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Two Women Arrested and Charged With Violent Beating of WI Lawmaker For Taking Photos Of Them Tearing Down A Statue

A Democratic Party state lawmaker in Wisconsin was attacked and brutally beaten by two women for daring to take photos of radical leftist protesters ripping down a statue in the state’s capital.

Ironically, the two statues the leftist radicals toppled represented a strong woman and an abolitionist who died fighting for the Union during the Civil War.

NYP reports – During the protests, attendees toppled Wisconsin’s ‘Forward’ statue, a seven-foot-tall bronze sculpture depicting a woman standing on the prow of a boat. It was made by the artist Jean Pond Miner and was placed near the capitol steps in 1895 — ‘an unusual honor for a woman of her day,’ according to the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Later, the group also dragged away a statue of Col. Christian Heg, an abolitionist who died fighting for the Union during the US Civil war. That statue was thrown into a nearby lake, according to the Journal Sentinel.

Democrat State Sen. Tim Carpenter says he was brutally beaten for the crime of taking video of protesters tearing down the “Forward” statue on his cell phone in Madison, WI.

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Today, two women were arrested and charged in connection with the violent beating of the Democrat lawmaker.

Samantha R. Hamer (left) and Kerida E. O’Reilly Dane County Jail photo

NYP reports- “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 told the newspaper last month.

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 cops 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.

“Thanks to help from the community, the case detective was able to identify the two persons of interest,” police said in a statement. “Both turned themselves in today.”

Monday’s statement did not identify Carpenter by name, but Madison police said a politician reported to cops that he decided to use his phone to capture the protests just before he was assaulted.

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