Tuesday, November 28, 2006

George Allen and his team will not be charged for attacking Mike Stark

From the RTD
Prosecutor recommends no charges in Allen incident

A Charlottesville city prosecutor is recommending that no charges be brought against any participants in the scuffle Oct. 31 between a U.Va. law student and backers of Sen. George Allen.

"The balance of evidence reflects that no one sought to hurt anyone," said city Commonwealth's Attorney Dave Chapman.

The scuffle occurred at an Allen campaign stop at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel.

University of Virginia law student Mike Stark filed an assault complaint after being thrown to the floor by Allen supporters after he tried to ask Allen whether he had ever spat at his first wife.
WOW. I bolded the "The balance of evidence reflects that no one sought to hurt anyone" statement because I think people making that assumption may just need to see the video again...

Ouch, huh?

Hmmmmmmmmmmm...I must say, I find all of this pretty interesting. I also find it interesting because I believe certain bloggers and participants from the insane rightosphere claim that Mike Stark hurt them, and then they SURPRISE! changed their tune in questioning. Considering they have been known to make crazy assumptions and demands and tell outright lies about their bad behavior before, I have to wonder how much of their false testimony had to do with this incredibly audacious decision by the prosecutor.
Allen supporters know Stark from an incident in Charlottesville earlier this week, where the liberal blogger was tackled and carried out by Allen fans, after shouting a question, and reportedly getting aggressive.

And today, Stark wanted to take care of unfinished business from that incident, asking the Senator about something he allegedly said.

"He said that he wanted to knock the soft teeth down his opponents' whiny throats," Stark cites. "And I wanted to ask the Senator if that's why he didn't stop his campaign aides and supporters from beating me down at the last event."

But Stark didn't get to ask that question. Instead, he says, he saw Allen supporters conspiring against him to get him thrown out.

"The kid that was standing in front of me came flying into the picture, barely brushed my tricep here, and then took a dive," Stark claims.

Stark was immediately cuffed, carried out, and held until the Allen supporter, that ended up on the ground, said he wouldn't press charges.
Well, all in all, I am glad Mike Stark is well and will not be charged because Allen's staff and supporters lied to try to win an election and sweep abuse of a Virginia constituent under the rug. We wish you the best Mike. Hey; at least you will have a political life after this, which is much more than I can say for FORMER Senator George Allen (R-VA).


Blogger Terry said...

If the reason they aren't pressing charges is because no one sought to hurt anyone...why the hell do we have involuntary manslaughter laws and stuff....?

5:40 PM  
Blogger Howling Latina said...

What a bunch of crap!

7:14 PM  
Anonymous PM said...

I do not think the prosecutor used a legally recognizable standard. If one of us were to do the same, i.e., wrestle a person down so hard their head struck a wall (in this case, a glass wall)we'd be arrested on the spot.

Double standard.

8:25 PM  

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