Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Brent Stafford has filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Peters following his 2012 arrest at the St. Charles County Caucus.
Moments after being acquitted of trespassing, Brent Stafford's lawyer said his client may file a lawsuit against the city of St. Peters. Now, more than nine months after St. Peters Municipal Judge Donald Kohl acquitted Stafford, the Ron Paul-supporter filed suit against the city and a police officer in federal court on Monday. Stafford is claiming false arrest, malicious prosecution and the violation of his Constitutional rights, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Stafford, 45, of O'Fallon, was arrested after things got out of control at a March 2012 St. Charles County GOP caucus. After a rules disagreement, St. Peters Police attempted to clear Francis Howell North High School and close the caucus. Stafford remained in the parking …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
His attorney says, "This issue has not been finally resolved" moments after the county Republican Central Committee member beat a trespassing charge.
After being acquitted of trespassing charges at the March 17 St. Charles County Republican Caucus, Brent Stafford said he felt vindicated, but sorry he had to go through the trial to begin with. “It was not my actions that put me in this position,” said Stafford, a St. Charles County Republican Committee member. “It was the actions of Eugene Dokes and Bryan Spencer that put me in this position. They didn’t follow the rules.” Stafford blames Dokes, St. Charles County Republican Central Committee chairman, and Spencer, a former committee member, with trying to control the caucus’ outcome and prevent a large group of Ron Paul supporters from controlling the meeting. Dokes had said he was trying to be fair to all those who came to the caucus …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
St. Peters judge said the Ron Paul supporter was not given specific order or opportunity to leave the grounds.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
St. Peters Municipal Court Judge Donald Kohl ruled Brent Stafford not guilty of trespassing after the March 17 St. Charles County Republican Caucus at Francis Howell North. Kohl approved a motion for acquittal by defense attorney David Roland, of the Freedom Center of Missouri. Roland cross-examined prosecution witnesses, but had not yet presented defense witnesses. “Those in authority can’t trespass unless they are specifically ordered to leave,” Kohl said while giving his ruling. “And then they have to be given an opportunity to leave.” The St. Charles County Republican Central Committee had rented out the building, and Brent Stafford was a committee member. Roland said the city had not shown that Stafford, a Central Committee member, …
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Ron Paul was the big winner in the St. Charles County Republicans second attempt to hold a caucus.
The Republicans in St. Charles County finally got a chance to have their voices heard at Tuesday's caucus. At the end of the four-hour long caucus the loudest voices belonged to Ron Paul supporters. The Texas congressman picked up a clean sweep at round 2 of the caucus. The pro-Paul slate Constitutional Conservatives picked up the 59 delegates for District 2 and the 88 delegates for District 3. Those delegates will go onto the Congressional District Caucuses on April 21. Paul's slate won the state delegation vote as well. "It was great," said Bryce Steinhoff, Ron Paul County coordinator for St. Charles County. "It was a lot of hard weeks of getting out the vote. It was old fashioned—we went to people's houses, we knocked on doors, we …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
GOP faithful to gather at 7 p.m. on April 10 at the St. Charles County Convention Center.
The St. Charles County Republicans are ready for round two of the caucus process. After the first attempt to caucus ended prematurely, St. Charles County residents will get a second chance at choosing a presidential candidate. The caucus is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, at the St. Charles County Convention Center. The first caucus on St. Patrick's Day, at Francis Howell North High School, went unfinished after a brouhaha between rival candidate supporters. A dispute arose over the use of recording devices. Supporters of Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum bickered and things escalated. At approximately 11 a.m., rules for the event were given to the crowd, which included no videotaping. The crowd became upset with the …
Monday, March 19, 2012
County Republican Central Committee members now are trying to reschedule a caucus to assign delegates for the April 21 Congressional District Convention.
Editor’s note: Part one of this article appeared on Patch.com Monday. The St. Charles County Republican Caucus was disrupted Saturday when the meeting closed with little or no business being acted upon. About 2,500 voters left the meeting at Francis Howell North High School on Saturday afraid they were in danger of being disenfranchised, with no delegates assigned for the Congressional District Conventions coming up April 21. No Video Rule The caucus got off to a rocky start when the temporary chairman Eugene Dokes, announced the rules, including a stipulation that no video recording would be allowed. That brought some angry shouting from the crowd, setting the tone for the rest of the meeting. Some participants ignored the no video rule…
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Republican presidential-hopeful is second candidate to spend time in St. Charles this year.
Ron Paul is expected to address a crowd at Hyland Arena at Lindenwood University March 10, just 7 days before St. Charles County Republicans caucus. Paul will speak at 3 p.m., according to an article posted on Lindenwood University's website. Admission is free and open to the public and people will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Paul will be the second Republican nominee to spend time in St. Charles County in 2012. Republican candidate Rick Santorum, former Senator from Pennsylvania, gave a speech at the St. Charles Community College on Jan. 30 and then returned and spoke to a crowd at St. Charles Convention Center on Feb. 7, the night he won the most votes in Missouri's nonbinding primary contest. The St. Charles County …