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Posted: 3/29/2006 5:01:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/3/2006 10:55:15 AM EDT by chainshaw]



My outright hatred of this vile woman is fairly well known by most of you, but this is too rich to be true. What a fucking nutjob!



McKinney says officer 'instigated' incident
Congresswoman's lawyer blames incident on race

By BOB KEMPER
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 03/31/06

WASHINGTON — Rep. Cynthia McKinney on Friday said she was the victim of a racist Capitol Hill policeman who used excessive force when she became involved in a physical confrontation with him Wednesday.

"The whole incident was instigated by the inappropriate touching and stopping of me — a female, black, congresswoman," McKinney said at a Washington news conference, jettisoning the apologetic tone she had adopted earlier in the week.

Two lawyers representing McKinney said they will press for an investigation of the white police officer involved in the Wednesday incident even as Capitol Hill police are determining whether assault charges should be filed against the DeKalb County Democrat next week.

Police said McKinney struck the officer when he tried to stop her as she attempted to walk around a security checkpoint. Members of Congress are typically allowed to skirt checkpoints, but police said the officer failed to recognize McKinney, who recently changed her hairstyle, and that McKinney was not wearing her congressional lapel pin.

Attorney James Myart, appearing with McKinney at the press conference, insisted the incident was not McKinney's fault.

"This case has just begun," said Myart.

In a statement issued prior to the news conference, he said McKinney was "just a victim of being in Congress while black" and "a victim of the excessive use of force by law enforcement officials because of how she looks and the color of her skin."

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.

A statement from McKinney's office said the officer "body-blocked" her during the incident. But Michael Raffauf, an Atlanta attorney representing McKinney, said she had not seen or approved the statement, and that it had been issued by mistake.

Capitol Hill police declined to address the accusations.

"We're currently investigating the matter. That's as far as it goes with us right now," said Sgt. Kimberly Schneider, a police spokeswoman.

But officials of the Fraternal Order of Police, the union representing the Capitol police, denounced McKinney's tactics and said the officer involved, and not McKinney, was the true victim.

"There's no excessive force here," said Lou Cannon, president of the FOP's Washington, D.C., chapter. "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."

The FOP's national board, meeting Fridat in Nashville, unanimously approved a motion commending the police officer, who has not been identified, and condemning McKinney, who was stopped because the policeman didn't recognize her.

The motion was introduced by Bill Peacock, a national delegate from Georgia, who said, "I don't know how she can defend her actions."

"There were two avenues she could take, one being the high road — admitting her error — and the other is to use the race card simply because the officer was trying to do his job," Peacock said in a phone interview from Nashville.

At the press conference, McKinney was surrounded by children from South Georgia's Coffee County who held signs reading, "Is Cynthia a target?" and, "Recognize our congresswoman."

Hal Pressley, an NAACP official from Coffee County, said the NAACP had brought the children to town in part to visit with the congresswoman.

"For Miss McKinney not to be recognized by the Capitol police officer was, in itself, an insult," Pressley said. "She's recognizable all over the world. So in D.C., our capital, you would expect that almost any police officer would recognize her with all the controversy that's been attached to her name."

Also appearing at the press conference were singer and activist Harry Belafonte and actor Danny Glover, who said he was there "to support our sister."

Another influential African-American, Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-Calif.), came to McKinney's aid Wednesday night. Millender-McDonald, the ranking Democrat on the House Administration Committee, which oversees the Capitol police, called the House sergeant at arms, Wilson Livingood, amid rumors that McKinney would be arrested, her spokeswoman, Denise Mixon, said Friday.

Mixon, however, denied Millender-McDonald tried to prevent an arrest.

"The congresswoman did not intervene. All she did was ask a question: 'Where are we now?' " Mixon said.

She said the conference call also included McKinney and Tad Vandermeid, legal counsel to House Speaker Dennis Hastert.

Mixon said Livingood did not specifically address whether there were plans to arrest McKinney, saying, "An investigation is going on." Millender-McDonald asked to be kept abreast of any developments, and Livingood agreed to do so, Mixon said.

Staff writer Scott Shepard contributed information about Rep. Juanita Millender-McDonald and the Associated Press contributed an account of what officers said occurred in the incident with McKinney.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 5:33:38 PM EDT
Who in the Hell would vote for this women!!?? It is no wonder no one recognizes her, she has the I Q of a french fry.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 5:57:27 PM EDT
The security measures are there for HER protection basically. That stupid bitch should be jailed for showing her ass and striking the officer. I have about as much use for her as chainsaw apparently.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 6:10:11 PM EDT
Our fed capitol cops need tasers!
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 6:17:10 PM EDT
Isn't striking an office a felony? Isn't it true that a felon can't be an elected official?

