BREAKING: NAACP and Union Thugs Intimidate Kenneth Gladney Family Outside Clayton, MO Courthouse …Update: More Than Half Jury Pool Has Union Ties

After a health care town hall meeting in August 2009 St. Louis native Kenneth Gladney was beaten, kicked and called racist names by Rep. Russ Carnahan’s SEIU supporters. Gladney spent the night in the hospital after the beating.

Gladney, a cancer survivor, was selected by the Carnahan supporters for the beatdown because he was handing out “Don’t Tread On Me” flags and because he was black.

Kenneth Gladney attended a protest against SEIU violence following his beatdown in St. Louis.

Today is the trial of the two SEIU thugs who targeted and beat Kenneth Gladney.

UPDATES will be posted below—

NAACP and union thugs intimidated Kenneth Gladney today outside Clayton, MO courthouse… Gladney was attacked outside a Russ Carnahan town hall event in 2009 by Carnahan’s SEIU supporters.

Kenneth Gladney was wearing a neck brace today for the trial. He had surgery on his neck recently.

UPDATE: Kevin Killeen from KMOX is tweeting from the courthouse.
More than half the jury “pool” has union ties.
The jury was just sworn in.

UPDATE: (2:30 PM CST) Defense claims Kenneth Gladney slapped Elston McCowan’s hand, after McCowan (the SEIU leader) called Gladney an “Uncle Tom.” Defendant Elston McCowan is wearing a neat suit coat and tie. Co-defendent Perry Molens is wearing a black shirt, no tie, duck tail hair. They are both about twice the size of Kenneth Gladney.

Kenneth Gladney was just called to the witness stand.

UPDATE: St. Louis Activist Hub (far left loons) says the defense has a witness that has not been discussed yet(?)

UPDATE: I’m heading down to the courthouse now. Will post updates when I get back home.

UPDATE: The Gladney family said they felt intimidated during the jury selection and trial outside the courtroom. The SEIU, NAACP and Green Party members would come out and stare at them.
Like this.

The Gladney family is sitting on the bench here. SEIU thugs are staring.

The prosecution was still calling witnesses. John Gillery, a local business owner, has yet to testify. John was speaking with Kenneth the night he was jumped. He was standing there when the SEIU members came over started screaming at Gladney and then jumped him.

UPDATE: The trial will likely continue tomorrow. The defense still has to call witnesses. There was a decent crowd in the courtroom today.

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  • tom beebe st louis

    Will the Post Dispatch report the union ties? Hah!

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    Talk amongst yourselves. I’ll give you the topic.

    If the jury is made up of union members, you can GUARANTEE that the union member defendands will receive an acquittal on all charges.

  • tom beebe st louis

    or even the trial, unless the thugs prevail?

  • GrayRider

    Tainted jurors? Yeah, I’d say so. Looks like the whitewash is in.

  • Flannery

    More than half the jury pool has union ties.
    The jury was just sworn in.

    Call me low in confidence, but this won’t end well.

  • More than half the jury has union ties?

    He’s screwed. Only a miraculous act of God can turn the hearts of the jurors in favor of Kenneth.

  • jony101

    seems only people who belong to the union can afford to be in a jury. Normal people can’t survive on the 5 dollar a day the court pays.
    Even the judge and police running the court belong to the union.

  • RedBeard

    Half the jury pool, not necessarily half the jury. Hopefully Gladney’s team did a good job at voir dire.

  • squeaky

    also could be some intimidation of the union associated jurors. vote to acquit or feel the heat at work.

  • Redwine

    Rigged jury. Needs to be called out.

  • Militant Conservative

    Jurors dumber than spit, you must acquit.

  • C-CS


  • SeniorD

    Any Freedom Riders available to provide escort???

  • scr_north

    Regarding half the jury having union ties, it all depends on what the ties are. If for example, a juror has a uncle that was a member of the IBEW before he retired then while this could be loosely defined as a tie it will probably not make a difference. On the other hand if a juror’s spouse is a member of the SEIU then that juror is probably tainted and should be excused. Also consider that a juror may have close union ties and still despise unions.

  • for the record

    This has more evidence and smoking gun of the crime not evidence of the cover up after the event than Casey..Just saying.

  • Chris in N.Va.

    Alleged “hand slap” you say? Wellllll……THAT certainly deserves a multi-person-on-one response down to the point of viciously hitting and kicking the “aggressive” lil’ hand-slapper to the point that he needs a trip to the E.R. and ongoing hospital treatment.

    That ought to show him and all the rest of “his kind” to “know their place” and stay in it, down on the “Demwit (rhymes with dimwit — same same) Plantation” alright. Gotta keep ’em from gettin’ too uppity for their own good, dontcha know. Sets a mighty fine example, too, making the sure they don’t stray too far from the “true” path. “E pluribus union-dues” and all that jazz.

  • never surrender!!!

  • L.E. Liesner

    Welcome to justice in the world of Obama. Thomas Jefferson said it right, “When injustice becomes law, then rebellion becomes duty”.

  • bg


    and Obama et al Islamist pals are embedded throughout our
    governmental institutions, ergo, i’m shocked, really i am.. /s/


  • FurryGuyJeans

    #19 July 11, 2011 at 3:20 pm
    bg commented:


    and Obama et al Islamist pals are embedded throughout our
    governmental institutions, ergo, i’m shocked, really i am.. /s/


    History repeats itself. The US government once again being infiltrated by those who want to destroy us. The Communists did this in the 1930’s and 40’s to our detriment as they sought to corrupt our domestic and foreign policy to give deference to the Soviet Union.


    obviously Kenneth Gladney is not one of holders “people”

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  • Missy8s

    Kangaroo courts to match the bread and circuses…

  • Terry in GA

    Surprise witness — (media mogul, Andrew the big guy Breitbart) — with video extravaganza provided by James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, undercover investigators.

