You may recall that back in August at a town hall meeting in St. Louis, a guy named Gladney, a black guy protesting the health care "reform" bill, was attacked and beaten by some labor union activists. Well, what do you know? It only took four months for an attack witnessed by police officers and reporters to turn into charges against the union thugs. From the November 25, 2009 St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
ST. LOUIS COUNTY • Six people arrested in August outside a raucous town hall meeting in south St. Louis County have been charged with misdemeanor ordinance violations.Odd. I would have thought with this many witnesses and video of the incident, this would have made it easier to figure out if there was a crime, and who to charge. But St. Louis has a history of unique justice when it comes to Democratic mobs and black victims.
The six, including a Post-Dispatch reporter, had attended a demonstration outside an Aug. 6 forum called by U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-St. Louis, at Bernard Middle School in Mehlville to discuss health care reform.
Some bloggers have been writing for months about the lag between the arrests at the politically-charged event and the filing of charges.
County Counselor Patricia Redington insisted it had nothing to do with politics, influence or pressure from any official.
Elston McCowan, 47, of St. Louis, and Perry Molens, 50, of De Soto, each were charged with assaulting a person and interfering with police. They are accused of scuffling with and injuring Kenneth Gladney in a clash of opinions over the Democrats’ universal health care proposals.
Ordinance violation charges are usually filed within four to six weeks of an incident, Reddington said, but this case involved interviews with dozens of witnesses and review of many videos posted on the Internet.