Please God, let it be true!
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 6:47:26 PM EDT
If she hit a cop it shouldnt matter who she is or what she does, she should be arrested and tried just like any one else who assaults an officer. If I walk up to any cop and slap him/her guess what boys and girls, I go to jail and yes I believe that is a felony. But because she's a member of congress no charges and no arrest. I say the officer should sue the daylights outa her for assault. What a moron and Chainshaw, I'm with you 100% on the sentiment of that woman.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:11:25 PM EDT
How long before she and her father say this is a result of a Jewish conspiracy?



ARH
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 7:15:25 PM EDT
Don't pick on her! She helped me talk with my dead dog spot!
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 8:02:52 PM EDT
Her picture should be used to visualize the definition of an Ass Clown. She is a complete embarassment to this state......even moreso than that looser Jimmy Carter.
Link Posted: 3/29/2006 11:07:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ARH:
How long before she and her father say this is a result of a Jewish conspiracy?

You mean the J-E-W-S?

I'ma cut you!


What a sad family of loser political hacks.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 3:41:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 6:10:47 AM EDT
You guys shouldn't kid yourself. If you think anything is going to happen to her you need to reconsider.

The fact that they didn't arrest her on the spot should tell you something. If that were John Q Public they would still be in jail.

I have a crisp $50.00 bill that says she won't even get as much as a slap on wrist.

Any takers?

TD
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 7:09:50 AM EDT
i cant wait to see the video.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 11:13:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By treedawg:
You guys shouldn't kid yourself. If you think anything is going to happen to her you need to reconsider.

The fact that they didn't arrest her on the spot should tell you something. If that were John Q Public they would still be in jail.

I have a crisp $50.00 bill that says she won't even get as much as a slap on wrist.

Any takers?

TD



Laws on the books prevent arresting certain politicians "on the spot" when their branch is in session... I'm with you in that I am 99% certain that she will get NOTHING out of this when all is said and done. Just pointing out that certain politicians can't be arrested or hindered by LE under certain circumstances.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 1:09:54 PM EDT
Quote from house.gov

You are in Georgia's 4th district and are represented by The Honorable Cynthia McKinney .

Yes I am and yes I am and no I am not happy about it.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 6:30:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kletzenklueffer:
Isn't striking an office a felony? Isn't it true that a felon can't be an elected official?

Please God, let it be true!



Nope...

Full immunity (in the diplomatic sense) from arrest while going to or coming from Congress...
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 3:28:29 AM EDT
HK- apparently that's not exactly the case. They have immunity from being arrested on the spot, but not from being charged and what not.

I heard on the radio this morning that the Capitol Police are filing charges against her for assaulting an officer. She is to give a statement this morning as well. I hope they arrest her while she's on camera.
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 6:27:52 PM EDT
There went the race card! Complete with Harry Belefonte and Danny Glover. Oh yeah, don't forget the children (cheap fucking stunt).
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 7:34:41 PM EDT
Speaking of Harry Belefonte, he was in a recent PR campaign with The Citgo Gas commie.

Says a lot about Cynthia.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:56:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HK_Shooter_03:

Originally Posted By Kletzenklueffer:
Isn't striking an office a felony? Isn't it true that a felon can't be an elected official?

Please God, let it be true!



Nope...

Full immunity (in the diplomatic sense) from arrest while going to or coming from Congress...



Better pay more attention in civics class. She can not be arrested while traveling to an active session of congress. She can most certainly be arrested after the Congressional session recesses.


ar-wrench (Page U.S. House of Representatives, 1969)
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 4:29:41 AM EDT
Want to get ill?

look at her individual contributors back during the "9-11" election cycle. Start with the A, you spot a trend quite quickly : hmmmmm

Last cycle, when the fools put the fool in again: only 112 individuals this time, maybe there are some with shame

open secrets website has statistical data, FEC site allows you to pull all donors, individual or PAC. you can also search by donor if you want to see if you who your neighbor or boss or whoever is supporting
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 4:53:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cohutt:
Want to get ill?

look at her individual contributors back during the "9-11" election cycle. Start with the A, you spot a trend quite quickly : hmmmmm

Last cycle, when the fools put the fool in again: only 112 individuals this time, maybe there are some with shame

open secrets website has statistical data, FEC site allows you to pull all donors, individual or PAC. you can also search by donor if you want to see if you who your neighbor or boss or whoever is supporting



During the "9-11" cycle, only 5 names out of over 100 were non-arab in the "A" section. That is eye-opening. Good post, cohutt.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 5:37:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/1/2006 9:53:19 AM EDT by cohutt]
Yes....she is a fine one that Cynthia.....

