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While campaigning for Supervisor on Saturday in the Century Oaks neighborhood, Kathy Smith was assaulted. Pamela Ichord, 58 was arrested and charged with simple assault. In a police email their spokesman, Capt. Ed O’Carroll said,[read_more]
“For an unknown reason, the homeowner became angry and blamed the candidate for various neighborhood issues,” O’Carroll wrote. “As the candidate turned to leave, she was pushed from behind which caused her to fall to the ground. As the candidate attempted to call 911, the clipboard she was holding was knocked from her hand and her phone grabbed and thrown into the yard. The candidate retrieved her cell phone, fled and called 911. The candidate was treated by rescue for non life-threatening injuries at the scene.”
Kathy Smith said her attacker was upset because of a school boundary change that Smith supported in 2008 which resulted in Ichord having two children in two different high schools. Apparently Ichord can hold a grudge and took it out on Mrs. Smith when she knocked on her door to introduce herself as a candidate for Supervisor. Smith said,
“I was yelling for help for what felt like an eternity”
A passerby interrupted the assault and Mrs. Smith escaped to her car and called the police. She was treated at the scene for minor injuries.
Kathy Smith is running for Supervisor in the Sully district of Fairfax County against Republican John Guevara. When Guevara learned of the assault on Mrs. Smith he called her to offer his concern and support.
UPDATE: Making this story even more bizarre, Pamela Ichord and her husband are very strong Democrats who never miss voting for a Democrat. Her husband, Robert F. Ichord is an Obama appointee at the State Department. Reading between the very bureaucrat lines of his biography it appears he tells foreign governments how to convert to using more green energy. One might ask, why is the State Department promoting Obama’s ridiculous energy policies to other countries around the world? Are they running out of ways to waste our money? Does the State Department have nothing better to do?
More information on the assault here.
Despite some protesting comments here, left-wing Democrats do tend to be violent. The litany is a long one: They shout down speakers, destroy anti-abortions displays, steal entire editions of college newspapers containing comment with which they disagree; signers of Proposition 8 in California were harassed at home and at work.
Believing that they possess the moral high ground, the end obviously justifies the means.
This is terrible, but has nothing to do with political affiliation of the assailant. Again shoddy work by Jeanine.
Hey, genius, it’s relevant to point out that attacker was a fellow wild-eyed lefty and not a Republican supporter of her opponent. Again, shoddy commenting from an anony-troll.
However, the job held by her husband and the part ending in “Does the State Department have nothing better to do?” is completely irrelevant. That’s shoddy Jeanine at her best… or worst.
I been yelled at twice while knocking doors, but I’ve never been assaulted. This is insane…
Yes it is, it’s terrible.
Virginia Code § 18.2-57 seems to agree!
The strange thing about § 18.2-57 is that it has harsher penalties for assault against fire fighters, prison staff, teachers, even health care workers, but not against politicians.
Politics is a contact sport after all.