Monday, April 25, 2016

Attorney general candidate ads get tough down the stretch in Pennsylvania

APRIL 25, 2016 KATIE COLANERI- Newsworks

The case of a black man who was assaulted at a Pittsburgh train station last year is the subject of a new TV ad attacking Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala, a Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania Attorney General in Tuesday's primary.

The 60-second commercial, paid for by Josh Shapiro's campaign, includes local television news coverage of the incident, which was caught on surveillance video.

Last week, Ryan Kyle, the white man who threw Kevin Lockett, a black man, off the train platform onto the tracks and then beat him about his head, was sentenced to three-to-six years in prison. Four other men who stood by during the attack got plea deals and were sentenced to probation and community service. Read more here:

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