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  •  Attacking a minister, NOT Attacking American (1+ / 0-)
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    bronte17

    The man on the ground at the beginning of the video is apparently a pastor.  He is a black man in a blue shirt, who is holding his shoulder later in the video.  HE IS NOT THE man holding press conferences claiming to be be brutally beaten.

    Just listened to the video with pro-audio quality headphones.  

    White Polo: You attacked that guy for nothing
    Blue Shirt: No, I didn't attack him for nothing, he hit Elton.  Elton's a damn minister.

    SO Elton is man on the ground at the beginning and the KEY question is how did he wind up on the ground.  Gladney's story is he was punched in the face and then kicked in the head.  Yet when the video is rolling the Elston is down and Gladney is standing. A few seconds later Gladeney is pulled away and down, but the blue shirt guy quoted above.  Both he and Gladney go down.  Gladney is down for two seconds and nobody kicks him.  This is sifiicant.   Notice that the guy screaming "you attacked him" doesn't start until Gladney is on the ground, he wasn't saying anything when Elston was on the ground.  

    •  Elston claims Gladney was the instigator (1+ / 0-)
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      bronte17

      The other side?

      But Elston McCowan, an SEIU staffer, said Gladney was actually an instigator. McCowan accused Gladney of attacking him as he walked to his car. McCowan said he suffered a dislocated shoulder.

      "Out of nowhere, the guy just assaults me," said McCowan, 47, of St. Louis.

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