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Fox News Contributor Steven Crowder Files Criminal Complaint After Alleged Assault By Pro-Union
Mediaite ^ | 12-14-2012 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 12/14/2012 9:42:59 AM PST by smoothsailing

December 14, 2012

Fox News Contributor Steven Crowder Files Criminal Complaint After Alleged Assault By Pro-Union Protester

Noah Rothman

Fox News commentator Steven Crowder has filed a complaint with the Michigan State Police in relation to an assault he sustained by a pro-union protester while attending a demonstration outside Michigan’s state capitol on December, 11. The protesters were demonstrating against the state legislature’s efforts to pass right to work laws in the heavily unionized state. Crowder joined the protests in support of those controversial laws.

The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple spoke with Richard Hale, the shift supervisor at the Lansing post of the Michigan State Police, who confirmed that Crowder has begun the process of filing a criminal complaint:

“By calling in, he’s in essence filed a complaint. He’s initiated the process for the filing of a criminal complaint,” Hale told Wemple.

Since the incident, Crowder says that he has legitimate fears for his safety as he is receiving disturbing threats on a regular basis.

Crowder recently tweeted that he has engaged the services of a former police officer to provide protective services for his wife. “Right now I have a former police officer, heavily armed at my house protecting my wife,” Crowder wrote. “The threats are severe. Prayers appreciated.”


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KEYWORDS: foxnews; stevencrowder; thugs; union
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Anthony Michael Camargo, age 53, wife Pamela
Ann Camargo, age 51, live on Shady Glen Drive, New Baltimore, MI 48051, is also known as Chesterfield, MI 48051.

Address is not listed on Zabasearch or through any other free source in which to search. Phone is not listed. What a surprise on both counts. Thugs apparently want THEIR privacy. Maybe someone in this city knows more about Tony.

101 posted on 12/14/2012 2:16:34 PM PST by itssme
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To: DownInFlames
Can he sue the IBEW under the RICO act?

Excellent question. The RICO act does in fact have provision for civil suits and that is how the southern poverty law center put the Ku Klux Klan out of business. RICO, in effect, broadens application of conspiracy theory and makes the organization liable for punitive damages.


102 posted on 12/14/2012 2:19:39 PM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Assuming MI criminal law is similar to most states, a misdemeanor has to be observed by an officer, or the victim has to make a citizen’s arrest. Filing a formal complaint accomplishes the latter. An arrest can’t be made on the basis of the video because there’s no way the police can know that it hasn’t been staged or tampered with. At trial, though, anybody who took a video can appear as a witness and show it.


103 posted on 12/14/2012 2:51:19 PM PST by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: smoothsailing

I’m holding out for the PPV Cage Match

TT


104 posted on 12/14/2012 3:45:12 PM PST by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is islam. Moderate islam is the Trojan Horse.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

When I saw Crowder on Hannity’s program I got the distinct impression from him that he had martial arts training or boxing, and that he would face felony assault charges were he to defend himself from Tony Camargo


105 posted on 12/14/2012 4:28:25 PM PST by Ouderkirk (Obama has turned America into an aristocracy of the unaccomplished.)
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To: Tspud1

Yes, Steven should have totally fired into a crowd while getting his butt whipped. Makes complete sense. /s


107 posted on 12/14/2012 4:59:08 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: smoothsailing
I believe I saw Crowder say in an interview that he did not strike back because he thought the crowd would kill him if he did. It was indicated that he had the skill to defend himself had he chosen to, and since he challenged the suspect to a MMA fight, I would guess he has some training.
Also, I bevel Crowder said in the interview that the suspect fell over a tent stake, then jumped up and punched him. The suspect is older than Crowder, and smaller. If the suspect says he thought he was acting in self defense it may be difficult to convict him.
As far as the Police not investigating, it is routine to see serious felonies not prosecuted if the victim does not cooperate.
108 posted on 12/14/2012 4:59:46 PM PST by HogsBreath
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

This isn’t a federal crime as was the charge against the Black Panthers. Holder won’t be involved. Who would be on the MI jury is another question. The guy may cop a plea and get a day in the slammer.


