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City Councilwoman Accused of Battery
LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2006 - An LAPD investigation was under way today into a claim by a security guard at a hotel near LAX that he was struck and injured by Councilwoman Janice Hahn during a demonstration by workers last week. The allegations could constitute a misdemeanor battery case, but no conclusion has been reached yet about whether to refer the case to prosecutors, LAPD Lt. Paul Vernon told the Los Angeles Times.
Hahn, who has denied the allegations by security guard Almical Sanchez, said any contact occurred as she was trying to maintain her balance while a crowd pushed from behind.
The incident occurred at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport Hotel Friday during a demonstration by workers suspended the day before for gathering without permission in an employee cafeteria amid dissension over a colleague's suspension.
Originally quoted by Yumi
The whole reason I found this board was a new co-worker was talking to me about politics in America and I did not know what they were talking about, it wasn't on TV news. She told me about this site but to watch out for certain topics. Anything that makes a republican look bad will either get you pegged a terrorist or nonpatriotic. Thankfully I am not a native so not worried about being called nonpatriotic but terrorist? It might make it hard for me to go home when I am called back.
Is this one of them? Where the republicans will either attack you or ignore you because it makes them look bad?
She does not look crazy, maybe she had a reason to hit the guard. It does not give you her side of the story, he could have grabbed her derrière and she hit him for it.