Two radical White women are facing a number of very serious charges after participating in violent attacks on a Democrat State Senator at a Wisconsin uprising against State property, including the destruction of a statue of a Union Soldier and Abolitionist who died fighting in the Civil War.
Tim Carpenter, a gay progressive, from Milwaukee was attacked in Madison on June 24 as he pointed his phone at a group of protesters who tore down two statues on Capitol grounds.
VIDEO OF THAT NIGHT
An openly gay progressive democrat and elected representative Tim Carpenter was viciously assaulted on camera by Black Lives Matter protesters in Madison. He was punched and kicked in the head, neck and ribs.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 24, 2020
According to the Madison police, on the night of the attack “The politician said he was walking to the State Capitol around midnight when he saw a group of demonstrators in the street. He decided to use his phone to capture what was happening. As he did, three people rushed toward him, saying something about his phone. One knocked it out of his hand. He said he was then sucker-punched. He fell to the ground and was battered by several people.
“I don’t know what happened … all I did was stop and take a picture … and the next thing I’m getting five, six punches, getting kicked in the head,” Carpenter a Milwaukee paper.
Andy Ngo, an independent journalist who has chronicled the backgrounds of Antifa members posted information about the two women, who turned themselves in and were arrested:
Samantha Hamer, 26, works as a school social worker in a Madison suburb.
Kerida O'Reilly, 33, is a licensed physical therapist w/a Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree.
Both are accused of being part of mob who beat a Democrat lawmaker for taking photo of BLM/antifa rioters. pic.twitter.com/e1B9Zr9JvE
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) July 29, 2020
A media member, who witnessed the assault, told police approximately ten people punched and kicked the politician while he was on the ground and as the politician tried to explain that he is an ally. When the beating stopped, the politician tried to dialogue with his attackers, explaining who he was, and asking for his phone and glasses to be returned. They were, and someone identifying herself as a nurse came to his aid. Feeling “lightheaded, stunned and dazed” he next stumbled toward the State Capitol, where he laid down on the grass. He made contact with Capitol Police who called for an emergency medical response. Paramedics treated the politician, but he declined to go to a hospital.
Progressive gay Democratic legislator who has served 36 years in the State Legislature beaten by ignorant protestors until he collapsed, in Madison, WI. They also toppled a statue — of a famed immigrant abolitionist.
Mobs are mindless. We can’t fight hate by ignoring this. https://t.co/7RZueKAQwV
— FactsMatter (@davidgaliel) June 28, 2020
Two people within the “angry mob” that allegedly attacked Carpenter, identified by police as Samantha Hamer, 26, and Kerida O’Reilly, 33, both of Madison, surrendered to Madison police Monday. Both are now facing charges of substantial battery as a party to a crime and robbery with use of force as a party to a crime, police said Monday.