Dem pol arrested after slapping TV reporter who asked about vote fraud

We constantly hear from Democrats that there is no serious vote fraud in the United States, so we don’t need photo ID.  Yet for some reason, it appears that when asked about specific allegations, a sensitive nerve is touched.  Consider what happened to WTVY reporter Lance Griffin when he approached Dothan, AL District 2 commissioner Amos Newsome as he was leaving a Dothan City Commission yesterday.  The Dothan Eagle reports:

Video shot by another WTVY reporter showed Curtis approaching Newsome to ask him about voter fraud allegations connected to his 2013 election. When Curtis asked Newsome if he planned to resign, Newsome struck him with an open hand, causing Curtis to bleed on his right cheek. (snip)

Security camera footage from outside the Dothan Civic Center shows Newsome exiting the Civic Center at the north door. Curtis and WTVY reporters Madeleine Hackett and Sarah Chaffee approached Newsome at the bottom of the steps. Curtis then began asking Newsome questions about the voter fraud allegations.

Newsome appears to move Curtis away with his right arm initially. Curtis continued to pursue Newsome toward his vehicle and Newsome again appeared to extend his arm to push Curtis away, making contact with Curtis’ face. Curtis then approached Newsome again with microphone in hand as Newsome got to his vehicle. That’s when Newsome struck Curtis with his open hand in a clawing fashion. Curtis had a scratch mark and was bleeding from his right cheek and appeared to have an abrasion between his eyes.

Curtis was treated at the scene.

Curtis filed an affidavit and signed the warrant Tuesday afternoon. He said he did not believe he did anything wrong.

“I don’t think so,” Curtis said. “I’m just sorry Mr. Newsome felt it was necessary to do that. I’m sure it has been a very stressful time for him. But, this is not about me. This is about freedom of the press. This is for the right we have to ask questions that the public has a right to know about.”

Watch the encounter here:

With a warrant sworn and the evidence recorded, authorities acted:

Dothan District 2 Commissioner Amos Newsome was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with third-degree assault following an incident which resulted in Newsome striking a television reporter twice with an open hand.

Newsome was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at a residence on East Burdeshaw Street and transported to the Dothan City Jail for booking.

The charge is a misdemeanor.

Thug government, literally.

Hat tips: Daily Caller, iOTW Report

We constantly hear from Democrats that there is no serious vote fraud in the United States, so we don’t need photo ID.  Yet for some reason, it appears that when asked about specific allegations, a sensitive nerve is touched.  Consider what happened to WTVY reporter Lance Griffin when he approached Dothan, AL District 2 commissioner Amos Newsome as he was leaving a Dothan City Commission yesterday.  The Dothan Eagle reports:

Video shot by another WTVY reporter showed Curtis approaching Newsome to ask him about voter fraud allegations connected to his 2013 election. When Curtis asked Newsome if he planned to resign, Newsome struck him with an open hand, causing Curtis to bleed on his right cheek. (snip)

Security camera footage from outside the Dothan Civic Center shows Newsome exiting the Civic Center at the north door. Curtis and WTVY reporters Madeleine Hackett and Sarah Chaffee approached Newsome at the bottom of the steps. Curtis then began asking Newsome questions about the voter fraud allegations.

Newsome appears to move Curtis away with his right arm initially. Curtis continued to pursue Newsome toward his vehicle and Newsome again appeared to extend his arm to push Curtis away, making contact with Curtis’ face. Curtis then approached Newsome again with microphone in hand as Newsome got to his vehicle. That’s when Newsome struck Curtis with his open hand in a clawing fashion. Curtis had a scratch mark and was bleeding from his right cheek and appeared to have an abrasion between his eyes.

Curtis was treated at the scene.

Curtis filed an affidavit and signed the warrant Tuesday afternoon. He said he did not believe he did anything wrong.

“I don’t think so,” Curtis said. “I’m just sorry Mr. Newsome felt it was necessary to do that. I’m sure it has been a very stressful time for him. But, this is not about me. This is about freedom of the press. This is for the right we have to ask questions that the public has a right to know about.”

Watch the encounter here:

With a warrant sworn and the evidence recorded, authorities acted:

Dothan District 2 Commissioner Amos Newsome was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with third-degree assault following an incident which resulted in Newsome striking a television reporter twice with an open hand.

Newsome was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon at a residence on East Burdeshaw Street and transported to the Dothan City Jail for booking.

The charge is a misdemeanor.

Thug government, literally.

Hat tips: Daily Caller, iOTW Report