New York –-(Ammoland.com)- If New York Democrat Kevin Parker had his way, you would have to turn over your social media and search history to the authorities before your allowed to buy a gun. This requirement is to make sure the buyer isn't a “violent” person.
The question is, would Parker be able to buy a gun because a search into his background shows he might be that same violent person.
Kevin Parker has a history of losing his cool and roughing up people so much so that the courts ordered him to seek anger management counseling.
The courts in the past have put Parker on a 3-year probation after being found guilty to 2 criminal mischief in the third-degree. The incident stems from a May 2009 confrontation with New York Post Photographer William Lopez.
Lopez was covering a story about Parker's home facing foreclosure in his Brooklyn neighborhood. After Lopez took the picture and his flash went off Parker became enraged. He proceeded to chase down and attack Lopez by punching him. Parker then when onto breaking Lopez's expensive camera and attacking Lopez's car.
The police were called to the scene of the scuffle and arrested Parker on charges of felony and misdemeanor criminal mischief, assault and menacing. He was later also charged with attempted grand larceny. The damage Parker did to Lopez's property was more than $1000.
Not only did Lopez lose property in the attack, but Lopez had to seek treatment at the hospital for cuts, bruises, and a broken finger. Parker was able to beat most of the charges by using the “politically motivative charges” defense.
Parker did end up having to pay $672 in restitution to the New York Post for damage to the camera. Parker also had to pay Lopez $1194 for the damage to the photog's car. The courts also ordered Parker to stay away from Lopez.
Parker was facing prison if the jury would have convicted him on all the charges. He did lose his leadership position as majority whip and chair of the Energy Committee in the New York Senate.
This situation wasn't the first time Parker had used his fist in anger. According to NBC New York at the time of the assault Parker had a reputation of resorting to the use of violence when angry.
In September of 2008 campaign aid Lucretia John accused Parker of pushing her causing her $300 glasses to be knocked off her face. John told police that Parker proceeded to stomp on the glasses. John then called the cops on Parker.
Parker confirmed to police that he did push John and crush her glasses below his feet, but insist that John started the fight. AmmoLand News could not determine why the police did not charge Parker.
Even before that incident, Parker had a violent reputation. In Parker was indicted on an assault charge and faced seven years in 2005 for punching a New York City traffic agent in the face. Parker escaped with a mandatory 6-month anger management class.
Parker's anger might have to do with the amount of back taxes and unpaid utility bills he has racked up over the years.
Parker owed over $38,000 in unpaid property tax on two homes in New York City in 2017. When asked about the property tax bill by the New York Post last year Parker joked that he needed to a raise. He also
“I have a very large homeowner constituency. People understand what it’s like to struggle with property taxes, water bills and mortgages,” Parker told the New York Post. “Part of my electoral success is I live in the same circumstances as my constituents. I’m trying to pay my bills and taxes, like them.”
The majority of Parker's constituency is not affluent. Most of the people that he represents do NOT own two homes within New York City. Most DO pay their water bills.
Parker, on the other hand, did not. As of 2017, he owed more than $14,000 in water bills. It appears that Parker has not paid a water bill from 1997 to 2017. AmmoLand was not able to determine if he has paid any of his water bills in 2018.
AmmoLand reached out to Kevin Parker for comment, but he chose not to respond.
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