Link Posted: 4/1/2006 2:55:08 PM EDT
Maybe I'm looking at the wrong place, but I only saw a handful of Middle Eastern names. Most were unions, or large employers. My current employer gave her $100, and a former employer gave $500
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:24:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 1:35:11 PM EDT by gamachinist]

Originally Posted By cohutt:
Want to get ill?

look at her individual contributors back during the "9-11" election cycle. Start with the A, you spot a trend quite quickly : hmmmmm


Last cycle, when the fools put the fool in again: only 112 individuals this time, maybe there are some with shame

open secrets website has statistical data, FEC site allows you to pull all donors, individual or PAC. you can also search by donor if you want to see if you who your neighbor or boss or whoever is supporting



I may be naive,but I am more disturbed by the high percentage of the donations from states other than GA or even the Southeast.
It really draws attention to the fact she doesn't really represent the gerrymandered district she "represents".

At least my bil didn't donate any money to her.
Link Posted: 4/1/2006 3:43:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By birdbarian:
Maybe I'm looking at the wrong place, but I only saw a handful of Middle Eastern names. Most were unions, or large employers. My current employer gave her $100, and a former employer gave $500



click the first link - the "hmmmmm" link. It opens the index for individuals, A_E, F-J, etc
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 4:11:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 5:42:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By chainshaw:
www.paulding.com/forum/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=23286



My application for these keeps getting denied.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 5:55:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cohutt:

Originally Posted By birdbarian:
Maybe I'm looking at the wrong place, but I only saw a handful of Middle Eastern names. Most were unions, or large employers. My current employer gave her $100, and a former employer gave $500



click the first link - the "hmmmmm" link. It opens the index for individuals, A_E, F-J, etc



Gotcha, I clicked the "Individuals Who Gave To This Committee" and I see what you mean...

I could be wrong, but there does seem to be a pattern of sorts here...

AAGHAR, MOHAMMAD H COLUMBUS OH 43230 08/15/2002 200.00 23990558274
ABBAS, FAZAL SARATOGA CA 95070 06/24/2002 200.00 CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR 22991412514
ABBASI, RASHID KHAN ALPHARETTA GA 30022 06/29/2002 300.00 SELF EMPLOYED/PHOTO PROCESSING 22991412514
ABBASI, SOHAIB ATHERTON CA 94027 06/24/2002 1000.00 ORACLE CORP. 22991412515
ABBASSI, NIBIL HALEDON NJ 07508 07/28/2002 500.00 23990405135
ABBASSI, SAMIH WESTWOOD NJ 07675 07/29/2002 500.00 SELF EMPLOYED/MD 23990405135
ABBASSI, SAMIH WASHINGTON TOWNSHI NJ 07675 04/19/2004 300.00 ECONOMIST 24961733377
ABDELILAH, NINA FALLS CHURCH VA 22043 10/12/2001 1250.00 NONE/HOUSEWIFE 22990111694
ABDELILAH, NINA FALLS CHURCH VA 22043 10/12/2001 250.00 NONE/HOUSEWIFE 22992553739
ABDELKARIM, BASIL Z. TORRANCE CA 90505 06/09/2002 500.00 UNIV CALIFORNIA - IRVINE/PHYSICIAN 22991412515
ABDELKARIM, BASIL Z. TORRANCE CA 90505 06/08/2002 250.00 UNIV CALIFORNIA - IRVINE/PHYSICIAN 22991412515
ABDELKARIM, RIAD Z. ORANGE CA 92869 06/08/2002 250.00 SELF EMPLOYED/DOCTOR 22991412516
ABDUL, JAVID A TEANECK NJ 07666 07/29/2002 250.00 23990405135
ABDUL-RAHIM, M.Y. PANAMA CITY FL 32405 08/04/2002 500.00 SELF EMPLOYED/PHYSICIAN 23990558274
ABDULLAH, RAIED ORLAND PARK IL 60467 07/19/2004 250.00 24981349512
ABDUR-RAHIM, JULIUS ATLANTA GA 30327 07/19/2004 500.00 ABDUR RAHIM ENTERPRISE 24981349512
ABDUR-RAHIM, JULIUS SMYRNA GA 30080 06/27/2002 2000.00 ATLANTA HAWKS/PROFESSIONAL BASKETB 22992554356
ABDUR-RAHIM, JULIUS SMYRNA GA 30080 06/27/2002 1000.00 ATLANTA HAWKS/PROFESSIONAL BASKETB 22992554356
ABDUR-RAHIM, WILLIAM MARIETTA GA 30062 06/26/2002 2000.00 22992554357
ABDUR-RAHIM, WILLIAM MARIETTA GA 30062 06/26/2002 1000.00 22992554357
ABDUR-RAHIM, WILLIAM MARIETTA GA 30062 04/17/2000 1000.00 20035730280
ABDURAHMAN, ALAMOUDI FALLS CHURCH VA 22041 04/17/2000 1000.00 20035730280
ABED, WADAD ANN ARBOR MI 48108 10/02/2000 200.00 20036370294
ABERRA, HADDIS DECATUR GA 30031 04/20/2000 1000.00 REAL ESTATE 20035730280
ABOUKAYYAS, YOUSEF RICHARDSON TX 75081 10/07/2004 500.00 24971881678
ABU-GHAZALEN, SAMIR SIOUX FALLS SD 57110 08/13/2002 500.00 SELF EMPLOYED/PHYSICIAN 23990558275
ABUITAR, YOUSEF HOUSTON TX 77207 06/08/2005 500.00 25991031028
ABURMISHAN, M. A. DES PLAINES IL 60018 10/12/2004 500.00 24971881678
ABUSIR, ASEM LONG BEACH CA 90806 10/25/2001 250.00 NORTHROP/ENGINEER 22990111694
ABUZAAKOUK, ALY WASHINGTON DC 20005 04/17/2000 1000.00 AMERICAN MUSLIM COUNCIL 20035730280
ABUZARAD, HUSAM A SPRING HILL FL 34609 10/07/2004 400.00 24971881679
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 10:56:06 AM EDT
AJC is reporting that Capitol Police have asked for an arrest warrant. This is going to be interesting, get your popcorn.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 11:43:05 AM EDT
I listened to boortz at lunch today and he said she had brought a bunch of black school kids in to the university where she had her press release. These kids were touring the capitol. They had been given signs that said "recognize our congresswoman" and such.


