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McKinney Cancels News Conference (Arrest Warrant for Cynthia McKinney About to be Issued!!!
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta ^ | 03/30/06

Posted on 03/31/2006 8:54:36 AM PST by MikeA

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

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.

McKinney has canceled a news conference that she had scheduled for this morning to discuss the incident.

McKinney issued a statement yesterday saying she "deeply regrets" the confrontation with the police officer.

The six-term congresswoman apparently struck a Capitol Police officer when he tried to stop her from entering a House office building without going through a metal detector. Members of Congress wear identifying lapel pins and routinely are waved into buildings without undergoing security checks. The officer apparently did not recognize McKinney, she said in a statement.

Asked on-camera Thursday by Channel 2 Action News whether she intended to apologize, McKinney refused to comment.

"I know that Capitol Hill Police are securing our safety, and I appreciate the work that they do. I have demonstrated my support for them in the past and I continue to support them now," she said in the statement on her Web site.

Democrats and Republicans, meanwhile, engaged in a rhetorical scuffle over the incident.

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday labeled it "a mistake, an unfortunate lack of recognition of a member of Congress." She added that the police officer was not at fault.

"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?"

The dustup is the latest in a series of tangles for the roughly 1,200-officer Capitol Police department.

The department faces a difficult task -- protecting 535 members of Congress and the vast Capitol complex in an atmosphere thick with politics and privilege.

The safety of its members became a sensitive issue after a gunman in 1998 killed two officers outside the office of then-Republican Whip Tom DeLay of Texas.

More recently, police obeyed an order by an angry House Ways and Means Committee chairman, Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Calif., to remove Democrats from a hearing room. Thomas later tearfully apologized on the House floor.

This year, during President Bush's State of the Union address, police drew criticism for first kicking antiwar activist Cindy Sheehan out of the House gallery, and then for evicting the wife of Rep. Bill Young, R-Fla.

Merle Black, a professor of politics at Emory University, says that while the scuffle was rare for an elected politician, it's unlikely to cost McKinney more than a few votes. Black says McKinney is in damage control -- cutting her losses by not insisting on right or wrong.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: 109th; leo; mckinney; thuglife
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Throw this traitor in prison and let her rot!!
1 posted on 03/31/2006 8:54:38 AM PST by MikeA
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To: MikeA

Just lovin' this!!! What a total ass that woman is.


2 posted on 03/31/2006 8:55:47 AM PST by bonfire
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To: MikeA

Dream on.......


3 posted on 03/31/2006 8:56:02 AM PST by Red Badger (I must not fear.Fear is the mind-killer.Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.....)
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To: MikeA
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4 posted on 03/31/2006 8:56:20 AM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: MikeA
"I would not make a big deal of this," said Pelosi, D-Calif

Of course you wouldn't-- liberals hate authority, law enforcement, civil order, national security....

5 posted on 03/31/2006 8:57:17 AM PST by mikeus_maximus (All strong Reagan Conservatives belong in the Constitutional Party.)
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To: MikeA

i hope she is not allowed to smile in her mug shot!


6 posted on 03/31/2006 8:57:28 AM PST by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: mikeus_maximus

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


But I would if it were a Republican...


7 posted on 03/31/2006 8:58:24 AM PST by MikeA (Not voting in November because you're pouting is a vote for Democratic Congressional control)
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To: MikeA

I have drool dripping from my chin on this possibility.


8 posted on 03/31/2006 8:58:32 AM PST by processing please hold (Be careful of charity and kindness, lest you do more harm with open hands than with a clinched fist)
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To: MikeA
Throw this traitor in prison and let her rot!!

I agree, except her rotting has already come from within. She's just a spoiled kid that never grew up, wanting attention.

It has been posted here what great lengths she goes to to get her "aisle" seat at State of the Union addresses so she can get her mug on TV.

9 posted on 03/31/2006 8:59:07 AM PST by capt. norm (If you can't make a mistake, you can't make anything.)
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To: MikeA

" Members of Congress wear identifying lapel pins and routinely are waved into buildings without undergoing security checks. The officer apparently did not recognize McKinney, she said in a statement."

Parsed that statement...She did not have the pin on her person.


10 posted on 03/31/2006 8:59:07 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: MikeA

She can "deeply regret" it in the pokey.


11 posted on 03/31/2006 8:59:09 AM PST by KittyKares
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic

Liberals don't smile; they smirk.


12 posted on 03/31/2006 8:59:12 AM PST by bonfire
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To: MikeA
"I would not make a big deal of this," said Pelosi, D-Calif.

Unless it was a Republican!! Then there would be wall to wall media coverage, pundits discussing the psychological problems of Republicans, calls for censure or impeachment, etc.,

That is your big problem Dims: If you complain about something someone does, it should be bad no matter what party they belong to.

