Skip to comments.Recall Supporters Violently Attacked by Gray Davis Thugs (Update)
Posted on 08/12/2003 10:21:39 AM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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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
FROM: The Honorable Howard Kaloogian
Chairman, Recall Gray Davis Committee
Several Recall Gray Davis Supporters
Kicked, Beaten, Punched, Tackled to the Ground as They
Protested Taxpayer Funding of
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 years 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.
Chairman, Recall Gray Davis Committee
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."
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.
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)
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