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PA Gov. Ed Rendell Implicated in Union Violence Cover-Up

A news report tells the story of a union member who was roughed-up by Teamsters while protesting then-president Clinton. Adding further insult to injury, some Teamsters filed suit against the plaintiff and were apparently helped—and even encouraged—by Governor Rendell: 

A union staffer’s 2002 court declaration asserted that current governor and former Philadelphia mayor Ed Rendell (D) encouraged Teamsters to pursue assault charges against a nonviolent protester, The Bulletin has learned.

Testimony Mr. Rendell offered earlier that year differed markedly from the account. The differing versions emerge from the saga of assault victim Don Adams’s arduous legal battles.
After the Teamsters agreed in March to settle his almost decade-long civil action, Mr. Adams found the justice he received welcome, if incomplete. 
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