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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: 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 -

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