13 posted on 03/31/2006 8:59:50 AM PST by technomage (NEVER underestimate the depths to which liberals will stoop for power.)
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To: MikeA
Throw this traitor in prison and let her rot!!

Wrong. This is no big deal. Better is to not reelect her and let her get a job as a night watchman somewhere.

14 posted on 03/31/2006 8:59:55 AM PST by staytrue
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic

Hopefully the cops collar her ass right in front of the rest of the congress-stooges!!

I believe in NY an assualt on a police officer is a felony... Anybody know about DC?


15 posted on 03/31/2006 8:59:57 AM PST by BigTom85 (Proud Gun Owner and Member of NRA)
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To: cripplecreek

ROFL :-D


16 posted on 03/31/2006 9:00:10 AM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: MikeA

Sorry Madam, but you are no Zsa Zsa Gabor!


17 posted on 03/31/2006 9:00:12 AM PST by The_Republican
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To: MikeA
Time to play the...


18 posted on 03/31/2006 9:00:16 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: MikeA

Throw this traitor in prison and let her rot!!
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Right on. It is time these filthy liberals troublemakers got their due and this common, trashy, racist witch is due.


19 posted on 03/31/2006 9:00:47 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: MikeA
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday labeled it "a mistake, an unfortunate lack of recognition of a member of Congress." She added that the police officer was not at fault.

eh? Talk about speaking out of both side of your mouth. The mistake was with the officer but it was not his fault? Explain that to me.
20 posted on 03/31/2006 9:00:55 AM PST by Daus
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To: OpusatFR
I find the timing of the arrest warrant interesting. If this were a 'knee jerk' reaction by capital police, they would have issued the warrant shortly after it happened, and changed/kept the warrant after the surveillance tapes were played. Instead, the warrant comes a day later.. seems to me, this wasn't an accidental bump as Ms McKinney suggested. That is a lot of time to review the surveillance tapes and make a decision.. Buh Bye McKinney...
21 posted on 03/31/2006 9:01:18 AM PST by mnehring (http://abaraxas.blogspot.com/.)
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To: BigTom85

Perp walk on the evening news?


22 posted on 03/31/2006 9:01:18 AM PST by glorgau
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To: MikeA

I read that there was video of the incident. Has anybody seen it?


23 posted on 03/31/2006 9:01:19 AM PST by Junior_G
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To: mikeus_maximus
Of course you wouldn't--

Sure she would, IF the Congressmen was a White republican and the officer was black!

24 posted on 03/31/2006 9:01:28 AM PST by Michael.SF. (Well, Kerry did win the exit polls.)
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To: MikeA

I'd love to see it happen, but these things usually turn out the other way--I halfway expect the guard to get fired and all sorts of ugly personal information come out publicly. That's the way the 'Rats usually handle these things.


25 posted on 03/31/2006 9:01:35 AM PST by MizSterious (Anonymous sources often means "the voices in my head told me.")
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To: MikeA
But, just let the President or V.P. make an obscene gesture and it is in the news for weeks.
26 posted on 03/31/2006 9:01:55 AM PST by Coldwater Creek ("Over there, over there, We won't be back 'til it's over Over there.")
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To: Fresh Wind

Cue up "Tied to the Whipping Post."


27 posted on 03/31/2006 9:02:19 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: MikeA

I bet they announced the press conference BEFORE they found out about the arrest warrant.

Look for Jackson, Sharpton and others to be surrouding McKinney next time we see her.


28 posted on 03/31/2006 9:02:27 AM PST by Txsleuth
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To: MikeA
"I would not make a big deal of this,"

It's changed from a "shove/push" to a slap. Very interesting.

29 posted on 03/31/2006 9:02:32 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: MikeA
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.

Hmmm. So cops are better and more important than the people who hire and pay them.

Some animals are more equal than others.

30 posted on 03/31/2006 9:02:47 AM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government "job" attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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To: MikeA

Don't get your hopes up...

Democrats are not expected to obey the law.


31 posted on 03/31/2006 9:02:52 AM PST by kidd
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To: cripplecreek
Does anyone know the location of Al Cowlings at the moment?
32 posted on 03/31/2006 9:03:01 AM PST by Shqipo (2006 is Bush Country!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

LOL!


33 posted on 03/31/2006 9:03:04 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: MikeA

Bet it won't make it to tha whirled newz tanite.


34 posted on 03/31/2006 9:03:07 AM PST by AD from SpringBay (We have the government we allow and deserve.)
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To: MikeA

Bwwwwaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaa!

Serves her selfish arrogant butt right!


