Hannity last night acting like because they did not see this in real-time, no foul, conveniently ingnoring all the videos, etc. Wish it were otherwise.

With all the power of the internet, videos, and phone pictures,You-tube, perhaps someone should make wanted posters of these goons,identify them, assist the MI police who seem
unmotivated till pressed. Not...


17 posted on 12/14/2012 10:02:59 AM PST by deep trout
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To: smoothsailing

Greta had a Lansing police spokesman on last night. Judging by his attitude, something tells me nothing will come of this complaint. He seemed intent on underplaying the violence even though it was caught on video.


18 posted on 12/14/2012 10:03:03 AM PST by skeeter
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To: donozark

People also don’t understand the jurisdictional issues involved.

As I understand it, city, State and, County police all have different areas of jurisdiction on capitol grounds.


19 posted on 12/14/2012 10:03:15 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: All

Complete media blackout on this assault.

More lying by omission by the MSM


20 posted on 12/14/2012 10:03:23 AM PST by Rodney Dangerfield ("Don't ya just hate waiting in line at the Post Office? - Just wait until ObamaCare is implemented.")
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To: RedMDer

I guess the BIG BAD UNION DUDE is nothing unless he has his LYNCH MOD backing him up. Crowder challenged him to a CAGE FIGHT instead of filing the complaint. They only let one on one in cage fighting.


21 posted on 12/14/2012 10:03:43 AM PST by spawn44 (moo)
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To: RedMDer

Steven Crowder; The new Breitbart!


22 posted on 12/14/2012 10:04:26 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: forgotten man
What is the name and address of that thug in the black jacket?

He has multiple names, but his address currently is 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.


23 posted on 12/14/2012 10:05:30 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Good for Crowder, he should have filed it right away.

Any union criminal involved in this should be prosecuted as well as the ones threatening him and his wife after the fact, hopefully those cowards can be tracked down.

24 posted on 12/14/2012 10:06:19 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: smoothsailing

Sue the dbag and the union!


25 posted on 12/14/2012 10:06:19 AM PST by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: skeeter

You do realize that the most this guy will get is probation? Exactly the same thing I got for a drunken fight in my youth.


26 posted on 12/14/2012 10:08:16 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: smoothsailing

Obviously a Tea Party lie thought up by right wing extremists.

The Unions weren’t even there that day.

/sarc


27 posted on 12/14/2012 10:08:20 AM PST by Tzimisce (What do you do when every every branch of the government is corrupt and aligned against you?)
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To: smoothsailing

Tony Camargo. He is a Union Official, which means Crowder will be able to sue the Union itself, and they could get their clock cleaned $$$$$-wise.


28 posted on 12/14/2012 10:09:13 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: smoothsailing
Fox News Contributor Steven Crowder Files Criminal Complaint After Alleged Assault By Pro-Union

Alleged assault? Well, I did see a photo of the union thug's alleged fist hit Crowder's alleged chin.

29 posted on 12/14/2012 10:09:26 AM PST by Isabel C.
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

What mob family operates in Michigan?.


30 posted on 12/14/2012 10:10:29 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: smoothsailing
B. Obama and E. Holder as unindicted co-conspiritors.
31 posted on 12/14/2012 10:11:31 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: cripplecreek

Agreed. But make him the “posterboy” for ugly Unionism
bullies. Make him famous, tee shirts, his picture all
over the place.
Actually his round house punches have exposed the ugliness
of his movement. MI won’t do anything, but the light of day
now shines on these thugs.


32 posted on 12/14/2012 10:12:01 AM PST by deep trout
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To: smoothsailing

ALLEGED?????

We all saw it HAPPEN.

There is no “Alleged”.


33 posted on 12/14/2012 10:12:46 AM PST by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Vaduz

What mob family operates in Michigan?.
******************************************************
The Teamsters, SEIU and the Teachers’ Union.


34 posted on 12/14/2012 10:16:06 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: AlmaKing
That is my point. Unless and until the vic files a complaint, little the police will do. Maybe the video was "arranged?" Maybe the vic will say it was all in jest. It would be a waste of police time/resources without a formal complaint. Makes a big, big difference. Police will now have to act.

Patience is in order. But in this case the vic will surely claim the video is legitimate as was the assault. Would have been better if he had been treated by a medical professional. Have not read that he was? All this would lead to factual conclusion of the complaint.

35 posted on 12/14/2012 10:16:16 AM PST by donozark (I was planning to spend Christmas in Damascus, until I read Isiah 17:1...)
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To: Vaduz

Zerilli family for years. Now known as “Detroit Partnership.”


