Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson embarrassed by protester during event

The man who hit Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson in the face with a pie has been formally charged with assault and battery. "He had this shock on his face, and then before I knew it, obviously the two of them were kind of in little bit of a- probably a tussle's the one way to describe it".

Do not hit Kevin Johnson with a pie. "So I made a decision to throw a pie at him".

Thompson had red and blue bruises and a roughly 1-inch line of stitches under his left eye when he spoke to The Associated Press in jail. From jail, Thompson admitted to using coconut cream pie to embarrass the mayor at a public event.

Thompson maintained throughout the interview that he is a nonviolent protester.

"He simply wanted to make a statement", he said of Thompson.

As you can see, Thompson still feels very strongly about his decision to throw the pie in the mayor's face.

FILE -In this June 23, 2014 file photo, Sacramento, Calif., Mayor Kevin Johnson, president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, speaks before a panel discussion about sports and race relations during a conference meeting in Dallas.

"He looked at me for a moment then he started swinging and then a bunch of other people joined in and started swinging on me with him", Thompson said. But such hasn't been the case for ex-NBA All Star Kevin Johnson, who's now the mayor of California's capital, Sacramento.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson reportedly beat the hell out of a guy last night, according to The Hill.

At the time, the decision by Thompson didn't really pay off. "I didn't think it would be like this, but I hope the message spreads far and wide".

Cres Vellucci, who organizes legal support for activists at the National Lawyers Guild in Sacramento, said people in the social justice community are concerned about Thompson's safety and Johnson's physical response.

He said he doesn't believe Johnson has done enough to help the city's homeless.

Thompson is a member of the Occupy Sacramento movement and explained his motives in a jailhouse interview.

  • Leroy Wright