Stark handcuffed at Allen rally
Today, blogger and UVA first year law student Mike Stark yet again confronted Senator George Allen at a campaign rally and yet again somebody hit the deck. Only this time, Stark was the one allegedly getting physical, leading Augusta County sheriff’s deputies to put him in handcuffs and haul him off to jail, the Associated Press reports.
At a stop at the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport, Stark approached the senator asking questions about his 1974 arrest records and why Allen didn’t do more to stop the altercation that broke out when Stark confronted Allen at the Omni Hotel on Tuesday. He purportedly did so this time under the auspices of Air America Radio’s “The Young Turks” radio program. In Stark’s attempt to get around the human wall of staffers between himself and Allen, he allegedly knocked over an Allen supporter. This prompted a sheriff’s deputy to grab Stark by the arm and lead him away.
While being escorted out of the room, the AP quotes Stark as telling the deputies, “I’ll own this town.” He was detained and then released without being charged. Stark tells the AP that the Allen supporter with whom he made contact “took a dive.” TheÂ Allen supporter Â in question refused to speak to reporters.