When Democrats Attack: Alabama Pol Slaps Reporter, Charged With Assault

Posted by on Oct 07, 2015 at 9:51 am

Democrats get so touchy when asked why their campaign workers are convicted of fraud.

The vice president of a southeast Alabama TV station says he’ll press charges against a city commissioner accused of hitting a reporter in the face.

WTVY-TV in Dothan reports City Commissioner Amos Newsome hit reporter Ken Curtis after a commission meeting Tuesday. The confrontation was recorded and Curtis can be heard asking Newsome if he plans to step down after three women who worked on his campaign were convicted of voter fraud. Charges are pending against a fourth campaign staffer.

The station’s Vice President and General Manager Spencer Bienvenu said in a statement that station officials are “extremely disappointed and horrified” by Newsome’s actions and that Curtis was doing his job.

Newsome has been arrested and charged with assault.

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.

Newsome struck WTVY reporter Ken Curtis in the face following Tuesday’s Dothan City Commission meeting as Newsome was leaving to get in his van.

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.

Third degree assault is a Class A misdemeanor.

Can you imagine the shitstorm if a white Republicans slapped a black reporter?

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