Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Trial Date Set for Last Summer's "Beating" Involving Tea Party, Union Workers

Posted By on Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 10:45 AM

Gladney days after the alleged assault. - THINKPROGRESS.ORG
  • thinkprogress.org
  • Gladney days after the alleged assault.
Months and months worth of allegations and bickering could perhaps end this fall when the infamous case of Kenneth Gladney heads to trial October 26.

Gladney, as you'll recall, is the black conservative (and Tea Party sympathizer) who was allegedly beaten by union thugs outside an August 2009 health-care forum hosted by Congressman Russ Carnahan. 

Two members of the SEIU union, Elston McCowan and Perry Molens, face misdemeanor charges for allegedly assaulting Gladney as he sold Tea Party swag outside the forum. McGowan and Molens have hired criminal defense attorney Paul D'Agrosa to represent them.

D'Agrosa tells KMOX today that evidence produced in the trial will show that the defendants were two gentleman, one of whom was assaulted while the other provided aid.

"Those people -- I say those people collectively but Mr. Gladney specifically -- got exactly what they wanted: attention to their cause," says D'Agrosa.

One wonder if D'Agrosa will enter into evidence the video clip (now disabled on YouTube) that showed Gladney walking and talking following the attack only for Gladney to reappear at a Tea Party rally a few days later in a wheelchair.

Tags: , ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

September 15th, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation