Representative Cynthia McKinney (R) (D-GA) speaks at a news conference with actor Danny Glover (L) and singer Harry Belafonte after she had an altercation with a Capitol Hill police officer earlier in the week in Washington March 31, 2006. McKinney is waiting to learn if she will be charged for apparently striking an officer after she entered a House office building earlier this week unrecognized and did not stop when asked.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: McKinney accuses Capitol Hill cop of racism
Rep. Cynthia McKinney on Friday declared herself the victim of a racist Capitol Hill police officer who her supporters said used excessive force when he stopped her from skirting a security checkpoint earlier this week.
“The whole incident was instigated by the inappropriate touching and stopping of me â€” a female, black congresswoman,” McKinney said at a news conference, abandoning the apologetic tone she struck earlier in the week.
This bitch should be charged with assault and prosecuted. And her colleague, Representative Juanita Millender-McDonald should be prosecuted for obstruction of justice.
AllahPundit over at M/M has MCKINNEY PLAYS THE RACE CARD
Capitol police are considering filing assault charges against the DeKalb County Democrat next week. But her lawyers said she was acting in self-defense when she struck the officer who tried to stop her.
“Cynthia McKinney, like thousands of average Americans across this country, is … a victim of the excessive use of force by law enforcement officials because of how she looks and the color of her skin,” said one of McKinney’s lawyers, James Myart Jr.
Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) speaks at a news conference after an altercation with a Capitol Hill police officer earlier in the week in Washington March 31, 2006. McKinney is waiting to learn if she will be charged for apparently striking an officer after she entered a House office building earlier this week unrecognized and did not stop when asked.
The Capitol police should file the charges and allow this MORON tell it to the judge.
And playing the “RACE CARD” is ludicrous.
But, then again, like Nancy Pelosi said, “It is NO BIG DEAL.”
But police union officials from across the country denounced McKinney’s tactics and said the officer involved â€” not McKinney â€” was the true victim.
“There was no excessive force here,” said Lou Cannon, president of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, which represents Capitol officers. “If she’s trying to turn this into a racial issue, people should ask, ‘Why is she doing this?’ This is an insult to all police officers.”
This is an insult……
McKinney should RESIGN her seat in Congress or the House should throw her ASS out.
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