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CA State Worker Says SEIU Thugs Beat Him Up
NewsRealBlog.com ^ | November 7, 2009 | Ben Johnson

Posted on 11/07/2009 7:06:27 AM PST by FrontPageMag.com

Ken Hamidi, after a bloody SEIU brawl

As the nation waits to see when or if SEIU members involved in a physical confrontation with Kenneth Gladney outside a health care town hall meeting in August will ever be prosecuted, another allegation of union violence has cropped up. A California state worker went to the hospital bloodied and bruised Thursday night as a result of a beating administered in an SEIU union hall. Kourosh Kenneth "Ken" Hamidi says four or five members of the Service Employees International Union local 1000 assaulted him as he entered their Sacramento meeting with a video crew for his public access TV show.

Hamidi says union leaders ordered him to be attacked, while local 1000 leaders claim Hamidi assaulted the union members first. Police Sgt. Norm Leong told the media, "The statements we received kind of conflict about who started it and who provoked it." What is beyond dispute is the video that shows multiple rank-and-file attacking Hamidi on the floor.

Ken is a reporter for SHOUT TV (Strength Holds Our Unions Together) and an indefatigable critic of what he considers local union corruption. A native Iranian who came to America in 1978, Hamidi ran for president of local 1000 last May. He has since shot a number of episodes informing state employees of their rights to object to non-germane uses of their forced union dues (e.g., political lobbying for the Left) and criticizing everyone from local leaders to SEIU President Andrew Stern. He says the beating was to silence his activism.

Hamidi has a history of activism in his new country...

(Excerpt) Read more at newsrealblog.com ...


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1 posted on 11/07/2009 7:06:27 AM PST by FrontPageMag.com
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To: FrontPageMag.com

They’re not called “Purple People Beaters” for nothing.


2 posted on 11/07/2009 7:09:23 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: FrontPageMag.com

This is what, the hundredth SEIU instigated brawl?


3 posted on 11/07/2009 7:09:39 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America.)
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To: FrontPageMag.com

The laws of our country no longer protect the innocent people from the thugs, they protect the thugs from the innocent people.


4 posted on 11/07/2009 7:12:39 AM PST by detective
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To: FrontPageMag.com
Well, I guess now we know who will be the ‘seeds’ for Zero's National Security Force, as well funded as the Military. Who is going to stop this megalomaniac??
5 posted on 11/07/2009 7:15:20 AM PST by originalbuckeye
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To: DuncanWaring
They’re not called “Purple People Beaters” for nothing.

Eventually they'll fix that. Probably by changing to Brown Shirts.

6 posted on 11/07/2009 7:18:23 AM PST by Stultis (Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia; Democrats always opposed waterboarding as torture)
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To: originalbuckeye

Consider the analogy of the movie The Patriot with Mel Gibson: American Patriots employed a war tactic of killing platoon, squad, company and unit leaders first, because they knew the GOONS in the British army could not/ would not fight or function in their absence.

Don’t go after the low level thugs. Go after the leadership who inspire, control, direct and fund them.


7 posted on 11/07/2009 7:23:12 AM PST by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: FrontPageMag.com

An interesting story. An Iranian who comes to America, and as a good citizen, tries to expose union corruption, and gets beaten by Obama’s govenment protected thugs!

Are we living in “bizarro world”???


8 posted on 11/07/2009 7:27:44 AM PST by airborne (I'm from an older generation. When killing the enemy was a good thing!)
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To: FrontPageMag.com

9 posted on 11/07/2009 7:44:08 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: mvpel

Friends, don’t expect protection, justice or due process from this Obama government, because it is a “thug-ocracy”. If you mix it up with these people, you’d better be smart about it and be prepared to defend yourself or take it to them first.


10 posted on 11/07/2009 7:48:58 AM PST by dtrpscout (A bad dog is better than most good people.)
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To: FrontPageMag.com

The link does not have any video of Mr Hamadi being beaten. It does show the aftermath of a beating.


11 posted on 11/07/2009 8:05:38 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: FrontPageMag.com

It’s not just a union, it’s a criminal conspiracy.


12 posted on 11/07/2009 8:11:14 AM PST by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: FrontPageMag.com

An armed society is a polite society. - Robert A. Heinlein


13 posted on 11/07/2009 8:12:26 AM PST by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Oh that’s goood...


14 posted on 11/07/2009 8:52:32 AM PST by Crim
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To: DuncanWaring

Oh that’s goood...


15 posted on 11/07/2009 8:52:37 AM PST by Crim
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To: Crim

Unfortunately, I didn’t come up with that one myself. :-(


16 posted on 11/07/2009 9:41:46 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: BigBobber; FrontPageMag.com

No video of beating, therefore no video of who attacked who first.

Just a “he said, she said”.


17 posted on 11/07/2009 2:51:08 PM PST by secretagent
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To: DuncanWaring

Love that tagline. It’s so true.


18 posted on 11/07/2009 5:54:53 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: FrontPageMag.com

Two words: open carry.


19 posted on 11/07/2009 6:01:13 PM PST by ajwharton (FL GOP Pollwatcher, ACORN-buster, now in NH!)
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To: FrontPageMag.com

Two words: open carry.


20 posted on 11/07/2009 6:01:18 PM PST by ajwharton (FL GOP Pollwatcher, ACORN-buster, now in NH!)
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To: FrontPageMag.com

http://cbs13.com/video/?id= href=”mailto:63040@kovr.dayport.com”>63040@kovr.dayport.com


21 posted on 11/07/2009 6:56:25 PM PST by GVnana ("Obama is incredibly naive and grossly egotistical." Sarkozy)
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To: detective

“The laws of our country no longer protect the innocent people from the thugs, they protect the thugs from the innocent people.”

It’s thug season.


22 posted on 11/07/2009 7:10:11 PM PST by Constitutional Patriot (Socialism is the cancer of humanity.)
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To: rockinqsranch

It’s from “Let’s Get The Show On The Road”, by the Michael Stanley Band.


23 posted on 11/08/2009 5:13:31 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: FrontPageMag.com

My question is this... why did he take a beating? He should have pistol whipped those thugs into submission. Oh wait, it’s California. Can’t carry. Ok... He should have beat them with a stick until their family 10 generations back felt it.

I’m sorry but I don’t understand why people allow political intimidation like this. Someone harms you for speaking out against the thugs in charge, harm them back. IT IS your RIGHT to defend yourself.


24 posted on 11/08/2009 5:18:41 PM PST by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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