109 posted on 12/14/2012 5:07:21 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: smoothsailing

>> he is receiving disturbing threats on a regular basis.

And prosecute every cucker threatening him and his family.


110 posted on 12/14/2012 5:37:02 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: donozark

“I found this dead body, but since we didn’t get a complaint we did nothing”

heh


111 posted on 12/14/2012 5:37:34 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
The labor unions are 0bama's "Civilian National Security Force"
112 posted on 12/14/2012 5:42:18 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Tony Camargo

This union Scumbag needs to go to Prison for at least a Year.

I hate and despise every damn Union member in America
They are all Criminal Mobsters, thugs, goons.

I will never support them and will boycott their Products and services.

They can all go to Hell.


113 posted on 12/14/2012 8:24:33 PM PST by LtKerst
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To: AlmaKing

The police don’t need a complaint to be filed by the victim if they have evidence of a crime. And they have the same video we have.

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EXACTLY

Now if someone was attacking a black man it would have been different.....wait no, that happened also......well if someone was attacking a black man and calling him knegar....wait no, that happened also.....well if someone was attacking a black man and the black man was selling hotdogs for DEMOCRATS......yeah maybe then.


114 posted on 12/14/2012 10:52:44 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: GeronL

No. That isn’t what I’m saying. See #68.


115 posted on 12/15/2012 5:42:25 AM PST by donozark (I was planning to spend Christmas in Damascus, until I read Isiah 17:1...)
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To: smoothsailing

I hope he also hires a Private Detective to nail down all those who are threatening him and his wife. They too should be charged. The media refuses to impose accountability, but as citizens we can still press charges and/ or sue these goons in civil courts.


116 posted on 12/15/2012 5:48:17 AM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: AlmaKing

One of the main differences between crimes and civil torts is that crimes are deemed to be offenses against the state, and thus police can act without the victims prodding.

This is a crime.


117 posted on 12/15/2012 5:50:49 AM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Crowder could have take the goon down easily enough. He does MMA and is in great shape.

However, as he explained on FOX, he knew if he took this goon down, the mob would have attacked him. I think he’s correct.


118 posted on 12/15/2012 5:53:05 AM PST by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It must be remembered that the chief thug, Richard Trumka is a terrorist.

As president of the United Mine Workers, he condoned and promoted terrorist actions by the union members against the companies, their employees and families and the population of South West Virginia. There were no actions taken to curb the union acts of terror


119 posted on 12/15/2012 5:55:52 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: smoothsailing; mickie
You win the "Graphic of the Month" award....for the perfect blending of comment and photograph.

Good work, and funnier than heck.

Leni

120 posted on 12/15/2012 5:56:57 AM PST by MinuteGal (I'm Going to Update the Name That No One Dares to Utter and I'll Use It From Now On......OBAMUNISM !)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
The guy who was throwing the punches should have been put down swiftly.

And how would you have handled the rest of the crowd who were cheering on the thug, obviously waiting for an excuse and opportunity to join in?....

Discretion is the better part of valor....

121 posted on 12/15/2012 6:08:07 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: smoothsailing

Check this out:

‘Pro-Union Activist Threatens the Michigan Governor: ‘We’ll Be at Your Daughter’s Soccer Game’


122 posted on 12/15/2012 6:47:12 AM PST by GOPJ (Detroit should be renamed 'Michael Mooresville'...)
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To: smoothsailing

Needs to file criminal conspiracy charges and civil suits against the union who sent the attacker there.


123 posted on 12/15/2012 6:49:52 AM PST by tired&retired
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To: StevenCrowder

124 posted on 12/15/2012 7:12:20 AM PST by kanawa (FB-- Save George Zimmerman from racial onslaught)
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To: itssme

Nice neighborhood. Nice home. Those poor abused union workers are so under-paid.


