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Eye Witness to St. Louis Scuffle: 'SEIU Representative Punched Him In the Face.'
The Weekly Standard ^ | August 7, 2009 | Mary Katherine Ham

Posted on 08/08/2009 2:29:36 AM PDT by Scanian

Last night, as reports began to emerge of unrest at two big health care town halls in Tampa and St. Louis, a man on Twitter claiming to work with SEIU, claimed a handful of arrests in St. Louis had been Obamacare critics, and they'd been arrested for assaulting SEIU members. His report was dutifully repeated by liberals looking to paint the violence as caused by critics of the administration.

When I went looking for corroboration of his story, I found something quite different in this report from the Post-Dispatch:

Kenneth Gladney, 38, a conservative activist from St. Louis, said he was attacked by some of those arrested as he handed out yellow flags with "Don't tread on me" printed on them. He spoke to the Post-Dispatch from the emergency room at St. John's Mercy Medical Center, where he said he was awaiting treatment for injuries to his knee, back, elbow, shoulder and face. Gladney, who is black, said one of his attackers, also a black man, used a racial slur against him before the attack.

"It just seems there's no freedom of speech without being attacked," he said.

Six people were arrested: "Two of the people were arrested on suspicion of assault, one of resisting arrest and three on suspicion of committing peace disturbances, police say."

Today, video emerged, which looked like it might have captured the alleged assault on Kenneth Gladney. It was taken by someone from a blog named Missourah, who was shooting the scenes of the Carnahan event all night

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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: demgoons; kennethgladney; townhalls; unions
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To: screaminsunshine

You say you want a R-E-V-O-L-U-T-I-O-N?

You got it libs! Coming to a street near you!


51 posted on 08/08/2009 7:33:22 AM PDT by Memphis Moe
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To: screaminsunshine

You say you want a R-E-V-O-L-U-T-I-O-N?

You got it libs! Coming to a street near you!


52 posted on 08/08/2009 7:33:22 AM PDT by Memphis Moe
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To: Memphis Moe
We were proud of THEM.

They would be proud of US.

No time to back down now.

We got the liberal/statist scoundrels on the run. We are going to take back our country and our Constitution, and they are going to have one hell of a situation on their hands if they try to stop us.

53 posted on 08/08/2009 8:36:57 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (In the coming weeks & months, I highly endorse FR, akin to 1770's Committees of Correspondence)
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To: Scanian

WHERE ARE THE MUG SHOTS OF THE THUGS FROM THE ARREST? Are they being protected by the media?


54 posted on 08/08/2009 9:46:11 AM PDT by Mamzelle (bring your cameras to all political gatherings--video if you can)
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To: Mamzelle

If you do a google search you will see the media are ignoring the story. (except the StLouis Dispatch). Virtually nothing from the compliant main stream media.


55 posted on 08/08/2009 10:50:03 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: hoosiermama

absolutely punish this as a hate crime.
every case of these sob’s going after people should be taken federally for stopping freedom of speech


56 posted on 08/08/2009 11:54:09 AM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Munz; Bahbah

Since SEIU was involved and they were wearing shirts from then, and their membership is across state borders, I’m wondering if any RICO laws were broken?

Bah Bah, what if anything have you heard locally?...Any charges announced, mug shots etc?


57 posted on 08/08/2009 12:06:32 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: hoosiermama

maybe, but getting them to prosecute the union will never happen. remember the black panthers?
No, if the FBI investigates they can and probably will arrest for a violation of civil rights on an individual basis.
Is it a violation of rico? YES, but getting it prosecuted will not happen.


58 posted on 08/08/2009 12:17:26 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: birddog

Would you ping me to any thread you see on this? I’d like to see how it went down.


59 posted on 08/08/2009 12:24:13 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Impeach now....not next month... now)
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To: hoosiermama

I went to the rally today in front of SEIU headquarters. His lawyer is probably going to sue the pant off of as many people and entities as he can drag in.

I wonder if he can sue Ozero for that memo that went out from the wh telling people to get out and counterprotest. He was explicitly being blamed at the rally today.


60 posted on 08/08/2009 1:07:23 PM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: Nathan Zachary

Where there are Democrat pols there are labor unions, where there are labor unions there are dues, where there are dues there is organized crime, and where there is organized crime there are organized crime METHODS. These goons are their enforcers, dead pets on the front step are next then something that goes BAM when you start your car. I never watched the Sopranos. I just follow the news of the day. The duely sworn POTUS owns this time in the country’s history. I hope the Republicans don’t find a way to lose what, right now, is looking like a landslide.


61 posted on 08/08/2009 1:14:22 PM PDT by Havisham
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To: hoosiermama

It was a Democrat that did the assaulting. It was in Democrat controlled territory. The victim can consider himself lucky he was not arresetd.


62 posted on 08/08/2009 1:18:33 PM PDT by sport
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To: Drango

Looks like our “friend” Elston is a wannabe dem politician himself -

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=39193969122


63 posted on 08/08/2009 1:24:08 PM PDT by DKM
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To: Mamzelle

In a Dhimmi town like St. Louis, don’t expect much sympathy from the authorities.


64 posted on 08/08/2009 1:28:15 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: DKM

Green party! LOL. Good find.


65 posted on 08/08/2009 1:29:09 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Drango

And a Babtist Minister, no less. Jesse’s gotta be proud.


66 posted on 08/08/2009 1:32:53 PM PDT by DKM
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To: Bahbah
Someone on Hannity last night said that BO may legally be responsible (Mauss(sp)??) I think he's a (D).

Have you seen the material from Canada today...Got the goods on lots intimidating our press, cable etc....I'll ping you to it in a little.

67 posted on 08/08/2009 1:41:09 PM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: hoosiermama

Thanks.


68 posted on 08/08/2009 1:45:30 PM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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