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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  • Joanne

    America has a disease with tenacles throughout, and if it isn’t removed immediately, it will die a painful death.

  • Rose

    SEIU is officially part of the Odrama Queen Brown Shirt Brigade. No doubt about it.

  • Fen

    Okay, we have tried to let the system work. It did not.

    Whats next?

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  • Lily

    This makes me so sad. I want to cry. This can’t be. I know that money buys expensive attorneys, but with a video and witnesses, this was a slam dunk. Is there anything that can be done to make this right? Can there be a civil trial? I bet there are plenty of people out there who would be glad to donate money for his defense. I wish he’d asked for it before.

  • Towering Barbarian

    I suppose that on some level I should be glad for evidence that Chicago isn’t the only corrupt town in America. All the same, I’m not! >__>

  • Wading Across

    Question: Why is Mr. Gladney wearing a neck brace? In the thirty second video of Mr. Gladney leaving the courtroom he is wearing a medical support collar around his neck.

    I honestly haven’t paid much attention to Mr. Gladney or anything surrounding the issue since the incident two years ago, so I’m clueless. Is he still having continuing issues stemming from the incident? Is the neck brace due to something else (cancer related)? I’d like to not assume the first thing that comes to mind – prop.

  • Wading Across

    Nevermind. From a prior posting on here and elsewhere, apparently Mr. Gladney recently had neck surgery.

    Is it due to the attack, cancer or other? Might add another element to the issue.

  • Mark Kleiman

    Unanimous verdict. It only took the jury 40 minutes to decide.
    That means there wasn’t one person out of twelve who thought the defendants were guilty.
    Is there some part of “self-defense” you need explained more slowly?

  • Dustin

    I just don’t get it. The video is proof. This beatdown occurred. Ken is not a big guy. He was brutalized by bullies.

    Tea Partiers: be aware this will make things a lot worse. These thugs will be bolder in the future. The buddy system should be used whenever you go to these events. If you go alone, find a like mind and team up. It’s easier than you think to just overtly explain why, and you’ll probably make friends.

    Better yet, try to go to rallies with a friend.

    This is utter lawlessness. I hate to think what is happening to this country as the money starts to run out and people start fighting the inevitable reality check.

  • Dustin

    “Is there some part of “self-defense” you need explained more slowly?”

    If you’re saying this was self defense, watch the damn video. If you’re saying the jury was clueless about the topic, yes, I agree.

    It’s ridiculous to say this guy was beaten in self defense.

  • Trouble

    That tears it, the moment you see purple shirts advancing towards you assume they mean to cause injury and act accordingly. In my state and many others, that will mean dead SEIU thugs.

    Be prepared to defend your life now. They will think they can get away with anything.


  • Dustin

    I wouldn’t go so far as to just start assuming any SEIU I see are attacking me, but I will make sure I’ve got a camera to any protests I attend in the future.

    But sadly, this shows a camera is only as good as your prosecutor. How does a prosecutor get video of multiple thugs beating down a small man, complete with a well articulated motive, and not get a conviction?

  • Not Likely

    “If you’re saying this was self defense, watch the damn video”

    The video is not proof of anything. Anyone willing to be honest would admit as much.

  • Not Likely

    “How does a prosecutor get video of multiple thugs beating down a small man, complete with a well articulated motive, and not get a conviction?”

    The video shows nothing of the sort.

  • Estragon

    None of those thugs will get close enough to me to beat me down.

  • Roger Hammon

    If they want war, let there be war. It’s not proven that this “take your beating and video tape it” is bunk and crap – time to start shooting back. you won’t get protection or vindication in court – so the time has come that we rise up and defense and vindicate ourselves as the founders intended.

  • Nathan

    Who is on this jury that gives a damn whether Gladney is promoting the Tea Party agenda? Is it OK to assault people whose politics you disagree with? Geez, it’s a freakin’ videotaped beating.

  • Nathan

    One thing I’d like to know is: why was there an SEIU guy already on the ground at the start of the video? Judging by the video alone, I’d have to say that although the attack on Gladney definitely wasn’t self-defense, it is possible that Gladney started the fight. However, at the time that the SEIU guy threw him to the ground, Gladney wasn’t attacking anyone, and that means the SEIU guy is guilty of assault. What remains to be established by evidence other than this video is not whether that assault was self-defense (it obviously was not), but whether Gladney may have committed assault as well.

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