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Cynthia McKinney to be arrested!

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posted on Mar, 29 2006 @ 05:27 PM
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Democrat Cynthia McKinney is to be arrested for assaulting a Police Officer.

From the Drudge Report:




Congresswoman McKinney Punches Police Officer... MORE... Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) punched a U.S. Capitol Police officer today after he mistakenly pursued her for failing to pass through a metal detector, HOTLINE reports... The entire incident is on tape. The cop is pressing charges and the USCP are waiting until Congress adjourns to arrest her, a source claims... Developing...


I always thought this lady was crazy. She is the one that got upset because Hurricanes never had "black" sounding names, and wanted in introduce legislation to change that.

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[edit on 29-3-2006 by Benevolent Heretic]




posted on Mar, 30 2006 @ 04:41 AM
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Oh, she's totally crazy. That's why I love her. She's a great example as to what the House of Representatives should be.

Regular people.



posted on Mar, 31 2006 @ 10:30 AM
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Go about your business...nothing to see here...McKinney is a Democrat...not a big deal.

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"I would not make a big deal of this," said Pelosi, D-Calif.





Ron Bonjean, spokesman for House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., responded: "How many officers would have to be punched before it becomes a big deal?"


What would have been the response to this attack, if the attacker had been a Republican? I got a good feeling this would have been another "Bush Scandal" no matter who the Republican would have been.



posted on Mar, 31 2006 @ 05:11 PM
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Now McKinney is being described as the "victim" in this case that nobody cares about because she is a Democrat.

www.breitbart.com...




A lawyer for Rep. Cynthia McKinney, the Georgia congresswoman who had an altercation with a Capitol Police officer, says she was "just a victim of being in Congress while black."





Members of Congress wear identifying lapel pins and routinely are waved into buildings without undergoing security checks. McKinney was not wearing her pin at the time, and the officer apparently did not recognize her, she has said.





Several Capitol Police officials have said the officer involved asked McKinney three times to stop. When she did not, he placed a hand on her and she hit him, they said.


Even though McKinney, broke the rules and threatened National Security, she and her lawyer are planning to turn this into a race thing. I wonder if the Capital Police Officer was black?

Nevermind...because since Mckinney is not a Republican, this is not a big deal.



posted on Mar, 31 2006 @ 05:29 PM
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Congress: Sanity Optional


Originally posted by RANT
Oh, she's totally crazy. That's why I love her.

Same here.

I used to resent her Lyndon LaRouche-style diatribes, but after I became an ATSer, I realized she would fit right in here.

Gotta love that!


Now if those pesky Jews don't get her and she can keep from abusing the help, I imagine she'll be free to preach the "alternative agenda" from her bully pulpit for years to come.



posted on Apr, 1 2006 @ 01:40 AM
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Oh yeah, she's real "regular people". Doesn't wear her ID pin and evades the metal detector, thus causing a security concern for all present. Refuses to stop after being asked 3 times by security. Becomes physically abusive when security puts his hand on her shoulder.

Isn't she cute? Congress needs more self-centered, immature members like her! We'll just have to make sure that the security guards/babysitters are trained to accept these special bundles of joy for what they are.



by Majic
I used to resent her Lyndon LaRouche-style diatribes, but after I became an ATSer, I realized she would fit right in here.

Well, she's a Democrat/Progressive, so that certainly helps. She'd be an instant mod or super-mod.



posted on Apr, 1 2006 @ 03:20 AM
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It would be nice to laugh at poor, Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) because she's a democrat and a "liberal", wouldn't it? And the laughs get louder after hearing it from the Drudge's mouth. I think it's a little disconcerting to make Ms. McKinney the "bad gal" before the entire story is through. I say give her the benefit of the doubt.

After reading your posts, I decided to go past Drudge and look at what other reporters have mentioned about the story. And several interesting things came up in the April 1, 2006 Washington Post. You can read McKinney Says Officer Started Scuffle; Police Consider Charges for yourself.

1: Was it a scuffle or a poking of the cell phone?

