A video has been released which appears to show New Jersey’s Essex County Democrat Committee chairman Leroy Jones punching a 75-year-old blind Army veteran in the face.
The incident allegedly took place in June while the Army vet, Bill Graves, worked as a poll watcher during the East Orange’s council primary in June. Graves is totally blind in one eye and legally blind in the other.
According to ABC 7, the apparent punch followed an argument allegedly resulting from the fact “that Graves had been backing a candidate Jones was not.” The elderly Graves said he could hear someone yelling, “Where the blank is Bill Graves? I’m gonna kick his butt!” And then the encounter took place.
After the incident, Jones was “charged with a misdemeanor,” but Graves wants heavier charges.
Graves claims the vision that remained in his one eye is even worse following the apparent attack.
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