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Code Pink's Medea Benjamin Arrested After Entering Home Xe/Blackwater Founder (Pics and Video)
Big Government ^ | Saturday, August 21, 2010 | Kristinn Taylor and Andrea Shea King

Posted on 08/21/2010 7:38:47 PM PDT by kristinn


Medea Benjamin “call(s) for help” before she is arrested for trespassing at the McLean, Va., home of Erik Prince, August 20, 2010. Photo by Code Pink.

Terrorist supporter and Code Pink co-founder Susan “Medea” Benjamin was arrested Friday evening at the McLean, Virginia home of Xe Services founder (formerly Blackwater) Erik Prince, according to a press release posted by Code Pink.

Prince was not home, having left the United States for Abu Dhabi in the face of mounting legal problems. Inexplicably, Benjamin was let into the house, according to the press release. However, when Benjamin revealed the true nature of her visit, Mrs. Prince reportedly threw her out of the house. Fairfax County Police arrived and arrested Benjamin for trespassing, according to a caption at Code Pink’s Flickr album. (The Fairfax County Police public information office is closed for the weekend.)

An excerpt from Code Pink’s press release:

1.CODEPINK cofounder Medea Benjamin and other DC area activists were detained at the home of Blackwater Founder Erik Prince. The group dropped by to deliver a letter urging Prince not to flee the US to extradition-free UAE. His move, though couched by his PR team as a much needed break from the US would in fact eliminate the possibilities that he could be held accountable for the crimes perpetrated by Blackwater while under his control. Benjamin was invited into the Prince home, she then proceeded to explain to Prince’s wife why she was delivering the letter; Mrs. Prince then pushed Benjamin out the door and told her to “leave the house immediately”. Police soon arrived, entered the house to speak with the Prince family. While statements were being taken by other eyewitnesses, Benjamin was quickly hand-cuffed and arrested.

The New York Times reported Friday that Xe Services is being fined $42 million by the State Department for “hundreds of violations of United States export control regulations.”

Prince is is being sued for allegedly defrauding the government.

Code Pink has a history of harassing their political opponents at their homes. Targets have included former Bush administration lawyer John Yoo, then Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.


Medea Benjamin being questioned by Fairfax County, Va., police officers outside the McLean, Va., home of Blackwater founder Erik Prince, August 20, 2010. Photo by Code Pink.

Code Pink has also called for the kidnapping of former President Bush, his wife Laura, and former high ranking Bush administration officials so they could be tried for alleged war crimes for defending America in the war on terror.


(Corrected caption) Code Pink activist Tighe Barry peers through a front door window of Erik Prince’s McLean, Va., home, August 20, 2010. Photo by Code Pink.

Code Pink has not posted any photos of Benjamin when she was inside Prince’s home. The group said in its press release they would be posting video of the incident at their YouTube channel.

Note by Kristinn: Code Pink has uploaded their video at You Tube. Direct link here.

The smug arrogance of Medea and Tighe and Diane Wilson is on display. After Medea is thrown out of the house they sit in front of the door on the steps saying "they didn't tell us to leave their property."

According to Medea, she was held for five hours, bailed out for $500 and has a September 28, 2010 court date at the Fairfax County Courthouse.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Virginia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abudhabi; barry; blackwater; codepink; dianewilson; erikprince; fairfaxcounty; loonyleft; medeabenjamin; susanbenjamin; tighebarry; wilso; wilson

1 posted on 08/21/2010 7:38:51 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Those ding dongs make me want to puke


2 posted on 08/21/2010 7:41:06 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys)
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To: kristinn

She’s lucky she didn’t get double-tapped.


3 posted on 08/21/2010 7:41:42 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: kristinn

Damn that woman is fugly. I’ll bet her “guardian” had to tie a pork chop around her neck when she was young in order to get her dog to play with her.


4 posted on 08/21/2010 7:42:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (DemocRATS! America's Taliban!)
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To: kristinn

She’s trying for Cindy Sheehan’s 15” of Fame spot.


5 posted on 08/21/2010 7:44:52 PM PDT by bboop (We don't need no stinkin' VAT)
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To: kristinn

Doesn’t VA have the Castle doctrine? If so, I guess asking her in the home would negate that. But, if this nut job showed up on the doorstep could you not just shoot her?


6 posted on 08/21/2010 7:45:59 PM PDT by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: rabidralph

>>>She’s lucky she didn’t get double-tapped.

Maybe next time...


7 posted on 08/21/2010 7:46:22 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Iowa floods, Obama vacations. Moochelle Obama, please pass the cake.)
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To: rabidralph

I really wished she tried to resist arrest. Seeing her tazed and cuffed would be only the start of what the traitor deserves.

