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Rand Paul Protestor Previously Arrested For Vandalizing Ship At Fourchon


Before last night’s U.S. Senate campaign debate in Kentucky between Rand Paul and Jack Conway, a fracas ensued when a left-wing activist approached Paul wearing a blond wig and carrying an anti-Paul sign. The activist accosted the Republican candidate, upon which she was wrestled to the ground and had her head stepped on by some overzealous and hypersensitive Paul supporters.

Interestingly enough, the activist – whose name is Lauren Valle – seems to have spent some time in Louisiana earlier this year. And Valle picked up a citation for rather uncivil conduct during her stay in the Sportsman’s Paradise.

Per the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office:

Monday, May 24, 2010
Activists Face Felony Charges – Sgt. Lesley Hill Peters

Sheriff Craig Webre and Harbor Police Chief John Callais announced the arrest of seven Greenpeace activists in Port Fourchon. A complaint came in at approximately 12:45 PM stating the seven had boarded a vessel at Port Fourchon and painted messages with an unknown substance on different areas of the ship. The messages were directed to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. A representative for Salazar was at Port Fourchon this morning while other dignitaries congregated in Galliano with Secretary Salazar and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano regarding the ongoing oil spill impacting the Louisiana coastline. Those arrested were:

• Lindsey Renee Allen (W/F, DOB 9/3/81, 149 Clayton Circle, Vacaville, CA)
Lauren Valle (W/F, DOB 5/4/87, 415 Shorewood Drive East, Falmouth, MA)
• Emma Cassidy (W/F, DOB 6/4/85, 3653 13th St. Northwest, Washington, DC)
• David Pomerantz (W/M, DOB 8/23/85, 45 Beechwood Road, Irvington, NY)
• Georgia F. Hirsty (W/F, DOB 3/19/85, 1114 F Street, Northeast, Washington, DC)
• Scott Cardiff (W/M, DOB 6/9/77, 1215 Quincy Street Northwest, Washington, DC)
• Paul Kelley (W/M, DOB 2/20/84, 1114 F Street Northeast Apt 103, Washington, DC)

The seven had been seen in the area for the past week and had been repeatedly warned by law enforcement not to hamper clean up operations and not to trespass. Greenpeace is known for pre-planning and coordinating similar protests to bring attention to environmental issues. Pictures of the vandalism appeared on the Greenpeace website within minutes of the arrest of the activists.

All seven will be transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where they will be booked with unauthorized entry of a critical infrastructure (R.S. 14:62.3) and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling (R.S. 14:62.3). The New Orleans Joint Terrorism Taskforce is reviewing today’s incident and all seven could face additional charges.

(Hat tip: Robert Stacy McCain, via Gateway Pundit)

Valle, it seems, has been involved in separate incidents involving both Greenpeace and MoveOn.org. That’s a good indication she’s a member of the Professional Left. The purpose of her presence at the Paul-Conway debate, in fact, was to present Paul with an “employee of the month award” from Republicorp, a fictional company created by MoveOn.org in an attempt to dramatize how the GOP has merged with American corporate interests. The New York Daily News reports Valle, a 23-year old Columbia religion graduate, was hired by MoveOn.org for three weeks to work on the “Republicorp” project in Kentucky; it can only be assumed her role was to follow Paul around and attempt to embarrass him.

The “Republicorp” project has attempted to embarrass other GOP figures, like for example Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal as he visited Wisconsin in support of senate candidate Ron Johnson:

The scene outside the debate was described as chaotic, and Valle was one of several protestors who were described as disruptive at the event.

Which does not excuse the men responsible for wrestling her to the ground and using a foot to pin her head to the pavement. They gave Valle precisely the publicity she was looking for.

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19 Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wonder if lawless, radical Lauren Valle/or cohorts were involved in the brutal, violent assault on the Republican couple, Allee Bautsch/Joe Brown, who left a fund raiser at Brennan’s in the NOLA French Quarter on April 9, 2010..

