Victory: Union Members “Not Guilty” of Assault Against Kenneth Gladney

 Conservative activist Kenneth Gladney’s bogus assault claims did not dupe Saint Louis County jurors.
After fifty minutes of deliberation, jurors found the two Service Employees International Union members accused of assaulting Gladney outside a town hall event in 2009 “Not Guilty.”
A brief scuffle reminiscent of a pre-teen bus stop clash, the alleged assault was caught on tape, and Tea Party members were quick to scoop up the story as “liberal thug vs. innocent conservative” propaganda.
Gladney, a black man who wanted the case tried as a “hate crime,” spoke calmly with police after the 1-2 seconds he was actually on the ground. Later that night, Gladney visited the hospital and his injuries seemed to have suddenly taken a turn for the worst. Next thing you know, wheelchair-clad Gladley paraded through a local Tea Party rally and all Conservative media hell broke loose.
Now, however, Gladney’s fifteen minutes of fame have expired, and Fox will have to find a new Conservative sob-story to cling to.

AlterNet / By Kristen Gwynne

Posted at July 13, 2011, 8:38am