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There has been a lot of discussion lately over the accusation that peaceful demonstrators are Thugs and Mobs. Irregardless of the fact these groups have not resorted to violence on any level, and are in fact expressing dismay at the modern version what keyed off the Revolutionary War in 1775. Back then it was Taxation without representation, today it is Spending future taxation through misrepresentation.

Yesterday, I was called out and accused of racism after I noted a salient fact, violence and crime is generally higher in areas were Obama support is strongest.

In deference to that fellow blogger, I post the following.

Here is an event of actual violence, with strong racial implications, perpetrated by real thugs, all of whom are Democrats, as taken from: http://www.tcotreport.com/eyewitness.html:

Eyewitness Account of Union Thugs Beating Black Independent Tea Party Attendee At Last Night's Town Hall Meeting of Congressman Carnahan in St. Louis

I am Kenneth Gladney's attorney. Kenneth was attacked on the evening of August 6, 2009 at Rep. Russ Carnahan's town hall meeting in South St. Louis County. I was at the town hall meeting as well and witnessed the events leading up to the attack of Kenneth. Kenneth was approached by an SEIU representative as Kenneth was handing out "Don't Tread on Me" flags to other conservatives. The SEIU representative demanded to know why a black man was handing out these flags. The SEIU member used a racial slur against Kenneth, then punched him in the face. Kenneth fell to the ground. Another SEIU member yelled racial epithets at Kenneth as he kicked him in the head and back. Kenneth was also brutally attacked by one other male SEIU member and an unidentified woman. The three men were clearly SEIU members, as they were wearing T-shirts with the SEIU logo.

Kenneth was beaten badly. One assailant fled on foot; three others were arrested. Kenneth was admitted to St. John's Mercy Medical Center emergency room, where he was treated for his numerous injuries. Kenneth was merely expressing his freedom of speech by handing out the flags. In fact, he merely asked people as they exited the town hall meeting whether they would like a flag. He in no way provoked any argument or altercation, as evidenced by the fact that three assailants were arrested.

We hope that Kenneth fully recovers from his injuries; however, he is in great pain at this time. We will be pursuing legal action at our discretion. This was a truly senseless hate crime carried out by racist union thugs. Regretfully, Representative Carnahan's statement this morning that implies Kenneth is to blame for being a disruptive force is wholly untrue and slanderous. We would like to think that an elected official in Representative Carnahan's position would gather accurate information before carelessly rushing to judgment.

Kenneth supports conservative ideals, although he subscribes to no particular political party. We are calling on the SEIU, Representative Carnahan, and President Obama to condemn the racist actions of these union thugs. In the days to come, we will be investigating whether these thugs are working at the behest of Representative Carnahan and how strong their alliances to various organizations--such as ACORN--may be.

We hope the St. Louis Tea Party and tea party organizations around the country will protest Representative Carnahan's offices and also protest SEIU offices in every major city across the U.S. These Democratic strong-arm tactics must end now.

Regards, Attorney David B. Brown