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Goon City: Philadelphia construction unions arenít big on brotherly love.
National Review ^ | FEBRUARY 11, 2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior

Posted on 02/11/2013 6:08:47 AM PST by reaganaut1

The engineer’s wife caught his brutal beating on camera.

Just seconds before, the couple had arrived at the open-shop construction site in downtown Philadelphia, walking past the cluster of union protesters who had congregated outside the fence.

As the engineer tried to enter the site through a tiny gap between a chain-link fence and a stone wall, the protesters rushed him, pressing the fence against his body and pinning him. The engineer shouted out, then howled, clutching the fence with both hands. His cries grew hysterical as he thrashed, first trying to escape, and then simply trying to shield himself. When the aggressors finally relented, he crumpled to the ground and passed out.

“It was terrifying,” the engineer tells me, asking to remain unnamed for fear of union retaliation. “I was concerned that if they pushed a little harder, my head would be crushed. Even after I was on the ground the Civil Affairs cop came up. Who knows what they would have done if he hadn’t been there?”

The engineer’s assault was caught on tape. But despite being charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment of another person, and conspiracy simple assault, two union members, Ryan P. Stewart and Philip J. Garraty, each got off with a $200.50 fine and 18 hours of community service.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: philadelphia; unions

1 posted on 02/11/2013 6:08:58 AM PST by reaganaut1
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To: reaganaut1

The lesson: never scab a union picketed site without a loaded firearm. A few dead thugs will do wonders in adjusting the attitude of the rest.


2 posted on 02/11/2013 6:36:31 AM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: reaganaut1

Philly is an absolute hell hole. West Philly is a complete slum so dangerous you wouldn’t walk there at high noon; South Philly is a mob slum; North Philly is a row-house nightmare. Downtown is ok if you’re not killed by a flash-mob. Ugly place. William Penn would not believe it!


3 posted on 02/11/2013 6:48:35 AM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: reaganaut1

Imagine if there was an organization that you would be forced to join as a condition of employment,

Imagine if you had to pay dues to this organization without your consent and the money was already taken out of your paycheck before you even received it.

Now imagine this organization had near carte-blanch power to raise the property taxes on your house to any level they deemed appropriate to pay for their insane salaries, benefits and pensions.

Now imagine that this same organization could use violence to achieve the political goals and could not be sued or be subject to RICO laws by Supreme Court Decision.

Now imagine that personnel this same organization who conduct this violence get caught on video and, even then, are given barely a slap on the wrist.

Now imagine if this organization gave 100% of its money and support to republicans.

What then would the liberals/progressives call this organization?


4 posted on 02/11/2013 6:59:46 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana

Hmmm, to get any real job that was the communist party in the old Soviet Union, the Nazi party in Germany...

Unions, like our own National Socialist Democrat Party, are fascists and brownshirt thugs. All unions should be outlawed and their leadership jailed under RICO.

FUBO & FAD


5 posted on 02/11/2013 7:44:27 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: reaganaut1

Ryan P. Stewart and Philip J. Garraty, each got off with a $200.50 fine and *18 hours of community service*.

Thay have to be in the open at some point.


6 posted on 02/11/2013 8:05:54 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: reaganaut1

Nice sentence for these criminals. By comparison, a beard shaving Amish guy got 15 years for removing facial hair. Are there any honest judges or is the system as corrupt as the DC criminal empire?


7 posted on 02/11/2013 8:42:03 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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