After walking into a meeting with Indianapolis Star editorial writers, calling her Republican opponent a wife beater, dropping off a copy of the police report and then walking away, Carson now tells WTHR-TV she really didn't mean to bring up Eric Dickerson's domestic violence record. WTHR reports:
Congresswoman Julia Carson says she didn't mean to bring domestic violence into the upcoming campaign when she mentioned her opponent's 1991 arrest to the Indianapolis Star editorial board.
"I don't know that it makes him unfit, because there are others who serve in Congress," said Carson .
Carson considers domestic violence a significant issue, saying her mother was a victim of abuse.
WTHR notes that it has been unable to confirm the incident reported in the police report with the responding officers, one of whom is FOP President Vince Huber. Would Rep. Carson care to share with us the names of the other wife beaters serving in Congress with her? I'm sure they will be pleased with her disclosure, as if Congress' reputation wasn't already bad enough.
UPDATE: Abdul Hakim-Shabazz has interviewed Vince Huber. Huber does not remember the arrest. Abdul writes, "In a phone conversation Wednesday night, Huber told me that the only way he would remember something from that long ago would be if there was something that occurred during the incident that stood out, such as a stand off, severe injury or very bizarre behavior by the abuser or victim." Huber nonetheless sticks by the report because he never writes anything untruthful in a police report--only what he's told by the parties. That's the best news the Dickerson camp could have expected to hear from Huber. Abdul adds, "I find it rather ironic that the same people who complain about the criminal justice system and how unfair it is to young Black men who have been convicted of a crime are so quick to throw an older Black man under the bus for a crime he was never convicted [of]."