That the parents of these children aren't outraged that their kids were pulled in and used an political pawns just eats me up.

this idiot is trying to martyrize herself. She's trying to sell herself off as the modern day Rosa Parks or Harriet Tubman.

Watch and see folks. The Communist party will rise up through the black culture in this nation if blacks don't put a stop to it.


And the NAACP dude said the cop looked "like he was fresh off a plantation." They're calling the cop racist.

It would be most unfortunate is this female got capped.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 12:08:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kletzenklueffer:
I listened to boortz at lunch today and he said she had brought a bunch of black school kids in to the university where she had her press release. These kids were touring the capitol. They had been given signs that said "recognize our congresswoman" and such.


That the parents of these children aren't outraged that their kids were pulled in and used an political pawns just eats me up.





Not only are they probably not outraged, they are probably just as proud of Cynthia as my neighbors are...Makes me so sick
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:16:08 PM EDT
What was the deal with the Barbershop? I heard a little bit about it this morning on 96 Rock when I was driving home from work.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:38:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Kletzenklueffer:
Watch and see folks. The Communist party will rise up through the black culture in this nation if blacks don't put a stop to it.



You mean Socialism? like in Europe France? Where they don't have to do jack s$%^ at work and only show up to get pension and 35 hour work week.

or like Communism? Like how the S. Africa got surrounded by those Communist Satellite States?



Originally Posted By Kletzenklueffer:
And the NAACP dude said the cop looked "like he was fresh off a plantation." They're calling the cop racist.



wow, that is a very racist remark. That was one mean, vulgar, harmful statement from the NAACP dude.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:41:16 PM EDT
Oh shoot. I have now wasted my Uber Special 762th post

NOOOoooo. I was saving this up for a special post...
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:46:18 PM EDT
Coming from the NAACP, it just doesnt suprise me. This whole situation is so typical its honestly not a shock. Lets scrutinize the facts:

1)A black woman decides she DOESNT want to follow the rules and when called on by an LEO acts out however she feels.

2)After commiting a FELONY, this said woman is now acting like SHE is the victim.

3)The NAACP is now supporting this woman and condoning her FELONY actions because and only because of the color of her skin.

The cop isnt the racist here, Cynthia is. Bottom line. And the last thing quite honestly, take a walk through the prison's, they all act the same way she is right now after getting caught, their the victims and NOT to blame for anything or their actions.

