Big Government has obtained the police report from the incident at a Russ Carnahan (D-MO) town hall in which Kenneth Gladney was attacked by SEIU thugs. The report puts the lie to the spin put out by the SEIU and its enablers in the blogosphere left. It shows that Gladney was attacked viciously and without provocation:
As I walked up to the crowd, several people approached me and were saying the above suspects, McCowan and Molens, had just assaulted a black male who was still around the back side of the school. . . Suspect Molens had his back to me and I observed him yelling and pointing at several individuals. . .While waiting for additional units to make it to my location I attempted to detains Suspects Molens and McCowan for a further investigation into the incident. I had to tell Suspects Molens and McCowan to remain in front of me several times, as they tried numerous times to get lost in the crowd and get past me.
The three above listed witnesses contacted me and stated that they would wait until the scene was brought under control prior to providing me with witness information. . .
I then contacted Witness #1, Harris Himes. Witness H. Himes stated that as he was leaving the school gymnasium, he saw Suspect McCowan talking to Victim Gladney. He stated that he saw Suspect McCowan reach over the table and punch Victim Gladney in the face. This assault knocked the victim off balance. Suspect Molens then went around the table and pulled Victim Gladney over the table backwards by the back of his shirt collar. He began to punch and kick Victim Gladney. Witness H. Himes added that while Suspect Molens was kicking and punching Victim Gladney, Suspect McCowan then joined in on the assault.
Witness #2’s, Sandra Himes’, statement of the incident concurred with Harris’ account of the incident. She did add that Victim Gladney did nothing to provoke this assault.
At this time I was contacted by the victim, Kenneth E. Gladney. . . Victim Gladney appeared shaken and his clothes were in disarray. . .
Gladney stated that he was handing out pens and buttons outside the gym. He stated that is when Suspects Molens and McCowan, along with a third suspect who is unidentified at this time, walked by his table. Suspect McCowan picked up one of the buttons from Gladney’s table and said, “Who’s sellin this shit?” Victim Gladney stated, “I’m not selling anything. It’s free.” At this time Suspect McCowan said, “What kind of nigger are you?” Suspect McCowan then reached across the table and punched Victim Gladney in the face. Victim Gladney added that Suspect Molens grabbed him from behind, at which time he was struck several times and taken to the ground. At this time he was struck several more times. . .
I was then contacted by Witness #3, [redacted], gave a similar account of the original assault. I would like to add that when I originally walked up to the crowd, Witness [redacted] was one of the individuals being yelled at by Suspect Molens. . .
Suspects Molens and McCowan were arrested for the charges of Assault 3rd and Interfering with the Duties of a Police Officer. . .
This case will be presented to the St. Louis County Counselor’s Office for consideration reference the above noted criminal charges.
It’s clear from the report that these two men perpetrated a vicious and unprovoked assault. Why haven’t they been prosecuted? Unfortunately, the St. Louis district attorney, Bob McCulloch, has a history of abusing the power of his office for political purposes. During the 2008 presidential election campaign, Bob McCulloch joined the “Barack Obama Truth Squad“, a coalition of Missouri law enforcement formed “to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading television ad during the presidential campaign”. As we’ve seen clearly during the past year, “misleading” is very much in the eye of the beholder.