Capitol Police plan to meet next week to discuss possibly filing charges against the six-term Georgia representative, who scuffled with the officer in the incident. The unidentified officer wants to press assault charges against McKinney, who allegedly poked him with her cellphone Wednesday morning as she tried to bypass a metal detector while walking into a House office building, said Capitol Police sources familiar with the incident. Members of Congress are not required to pass through such magnetometers.


2:What did the officer do to McKinney?

But the officer failed to recognize McKinney, a Democrat, who was not wearing a lapel pin given to members of Congress to help identify them. He tried to grab her as she walked past him, police said. McKinney was eventually allowed to proceed to a meeting.


3:Has This Happened to McKinney before?

McKinney staff members said she had not been recognized at least once before as a member of Congress. Her office released a video from a documentary that shows a white officer demanding identification from her as she entered the Capitol grounds with a film crew upon her return to Congress in 2005.


I know that it is easier to blame Ms. McKinney because she didn't wear her pin. And you might laugh this off as the fact that the excuse she uses is "racial profiling". And of course, the cop shouted three times for her to stop. But she probably felt that she didn't have to stop because she was a member of Congress. And the cop grabbed her because he probably perceived the old racial stereotype of connecting blackness and crime. Just maybe.

But we don't know because all of the details of the case are still being investigated. And then, we can see whether Ms. McKinney or "the unidentified cop" deserved condemnation or praise.

But before you break out that bottle of bubbly and toast the U.S. Capital Police, read this story from Time.com about the night of the SOTU. Oh no, it's not a Sheehan and Young story. It's the story of an Indian-American business man and invited guest of Alcee Hastings (D.-Fl), who was also escorted out because he was "suspected of being a terrorist". This article was printed on February 2, 2006.You can read the entire story here. But I would like to highlight the story for you to read about people of color and the U.S. Capitol Police:


But on the same evening that President Bush was lauding democracy and freedom, there was one other person in attendance whose rights were infringed upon. The man, who did not want his identity revealed after the disturbing incident, was a personal guest of Florida Democrat Alcee Hastings. He is a prominent businessman from Broward County, Florida, who works with the Department of Defense—and has a security clearance. After sitting in the gallery for the entire speech, he was surrounded by about ten law enforcement officers as he exited the chamber and whisked away to a room in the Capitol.

For close to an hour the man, who was born in India but is an American citizen, was questioned by the police, who thought he resembled someone on a Secret Service photo watch list, according to Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer. Eventually, the police realized it was a case of mistaken identity and let him go. Gainer has assured Hastings that the Capitol Police, Secret Service and FBI will investigate why the man was detained for so long, and try to "sharpen our procedures." But the man was "very, very scared" by the incident, says Fred Turner, a spokesperson for Hastings. On Tuesday night, he told the congressman that the experience was "maybe just the price of being brown in America," Turner says.


Is this man's experience laughable too?





[edit on 1-4-2006 by ceci2006]



posted on Apr, 1 2006 @ 09:52 AM
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Originally posted by ceci2006
It would be nice to laugh at poor, Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.) because she's a democrat and a "liberal", wouldn't it?

ceci, the fact that she is black and a democrat is not something that was played up by the press. It was Ms. McKinney herself who suggested that the reasons she was stopped was because she was a black female.

Why bring these racial overtones into the discussion? I know why Ms. McKinney is doing it - it is an attempt to deflect the issue away from her wrongdoing by creating an alternate (non) issue.



McKinney Says Officer Started Scuffle; Police Consider Charges

Of course that's what she would say. She seems to think she is too special to follow the rules.



2:What did the officer do to McKinney?

But the officer failed to recognize McKinney, a Democrat, who was not wearing a lapel pin given to members of Congress to help identify them.

It is not his responsibility to recognize her. It would be poor policy to allow entrance based on facial recognition alone.



3:Has This Happened to McKinney before?

McKinney staff members said she had not been recognized at least once before as a member of Congress. Her office released a video from a documentary that shows a white officer demanding identification from her as she entered the Capitol grounds with a film crew upon her return to Congress in 2005.

Now, what reason is there for bring out the fact that the officer was white?


I know that it is easier to blame Ms. McKinney because she didn't wear her pin. And you might laugh this off as the fact that the excuse she uses is "racial profiling". And of course, the cop shouted three times for her to stop. But she probably felt that she didn't have to stop because she was a member of Congress. And the cop grabbed her because he probably perceived the old racial stereotype of connecting blackness and crime. Just maybe.

