Dateline: July 12, 2011
The young man who was beaten at a St Louis townhall during the healthcare deliberation… for the offense of selling Gadston T-Shirts… lost his chance for justice on his day in court today. This, after waiting two years due to court delays, which allowed time to arrange the transfer of the seasoned and well prepared prosecutor, who was replaced with a prosecutor for whom this was his first time in court before a jury, a rookie who didn’t even enter the victim’s hospital records into evidence.
For Kenneth Gladney the day he hoped to find justice against his attackers became a day of false accusations and character assassination from the judge, a hurried trial, missing evidence and unbelievably, justice denied. Adding insult to injury, literally; the Union thugs who beat him were found innocent.
The irrepressible GatewayPundit was present in the courtroom for the verdict. He spoke to Mr Gladney and his wife moments later. Mr Gladney’s first reaction?
“I couldn’t beat them; I didn’t have the resources they had.
They had all the money in the world and the backing…
I’m just an average man.”
To make a long sad story short: The Prosecutor was rookie, at his first jury trial… the Judge who was going on vacation tomorrow rushed the trial so he could leave on time, the union thugs had paid union lawyers… the court audience was packed with union activists: teachers, union members talking trash about the victim, planning future protests, claiming the victim had received Tea Party money when the thugs who beat him were actually paid Union agitators.
The conclusions, in my humble opinion: Today was the day justice died in black America ~ all the advances of the Civil Rights movement, affirmative action, the Great Society and the billions of dollars spent trying to rectify the sins of the past have been erased. Today, white men who called a black man a son of a n****r before they beat him into the pavement and sent him to the hospital were found innocent in St Louis, Missouri. Why did they beat this man? Because he dared to try to support his family by selling T-shirts in the wrong venue.
It may be time to recall that the “freedom of speech” which the founders of our nation had in mind was political speech. They fought and died, sacrificed their families’ lives and lost their hard earned “fortunes” to make sure that we had the right to speak out about the disagreements we have, with those who run our government.
If a man is not protected from injury by the government when he merely sells a T-shirt with a political statement printed upon it, then the Constitution has been nullified and the only redress is to remove the negligent and corrupt governors and judges and replace them with men of honor who will govern according to the rule of law dictated by our founding documents. “When in the course of human events…”
The Kenneth Gladney beatdown case continued this morning in St. Louis County Court.After a health care town hall meeting in August 2009 St. Louis native Kenneth Gladney was beaten, kicked and called racist namesby Rep. Russ Carnahan’s SEIU supporters. Gladney spent the night in the hospital after the beating.