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Recall Supporters Violently Attacked by Gray Davis Thugs (Update)
www.RecallGrayDavis.com ^ | 12 August 2003 | Howard Kaloogian

Posted on 08/12/2003 10:21:39 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture

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Recall Supporters Violently Attacked by Gray Davis Thugs

Women and Children Among Those Victimized

Above: Recall Gray Davis Committee supporter, Shawn Cubbage – wearing a baseball cap – is attacked by union thugs wearing dark “NO ON RECALL” t-shirts paid for by the State Building & Construction Trades Council. Another Recall Gray Davis supporter, Donald Lacomb, is immediately behind Cubbage and had attempted to help protect Mr. Cubbage but was then assaulted himself.

UPDATE TO ALL
RECALL GRAY DAVIS
SUPPORTERS

FROM: The Honorable Howard Kaloogian
Chairman, Recall Gray Davis Committee
www.RecallGrayDavis.com

Several Recall Gray Davis Supporters
Kicked, Beaten, Punched, Tackled to the Ground as They
Protested Taxpayer Funding of
Anti-Recall Workshops.

Recall Gray Davis supporters and volunteers were violently attacked by thugs supporting Governor Gray Davis on Saturday and have filed a criminal complaint. Our top-notch legal team is also exploring possible civil action.

On Saturday, several peaceful Recall Gray Davis protestors were brutally beaten, kicked, punched and tackled to the ground by union workers who were attending a taxpayer-funded workshop, WAR - “Workers Against the Recall.”

The violent “WAR” union workshop attendees rushed across J Street in downtown Sacramento – through traffic! – in several waves and attacked the pro-recall protestors.

A 20-year-old woman and a 7-year-old boy were among those who were terrorized.

One of four incidents where recall supporters were physically beaten was caught on video by Fox News Channel and the Recall Gray Davis Committee has uploaded a clip of this footage to our website. For video and photographs of part of the attack please CLICK HERE.

PLEASE – I need your help.

As the chairman of the Recall Gray Davis Committee, I am sickened by the sights and sounds of my staff and recall supporters and volunteers being beaten by thugs.

Several of our people were victimized in four attacks – one of which is captured in the Fox News Channel video and photographs shown at this special page on our website.

We cannot tolerate this behavior from the thugs who Gray Davis and his political team have hired to fight the recall effort. Make no mistake – Davis and his hired guns are determined to frighten and intimidate the people of California from supporting this recall.

When they tell you that the recall is a “circus atmosphere” or “risky” they are trying to strike fear into your soul.

And now we see they are going even further by trying to scare people from actively and publicly working on behalf of the recall campaign through the use of violence.

We must not let them defeat us with fear.

I need you to call your local talk radio stations and voice your outrage over this revolting incident. I need you to send the pictures and video file to reporters at major newspapers, television stations and radio stations.

DEMAND THAT THEY SHOW CALIFORNIANS THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THOSE WHO DARED TO OPPOSE GRAY DAVIS.

If you can also continue to help fund our legal defense fund I would greatly appreciate it. So many of you sent in generous contributions to assist in our legal efforts to date. I never thought that I would have to raise money for the medical bills for recall supporters and legal bills to fight those who had attacked my dedicated and hard-working staff.

If I have to, I will pay these expenses out of my own pocket – my staff and our volunteers have become an extended family of mine who have made history thanks to their tireless efforts, determination, honesty, integrity and perseverance. I will not allow anyone to harm members of this great family without also going through me.

As you will recall, the reason we had organized our peaceful protest against these “WAR” workshops – on the OPPOSITE side of the street from where the workshops were being held – is because they used taxpayer funds to assist in the leadership and planning of the workshops.

The University of California Institute for Labor & Employment received $4,000,000 in taxpayer money from this year’s budget and was listed as one of the lead organizers of these workshops.

We were outraged and wanted to show the media and the people of California that we would not allow Gray Davis to get away with this unnoticed.

Apparently they decided to beat my staff, supporters and volunteers into silence.

But we cannot be silent, my friends.

The end is near for Gray Davis’ corrupt and failed administration and we must move forward undaunted – committed in our goal of restoring the California Dream for our families.

Please – make sure that every Californian hears the truth about what happened on this violent Saturday morning. We must not let those who endured the pain and physical punishment for standing up for their beliefs to have suffered in vain.