Well, she was wrong on both counts. She should know better. She is setting a lousy role model for young people with her attitude.


But before you break out that bottle of bubbly and toast the U.S. Capital Police, read this story from Time.com about the night of the SOTU.

First of all, you've got the wrong impression about my feelings over this. I'm not breaking out the bubbly.

I am, however, a big advocate of personal responsibility. People need to take responsibilty for their actions and stop using excuses when they are caught, stop blaming everyone else but themself.

Ask yourself, what was the root cause of this overblown fiasco? What was the one thing that could have prevented this waste of time and taxpayer dollars? The answer is obvious: Cynthia McKinney could have followed the rules.

As for what will happen to her as a result of this, she'll probably get nothing more than a reprimand. Which she will promptly ignore, and then she'll return to the cheers of her minions as a conquering heroine.

[edit on 1-4-2006 by jsobecky]



posted on Apr, 1 2006 @ 04:19 PM
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jsobecky,

I hope you don't think that I was solely directing my post to you because I wasn't. I'm sorry that you thought that I was only responding to your answers. Please accept my apologies for thinking such. I understand what you were saying. I know for Ms. McKinney's part that she didn't wear her pin and in essence, was not following the rules. However, I still would like to propose that we do not know the entire story yet. And until the Atty Gen. decides to press charges against her or the cop's lawsuit goes through, I will reserve judgement to see who was right in this case. So, please feel secure that I'm not accusing you of anything. I just wanted to say that there was two sides to every story. And before people start burning others at the stake, allow the evidence to make the difference.

And, when I was taught to use "critical thinking", you consider all parameters of the case. Racial or non-racial, these factors need to be fairly examined too.

I was more ticked off by these statements:


Originally quoted by carseller4
I always thought this lady was crazy. She is the one that got upset because Hurricanes never had "black" sounding names, and wanted in introduce legislation to change that.



Originally quoted by carseller4
Even though McKinney, broke the rules and threatened National Security, she and her lawyer are planning to turn this into a race thing. I wonder if the Capital Police Officer was black?


The problem with carseller4's statements is that they exaggerate the issue. Ms. McKinney may have broken the rules, but she hardly threatened National Security. And surely, she might have overreacted, but that hardly institutes insanity. Did the cop think (whether he was black or white) that she looked like a terrorist? And he may not have recognized her. Carseller4's replies in itself reflects the cynicism that happens whenever the "race card" is played. The problem is that racial profiling happens.

So, I was not the first to mention race in this thread. Carseller4 did. I merely responded to his comments that he thought that the congresswoman and her lawyer is going to turn this into [*sarcasm* on] just another one of those "race things" [*sarcasm* off]. By the very virtue of carseller4's statement, tells me that every time one of those "race things" come up, it sounds like "whining" by people of color. I just wonder if he would think it was whining if someone complains of "reverse racism"? Is that playing the "race card" as well--especially when talking about "quotas"?

With that being said, I too believe in personal responsibility. And I also believe that when dealing with authorities, you deal with them in a dignified manner. Clearly what Ms. McKinney and the cop did for their parts, was not. And to know that it happened to the congresswoman before--pin or no pin--places this subject entirely on another context. And to add the escorting of the Indian American businessman out of the SOTU address also brings another level to this discussion. So, it is hard to say whether who is right or wrong in this case.

I am just waiting until the entire matter is settled. If Ms. McKinney deserves it, so be it. But if the cop deserves it as well, so be it. But it is hard ignore the past deeds of the U.S. Capitol cops.

That is all I was trying to say. I just wanted to introduce new evidence into the thread that might get people to stay open-minded until all the facts were in. Know that I respect your ideas and posts, jsobecky. And I did not mean to hurt your feelings by what I posted.

Ceci










[edit on 1-4-2006 by ceci2006]



posted on Apr, 1 2006 @ 04:37 PM
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Oh, I was hoping that name would just fade away and radiate to parts unknown, but I see that it just won't.

I got so tired of reading about Ms. Insano's hypocrisies and emotional lunacies a LONG time ago.