I used to work with a wingnut Code Pinko supporter. A few years back she passed through my area trumpeting that Madea (maybe her or some other higher one) was coming to Columbia and staying at her communal home.


8 posted on 08/21/2010 7:46:43 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: kristinn
Policeman on right: Ma'am I not sure I know how to roll one this big!

9 posted on 08/21/2010 7:51:16 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: kristinn

GUILTY!


10 posted on 08/21/2010 7:53:14 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: yldstrk

Yeah the little Fascist think they can just walk into private homes now.


11 posted on 08/21/2010 8:00:41 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: kristinn

They have posted an edited video.


12 posted on 08/21/2010 8:05:06 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: kristinn


"So, ma'am, you're saying the homeowner did not bash you with their ugly stick before we arrived? Man, I would have put good money on that one."
13 posted on 08/21/2010 8:05:49 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

She could eat corn on the cob through a picket fence !


14 posted on 08/21/2010 8:07:19 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: kristinn

Skankapoo


15 posted on 08/21/2010 8:11:54 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: kristinn
What I have always found odd about NoVa and the greater DC metro area is that there are virtually no gated communities, unlike many other of the sprawling metro centers around the country. If anyone would want to live in a gated community, it would be Eric Prince - if for no other reason than to avoid nut-jobs like this idiot.

This reminds me of the buss loads of union thugs who stormed the Bank of America VP (I think it was BofA) house. That happened in Bethesda/Chevy Chase, MD - which is just across the river, about 5 miles or so from where Prince lives. Given the number of crazies that inhabit our nation's Capitol, I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often, especially considering how accessible people's homes are in this area.

16 posted on 08/21/2010 8:12:04 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: kristinn

The taxpayers should sue her for saying “on behalf of US taxpayers”.

She doesn’t speak for me.


17 posted on 08/21/2010 8:15:35 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: kristinn

They need to send her to Iraq to preach peace. That will shut her up for good.


18 posted on 08/21/2010 8:18:11 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: rabidralph

It’s an absolute crying shame she didn’t leave the house in a bucket and a ziplock bag.


19 posted on 08/21/2010 8:33:15 PM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (Warning: Sarcasm/humor is always engaged. Failure to recognize this may lead to misunderstandings.)
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To: wally_bert

I believe that for the first time ever, I am sooooo disappointed that crazed pitbulls weren’t loose.


20 posted on 08/21/2010 8:44:34 PM PDT by panthermom
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What a great idea, start harassing/threatening the wife of a guy who owns a company of trained killers. What could possibly go wrong?

These Code Pinkers have crossed so many lines that they believe they have no boundaries. Some of these clowns are long overdue for a reality check.


21 posted on 08/21/2010 9:01:39 PM PDT by Hayride
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Heh! Good one! Channeling Rodney Dangerfield. And I’ll bet as a kid all her bathtub toys were electric appliances.


22 posted on 08/21/2010 10:13:44 PM PDT by rex regnum insanit (falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus)
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To: rabidralph

Two to center of mass, and one to the head.


23 posted on 08/21/2010 10:18:49 PM PDT by gigster
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To: Hayride
That is a great idea. Love to see here in Iraq preaching preach to the 'peace loving muslims'. Should be no problem thee.

Might be nice to protest her anti-American actions at HER PRIVATE HOME, too. Maybe she needs a taste of what it feels like. ACORN does the same thing...traveled to the private homes of bankers to scare them into making unsecured loans to folks who had no way of paying a morgage.

Medea could use a good strong dose of her own medicine.

24 posted on 08/21/2010 10:22:32 PM PDT by Republic (Is it even possible that uhbama is really as totally inept as he appears? My gosh! He is a joke.)
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To: Dallas59
They need to send her to Iraq to preach peace. That will shut her up for good.

Code Pink has an office/shack in Iraq. They get along quite well with the Baathists as that party was founded with the help of the German Nazi [National Socialist] party, and with Iraqi and Palestinian communists.

25 posted on 08/21/2010 10:31:32 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: OldDeckHand

I’m surprised he doesn’t have a moat around his house. In his position I would, complete with alligators.


26 posted on 08/21/2010 10:37:03 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: kristinn

The term “nasty skank” comes to mind as I look at her photo.


27 posted on 08/21/2010 11:26:12 PM PDT by Merlinator (Take them all down...one czar at a time FUBO)
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To: kristinn

what gets me is that the wife opened the door-that’s crazy


28 posted on 08/22/2010 3:17:20 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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