125 posted on 12/15/2012 7:18:37 AM PST by Hulka
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To: cripplecreek

I think Crowder is a black belt and had an offer out to not prosecute if the little cowardly Union thug would get in a ring with him.

I guess the cowardly union thug chose not to fight when not surrounded by a mob.


126 posted on 12/15/2012 7:27:30 AM PST by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: bert

I worked as a chemist at a company that had OCAW workers. When strikes happened, they would shoot ball bearings from slingshots at us, and drop bowling balls onto our cars from the bridge over our parking lot. Nothing ever happened to them, even when we had them on video.


127 posted on 12/15/2012 9:22:27 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

-——Nothing ever happened to them,——

You didn’t fix a date to the problem, but I am of the opinion that the current anti terrorist law applies to such action above and beyond normal assault and vandalism laws.

The UMWA terrorists wore uniforms, deer hunting camos, to promote solidarity. They involved their wives and mothers and children. They even coerced local Catholic nuns to engage the companies and general population. Ron Flyn came down from Boston to bless their strike activities. That is the Trumka heritage. His life should be forfeit.


128 posted on 12/15/2012 9:29:56 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: donozark
Many here were pounding on the police for not doing anything. Well, no complaint had been filed. Now it has. Let us see what happens...

The police are pro-union. They will do nothing.

129 posted on 12/15/2012 9:42:56 AM PST by southern rock
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To: bert

1970s.


130 posted on 12/15/2012 9:57:49 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the state." - Cornelius Tacitus, Roman Senator)
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To: smoothsailing; All

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Fox News Channel’s Newtown Shootings TV Coverage Theme Music:

“SECRETARIAT” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X39ZCaiAO2M

Music by Nick Glennie-Smith

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131 posted on 12/15/2012 10:42:44 AM PST by ALOHA RONNIE ("ALOHA RONNIE" Guyer/Veteran-"WE WERE SOLDIERS" Battle of IA DRANG-1965 http://www.lzxray.com)
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To: cripplecreek

One punch in the face is misdemeanor assault at best. Probably a fine.


132 posted on 12/15/2012 7:43:34 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: nathanbedford

I asked the same question about the unions here in Illinois. My council explained that unions in our state (Ill), and our state legislature are exempted from RICO as is our nations House and Senate, and city councils, etc.

Also he explained that various charities have been exempted, such as the Red Cross. He did not elaborate an any others, he just mentioned that one.

Nationally, I don’t know, but here in our state, we could not use RICO laws to go after unions. Not that it would matter, our States Attorney (Lisa Madigan) is the daughter of the Dem Speaker of the House (Michael Madigan), so there would be no follow up in any event.

Lawsuits against unions or union members go no where in Illinois. The States Attorney would never file charges, and it would be very slim a judge would hear the case. If they did, you would most likely be found liable for the unions court costs and sent packing.

I would think that RICO laws are federal, but that’s how it was explained to me.

BTW, we closed our family shop about a year ago because of union buffoonery.


133 posted on 12/16/2012 2:13:32 AM PST by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: esoxmagnum
Thanks for the information about the exemption for unions.

It is not surprising that institutions of the left would be exempted and institutions despised by the left would be targets. Is the NRA next? The Tea Party? Certainly, there was no disposition anywhere to police the Occupy Movement much less apply RICO. If reports were true that the occupy movement was the product of the White House, a RICO action would have been interesting.

Your insights into the state of the rule of law in Illinois is illuminating. When the rule of law goes, civil society cannot be far behind.


134 posted on 12/16/2012 6:24:21 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: smoothsailing

“ALLEDGED” assault????? It’s on tape!!!! geesh.


135 posted on 12/18/2012 1:52:32 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Tony Camargo is a THUG....bet his family is so proud of him.......sadly they probably are. What is with these UNION THUG’sMENTLITY??


136 posted on 12/18/2012 1:54:27 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION........the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVENIENCE.)
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