Yeah, there are those nuts who are a scream, but then, there are those others, like this one, who are just too embarrassing to watch.

All I can say is, "Bless her heart".



posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 07:42 PM
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Here I go. Trying to weigh in. Why dont I ever learn to stay away from hot issues like this?

I believe the officer (not security guard) is guilty of doing his job while in uniform.

Have we forgotten that two of those US Capitol Police gave their lives defending these senators back in the 1990's?

Is it really the job of the capitol police to memorize the face of every moron that refuses to show ID?

Here how I think the situation should be handled. From here on out, EVERY senator gets ID'ed and must go through the metal detector. The folks in house in reps doesnt have to deal with this policy change. Its only for the senators. All 100 of them.

And just for Cynthia, there should be a black female officer of the same political ilk as Condi Rice. This black female officer candidate should be mean, big, ugly, and hard core.

I can dream.

But I think I know how this went down.

"Ma`am."
Walk walk walk
"Ma'am, stop!"
Walk walk walk
"Hey, Capitol Police. (places hand on shoulder) I said STOP!"
poke

The officer didnt cuff her on the spot so he obviously was going to let it go. Until she ran to the first camera she could find and starting "suggesting" racism. Again. And then called all the usual celebrities. And she called the NOW. And she called the NAACP.

So here is this officer seeing this avalanche of publicity headed toward him. And remembering that two of his own gave their lives for these 100 pukes, he changed his mind and filed charges.

She wanted a war. She got it. Now she's complaining that he is fighting back.

Now she is having him investigated for "assualting" her. ppttt Pathetic.

Remember that the next time the police stop you.

1. Ignore them.
2. When they touch you, scream out racism or sexism or whatever your favorite -ism is.

Actually, that wont work. Because if WE ignore the police, we're on the ground with heels on our backside and guns pointed at us.

Hey, one time at band camp, I was watching an episode of Cops. And this one white police officer , he like arrested another white guy. I guess that cop didnt get the memo.

I would say PEACE but thats a past tense word.

If there was still such a thing as a REAL republican, they would already be suggesting that if she is found guilty, she will be impeached.

But there arent any real republicans anymore. And there arent any real democrats either. In the 1800's there was a political party called the republican-democrats. I dont know why but that party split into two. Looks like their back together to me.

One political party; the Republican-democrats. Half liberal. Half conservative. All criminal.

Around and around the toilet they all swish us.

PEACE

[edit on 4/3/2006 by Genfinity]



posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 08:20 PM
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I hope they don't arrest her.

It would just be more "grist for the mill"

I think everyone is better off having the ability to
hear her continued "spewage" in an unfettered manner.
And I really mean unfettered..



posted on Apr, 3 2006 @ 10:54 PM
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WOW1 i never thoght i'd come in defense of a politician (ok, that crackhead mayor from DC always seemed very american to me), but, geez, if some stranger grabs me by suprise, i'm gonna slug 'em. i may haveta apologize after, but, so be it.

excuse me, i've gotta go wash my mouth out, standing up for pol.s leaves a bad taste in my mouth...



posted on Apr, 9 2006 @ 08:27 PM
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The sad reality is that no one here is worthy to even to use Cynthia McKinney's name. She has more courage in her finger nail polish than you'll find on this whole board.

She is a woman fighting for millions who are too lazy to care, let alone get offf their asses and actually do something.



posted on Apr, 9 2006 @ 08:51 PM
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Unrepresentative Government


Originally posted by shot messenger
She is a woman fighting for millions who are too lazy to care, let alone get offf their asses and actually do something.

If they're too lazy to care, is she really representing them?


Perhaps she will be replaced by someone more in tune with those lazy people whose apathy she isn't representing.

Assuming they bother to vote for one.



posted on Apr, 9 2006 @ 10:38 PM
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My prayers go out to Senator Mckinney, she's a fighter for justice and a very respectable woman. It's unfortunate the way this whole thing has been handled, but I hope this doesn't lead to anything drastic for her and her career.



posted on Apr, 10 2006 @ 02:19 AM
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I love her , just the way she is

and you'd be crazy too

if you knew what she knew.

And I agree with RANT

we need more normal folks

like her and like

Ron Paul who are trying to

save us from destruction.




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