Friday, March 31, 2006

Arrest warrant for Rep. Cynthia McKinney

WSBTV reported Capitol Hill police plan to issue an arrest warrant today for Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.).

Fantastic. Hitting a police officer is not a good idea, even if you are a black Congresswoman.
The warrant is related to the incident Wednesday when McKinney allegedly slapped a Capitol Hill police officer.

Charges could range from assault on a police officer, which is a felony carrying a possible five year prison term, to simple assault, which is a misdeamenor.
Let's go for the felony.
McKinney has canceled a news conference that she had scheduled for this morning to discuss the incident.
She probably needs to spend the time talking to her lawyer, and raising bond money.

Ace of Spades blogged "I guess she forgot to present her RaceCard. I'm sure she won't make that mistake in the upcoming weeks. Get ready for the racial-grievance/victim campaign for McKinney. We'll be told all sorts of things, like she's only being punished for acting "uppity," etc.

Slapping a cop is not "uppity." It's a felony, Cynthia.

Of course, this will probably only make her more popular in her district.


Anonymous said...

Unreal. Members of Congress wear lapel pins that clearly identify them and an earlier story made clear that McKinney regularly does not wear hers. Seems officers are expected to know who she is and if they don't, and they ask her to stop - which she simply refused to do, if they them take steps to stop her they are racist!
Of course, activits and the black clergy come out in support of her saying she is no enemy of the United States. No kidding!? What does that have to do with her flagrant disregard for the need to wear the pin that identifies her as a member of Congress or - at least, allow an officer charged with protecting all members of congress to confirm her identity if they do not recognize her?
Will this nation continue to divide itself along racial and religous lines rather than coming together as the great melting pot we supposedly are? It is one thing to embrace our differences and quite another to allow them those differences to divide us.

Don Singleton said...

There still are examples of racism in this country, but if every time a black has something done to them by a white, regardless of how justified it is, if they scream racism, it just reduces the likelyhood that people will respond when racism really does happen. It will be like the boy that cried wolf; he did it so many times that when there really was a wolf, no one believed him