Skip to comments.Code Pink's Medea Benjamin Arrested After Entering Home Xe/Blackwater Founder (Pics and Video)
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 Pinks Flickr album. (The Fairfax County Police public information office is closed for the weekend.)
An excerpt from Code Pinks 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 Princes 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 Princes McLean, Va., home, August 20, 2010. Photo by Code Pink.
Code Pink has not posted any photos of Benjamin when she was inside Princes 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.
Those ding dongs make me want to puke
She’s lucky she didn’t get double-tapped.
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.
She’s trying for Cindy Sheehan’s 15” of Fame spot.
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?
>>>Shes lucky she didnt get double-tapped.
Maybe next time...
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.
Yeah the little Fascist think they can just walk into private homes now.
They have posted an edited video.
She could eat corn on the cob through a picket fence !
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.
The taxpayers should sue her for saying “on behalf of US taxpayers”.
She doesn’t speak for me.
They need to send her to Iraq to preach peace. That will shut her up for good.
It’s an absolute crying shame she didn’t leave the house in a bucket and a ziplock bag.
I believe that for the first time ever, I am sooooo disappointed that crazed pitbulls weren’t loose.
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