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McKinney: "In Congress While Black" (Lawyer sez she's a victim)(Abstract)
WXIA-TV Atlanta ^ | 3.31.06 | Michael King

Posted on 03/31/2006 2:11:45 PM PST by mhking

Representative Cynthia McKinney’s lawyer says that she is simply a victim of “being in Congress while black.”

McKinney planned a late-afternoon news conference in Washington to discuss the altercation she had with a Capitol police officer on Wednesday. Her lawyer, James W. Myart Jr. says that her problems with police are racial in nature.

“Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, like thousands of average Americans across this country, is, too, a victim of the excessive use of force by law enforcement officials because of how she looks and the color of her skin,” Myart said. “Ms. McKinney is just a victim of being in Congress while black.”


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: 109th; justdamn; mckinney; racecard
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This thing won't quiet down...and I'm as busy as a one-armed paperhanger here in the newsroom...
1 posted on 03/31/2006 2:11:46 PM PST by mhking
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To: mhking
Ms. McKinney is just a victim

Can be said of all the DemonRATS!! Victims of GWB and the Bushies - Impeach, Impeach, I say Impeach!! /sarcasm

2 posted on 03/31/2006 2:13:12 PM PST by p23185
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To: mhking

Anyone know why was this morning's presser was deep-sixed? Was this going to be the strategy all along, or were they going to try something else this morning and decided against it?


4 posted on 03/31/2006 2:14:02 PM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mhking

An embarrasment to humanity.


5 posted on 03/31/2006 2:14:08 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: mhking

As comedian Ron White says, "You can't fix stupid"


6 posted on 03/31/2006 2:14:53 PM PST by msnimje (SAMMY for SANDY --- THAT IS WHAT I CALL A GOOD TRADE!!!)
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To: mhking

Does her lawyer think the police are profiling black terrorists?


7 posted on 03/31/2006 2:15:03 PM PST by nuconvert ([there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: mhking

What's your take on this. I think she should be prosecuted and set as an example of how the self appointed ruling class is not above the law. I couldn't care what color the hag is, I want her charged. No one should be above the law.


8 posted on 03/31/2006 2:15:06 PM PST by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: mhking

These lefties are the dumbest shits in the world!


9 posted on 03/31/2006 2:15:27 PM PST by vpintheak (What's worse, and liberal, or a know it all posing as a Conservative?)
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To: William Creel

Being in Congress while being an idiot, is she going to skate next election?


10 posted on 03/31/2006 2:15:42 PM PST by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: mhking

So the lawyer comes out swinging. Hope this means an arrest is imminent.


11 posted on 03/31/2006 2:16:46 PM PST by Caveman Lawyer (Cluckin' defiance)
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To: mewzilla

Presser coming up at 5:30 WITH Danny Glover.


12 posted on 03/31/2006 2:17:24 PM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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Representative Cynthia McKinney’s lawyer says that she is simply a victim of “being in Congress while black.”

Well...that didn't take long.

13 posted on 03/31/2006 2:17:58 PM PST by Sergio (If a tree fell on a mime in the forest, would he make a sound?)
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To: mhking
“Ms. McKinney is just a victim of being in Congress while black.”

Funny how other black members of Congress manage to avoid these scrapes.

15 posted on 03/31/2006 2:18:50 PM PST by dighton
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To: p23185

McKinney is no victim. She's an embarrassment to Georgia's fine citizens, regardless of their ethnicity. McKinney should be indicted and prosecuted for attacking a police officer, just as any one of us would be. Let McKinney tell her race-baiting tale of woe to a judge and jury.


16 posted on 03/31/2006 2:19:25 PM PST by OkeyDokeyOkie
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To: mhking; All

http://powerlineblog.com/archives/013606.php


This evening(5:30), McKinney and radical actor Danny Glover will conduct a press conference at Howard University. Can anyone send us a link to video or audio of the press conference?
Posted by John at 03:49 PM


17 posted on 03/31/2006 2:19:46 PM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: safoni

This is outrageously stupid its funny.

Did anyone not see this defense coming 5 hours ago?

It was plain as day what it was going to be.

Throw the female dog in jail, she's a disgrace to the institution she belittles with such charges.


18 posted on 03/31/2006 2:20:06 PM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: mhking

"This thing won't quiet down...and I'm as busy as a one-armed paperhanger here in the newsroom..."

Busier than a one legged man in a butt kickin' contest

Busier than a one eyed dog in a smoke house...


19 posted on 03/31/2006 2:20:10 PM PST by cowtowney
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To: mhking

Is that some kind of slur against one-armed paper hangers? :-)


20 posted on 03/31/2006 2:20:59 PM PST by Lekker 1 ("Computers in the future may have only 1000 vacuum tubes..." - Popular Mechanics, March 1949)
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To: maggief
Presser coming up at 5:30 WITH Danny Glover.

Another Dem profile in courage. She has to bring reinforcements. And the best she could do is Glover? Snort. Where's Pelosi, who said what McKinney did was no big deal? Hiding under a desk somewhere with Russ Feingeld?

21 posted on 03/31/2006 2:21:03 PM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mhking
In a draft of a statement that McKinney did not release, she said the officer "bodyblocked" her during the incident, and she blamed his failure to recognize her on a recent makeover. "It is ... a shame that while I conduct the country's business, I have to stop and call the police to tell them that I've changed my hairstyle so that I'm not harassed at work," McKinney said in the draft, which was obtained by WSB-TV of Atlanta and posted on its Web site. An official close to McKinney said the statement was a "work product" never intended to be released.

