Apparently there’s a trend going round where BLM rioters are suddenly getting camera shy and are willing to assault and harm people, even if they are on their side:
FREE BEACON – Protesters at the Wisconsin State Capitol Tuesday night brutally beat up a gay progressive state senator who was taking a picture of them.
Tim Carpenter, a 60-year-old Democrat who has served in the state senate since 2003, was taking a picture of demonstrators in Madison when some of them rushed up to him, grabbed for his phone, and beat him.
“All I did was stop and take a picture,” Carpenter told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “And the next thing, I’m getting five, six punches, getting kicked in the head.”
Carpenter was seen after the beating stumbling toward the capitol building where he collapsed. A local reporter called an ambulance, and Carpenter was later treated by paramedics. He told the Washington Post that he had bruises and sore ribs and possibly a concussion and a broken nose.
“This has got to stop before someone gets killed,” Carpenter said. “Sad thing—I’m on their side for peaceful demonstrations—am a Gay Progressive Dem Senator served 36 years in the legislature.”
Here’s the video he posted that happened right before the beating. He wasn’t doing anything provocative at all:
I took this pic- it got me assaulted & beat up. Punched/kicked in the head, neck, ribs. Maybe concussion, socked in left eye is little blurry, sore neck & ribs. 8-10 people attacked me. Innocent people are going to get killed. Capitol locked- stuck in office.Stop violence nowPlz! pic.twitter.com/Zw2hdfYG66
— Tim Carpenter (@TimCarpenterMKE) June 24, 2020
And here’s a photo of him collapsed on the ground taken by a reporter:
I believe this is State Senator Tim Carpenter. Minutes earlier he told us the protesters assaulted him. Then he collapsed walking towards the Capitol. We called paramedics. An ambulance is here now. pic.twitter.com/uUSdKyQ1hp
— Lance Veeser (@lanceveeser) June 24, 2020
Andy Ngo says these BLM protesters “feel emboldened to do this because they get cover in mainstream press & usually face no legal consequences.”
In this case, Free Beacon reports that “Wisconsin governor Tony Evers (D.) promised Wednesday to hold those responsible for Carpenter’s beating accountable,” saying this should never be tolerated. Since this is a gay Democratic state senator, they’ll probably throw the book at this attackers.