    Anarchist protesters outside the event on Royal Street (see youtube vid.) are suspected by the NOPD. Was Valle/company in NOLA at this time? The victims were taken to hospital with a broken leg (the female), cuts, etc.. Where is the Dept. of Just-US & MSM on this vicious attack by political radicals? See Story at Big Gov:http://biggovernment.com/jhoft/2010/04/18/allee-bautschs-mother-speaks-out-says-daughter-was-attacked-by-leftist-political-protesters/

  2. Be willing to get your butt whipped if you attempt this kinda crap….

  3. Pjsmoov says:

    Be prepared to be beaten if you protest? Is that what’s become of our democracy and republican form of government?. And to suggest that stomping on the head of a defenseless women lying flat on her face is simply a sign of being “overzealous” or “hypersensitive” is absurd. It was thuggish behavior and the perpetrator should be prosecuted. Fortunately, the Paul campaign has distanced itself from the thug.

    And before you jump to conclusions about me, I like Rand Paul and I also supported his dad in the last presidential election. It’s best to simply ignore the moveon.org lefties rather than attack them like a bunch of SEIU goons. Pointing out left-wing violence hardly justifies violence from the right. Win the battle of ideas instead of turning politics into an MMA contest. Leave violence to the far left and fascists on the right.

    • Hotrodster7 says:

      C’mon, you mean if you had the chance to step on this biotches head, you’d pass it up?

    • RickMcQ says:

      No one is saying that everyone should be prepared to be beaten if they protest. Anyone who rushes a candidate’s vehicle and starts shoving a sign through the open window might just anticipate a vigorous reaction from nearby supports or security though. No one should be beaten, of course, but one head stomp (or shoulder stomp, or whatever) does not a beating make. We hope that protesters ans supporters – and even posters here – would all use reasonable restraint.

  4. Swampsmoke says:

    If these idiots were arrested what was their bail. When will they be prosecuted it is a little past pea picking time but we have plenty of road trash they could pick up for a month or two. To many of these nut cases are getting away with just a small fine they have been know to really hurt people. Jail would give them a reality check

  5. kansas says:

    415 Shorewood Drive East, Falmouth, MA looks like a vacant lot on Google Earth.

  6. umm says:

    that if it wasnt all a setup to start with..crazy

  7. NCchik says:

    The woman wore a hooded sweatshirt and a blonde wig. What if she had been carrying a gun or sack of sh-t as the left has been known to do. As a woman if you behave that way toward a public figure, you have to expect that kind of treatment. Too rough? I don’t think so. Obviously the MSM has never seen 2 drunk chicks fighting.

  8. Governor51 says:

    I’ve seen head stomps. That wasn’t a head stomp.

    • Donna Fallis says:

      I didn’t think it seemed to all that rough either. If it had been an elected politician, she could have been shot. She’s probably lucky they stopped her before she did do something that she couldn’t apologize for…like a liberal ever apologizes.

  9. paul says:

    it was obvious that she was expecting and indeed hoping for this kind of reaction… she didn’t appear the least bit frazzeled by the event.. getting knocked to the ground and then stepped on seemed like something that she has been used to in her past….I think the Rand bunch used poor judgement and should have their hand slapped, and she should be prosecuted for disturbing the peace .. the far left truly are nuts.. and have no real place in America as the majority are 100% against all that they stand for.. well maybe the whale issue may be an exception

  10. Donna Fallis says:

    Sort of thought there was more to this story than was getting told…hm, now we know.

  11. Meofcourse77 says:

    Anyone know where her camera person was when this went down? I mean, she was there to have a pic with Paul, so she had to have some one take the pic, right?

  12. ThomNJ says:

    The guy stepping on her was flat out wrong – while I might want to stomp the crap out of lefties, we just cannot play into their hands. The idjits on the left are having a field day with this incident – even though they must have hoped for even more physical damage to this woman – I think that even the guy who tried to hold her and then tripped with her and went down was wrong to grab her. It was okay to push her away from the vehicle, but then she should have been blocked and the police called. We have to be smarter than this. Don’t get me wrong, I am fully sick and tired of being made out to be the bad guys and extremist Tea Partier, but let’s kick their asses at the ballot box first. If they cheat us there and we can prove it…then other means may become necessary……the frustration and anger certainly is there in all of us.

    • RickMcQ says:

      I believe that the grab and takedown were performed to protect the candidate. It’s easy in hindsight to know that there was no firearm, but at the time one must assume the worst.

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