Nearly a month ago, SEIU bosses in the St. Louis heeded President Barack Obama’s call to engage Americans who were protesting the nationalization of health care.

As the world knows, things got ugly (see video below) and, according to eyewitness accounts, two or more SEIU thugs allegedly beat a black conservative who had been handing out “Don’t Tread on Me” flags, sending him to the hospital.

However, that’s not the end of the story.

As of today, it has been revealed that one of the SEIU thugs who did the beat-down on is apparently having his legal fees paid by the SEIU and that he has applied for workers compensation, but has been denied so far.

If true, this would mean he is claiming that he was was being paid (by the SEIU) while he was beating someone up. Here is the e-mail that Elston McCowan has reportedly sent around asking for money:

Text of Email:

From: (personal email address of Elston McCowan removed)

Sent: 8/24/2009 2:54:43 P.M. Central Daylight Time

Subj: Re: We Need a Defense Committee for MCCowan/attacked by Teaparty

Hi All,

I think a truth committee is needed as well as legal and medical funds. To-date my workman’s comp has been denied, which means that I have to pay co-pays for my Dr.’s visits as well as deductibles. Currently SEIU Local 2000 is paying for my legal fees in defending myself and any others charged with assault associated with the Union. I hope that if there is a Civil Suite against me, they will pay those legal fees as well, but there aren’t any guarantees at this juncture.



We’ll keep you posted on this story as it develops.


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