This story is making my elbow itch! /hat tip reader who alerted me to the video links at the bottom of this post/
Yesterday 3 South Florida politicians accused of corruption were released from jail. One of them, Beverly Gallagher (the one dressed in red jacket above), a Broward County School Board member, ran from the media her son, and perhaps that’s also her daughter, got in the way to try and help mom escape to the car so she won’t have to answer questions. Like, did she really got paid $12,500 to steer school board business to a certain company?
As they were crossing the street Gallagher’s daughter or daughter in law started things first by hitting the SunSentinel reporter or his camera and then blocked his way so he couldn’t go after Beverly Gallagher. As Gallagher is told to go up a flight of stairs, her son can be seen starting to block news crews from going up under the pretext he dropped his glasses and was looking for them.
As he kept refusing to move looking for the alleged glasses he got into a physical confrontation with WTVJ reporter Steve Litz and a photog who tried to make their way up. At some point Gallagher’s son can be seen shoving one of WTVJ’s photogs causing him to fall backwards from the stairs while holding a heavy camera!
WTVJ’s Steve Litz eventually made his way up along with a photog. As they ran toward the car the woman who hit the SunSentinel camera can be heard threatening everyone she’ll run them over. She was kind enough to flip the camera off as she pulled back.
I hope the stations and the Sun Sentinel won’t be hesitant in pursuing charges against Gallagher’s son and the woman.