Sincerely,

Howard Kaloogian
Chairman, Recall Gray Davis Committee
www.RecallGrayDavis.com


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: calgov2002; goons; graydavis; howardkaloogian; recall; shawncubbage; thugs; unions
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Recall Davis Supporters Attacked - BREAKING!!
1 posted on 08/12/2003 10:21:40 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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To: Impeach98; Saundra Duffy; bootless
Ping
2 posted on 08/12/2003 10:25:04 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (No animals were killed or harmed while making this tagline)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
These attacks against individuals who support recall are very, very similar to those individuals who were attacked via thugs of Hillary and Bill. Is this the work of the Clintonistas again?
3 posted on 08/12/2003 10:28:09 AM PDT by smiley
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To: CounterCounterCulture; BlackElk
Nothing like a good Concealed Carry law. Too bad you're in California--where AAAAAHHHHHHHNold's position is identical to GrayOut Davis'.

Would have been useful here in WIsconsin, where union (Firefighters') thugs beat up an anti-Gore pro-life demonstrator in DePere.

Would have been useful in Philadelphia, where Teamsters beat up anti-Gore demonstrators.

4 posted on 08/12/2003 10:32:04 AM PDT by ninenot (Progressives make mistakes. Conservatives don't correct them.--Chesterton)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Whyt hasn't this been reported to the Police for arrest and prosecution of the attackers?
5 posted on 08/12/2003 10:33:09 AM PDT by Tom Jefferson
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To: Tom Jefferson
It has. It's just a matter of finding the ones directly responsible (of course the perps quickly took off back inside their meeting place)
6 posted on 08/12/2003 10:36:47 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (No animals were killed or harmed while making this tagline)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
And now we see they are going even further by trying to scare people from actively and publicly working on behalf of the recall campaign through the use of violence.

Sounds like the Mexification of California is continuing. The dictators of Banana republics hold onto power by voter intimidation. Thankfully, the leaders of the recall effort haven't "dissappeared."

7 posted on 08/12/2003 10:36:48 AM PDT by doc30
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To: ninenot
Easy solution. Just sit up free speech zones for the recall backers. It's worked elsewhere to seperate opposing factions.
8 posted on 08/12/2003 10:37:35 AM PDT by steve50
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To: Tom Jefferson
I'll be Arnold would kick their asses.
9 posted on 08/12/2003 10:37:44 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Still think the Administration's BIG failure was not to dispense with N.Korea before Iraq!)
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To: steve50
Thing is, they protested across the street from where this meeting took place and the goons rushed across the street through traffic to attack. Our guys needed police protection from the get-go.
10 posted on 08/12/2003 10:40:21 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (No animals were killed or harmed while making this tagline)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Verrrryyyy interesting the media described this incident as a 'scuffle between' rather than the more correct 'attack upon, which is CLEARLY visible in the video and the photos. Who is the media trying to kid?

This was an unprovoked attack, and the victims have had their civil rights violated. They ought to sue each and everyone of those thugs under RICO act, and screw them to the floorboards at $5 million dollars per pop, not to mention treble damages.

11 posted on 08/12/2003 10:43:46 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Still think the Administration's BIG failure was not to dispense with N.Korea before Iraq!)
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To: Mediaqueen; Bonaparte; gaijin; RonDog; daviddennis
FYI
12 posted on 08/12/2003 10:44:50 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (No animals were killed or harmed while making this tagline)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Some conservatives need boxing lessons. Would teach some of these thugs a thing or two. Union thug barf!
13 posted on 08/12/2003 10:47:54 AM PDT by jjm2111
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To: Cool Guy; AnnaZ; feinswinesuksass; incindiary; Mercuria; alameda; American Preservative; ...
PING-A-ROOs
14 posted on 08/12/2003 10:48:47 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (No animals were killed or harmed while making this tagline)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Thing is, they protested across the street from where this meeting took place and the goons rushed across the street through traffic to attack. Our guys needed police protection from the get-go.

The method so far has been to place the free speech zones away from areas where the two opposing sides might have contact. Who would have ever though we would have "free speech zones" in America, Orwell is laughing his arse off.
15 posted on 08/12/2003 10:49:25 AM PDT by steve50
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Have them arrested for assault. It's all on videotape, no?
16 posted on 08/12/2003 10:51:15 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Are we conservatives, or are we Republicans?)
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To: jjm2111
And the thugs wear steel-toed shoes. Hard to defend against that.

