NOT GUILTY!… SEIU Thugs Cleared in Brutal Gladney Beatdown! …Update: Gladney Reaction (Video)


I just spoke with Kenneth Gladney and his wife outside the courtroom. Here is their 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.”

Video of first reaction after the verdict:

** It was the prosecutor’s first jury trial.

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 names by Rep. Russ Carnahan’s SEIU supporters. Gladney spent the night in the hospital after the beating.

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

Accused SEIU thug Perry Molens who beat Gladney told the jury this morning that he saw Gladney selling Obama-in-white-face swag outside the town hall…
So then he beat his a$$ on the pavement.
Via StL Activist Hub:

Of course, this makes perfect sense if you’re a Islamist, child, lefist.

Another witness for the defense testified that people were getting maced by the police after the beating. This may be the same woman who got maced because she resisted arrest. Charges were later dropped against her. Today she testified that (5′ 9″ 140 pound) Kenneth Gladney started the fight against the two (6′ 4″ 250 pound) SEIU thugs.

The River Front Times has more on the trial. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch also posted a short article.

UPDATE: Tuesday PM. The case is ready to go to jury but closing arguments first. Contacts inside the court room claim that the judge cleared the room twice.

UPDATE: (From a source in the courtroom) Closing Arguments– The defense attorney pointed out how Ken had been glory hounding making money off this… Claimed Ken changed his story on TV… Claimed Ken is a tea partier because he came to our protest right after….OMG he just said the tea party paid Ken to promote their agenda…. I assume he means the bus tour….This is not looking good for Ken.
(Of course, none of that has anything to do with the fact that he was beaten by thugs and it was caught on tape!)

UPDATE: Contacts in courtroom wonder if case is being thrown. NOW the case goes to jury.

UPDATE: NOT GUILTY! SEIU thugs cleared in video-taped beating of Kenneth Gladney.

UPDATE: In case you missed the video… This was not a beatdown (according to the jury).

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  • ClintACK

    Isn’t that testimony equivalent to a guilty plea?

    Shouldn’t the judge halt the trial and proceed to sentencing?

  • JimmyT

    There’s video. What more does the jury need? This is so disgusting. Have they ever heard of perjury?

  • Gem

    White face?

    Or was it the very popular “joker motif” that was being used with many, many politician faces?

    Regardless, this TOTALLY justifies a beat down, don’t you all agree? Forget about that lil’ thang called ‘free speech’


    The scary thing is half the jurors are union members. Just how likely is it that Mr. Gladney will see any justice ?

  • ER

    so they are admitting they did it, just going fo sympathy to mitigate the consequences for them? as for the “white face” race card thing, are they just referring to the widely-circulated, non-racial “Joker” image (that Gladney may or may not have had)? so suggesting calling Obama a “joker” justifies a serious beat-down is very disturbing

  • retire05

    Does this mean that anyone I see carrying a placard or sign or sporting a bumper sticker with Bush as Hitler I can then beat their asses into the concrete? Who knew?

    Oh, how I now long for all the missed opportunties.

  • lyle


    That’s what I thought, too. The Obama-as-Joker image was everywhere. SEIU thugs want to pretend they don’t recognize a ubiquitous mass-cultural icon. They may be stupid, but nobody is quite that stupid.

    Of course, this isn’t about telling the truth. These are SEIU goons. Swearing under oath means nothing to them. This is about giving at least one Union juror an excuse to pretend he believes them, and to pretend that this was somehow a justification for assault.

  • lethargic

    Who is “David Brown” ? I’m cornfused.


    I don’t care what anyone is selling…you just confessed to the beat down..see ya later A$$ wipe

  • Sophocles Undone

    These thugs are the same people who carried around unmentionable slogans and characterizations of George Bush and Dick Cheny — Walking the streets and shouting at the top of their lungs.

    I don’t recall any of them getting beat up.

    I guess it’s possible to be both an ape and a cry-baby.

  • Conservative Ken

    Union court tactics…

    Evidence not in your favor? Eyewitness testimony not going your way?
    Baffle em with BullShi*e!

  • A_Nonny_Mouse

    How about the simple truth: Thugs are thugs, so they act like thugs. The SEIU goons were at the town hall meeting SPECIFICALLY to be understood as visible icons of “what will happen if you don’t vote right” (rather like the New Black Panther Party thugs at that Philadelphia polling place).

    Did you see the RiverFront Times’s amazing revelation? “Gladney was at the health-care forum to sell Tea Party mementos, not give them out for free as suggested in earlier account. ” Gasp!!! The horror!! OBVIOUSLY he deserved to be beaten to a pulp!

    Also, the St Louis Activist Hub blogger describing the proceedings concluded his article with “… I don’t see any conclusive evidence supporting the prosecution’s case, and certainly not the Grand Tea Party Conspiracy that Obama ordered “union thugs” to beat up random people at town halls. ”

    I’m pretty sure the Tea Party crowd doesn’t think Obama ordered beatings; but they DO believe that Leftists in general, and certainly the current “Chicago Way” administration, find that a certain level of intimidation helps keep the hoi polloi in line.

  • nobama

    That particular woman was maced because she interferred with the police. There was video of this. She also is probably the one who went all over the event getting in people’s faces taking pictures blinding them when outside in the dark with a flash. Actually that’s what she did to the cop to get arrested. There is a video of this. What does her testimony have to do with this case anyway? Also, I never saw the Obama whiteface pins, and I was there.

  • czekmark

    It’s a jury trial so anything can happen. I predict a not-guilty verdict with the jury give the lame excuse of reasonable doubt.

  • Atlanta Media Guy

    Missouri is no longer the show me state, it’s a sad state. The union goons are doing whatever they can to destroy St. Louis. If Gladney’s attackers are not found guilty then this nation is in for a rude awakening. Powder is dry!

  • nobama

    If as I read a lot of the jurors are in unions or have union relatives they will probably say not guilty in spite of this admission about beating his a$$.

    Ah the white face was the joker, I guess it was ok to do that to Bush, but not Obama? Why, because he is 1/2 black?

  • Mary Virginia
  • olm

    White face? What is white face? (I know they must mean the joker poster)
    Liberalism is a mental disease. The “white face” should remove all doubt, if there was any.
    Mental gymnastics would have to be employed to even figure out what could be meant by “white Face”.
    Seems to me the goons admitted gulit. Alhough that means nothing when the jury is all union.

  • sliderblaze

    “I didnt like what he was selling, therefor, we beat his a$$” did someone really just use that as a defense? Glad I’m not the judge, i might tack on some time just for being a complete idiot.

  • tommy mc donnell

    he was selling obama in white face pins.

    after two years they come up with this. isn’t this something the liberal media would have been screaming from the roof tops?

  • Robin

    If they are acquited after a confession in open court, its time to “reach out and touch someone”.