  • Mrs. P

    Too bad I had jury duty two weeks ago….would love to have been on that jury!!

  • JimmyT

    What else would you expect in STL? Hell it took a public outcry to get them to do anything. Even with video of the crime. Off topic: Not even 10 minutes into Fox’s new Beck replacement, The Five, Bob Beckel calls TEA party patriots “anarchist”. Fox, call me when you have something worth watching. Juan Williams, Bob “Heckel” and Gerrraldo are not going to cut it in any form for an hour on my T.V.

  • Conservative Ken

    How much of that Pro-Union crowd is made up of County employees?

    This is like walking into the lion’s den and not expecting to get eaten. That courtroom is bought and payed for courtesy SEIU.

  • usamopatriot

    We will gladly give St Louis to Illinois.

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  • an observer

    “The Gladney family said they felt intimidated during the jury selection and trial outside the courtroom. The SEIU, NAACP and Green Party members would come out and stare at them.”

    The act of intimidation and outright violence is right out of the union tool box. Gladney’s case is why whenever I go to a tea party rally, I carry concealed.

  • raugaj

    Re# 26
    Jimmy- your quote from Beckel really gets me going and I’m glad you brought it up. ALL political arguments take place left of the constitution. I always challenge libs to name one thing that the Tea Party wants that isn’t already in the constitution. Beckel and his worthless ilk always act like we want to bring back Dred Scott.

  • Molon Labe

    Obama will give ’em people’s justice.

    Isn’t what the leftwingnuts who voted for Obama consider to be justice?

  • ER

    goon thugs like their Bully-in-Chief
    Stay strong Kenneth! xox

  • wheezer

    Wish I had been there. I would have been glad to stare back. They never pick on someone their own size do they?

  • Steve

    Greatest Oxymoron of all – Union Worker

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  • Radegunda

    Once again, labor unions prove themselves to be hostile to civilization, not to mention human decency.

  • njrazd

    Gladney supporters need to stand in front of where his family is sitting with their backs to the union goons so the family does not have to see them. Just carry on a polite conversation and ignore them. The goons hate being ignored.

  • AuntieMadder

    The NAACP showing up to intimidate a black man…Is that bass-ackwards or what? You’d think the organization would be there in support of the man.

  • Denise

    Why wouldn’t the lawyer for Gladney weed these union thugs out?

  • Fuzzlenutter

    They need a change of venue out of MO, preferably to a Right to Work state like IA, NE, KS, OK, Ar, or TN. All right next door…

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  • tarpon

    Shows why unions should be outlawed.

  • therese

    I wonder which side Al Sharpton or Jessie Jackson are on.
    Where The Fu– are they anyway ???

  • jojo

    Remember back in 2008, before obama was even elected, St Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said that he would send his ‘truth squad’ goons out for anyone that ‘lied about’ obama? He’s still beholden to the commie in chief-

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  • Mike

    Key phrase to remember: “I was in fear for my life officer!”

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  • Nancy Bakos

    Gladney’s legal counsel should be able to “cherry pick” the jury. When I was doing jury duty, just the fact I had medical knowledge I was not picked in a specific case. If the legal counsel approaches this the “right way” all they would need to ask is “who is the potential juror’s employer” and go from there. Just the fact, Mr Gladney was the only individual who spent time in a medical facility is not a plus!

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  • Yeosailor

    I wish this would get the coverage that the Casey Anthony trial got.

  • Shannon Ward

    My bet this is going by way of justice that little Caley Anthony received from the justice system. This is going to be also a repeat of the so. justice that was passed out to the blacks of the old south when they were victimized by those who sought to murder them and then by the justice system that was run by the good old boys. Wonder if they are going to hold this up as justice for a black man and try and say the Republicans did this because we are prejudiced.

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  • life member

    Since when does the NAACP intimidate people? If you knew anything about the history of the civil right organization, you would know that we get lawyers and sue – for the recognition and protection of our civil rights. No comment on this case, but I am just saying.

  • Layne

    Shannon,thing you got to remember is the liberals,thats right Liberals,Republicans in the 1860s,and Democrats now got this whole damn thing goin,Most of the blacks and whites in the south got along after the war,except that lil itty bitty thing called RECONSTRUCTION.

  • avagreen

    Typical union thugism that I remember from a child when my dad was forced to join the union in order to work.

    I wish them defeat soundly, well-done, turned over, and done again. And, again. And, again. Until the thugs are so beaten they are too disorganized, unfunded, and defeated they won’t rear their ugly collective heads, or will begin to act like they were meant to work……..for the BETTERMENT of men and women. And, not cesspools for the unions officials to live like kings and give donations to their cronies in D.C. *obama*

  • avagreen

    From my mouth to God’s ears. Please?

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  • dk

    Yet another farce from the Tea Baggers.

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  • I have been googling this for several hours looking for mugshots of the perps and not finding any. What I did find was lots of irrational spittle-spewing anger from the usual leftards in the comments on every site which came up.

    It seems that The Narrative must be kept up, that there are no black criminals, only black victims. Mr. Gladney was grudginly shown as being a black and a victim, but only grudgingly, because he is a black conservative trying to act like a self-actualizing citizen.

  • stu

    How did you identify these people as NAACP?

    It looks like they’re just looking at the nutjob with the camera trying to take a picture of them.

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