by David Safier
The Arizona Guardian (subscription only) has an article about Frank Antenori going ballistic on a police officer who testified against an Antenori bill, SB1313, which " would have widen street intersections and, according to Anternori, would have reduced the number of drivers caught running red lights by cameras."
The man who wants to replace former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords flipped his lid Thursday and cussed out a Phoenix police officer who helped kill one of his proposed laws, according to numerous eyewitnesses at the Capitol.
Sen. Frank Antenori accused veteran Phoenix police officer, Walter Olsen, of lying to a House committee and later described the law enforcement officer as a,"six-foot-four 250-pound crybaby."
Several witnesses at the Capitol said Antenori was swearing loudly as he pointed his finger at Olsen. Antenori said he can't remember using foul language but admitted, "I was very upset and I raised my voice but I never touched the guy"
"Trust me, if I assaulted him he'd know it," said Antenori who is a former member of the U.S. Army's Special Forces. "I can't help that a six-foot-four 250-pound crybaby felt intimidated by a little legislator."
Antenori said Olsen isn't qualified to [testify and] accused him of, "being a shill for Redflex." Redflex Traffic Syatems is the company that operates many of the photo enforcement cameras used throughout the state.
Looks like someone made "Don't make me angry" Frank angry.
Frank wants your vote for Gabby's CD-8 seat. A word of warning: if you decide to vote for someone else, you'd best not tell Frank. Who knows what he'll do.