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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  • LibertyAtStake

    So, how dumb DO you need to be to be a Leftist? This *admission* is an argument for innocence? No, it springs from the mob mentality part of the Leftist brain Ann Coulter has written about – enemy had button disparaging Leftist hero/leader (true or not), therefore enemy must be stomped. Leftist pleads justification by mob rules.

    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  • Mark S.

    So wait a minute, are they “admitting” that Mr. Gladney was trying to sell stuff they didn’t like (which of course is a BS claim), so they just beat the hell out of them?

    So how does this trial ‘officially’ (and much less legally) continue with that admission?

  • jimg

    I found the link to the Riverfront Times coverage … if you can call it that.

  • Dan

    The left is allowed to do whatever they want. This is America! When conservatives stand up for themselves, other conservatives throw them over the side and say they are too damaged.

    I have no faith at all that justice will be done in this case.

  • RedBeard

    That Riverfront Times thing was supposed to be a NEWS piece? Couldn’t tell it by reading it.

  • Evilmomlady

    I was at the Russ Carnahan town hall and and I can tell you that Perry Molens is a liar. That never happened.

  • owl

    If OUR elected officials do not stand up, these thugs will steal 2012. Who will protect us from the mobs and riots in the streets? Police unions?

  • lethargic

    Who is David Brown and what does his entrepreneurial efforts have to do with Mr. Gladney? Enlightenment please?

  • Nick

    I heard that this was just a misunderstanding … that the SEIU people heard that Card Check had passed and they went out to recruit new members

  • L.E. Liesner

    Sounds like a kangaroo court . When and where is the union organized lynching going to take place? Wonder if this perjury will be called misleading the court when all is said and done. Another case of justice not only being blind, but stupid too.

  • FurryGuyJeans

    So now according to the defense not being a Leftist is illegal in this country?

  • pinandpuller

    Get thee to a civil suit.

  • Judi in Texas

    Can’t the judge throw out the verdict if he thinks its way off base???

  • Sorry To Live In Illinois

    @#27 “If OUR elected officials do not stand up, these thugs will steal 2012.”

    Is there really any doubt that this will happen anyway. I firmly believe that violence is coming.

    I’m not convinced there is any justice left in this country.

  • MrGoodWench

    So now people should be thankful if they get a bloody beating from Obama’s thugs ?

  • Gem

    not guilty. No surprise. I said Kenneth Gladney would not see justice done with half the jury being either union or having family members in unions.

    Can the judge do anything about the defendents’ own admission, in court, that they beat him?

  • http://gatewaypundit duke5015

    Lets hope the civil suit nails this scum

  • JD

    When the Democrats get swept out of power in the Senate and the Presidency swings Republican, these SEIU pussies will be on the outside looking in.

    Their day of reckoning is coming at the polls in November 2012.

  • MaryW

    #39 JD

    I pray you are right.

  • Rachelle

    Maybe they can be charged with a federal crime.