Common sense left the building a very long time ago.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 9:12:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By A-Train:
Coming from the NAACP, it just doesnt suprise me. This whole situation is so typical its honestly not a shock. Lets scrutinize the facts:

1)A black woman decides she DOESNT want to follow the rules and when called on by an LEO acts out however she feels.

2)After commiting a FELONY, this said woman is now acting like SHE is the victim.

3)The NAACP is now supporting this woman and condoning her FELONY actions because and only because of the color of her skin.

The cop isnt the racist here, Cynthia is. Bottom line. And the last thing quite honestly, take a walk through the prison's, they all act the same way she is right now after getting caught, their the victims and NOT to blame for anything or their actions.

Common sense left the building a very long time ago.



+1
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:14:04 PM EDT
Capitol police chief faults McKinney for escalating incident
Gainer: 'Even the high and haughty' should identify themselves


For her part, McKinney wasn't backing down from the argument. She charged anew that racism is behind what she said is a pattern of difficulty in clearing Hill security checkpoints.

"This has become much ado about hairdo," she said Wednesday on CBS's "The Early Show." McKinney, a Georgia Democrat, recently dropped her trademark cornrows in favor of a curly brown afro.



Police: No racism behind McKinney scuffle
Chief denies congresswoman's claim; GOP on the attack


“Cynthia McKinney is a racist,” Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, said on Fox News Channel, a day after abandoning his reelection bid under a cloud of ethics charges. “She has a long history of racism. Everything is racism with her. This is incredible arrogance that sometimes hits these members of Congress, but especially Cynthia McKinney.”

...

But she said Wednesday: “Face recognition is the issue .... The pin doesn’t have my name on it and it doesn’t have my picture on it, and so security should not be based on a pin ... People are focused on my hairdo.”

“Something that perhaps the average American just doesn’t understand is that there is a heightened sense of a lack of appropriateness being there for members who are elected who happen to be of color,” McKinney said, “and until this issue is addressed by the American public in a very substantive way, it won’t be the last time.”



Was that a threat?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:13:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 9:14:57 AM EDT by birdbarian]
Cynthia says she's sorry...after the case has been handed over to the Grand Jury

http://www.forbes.com/work/feeds/ap/2006/04/06/ap2652795.html

Associated Press
Update 9: McKinney Apologizes for Incident With Cop
By MARK SHERMAN , 04.06.2006, 12:18 PM


Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., expressed "sincere regret" Thursday for her altercation with a Capitol police officer, and offered an apology to the House.

"There should not have been any physical contact in this incident," McKinney said in brief remarks on the House floor. "I am sorry that this misunderstanding happened at all and I regret its escalation and I apologize."

McKinney's comments came after the case had been referred to a federal grand jury for possible prosecution.

She had previously insisted she had done nothing wrong, and accused police of "racial profiling." She is African-American and the police officer is white.

-----------

ETA: Tom Delay said he'd file ethics charges against her if nobody else would. Might be a little like the alleged pot calling the alleged kettle "black."

Link Posted: 4/6/2006 9:53:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By birdbarian:
Cynthia says she's sorry...after the case has been handed over to the Grand Jury

http://www.forbes.com/work/feeds/ap/2006/04/06/ap2652795.html

Associated Press
Update 9: McKinney Apologizes for Incident With Cop
By MARK SHERMAN , 04.06.2006, 12:18 PM


Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., expressed "sincere regret" Thursday for her altercation with a Capitol police officer, and offered an apology to the House.

"There should not have been any physical contact in this incident," McKinney said in brief remarks on the House floor. "I am sorry that this misunderstanding happened at all and I regret its escalation and I apologize."

McKinney's comments came after the case had been referred to a federal grand jury for possible prosecution.

She had previously insisted she had done nothing wrong, and accused police of "racial profiling." She is African-American and the police officer is white.

-----------

ETA: Tom Delay said he'd file ethics charges against her if nobody else would. Might be a little like the alleged pot calling the alleged kettle "black."




If that's a direct quote, she still didn't say she's sorry.

There is a marked difference in " I apologize" and "I'm sorry I struck the officer".

I learned long ago that "I apologize" is absent of personal accountability. It's simply saying the same thing she said in the first place. She regrets that the incident occurred.

If I were a black man, there is no way in hell I would want this scumbag representing my culture or my race.

And to go further, what kind of example is this idiot teaching the youth that she manipulated into "starring" in her press conference?! That it's alright to strike law enforcement!

I hope she gets a felony charge and gets booted. She never was fit for office.
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