35 posted on 03/31/2006 9:03:07 AM PST by swmobuffalo (the only good terrorist is a dead one)
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To: Peach; maggief

Ping


36 posted on 03/31/2006 9:03:23 AM PST by Txsleuth
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To: capt. norm
She's just a spoiled kid that never grew up, wanting attention.

she learned from an early age how to take advantage of her "victimhood"

37 posted on 03/31/2006 9:04:21 AM PST by digger48
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

... and "leg shackle, slave chains."


38 posted on 03/31/2006 9:04:27 AM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: MikeA
"I know that Capitol Hill Police are securing our safety, and I appreciate the work that they do. I have demonstrated my support for them in the past and I continue to support them now," she said in the statement on her Web site.

Which is why this is her fifth assault on a police officer since 1993. But apparently her constituents buy the "They stop me just because I'm black" line, just as they are willing to overlook her blatant anti-Semitism.

39 posted on 03/31/2006 9:04:35 AM PST by American Quilter
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Charges could range from assault on a police officer, which is a felony

Oh why tease us
40 posted on 03/31/2006 9:04:37 AM PST by Vision ("There are no limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence" Ronald Reagan)
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To: MikeA
"I would not make a big deal of this," said Pelosi, D-Calif.

OK, Nance, if it's no big deal, then why not show us the video just for kicks and giggles?
41 posted on 03/31/2006 9:04:54 AM PST by uncitizen
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To: staytrue

"Wrong. This is no big deal."

I agree it would be great to see her voted out of office, but that's not likely to happen in this overwhelmingly Democratic district which is predominantly black without a major embarrassment like seeing her locked up. McKinney lost her seat in a different district before because she acted like such a clown. It's going to take another spectacle like seeing their congresswoman taken off in cuffs to convince these folks to get rid of her, if even just in the primary.

And I'm not so sure I can dismiss this as "no big deal." These Capitol Hill police officers have one hell of a difficult job. The last thing they need to is to be abused by a mental case twit. And if any of the rest of us did this we would be locked up! So what's good for the rest of us is good for this arrogant, out of control, mentally deranged congresswoman.


42 posted on 03/31/2006 9:05:00 AM PST by MikeA (Not voting in November because you're pouting is a vote for Democratic Congressional control)
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To: MikeA

It really is an issue of national security. Members of Congress should not be able to walk around security screening in the Capitol any more than they can at an airport. Who is to say that someone who just looks like a member of Congress and flashes a phony badge couldn't walk through. How about using retinal scans or digital fingerprints for members of Congress?


43 posted on 03/31/2006 9:05:15 AM PST by The Great RJ ("Mir wölle bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: MikeA

I hope there's a frogwalk, but there won't be.


On a more serious level, I hope she gets the psychiatric help she needs.


44 posted on 03/31/2006 9:05:17 AM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: MikeA

The saddest thing about this whole incident is that her constiuancy will not hold her responsible.

My experience is, black Democrats do not punish bad behavior at the ballot box. They relect people with questionable morality over and over again.


45 posted on 03/31/2006 9:05:18 AM PST by I still care ("For it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Fresh Wind

You know, racist me reporting...Will she be issued an arrest warrant by a black or a white officer? Or will the officer have stripes and a large eye poking out of the middle of it's forehead?

Doesn't matter, here comes The Race Card for the victim.


46 posted on 03/31/2006 9:05:31 AM PST by gathersnomoss
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To: OpusatFR
Members of Congress wear identifying lapel pins and routinely are waved into buildings without undergoing security checks. The officer apparently did not recognize McKinney, she said in a statement.

Any terrorirsts out there please make a note..

47 posted on 03/31/2006 9:05:42 AM PST by IamConservative (Who does not trust a man of principle? A man who has none.)
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To: MizSterious

The constituents who plagued congress with this woman will no doubt rally behind her if she's indicted. It will just make her more popular with the white-hating victim class.

On that note, if she's indicted and convicted can she still serve? She's no Marion Barry...

I seriously doubt she'd resign over this unless the tapes were really, REALLY bad and Nancy Pelosi cracked her SM whip. This could get ugly for Democrats very quickly.

Gotta love it.


48 posted on 03/31/2006 9:05:43 AM PST by Kieri (Dump "Dangerously Incompetent" Debbie, Support Keith Butler for Senate)
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To: mikeus_maximus

correction unless it applies to conservatives or republicans.


49 posted on 03/31/2006 9:05:49 AM PST by aft_lizard (....)
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To: All
Dang.
With the Cynthia thingy Boortz just might be the best show.

Your thoughts?
50 posted on 03/31/2006 9:05:59 AM PST by 76834 (There's nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.)
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