I can't bear watching that video. I hope I never see it again. I am glad anyway to see that the assault is being taken seriously.
The Paris man accused of stepping on a liberal activist at a U.S. Senate candidate debate in Lexington on Monday will go before a district court judge next month.
Timothy Mark Profitt, 53, is charged with fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor, for stepping on the shoulder and neck of Lauren Valle, a MoveOn.org activist who was trying to get close to Republican candidate Rand Paul to present him with a mock award. Profitt will be arraigned Nov. 18, according to court records.
Fourth-degree assault carries a maximum penalty of 12 months in jail, a $500 fine or a combination of both.
Proffit, a former volunteer for Paul's campaign, "intentionally placed his foot on the shoulder/head region on the victim and applied a degree of pressure on the victim," according a criminal summons filed in Fayette District Court.
The victim reported receiving a minor concussion, bruising, soreness and a sprained arm as a result, the document said.
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In the spirit of yesterday's rally, maybe we can agree not to pile on, while appreciating that there will be accountability.