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N.J. Democratic Official Punches Legally Blind Army Veteran

East Orange, NJ - The chairman of the Essex County Democratic Committee in New Jersey is accused of punching a blind Army veteran following an argument at a polling location during East Orange’s council primary last month.

Video was released purportedly showing Leroy Jones punching 75-year-old Bill Graves, who was volunteering as a poll worker during the incident on primary day, June 2.

“I hear this rumbling, ‘Where the blank is Bill Graves? I’m gonna kick his butt!’” Mr. Graves told a local ABC affiliate. “You can see on the tape it was intentional.”

The suspect, identified by Essex County Prosecutors as Mr. Jones, is seen throwing several punches at Mr. Graves following what appears to be a heated confrontation.

Mr. Graves and his friends said Mr. Jones attacked him because he was backing a political candidate that Mr. Jones did not support.

Mr. Jones, ho



Added: Jul-10-2015 Occurred On: Jun-2-2015
By: JThom
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Other News, Politics, WTF
Tags: punch, assualt, polls, politics, new jersey, legally blind, veteran
Location: East Orange, New Jersey, United States (load item map)
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