2) A conservative black man selling 'Don't Tread on Me' merchandise is called racial epithets and assaulted by a union member supporting the White House's agenda:
Kenneth was attacked on the evening of August 6, 2009 at Rep. Russ Carnahan’s town hall meeting in South St. Louis County. I was at the town hall meeting as well and witnessed the events leading up to the attack of Kenneth. Kenneth was approached by an SEIU representative as Kenneth was handing out “Don’t Tread on Me” flags to other conservatives. The SEIU representative demanded to know why a black man was handing out these flags. The SEIU member used a racial slur against Kenneth, then punched him in the face. Kenneth fell to the ground. Another SEIU member yelled racial epithets at Kenneth as he kicked him in the head and back. Kenneth was also brutally attacked by one other male SEIU member and an unidentified woman. The three men were clearly SEIU members, as they were wearing T-shirts with the SEIU logo.
Kenneth was beaten badly. One assailant fled on foot; three others were arrested. Kenneth was admitted to St. John’s Mercy Medical Center emergency room, where he was treated for his numerous injuries. Kenneth was merely expressing his freedom of speech by handing out the flags. In fact, he merely asked people as they exited the town hall meeting whether they would like a flag. He in no way provoked any argument or altercation, as evidenced by the fact that three assailants were arrested.
Maybe someone who was condemning Sgt. Crowley can explain to me why #1 is an example of police profiling and institutionalized racism that makes national news, and #2 is being completely ignored by the 'mainstream media'.
CNN.com: No CNN news search results for "Ken Gladney" or "Kenneth Gladney"
ABCnews.com: One blog entry from Jake Tapper mentions Ken
MSNBC.com: No search results for "Ken Gladney" or "Kenneth Gladney"
CBSnews.com: No search results for "Ken Gladney" or "Kenneth Gladney"
Meanwhile, prominent liberal blogs are demanding that Ken release his medical records.
I'm starting to wonder what's happened to this country.