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(D) Rep. Bob Filner Charged With Assault on Virginia Airport Worker (D)
FOX News ^ | August 20, 2007

Posted on 08/20/2007 2:14:29 PM PDT by nuconvert

Rep. Bob Filner Charged With Assault on Virginia Airport Worker

Monday , August 20, 2007

WASHINGTON —

California Rep. Bob Filner was facing charges Monday for allegedly assaulting an airline worker at Dulles International Airport after becoming upset that his luggage had not arrived at a baggage carousel.

Filner, 64, is slated to appear in Loudoun County, Va., General District Court on Oct. 2. Court officials could not say whether the San Diego Democrat had been served the summons yet to show up on that date. Filner's office passed all inquiries directly to the congressman, who has yet to respond.

According to law enforcement officials, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority police were called to the United Airlines baggage claim office at about 6 p.m. Sunday evening for a report of an incident with a passenger regarding his baggage.

"The individual allegedly attempted to enter an area authorized for airline employees only, pushed aside the employees outstretched arm and refused to leave the area when asked by an airline employee," according to airport police.

"When MWAA officers arrived a few minutes later, the man had left the office and was waiting in the area of a bag carousel. Officers interviewed him and witnesses and released him. Before the individual left the airport, officers advised him that the airline employee would be pursuing charges," the police statement reads.

The statement says the airport worker filed assault and battery charges, a class 1 misdemeanor.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 110th; anger; angrydems; assault; bobfilner; ca; california; fifthposting; filner; iad; rage; rats; sandiego; unhinged
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1 posted on 08/20/2007 2:14:32 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

So the pampered elite can’t handle living like the rest of the unwashed masses.


2 posted on 08/20/2007 2:17:52 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: nuconvert

They didn’t give his party affiliation - must be a Dem.


3 posted on 08/20/2007 2:18:04 PM PDT by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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To: nuconvert

The party of peace.


4 posted on 08/20/2007 2:18:08 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: All
Consider the source. This scumbag of a political hack is a disgrace —even to the most liberal of the Donkey miscreants.

And, the way things political are moving in San Diego these days, the (once lovely) city probably deserves him!

Filner is truly the scum off the pond — a despicable pol of the first order!

5 posted on 08/20/2007 2:19:20 PM PDT by dk/coro
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To: nuconvert

Anybody notice there is no - D following his name. I wonder why. This is FOX news isn’t it. Guess the rules apply at FOX too.


6 posted on 08/20/2007 2:19:56 PM PDT by dalight
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To: golfisnr1

Actually, it’s in the second sentence. Maybe because its FOX.


7 posted on 08/20/2007 2:20:13 PM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: golfisnr1

“They didn’t give his party affiliation - must be a Dem.”

He is. I just checked.


8 posted on 08/20/2007 2:20:51 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: nuconvert

Who does he think he is - John “Do You Know Who I Am?” Kerry?


9 posted on 08/20/2007 2:21:12 PM PDT by Viet Vet in Augusta GA
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To: dalight

see post #7


10 posted on 08/20/2007 2:21:13 PM PDT by nuconvert ("Terrorism is not the enemy. It is a means to the ends of militant Islamism." MZJ)
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To: Viet Vet in Augusta GA
"How dare you!"

11 posted on 08/20/2007 2:21:54 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: nuconvert

be hepin’ black folks, vets, the u.s. border environment, ...

http://www.bobfilnerforcongress.com/index.html


12 posted on 08/20/2007 2:23:04 PM PDT by ken21 (28 yrs +2 families = banana republic junta. si.)
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To: dalight

From the article, “As the Democratic lawmaker grappled with the police...”


13 posted on 08/20/2007 2:23:38 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

mmm... buried the lead eh. Woops. I had to check via google.


14 posted on 08/20/2007 2:24:38 PM PDT by dalight
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To: nuconvert
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15 posted on 08/20/2007 2:25:03 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Nothing is better than eternal happiness. A ham sandwich is better than nothing. Therefore...)
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To: nuconvert

“Actually, it’s in the second sentence. Maybe because its FOX.”

You are correct.

I missed that in my first reading. I was going too fast. But no excuse on my part. It was careless of me.


16 posted on 08/20/2007 2:25:21 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: metmom
Does Article I, Sect. 5 of the Constitution give him a "get out of jail free" card?

They shall in all Cases, except Treason, Felony and Breach of the Peace, be privileged from Arrest during their Attendance at the Session of their respective Houses, and in going to and returning from the same;

Or, perhaps this qualifies as a "breach of the peace."

Jack

17 posted on 08/20/2007 2:25:55 PM PDT by JackOfVA
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To: ken21

I have a feeling that the women he screamed at were minorities. I seem to recall that the airport security guard the Kennedy creep shoved was a minority.


18 posted on 08/20/2007 2:26:21 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (What's the difference between the CIA and the Free Clinic? The Free Clinic knows how to stop leaks.)
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To: nuconvert

Put him in the ring with Rep. Jim “Sluggo” Moran (D-VA) for some real fun....


19 posted on 08/20/2007 2:26:41 PM PDT by tracer
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To: golfisnr1

“They didn’t give his party affiliation - must be a Dem.”

That’s the first thing I looked for, too. Strange for Fox to be following the CNN protocol in not reporting when Democrats get into trouble.


20 posted on 08/20/2007 2:27:56 PM PDT by Spok
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