Besides that, whether or not conservatives fight back, the union goons still have the nerve to sue their victims, as was the case in Philadelphia years ago (FR's Don Adams case)

17 posted on 08/12/2003 10:52:27 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (No animals were killed or harmed while making this tagline)
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To: jjm2111
Screw boxing lessons. We have the 2nd Amendment for a reason.
18 posted on 08/12/2003 10:53:40 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Are we conservatives, or are we Republicans?)
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To: thoughtomator
I'm sure they're working on it. One of the perps they've encountered before.
19 posted on 08/12/2003 10:54:03 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (No animals were killed or harmed while making this tagline)
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To: thoughtomator
Amen!
20 posted on 08/12/2003 10:54:25 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (No animals were killed or harmed while making this tagline)
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To: jjm2111
No, Some conservatives need BRAINS.


Protesting outside a workshop for UNION employees (read THUGS) without having the requisite muscle to defnd themselves is idiotic.The attack was forseeable, and they need to have an organized group of enforcers to attend such protests.
21 posted on 08/12/2003 10:54:31 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Does anyone know how that seven year old little boy is doing? As a mother, I am outraged about that!!!!
22 posted on 08/12/2003 10:59:05 AM PDT by Arpege92
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To: hobbes1
Protesting outside a workshop for UNION employees (read THUGS) without having the requisite muscle to defnd themselves is idiotic.The attack was forseeable, and they need to have an organized group of enforcers to attend such protests. I woulda taken about ten pals with me, but no muscle..... HIDDEN VIDEOCAMERAS!!!!

These losers react to videocameras like a vampire to a cross...

23 posted on 08/12/2003 10:59:09 AM PDT by RandallFlagg ("There are worse things than crucifixion...There are teeth.")
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To: RandallFlagg
I'd prefer to beat them up.
24 posted on 08/12/2003 11:00:02 AM PDT by hobbes1 ( Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "I know everything so you don't have to" ;)
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To: CounterCounterCulture; thoughtomator
Second amendment would be great, but it is California, we're talking about. Better Idea have your signs on round, six foot long rake handles. Make it so the signs are very easy to take off the handles. It will be hard for the thugs to get too close when you have a six foot stick in your hands.

And granted, protesting in front of a union workshop is dumb.
25 posted on 08/12/2003 11:00:54 AM PDT by jjm2111
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To: hobbes1
Yeah, but I'm a wuss....
26 posted on 08/12/2003 11:02:07 AM PDT by RandallFlagg ("There are worse things than crucifixion...There are teeth.")
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To: smiley
The Toon's Brown Shirts are Back!!!

Mustang sends from "Malpaso News"
27 posted on 08/12/2003 11:03:27 AM PDT by Mustang (Evil Thrives When Good People Do Nothing!)
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To: RandallFlagg
WITH MICROPHONES !!!

Then you can add - defamation of character, slander, etc., etc. to the charges.
28 posted on 08/12/2003 11:04:40 AM PDT by CyberAnt ( America - "The Greatest Nation on the Face of the Earth")
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To: CounterCounterCulture
And the thugs wear steel-toed shoes. Hard to defend against that.

I disagree. A 158 grain jacketed hollow-point lead injection is a defense mechanism.

29 posted on 08/12/2003 11:05:07 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Babes should wear Bullet Bras - www.BulletBras.net)
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To: Cobra64
I knew somebody would disagree with that sentence ;-)
30 posted on 08/12/2003 11:10:37 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (No animals were killed or harmed while making this tagline)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Excellent. Worth another 30,000 recall votes against Davis...
31 posted on 08/12/2003 11:18:41 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: CounterCounterCulture
I ain't no expert, but if the WAR meeting and/or tshirts were financed with even $.01 of taxpayers money, don't I have a right to pitch a bitch?
32 posted on 08/12/2003 11:31:04 AM PDT by upchuck (Tommy Dasshole isn't "saddened." He's just... sad... and small.)
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To: Cobra64
Personally, I like the 147g JHP. Better follow-up on the double-tap.
33 posted on 08/12/2003 11:33:17 AM PDT by ninenot (Progressives make mistakes. Conservatives don't correct them.--Chesterton)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Remember - in California, the first violation of carrying a concealed handgun registered to yourself without a permit is only a misdemeanor, and pepper spray is legal.
34 posted on 08/12/2003 11:35:58 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: ninenot
I go for the 165-grain .45ACP Federal Hydra-Shok Personal Defense Load, myself.
35 posted on 08/12/2003 11:39:35 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: upchuck
ain't no expert, but if the WAR meeting and/or tshirts were financed with even $.01 of taxpayers money, don't I have a right to pitch a bitch?