It was the new Don King hairdo that caused the probem.


22 posted on 03/31/2006 2:21:06 PM PST by COUNTrecount
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To: mhking

What a gift. Pelosi had both fingers crossed yesterday saying the thing was no big deal.

Like clockwork, she had to go racial.

Everybody know where this is going?

Time for the popcorn and comfy couches as she gives away what the D's seemed to gain from the Dubai Ports Deal.

Security is important, but exceptions need to be made for black congresspeople.

Wow. Defeat from the jaws of victory.


23 posted on 03/31/2006 2:21:24 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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a victim of the excessive use of force by law enforcement

Who slapped who again?

24 posted on 03/31/2006 2:21:28 PM PST by operation clinton cleanup
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To: maggief

I can't believe Howard University wants to be associated with this.


25 posted on 03/31/2006 2:21:58 PM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mhking

This is the gift that keeps on giving. LOL...


26 posted on 03/31/2006 2:23:07 PM PST by veronica ("A person needs a sense of mission like the air he breathes...")
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To: OkeyDokeyOkie

Another victim who doesn't obey the rules. Wear the ID you are supposed to and if you are harrassed obeying the rules that is a headline story. As we're told when we're going through airport security, it's for your own good..!


27 posted on 03/31/2006 2:25:05 PM PST by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: mewzilla
FNC to carry presser live.
28 posted on 03/31/2006 2:25:11 PM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: mhking

Just checked the few threads at DUh about this. The mental patients are almost to the man defending her ONLY because she is a black liberal. Its so gross how racist these people are. If a white Republican man or woman did it, they would make it worse than the Holocuast. Its scary that people like this vote.


29 posted on 03/31/2006 2:25:17 PM PST by Democratshavenobrains
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To: mhking

Another great example of an anti-truth, anti-freedom, anti-life Democratic Crime Syndicate member.


30 posted on 03/31/2006 2:25:42 PM PST by PGalt
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To: mhking

31 posted on 03/31/2006 2:25:50 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Democratshavenobrains

John Gibson just said she's about to do a news conference.


32 posted on 03/31/2006 2:26:07 PM PST by mombonn (God is looking for spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.)
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To: mhking
Her lawyer, James W. Myart Jr. says that her problems with police are racial in nature.

Of course. What else could they be?

33 posted on 03/31/2006 2:26:23 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: mhking

She is what I will not type.


34 posted on 03/31/2006 2:26:42 PM PST by bmwcyle (We got permits, yes we DO! We got permits, how 'bout YOU?;))
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To: maggief

We're streaming live at 11Alive.com -- http://www.11alive.com/video/default_live.aspx?storyid=78076

(It's good to be in the driver's seat)


36 posted on 03/31/2006 2:28:01 PM PST by mhking ("I make my livin' on the evening news...")
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To: mhking

Spoken like a true 'quota-filler' from day one. I wonder if she's sued her way to the top like a lot of people who otherwise couldn't make it on merit.


37 posted on 03/31/2006 2:28:21 PM PST by Looking4Truth (Radical Muslims and Illegal immigrants: Too stupid to create so they invade or destroy.)
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To: mhking

Really? What percentage of entrances to Congress of black Congressmen end up in altercations with the police?


38 posted on 03/31/2006 2:28:22 PM PST by thoughtomator (Since all politicians understand is money, I donate ONLY to those who oppose illegal immigration)
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To: mhking

Thanks. :)


39 posted on 03/31/2006 2:29:37 PM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: thoughtomator

Press conference live on Fox News.

CNN couldn't bother.


40 posted on 03/31/2006 2:29:39 PM PST by PittsburghAfterDark
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41 posted on 03/31/2006 2:31:06 PM PST by debg
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To: mhking

Hey dude, that link rocks! We're watching the room before it goes on television. Get to hear all the pre-press conference chatter.


42 posted on 03/31/2006 2:31:57 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
Hey dude, that link rocks!

Glad to oblige.

43 posted on 03/31/2006 2:32:46 PM PST by mhking ("I make my livin' on the evening news...")
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To: dead

McKinney/Naomi Campbell '08
;0D


44 posted on 03/31/2006 2:33:03 PM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: mhking

Somebody fill me in. I've been busy and don't have a TV. Did she get arrested?


45 posted on 03/31/2006 2:33:23 PM PST by FreedomFarmer (Spooooooon Guaaaaaard!)
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CNN couldn't bother.

Yeah, but at least it's Hugh Hewitt that is being interviewed on CNN....

47 posted on 03/31/2006 2:33:36 PM PST by mhking ("I make my livin' on the evening news...")
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To: mhking

Sounds like she's begging to be charged. It would be interesting to see the security video of this incident.


48 posted on 03/31/2006 2:33:54 PM PST by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: LaineyDee; Howlin

Danny Glover and Harry Belfonte to be at the presser.


49 posted on 03/31/2006 2:34:42 PM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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I just have a feeling this press conference is going to be one for the ages!

He just announced that Harry Belafonte and Danny Glover are in the house!

Just damn.

50 posted on 03/31/2006 2:35:04 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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