Court Summons Issued For Rand Paul Volunteer Over Fight With Protestor

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In this Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 image taken from video and released by WDRB/Louisville, Lauren Valle seen in red, is held on the ground by supporters of Republican U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul as she tries to confront the candidate, in Lexington Ky., after Paul and Democratic opponent Jack Conway debated. AP Photo/WDRB/Louisville

Police spokeswoman, Sherelle Roberts, said that a court summons is being issued ordering Tim Profitt, a Rand Paul campaign volunteer, to appear before a judge.

Profitt is being summoned for his aggressive altercation with Lauren Valle, a MoveOn.org volunteer. Valle said she was outside the location where the Kentucky senatorial debate  was to be held in order to protest against Paul. She said she wanted to hand him a fake “employee of the month” award. She was then grabbed by Paul supporters and wrestled to the ground, where Profitt then stomped on–and momentarily pinned–her head to the curb with his foot.

Profitt, who has been dropped from Paul’s campaign and banned from future events, said in a statement to the Associated Press that he believes the incident looks worse on film than it was in reality.

The mob-like crowd, the curb and the violence do make the video pretty cringe-worthy to watch. NewsFeed hates to think of what could have happened had this not been in front of police officers and cameras. (via the Associated Press)

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