Two women have been arrested for allegedly attacking and assaulting a Wisconsin state legislator.
Samantha Hamer and Kerida O’Reilly were charged on Monday with substantial battery as a party to a crime and robbery with use of force as a party to a crime for allegedly attacking Democratic state Sen. Tim Carpenter.
The attack took place back in late June, but the charges finally came down this week.
The two women were a part of a larger group of protesters who were apparently very angry that Carpenter had taken a photograph or video of their group.
“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,” he said shortly after the attack occurred.
He was reportedly kicked in the head and punched several times.
Carpenter, a Democrat, told police that he felt “lightheaded, stunned, and dazed” after the attack, and he was hospitalized.
“Thanks to help from the community, the case detective was able to identify the two persons of interest. Both turned themselves in today,” the Police Department said in its announcement of the arrests.
The protests that day took place shortly after a black activist was arrested.
Devonere Johnson was arrested after entering a restaurant in Madison’s Capitol Square area with a megaphone and baseball bat, the report said. Videos of the arrest showed Johnson appearing to resist arrest. At least three officers held him down on the ground.
The demonstrations later became violent as protesters smashed windows near the Capitol and pulled down two statues that stood outside the statehouse. A statue of Col. Hans Christian Heg, an abolitionist who died fighting for the Union during the Civil War, was beheaded and thrown into a lake.
Another statue meant as an “allegory of devotion and progress” was also removed from its base.
Investigators believe the women attacked Democratic state Sen. Tim Carpenter during a protest outside the state Capitol on June 23. https://t.co/KHIu0psyJU
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This guy was on their side and they beat him up. https://t.co/m99SYSTw3d
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Violence has been taking place in several liberal-controlled cities across the country in recent months.
President Trump has sent federal agents to quell the violence in Portland and Chicago — but it’s been hard when the liberal leaders are refusing to do anything about the riots and chaos.
Portland Democratic Mayor Ted Wheeler joined a violent demonstration in his city Wednesday night, by his obvious political stunt backfired after “protesters” threw flaming bags of garbage at a federal courthouse.
He was also booed by the crowd before being tear-gassed by federal officers.
Reports surfaced that rioters in Portland barricaded Department of Homeland Security law enforcement officers inside a federal courthouse while attempting to set the building on fire.
Earlier this month, three NYPD officers were violently attacked by “protesters” and left with serious injuries during a “Defund the Police” rally.