Friday, June 16, 2006

Rep. Cynthia McKinney vs Grand Jury - Democrat Wins

Literally, WHAT A SLAP IN THE FACE!!! No doubt, that is how the U.S. Capital police and the majority of the American People feel due to the Grand Jury declining to indict U.S. Rep. Democrat Cynthia McKinney. This woman assaulted a police officer and then blamed the police while screaming Racism in a news conference. Well, I guess if you are a U.S. Representative, you can get by with breaking the law and count on getting off with no punishment or with a little “slap on the wrist”, in McKinney's case it is zip, nada, no punishment. Do you think the average citizen would "get off" with assaulting a police officer without an indictment? This is a joke folks, just another special privilege of being a U.S. Representative.

According to an incident report filed by Capitol Police last month, McKinney "physically assaulted" McKenna, hitting him in the chest with a "closed fist."

H/T: Stop the ACLU

Does this sound like a black or white decision?
The grand jury had been considering the case since shortly after the March 29 incident, which has led to much discussion on Capitol Hill about race and the conduct of lawmakers and the officers who protect them.
"We respect the decision of the grand jury in this difficult matter," said U.S. Attorney Kenneth Wainstein.
McKinney did not immediately comment.
Wainstein's statement, released late Friday, also included support for the officer involved, Paul McKenna, and the Capitol Police. He said, "This is a tremendously difficult job, and it is one that Officer McKenna and his colleagues perform with the utmost professionalism and dignity."
With that, Wainstein closed a case that has simmered with racial and political tension.
The encounter began when McKinney tried to enter a House office building without walking through a metal detector or wearing the lapel pin that identifies members of Congress.
McKenna did not recognize her as a member of Congress and asked her three times to stop. When she ignored him, he tried to stop her. McKinney then hit him.
McKinney described the encounter as "racial profiling," insisting she had been assaulted and had done nothing wrong.
McKinney is black. McKenna is white.
I’m surprised she did not add the term “The Devil made me do it”. I guess it is as McKinney said it was "A Much Ado about a Hairdo." Wonder if this race card defense is going to work for Democrat Rep. William Jefferson. We must not forget Congress is "Above the Law."

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