Skip to comments.Fox News Contributor Steven Crowder Files Criminal Complaint After Alleged Assault By Pro-Union
Posted on 12/14/2012 9:42:59 AM PST by smoothsailing
December 14, 2012
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 Michigans 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 Posts 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, hes in essence filed a complaint. Hes 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.”
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.
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.
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.
I’m holding out for the PPV Cage Match
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
Yes, Steven should have totally fired into a crowd while getting his butt whipped. Makes complete sense. /s
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.
>> he is receiving disturbing threats on a regular basis.
And prosecute every cucker threatening him and his family.
“I found this dead body, but since we didn’t get a complaint we did nothing”
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.
The police dont need a complaint to be filed by the victim if they have evidence of a crime. And they have the same video we have.
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.
No. That isn’t what I’m saying. See #68.
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.
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.
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.
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
Good work, and funnier than heck.
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....
Check this out:
‘Pro-Union Activist Threatens the Michigan Governor: ‘We’ll Be at Your Daughter’s Soccer Game’
Needs to file criminal conspiracy charges and civil suits against the union who sent the attacker there.
Nice neighborhood. Nice home. Those poor abused union workers are so under-paid.
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.
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.
-——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.
The police are pro-union. They will do nothing.
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One punch in the face is misdemeanor assault at best. Probably a fine.
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.
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.
“ALLEDGED” assault????? It’s on tape!!!! geesh.
Tony Camargo is a THUG....bet his family is so proud of him.......sadly they probably are. What is with these UNION THUG’sMENTLITY??