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Luna Cronin City Club Debate Video Discloses Battery
Update 10/5: Thanks to swingitjack, we have an edited version disclosing the actual physical altercation at the debate. I've placed it up top and bumped the whole debate below the jump and encourage everyone to watch when they get time.
first half of [edited segment disclosing the physical altercation between the advocates at] the Luna Cronin City Club debate regarding the controversial Luna school reform legislation. Please observe the 28:20 0:44 mark and the Luna Cronin exchange that the media was anxious to question them about afterwards. At 28:29 0:48 Luna's second grab was clearly done with animosity. Popkey chronicles the event as follows.
Rep. Brian Cronin says Superintendent Tom Luna “forcefully” grabbed his arm, spilling a glass of water, and swore at him during Tuesday’s forum.
After the event, Luna said he complained that Cronin used “a lot of personal attacks” in his opening speech.
Luna grabbed Cronin immediately after he sat down, and Cronin said Luna pungently expressed his displeasure with Cronin’s remarks: “It was vulgar.”
Pressed to elaborate, Cronin said, “He said, ‘That’s the biggest bunch of bull---- I ever heard. I can’t believe you said that.’ ”
Asked if he used vulgarity, Luna said, “No. No. I’m just not going to go there because you will not report this fairly. We had a private conversation. I’ll leave it at that.
In Idaho, a battery is defined as any "[a]ctual, intentional and unlawful touching or striking of another person against the will of the other...." Idaho Code section 18-903(b). No word on whether criminal charges will ensue.
Part two is as follows.