Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rand Paul supporter identified...

The Rand Paul supporter that stomped on a liberal activist last night before the KET debate between Jack Conway and Rand Paul has been identified as Tim Profitt, Rand Paul's campaign coordinator for Bourbon County.

Profitt spoke with the AP, I'm assuming today, but he made excuses about the camera angle. I've watched the video a few times and HE HAS NO EXCUSE:
Tim Profitt, a volunteer with the Republican's U.S. Senate campaign, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the camera angle made the scuffle Monday night appear worse that it was. He criticized police for not stepping in and says other supporters warned authorities about the activist.
If the campaign released a press statement, it should be on their website but it isn't.According to Joe, the Lexington Police Department is taking care of matters.
The Lexington Division of Police has identified a suspect in connection to the October 25, 2010 assault of a woman at 600 Cooper Drive.

On the 25th, at approximately 7:00p.m., officers were alerted to an active assault at 600 Cooper Drive (Kentucky Educational Television Studios).

Officers responded to the scene of the assault and made contact with the victim. She identified herself as a member of MoveOn.org and stated she was assaulted while attempting to take a picture with candidate Rand Paul. Division of Police patrol officers took an assault report and forwarded the case to the Division of Police Bureau of Investigation.

Today, October 26, 2010, detectives identified the suspect, involved in the assault, as Tim Profitt. Mr. Profitt is currently being served with a criminal summons ordering him to appear before a Fayette County District Court Judge.
Per Jake, she has had some previous history with having been charged a felony while working with Greenpeace.

Profitt made comments today but, umm, he goes on the defensive.
“The way she went after him it looked like something bad was getting ready to happen,” said Profitt, 53, of Bourbon County.

He said he put his foot on her shoulder, not her head. “I said, ‘Now you stay down,’ and called for police. The only thing we were trying to do was subdue her.”

He criticized police for not taking action after other supporters warned authorities about the activist.

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