State Senator Kevin Parker Up on Felony Charges for Camera Smash

parkerk.jpgA few weeks back Brooklyn state senator Kevin Parker pleaded not guilty to charges related to his unfriendly encounter with a New York Post photographer, but the Brooklyn D.A.'s office has just upped the ante by bringing second- and third-degree assault charges against him -- felonies that could get Parker up to seven years in prison. The cameraman claims that Parker, incensed that the shutterbug was staking out his home, broke his camera and was not too nice to his car, either. While noticably wittier than today's other senatorial crime news subject, Hiram Monserrate, Parker has the longer rap sheet, having punched a traffic cop back in 2005. Parker allegedly yelled at a security guard a few days before he encountered the Post photographer.

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