36 posted on 12/14/2012 10:19:16 AM PST by donozark (I was planning to spend Christmas in Damascus, until I read Isiah 17:1...)
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To: cripplecreek; AlmaKing; smoothsailing; Bloody Sam Roberts; spawn44; jazusamo
7 posted on Fri Dec 14 2012 11:55:03 GMT-0600 (Central Standard Time) by cripplecreek: “He should have done it immediately.”

You may be aware that Steven Crowder gave the assaulter the option to come forward voluntarily for a MMA-sanctioned fight, with proceeds to go to the winner's charity of choice.

Apparently the assaulter didn't take up the offer.

With photo evidence this shouldn't be too difficult to track down the guy and prove what he did.

My guess is he decided he was going to lose, whether in an MMA fight or in the courtroom, and the judge's penalty would hurt less. And, as Cripplecreek pointed out, unless he has a prior criminal record he'll get probation.

37 posted on 12/14/2012 10:20:28 AM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: Pride in the USA

The wheels of justice turn slowly, even more slowly when the one filing a criminal complaint is a well-known Fox News reporter, and the one committing the assault is a union official. This will be interesting to watch.

Prayers up for the safety of Crowder and his family.


38 posted on 12/14/2012 10:20:50 AM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: AlmaKing

So, if two people want to brawl in the street, and no one complains, it is quite OK with Michigan State Police? If I stage a dog fight, and no one complains in Michigan, then everything’s just fine?


39 posted on 12/14/2012 10:21:41 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: deep trout
MI won’t do anything

Michigan will do what they can legally do which won't be a whole lot because its still a very minor issue. There must be dozens of people arrested for fighting in Michigan everyday.
40 posted on 12/14/2012 10:21:45 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Rodney Dangerfield

More lying by omission by the MSM

You did mean the unwashed, low life communist media didn’t you? Whatever happens to the United States, those slugs are mostly responsible. If they reported the truth, Obama wouldn’t be in the White House. God will judge these people one day.


41 posted on 12/14/2012 10:22:44 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
I never would have cowered as he did in such a situation. The guy who was throwing the punches should have been put down swiftly.

Then he would have been arrested and would find himself in the same position as Mr. Zimmerman does in Florida.

42 posted on 12/14/2012 10:22:58 AM PST by tpmintx (Proven11/6/12! People who work for a living ARE outnumbered by those who VOTE for a living.)
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To: spawn44

Have a feeling that the Fox news reorter suggested a MMA fight because he knows how to fight. If so, the reporter played this way better than simply kicking the Union thugs ass. He can now help send the jerk to jail and/or kaching off a civil suit.


43 posted on 12/14/2012 10:23:32 AM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: smoothsailing

And Crowder also should see the guy for civil damages . . . and add the President as a defendant for inciting and encouraging the violence with a history of his idiotic statements like his supporters should get in the faces of opponents.


44 posted on 12/14/2012 10:25:29 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: The_Media_never_lie
So, if two people want to brawl in the street, and no one complains, it is quite OK with Michigan State Police? If I stage a dog fight, and no one complains in Michigan, then everything’s just fine?

Lord only knows how many times I got in fights without getting arrested. The only time I did get arrested for it was when it started with a cop standing right there. I spent the night in jail and was cited for disturbing the peace. Policed asked the "victim" if he wanted to press charges, he said no and picked me up at the jail in the morning.
45 posted on 12/14/2012 10:26:17 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Vaduz

The Democrats


46 posted on 12/14/2012 10:29:20 AM PST by Sasparilla
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To: All
Here's a relevant link.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/12/union-thug-who-beat-steven-crowder-ided-his-name-is-tony-cummings-video/

I'm embarrassed to say he's from Grand Rapids, my own hometown. I may have run into him before.

Punching a reporter is stupid. People need to think before picking fights with people who buy ink by the barrel.

Punching a reporter who knows Modern Martial Arts, and then threatening his wife, is really, really, really stupid.

Punching a FOX News contributor while the assaulter wore his name on the jacket and someone nearby had a camera rolling is beyond stupid.

I think Obamacare needs to start paying for brain transplants. Looks like some Obamabots are in bad needs of better brains.

47 posted on 12/14/2012 10:30:02 AM PST by darrellmaurina
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To: donozark

Crowder better not let is dog outside...../sarc


48 posted on 12/14/2012 10:30:46 AM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: donozark

Being that this incident was on video the police could have and should have acted as the complainant.


49 posted on 12/14/2012 10:30:50 AM PST by Wiggins
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To: darrellmaurina
Thanks...Yes, I read an earlier post about the challenge by Crowder, seems fatty got **** in his neck when confronted with a one on one.

Even if he only winds up with probation he should still be prosecuted but if in fact he's a union official it seems to me it would lay the union open to civil suit.

50 posted on 12/14/2012 10:31:43 AM PST by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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