The latest chuckle from the union "beating" case in St. Louis

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Hmm, maybe if Kenneth Gladney's attorney weren't so busy appearing on sympathetic media outlets telling tales about union "thugs" attacked Gladney outside a recent town hall forum, embarrassing mishaps like this wouldn't be producing so many chuckles .

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

A conservative African-American social networking group set out Monday morning to criticize the city's NAACP chapter for not supporting a black man who said he was beaten outside a forum on aging earlier this month.

But the effort was cut short when the head of the civil rights group showed up at the news conference and said that no one had asked the NAACP to investigate the claims.

"The St. Louis branch of the NAACP will and does accept and investigate all written complaints filed with us, regardless of the complainant's ideology," said Claude Brown Sr., president of the St. Louis City NAACP. "We regret that a group has decided to protest outside our office before contacting us or filing such a complaint."

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