NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED
A radical Native rights activist who participated in the occupation of the legal meeting of legislators in Wasilla on Wednesday is now claiming that she was assaulted by not only the mayor of Wasilla, but the House Minority Press Secretary. They touched her arm without her permission as she attempted to sit in a legislator’s seat without permission.
Her account of victimization has made national news and has been relayed as far away as the complicit Democrat organ, the New York Times.
In fact, the woman was barely touched as officials attempted to convince her to not trespass and occupy the seats of elected officials.
The narrative, however, has fascinated the media and plays into the overall picture of Wasillans and Republicans as violent people.
Zach Freeman, press secretary who is the unfortunate target of activist Haliehana Stepetin, said the activists had the advantage of surprise, and “In the moment, no one knew if the individuals were planning to harm members of the legislature. I was impressed with the way our legislators and members of the audience remained calm and maintained decorum while facing yesterday’s attempted hostile takeover of an official government meeting.”
Haliehana told the mainstream media that she plans to seek a public apology from Mayor Bert Cottle.
The AP report was quick to point out that in video, Cottle “gripped” the woman’s arm for five seconds, while Freeman barely touched her arm. The report goes on to remind readers that Wasilla is the home of Sarah Palin, former governor and former vice presidential candidate.
As for Cottle, no good deed goes unpunished with the Left, as Cottle had not given direction to Wasilla police to arrest the protesters, but allowed them to take over the meeting and prevent elected officials from conducting business.
It’s almost as if it the Occupy Wasilla group planned to provoke an encounter where they could file charges against the host.