Darius J. Brown


Democrats respect women. Sometimes, however, respect must be shown with a good punch to the face — at least, that seems to be what Democrat Delaware state lawmaker Darius J. Brown thinks. Brown was arrested after he got into an altercation at a restaurant in Talleyville. The Democrat lawmaker is accused of punching a woman in the face — over a social media post.

Delaware Online has the details on the altercation, which included a dramatic throwing of a glass of water:

Delaware State Police were called to Taverna Rustic Italian Restaurant on Silverside Road just before 6:30 p.m. for reports of a “domestic altercation.”

When troopers arrived, a 44-year-old woman said she and Sen. Darius Brown, D-Wilmington, were arguing about a social media post when he punched her. He then threw the water glass, which “broke into pieces,” police said.

Brown left the restaurant before troopers arrived. The woman “sustained some redness to the side of her face but did not require any medical attention,” police said.

Brown, who was elected in 2018 and serves at the state Senate Judiciary Committee chair, has spent his career attacking law enforcement and supporting criminals — and racking up massive tax debts. In 2018, the IRS hit him with a more than $50,000 federal tax lien for unpaid taxes between 2012 and 2016. He was swiftly hit with another complaint for an additional nearly $10,000 in unpaid state taxes.

Brown was charged with offensive touching and disorderly conduct after punching the lady with whom he argued at the restaurant. It appears as though this may have political consequences, as well.

Delaware Senate President Pro Tempore Dave Sokola says Brown’s actions “are serious and in direct conflict with the values of the Delaware Senate Democratic Caucus.”

“However, a presumption of innocence is one of the most sacred principles in the American criminal justice system,” Sokola says. “I will carefully consider whether any formal actions are warranted in the coming days as we learn more about this incident.”

It’s unclear if Brown will actually pay the price for his actions, but he’s exactly what we have come to expect from Democrats — a violent loser who refuses to pay his taxes and lives off the hard work of Americans.