The blogosphere brings us a story, or rather, update about Kenneth Gladney. You might recall Gladney, the conservative Tea Party activist who, back in 2009, was called racial slurs, beaten and hospitalized by Rep. Russ Carnahan’s SEIU supporters while handing out “Don’t Tread on Me” flags at a health care town hall. The following video shows a portion of the incident where at least one SEIU member was arrested:
Although weakened from the beating, Gladney, a cancer survivor, attended the protest against SEIU violence following his attack in St. Louis.
In April 2010 the SEIU members accused of assaulting Gladney pleaded not guilty.
But as the case went to trial Monday — nearly two years after the incident — justice might not have been served for the Tea Party hero. CBS reports the two SEIU members charged with the crime were found “not guilty”:
A Clayton jury acquits two union members of assault in an August 2009 brawl outside a town hall forum.
During the two day trial Kenneth Gladeny testified that SEIU member Elston McCowan through the first punch, and then another union member Perry Molens jumped in.
But the defense told the jury that Gladney threw the first blow and that video taken of the fight shows only the end of it, not the beginning.
This video captures Gladney’s reaction to the verdict:
Our justice system seems to be batting a thousand lately, doesn’t it?