The University of California Institute for Labor & Employment received $4,000,000 in taxpayer money

This TAX funded union site is worth a BARF ALERT! link

36 posted on 08/12/2003 11:41:42 AM PDT by Drango (Democratic fundraising....If PBS won't do it, who will?)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
And the thugs wear steel-toed shoes. Hard to defend against that.

360 grains of lead moving at 1200 fps will stop steel toed boots (and their owners) cold.

Of course Ca, doesn't have CCW.

37 posted on 08/12/2003 11:45:11 AM PDT by Centurion2000 (We are crushing our enemies, seeing him driven before us and hearing the lamentations of the liberal)
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To: Centurion2000
Of course Ca, doesn't have CCW.

Actually, we do, but it's discretionary and the sheriffs and police chiefs where most people live only issue to their major campaign contributors. See the Equal Rights for CCW Page for details.

But as I mentioned above, first-offense unlicensed CCW of your own state-registered handgun is a misdemeanor.

38 posted on 08/12/2003 12:08:32 PM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: mvpel
I do have pepper spray and have taken it on occasion on some Freeps. Is pepper spray illegal in some communities or the sale of it illegal in some communities?
39 posted on 08/12/2003 12:21:34 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (No animals were killed or harmed while making this tagline)
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ean hannity is ripping arianna now...
40 posted on 08/12/2003 12:24:48 PM PDT by At _War_With_Liberals (All Dems is Pimps and Ho's)
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To: mvpel
Actually, we do, but it's discretionary and the sheriffs and police chiefs where most people live only issue to their major campaign contributors.

Yeah DiFi had/has one but she's special. Also, she doesn't think YOU should have one.

41 posted on 08/12/2003 12:26:22 PM PDT by Drango (Democratic fundraising....If PBS won't do it, who will?)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Democrat - Gray supporters

1. Unionists ---- Trade, State "employees" and Teachers.
2. Socialists ---- Poverty pimps, breeding mares, and leaches.
3. Losers ------ Those that depend upon the State to steal the fruits of other's labor, and transfer to the "wanters".
4. "The Enemy Within" - Those that wish to weaken America and destroy the Constitution, and achieve maximum power and wealth for themselves...

Don't underestimate the will of these basatards ---- they are coming for you and yours.

Semper Fi
42 posted on 08/12/2003 12:28:21 PM PDT by river rat (War works......It brings Peace... Give war a chance to destroy Jihadists...)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Strange if it were the recall davis people attacking. I'm sure the left would be screaming something about violent mobs.

Florida Election anybody?
43 posted on 08/12/2003 12:32:01 PM PDT by Tempest
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To: CounterCounterCulture
I'm not going to advocate violence, but self defense.

Next time you go to one of these things you put a piece of metal on the end of one of your protest signs. If they attack you again you take your sign post and stick it right through the MFers eye. Or maybe smash him in the mouth as hard as you can and knock his teeth out with it. Keep hitting him until the thug either pi$$e$ his pants or is incapable of getting up to hurt anyone else.

I promise you that the criminal won't be assaulting peaceful protesters anymore.
44 posted on 08/12/2003 12:39:21 PM PDT by AAABEST
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To: hobbes1
Protesting outside a workshop for UNION employees (read THUGS) without having the requisite muscle to defnd themselves is idiotic.The attack was forseeable, and they need to have an organized group of enforcers to attend such protests.

Isn't that the same as the rejected argument about how provocatively a woman dresses and acts is no invitation to rape?

Hmmmm. Foreseeable huh?

45 posted on 08/12/2003 12:39:29 PM PDT by Publius6961 (Californians are as dumm as a sack of rocks)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
Caught on tape! Glad no one was seriously injured. I actually saw this on FOX News but it was so fast! Will this story have legs?
46 posted on 08/12/2003 12:47:16 PM PDT by Saundra Duffy
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To: Saundra Duffy
I posted this under ACTIVISM...and we all have legs. Let's us them. :-)
47 posted on 08/12/2003 12:55:15 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (No animals were killed or harmed while making this tagline)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
I posted this under ACTIVISM...and we all have legs. Let's us them. :-)

I was going to use them, but your suggestion sounds better. J/K

48 posted on 08/12/2003 1:03:12 PM PDT by mattdono
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To: Physicist
ping
49 posted on 08/12/2003 1:06:04 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: CounterCounterCulture
As soon as a union goon throws a punch, they need to get kneecapped.
50 posted on 08/12/2003 1:13:02 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("This ain't no place for a nervous person." - Mickey Redmond)
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