When the SEIU members went to the town hall meeting hosted by Democrat Congressman Russ Carnahan, did they have a fight on their minds? Were they spurred on by The President’s words or the HCAN national Field Advisor Margarida Jorge’s talking points? Did the favorite White House guest, Andy Stern promise the POTUS that the situation would be dealt with, as a way to curry favor with the King? We may never know if there was a specific instruction given, but we do know that four adults from the same gang decided simultaneously to mingle with the protestors and then single one out for a beating. We also know that the union has hired for them, Paul D’Agrosa one of the top criminal defense lawyers in St. Louis. Finally, we know that County Counselor Patricia Reddington, who serves at the pleasure of Democrat County Executive Charlie Dooley (previously a union member) is not moving the case.
This is even more interesting because Counselor Reddington distinguished herself in another assault trial. At that trial, a Republican Congressional Candidate was accused of assaulting a “campaign staffer” for Democrat Dick Gephardt, who was actually stalking the opposing candidate in a parade while drawing his paycheck from the U.S. Treasury. As the young patsy James Larrew got too close to his prey, he and the candidate made contact, and the “cameraman” went down. Democrat Counselor Reddington charged the Republican candidate with assault and went after him. After the week long trial the jury acquitted the candidate.
Where does the buck stop? Will Gladney ever get justice? It’s interesting to note that this is the same office implicated in the KMOV Missouri “truth squad” scandal, about which I wrote some weeks back.
One year ago on September 23rd, KMOV Channel 4 in St. Louis reported that St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCullough and St. Louis Circuit attorney Jennifer Joyce joined a high-profile group of law enforcement officials (including Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer) threatening to invoke “Missouri ethics laws” against anyone the prosecutors determined had spread misleading information about Obama.
As has been stated, we know that the White House has called for aggression against town hall participants and tea party protesters:
Senior White House adviser David Axelrod and deputy chief of staff Jim Messina told senators to focus on the insured and how they would benefit from “consumer protections” in the overhaul, such as ending the practice of denying insurance based on preexisting conditions and ensuring the continuity of coverage between jobs.
They showed video clips of the confrontational town halls that have dominated the media coverage, and told senators to do more prep work than usual for their public meetings by making sure their own supporters turn out, senators and aides said.
And they screened TV ads and reviewed the various campaigns by critics of the Democratic plan.
“If you get hit, we will punch back twice as hard,” Messina said, according to an official who attended the meeting. [my emphasis]
Or this gem, where the “angry mob” mentality first originated:
After the above referenced, rowdy government expansion advocates appeared at formerly peaceful town halls and Kenneth Gladney beaten in a parking lot. Three months later, no justice.
Big Government mentions County Counselor Patricia Reddington as the possible reason as to why no one has filed charges against those who the police report name as people who assaulted Gladney. Why? What’s stopping her? Why hasn’t justice been served?