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1998 Teamsters scuffle could splash over into Rendell race
Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW ^ | Monday, September 2, 2002 | Eric Heyl

Posted on 09/01/2002 10:56:14 PM PDT by pittsburgh gop guy

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:02:34 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

When Teamsters and demonstrators clashed during a Bill Clinton-attended money-raiser in Philadelphia in 1998, few could have predicted the melee might affect the Pennsylvania governor's race four years later.

But Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ed Rendell could be forced off the campaign trail this fall to defend himself in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by two protesters injured in the altercation. Rendell was Philadelphia mayor at the time.


(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburghlive.com ...


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: clinton; donadams; edrendell; judicialwatch; larryklayman; pagovrace; pennsylvania; philadelphia; teamsters; unionthugs
Don Adams bump. The sad thing is that he could have been the grand-poobah of the Teamsters, and would have been if he would have got a real lawyer instead of JUDICIAL WATCH. From what I hear they are blowing the case BIGTIME.

And this is not really gonna make any impact in the PA GOV race.

1 posted on 09/01/2002 10:56:14 PM PDT by pittsburgh gop guy
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
Has Judicial Watch ever won a case, or do they just blow smoke?
2 posted on 09/01/2002 11:06:56 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: pittsburgh gop guy

Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell, left,
toasts with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge,
right, and other dignitaries, during a press conference
announcing that the year 2000 Republican National Convention
will be held in Philadelphia. Estimates predict
that the convention could
eventually bring $300 million dollars in new business to the city.
3 posted on 09/01/2002 11:07:13 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Alamo-Girl
bump
4 posted on 09/01/2002 11:07:16 PM PDT by amom
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To: Paleo Conservative
I think they actually won some very minor cases against Clinton - cases that never meant anything.

Don could have used EDGAR SNYDER (cheesy lawfirm that advertises on tv in PA - "WE GET MONEY FOR YOU!!!"), and he would have got better results than using Judicial Watch.
5 posted on 09/01/2002 11:38:23 PM PDT by pittsburgh gop guy
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
Well ... for my money, I would have hired Barry Richards. He's the democrat President Bush hired who made Boies look like an idiot!!
6 posted on 09/01/2002 11:50:09 PM PDT by The Final Harvest
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
1.As much as I despise Rendell, it is saddening to see Judicial Watch follow in the footsteps of Socialists and use gratuitous lawsuits to hound people. Couldn't we leave at least that to the liberals?

2. I concur that this is not likely to affect a Democratic candidate, because the media will not blow it up. I mean, if he had killed some girl by driving drunk off of a bridge...oh wait, he would have gotten away with that too.
7 posted on 09/01/2002 11:55:46 PM PDT by Lizard_King
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To: amom
Buuuuump!
8 posted on 09/02/2002 7:15:00 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
Here's what I have on the Adams affair:

http://web.archive.org/web/200 00614012750/http://www.ijot.co m/DonAdams/index.htm

http://web.archive.org/web/*/h ttp://ijot.com/DonAdams/index. htm

Teamster Trio To Be Sentenced Today For Beating Clinton ...
... and conspiracy, for the October 2, 1998, mob beating of Clinton protestors Don
Adams, and his sister, Teri Adams, during a presidential fundraising trip to ...

Thank You Rush Limbaugh (Rush discussed Don Adams,John Morris ...
... Thank You Rush Limbaugh (Rush discussed Don Adams,John Morris, Freepers&Fund'sWSJ
11-26 Article)!! Crime/Corruption Announcement Keywords: LIMBAUGH,ADAMS,MORRIS ...

Three More Teamsters Plead Guilty In Don Adams Case [Free ...
... Three More Teamsters Plead Guilty In Don Adams Case Crime/Corruption News Source:
Self Author: Teri Adams Posted on 09/12/2000 12:12:17 PDT by TAdams8591. ...

Three MoreTeamsters Plead Guilty in Don Adams Case,Thread 2! ...
... Three MoreTeamsters Plead Guilty in Don Adams Case,Thread 2!! Crime/Corruption News
Keywords: ADAMS,TEAMSTERS, JOHN MORRIS Source: Self Author: DonAdams Posted ...

Bill & Hill's Pal Union Boss Arthur A. Coia Forced To ...
... The Don Adams Defense Fund. PO Box 306. Cheltenham, PA 19012. 11 Posted
on 10/01/1999 20:13:47 PDT by po'boy [ Reply | To 8 | Top | Last ] ...

Last of the Molly Maguires (ATTENTION!! re:The Man who had ...
... Last of the Molly Maguires (ATTENTION!! re:The Man who had Don Adams Assaulted--TAdams8591)
Crime/Corruption News Keywords: JOHN MORRIS, DON ADAMS Source: Time ...

Of Guns and Goons [Free Republic]
... Teamster beatings at the anti-Clinton rally was to press assault charges against
Don Adams, one of the protesters who was beaten up; Mr. Adams ultimately was ...

And there's plenty about Rendell here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/723210/posts
various links | 7-27-02 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

9 posted on 09/02/2002 7:29:33 AM PDT by backhoe
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Don should own the Teamsters by now. He had very good grounds for a lawsuit against Johnny Morris and the local. Even good grounds for a suit against the Philly DA/RENO-impersonator Lynn Abrahams.

This article brings something to light for the first time that I was unaware of: the one Teamster admitting that they made up the "assault" by Don against the 2 Teamster chicks. Having known Don - I knew that those charges were BS - as anyone that would meet him for 2 minutes could attest to. But why did the DA file charges anyway? I think the DA was in on a conspiracy with the Teamsters and Rendell. Too bad they are gonna get away with it.

And for my money - I never would have put the Republican National Convention in Philly in 2000. Talk about rewarding bad behavior. And so much for the hundreds of millions that were expected to flow in. Conventions are a scam and do not bring as much into city coffers as expected or advertised.
10 posted on 09/02/2002 7:52:04 AM PDT by pittsburgh gop guy
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To: pittsburgh gop guy
Bookmark bumpers
11 posted on 09/04/2002 2:39:27 AM PDT by prisoner6
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