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Update: More details about handgun incident at Staples come out in court
KTVB ^ | 10-19-12 | Kim Fields

Posted on 03/20/2012 5:29:44 AM PDT by Netalia

BOISE -- The candidate for Congress accused of threatening Boise store employees with a handgun was arraigned Monday in Ada County court. And much more information was revealed as to what exactly Cynthia Clinkingbeard is accused of doing. Clinkingbeard had filed to run against Rep. Raul Labrador in Idaho's 1st congressional district. In court Monday, Deputy Prosecutor Robert Bleazard said Clinkingbeard had gone to the Staples on Eagle Road and Chinden Boulevard Friday night to see about getting some posters for her campaign. Bleazard says Clinkingbeard was escorted to the copy center at the back of the store and began making strange comments to three employees about religion and politics. He says she told the employees they were going to meet God. A short time later, Clinkingbeard and the employees made their way to the front of the store where she was waiting for a ride. The prosecutor says that's when she pulled the gun. "She pulled out a 9mm handgun from a shoulder holster at around that time, and as the store manager went to open the door to let in the person that was there to pick her up, she pointed the weapon at the store manager's back and activated the laser sight that is on the gun," said Bleazard. "While she did this, she told the other employees that were standing nearby that if she were anywhere else she would quote, 'Cap him.'" Clinkingbeard's attorney didn't speak directly to the allegations, other than to say his client was under a hypomanic state at the time. He asked she be moved from jail custody to a secured mental health facility. The judge agreed to that request and set bond at $100,000. She was also ordered not to have contact with the three Staples' employees. Clinkingbeard is on the faculty at College of Western Idaho and Boise State University. Court testimony revealed that she was placed on leave from CWI two days before her arrest for erratic behavior. CWI would not provide details because it is a personnel issue. Both CWI and Boise State have barred Clinkingbeard from their campuses, pending the outcome of the case. Late Monday, BSU issued a statement saying Clinkingbeard has been terminated from her position.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Idaho
KEYWORDS: banglist; candidate; clinkingbeard; democrat; mental
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2nd Update story/post: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2860960/posts

Origional story/post: http://www.freerepublic.com/%5Ehttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2860648/posts

"Bleazard says Clinkingbeard was escorted to the copy center at the back of the store and began making strange comments to three employees about religion and politics."

You don't say? LOL!!!

1 posted on 03/20/2012 5:29:50 AM PDT by Netalia
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To: Netalia

Clickable (sorry didn’t realize it wouldn’t make them links)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2860960/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/%5Ehttp://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2860648/posts


2 posted on 03/20/2012 5:31:22 AM PDT by Netalia
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To: Netalia

Sadly, one does not have to look far to see people in mental distress.


3 posted on 03/20/2012 5:34:42 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Netalia

The next head of Obamacare.

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2012/03/17/2040054/idaho-first-district-candidate.html
“”Clinkingbeard was a doctor specializing in edocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, until the State of Idaho Board of Medicine revoked her license in 2005.””


4 posted on 03/20/2012 5:41:22 AM PDT by iowamark (The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

You’re right, and since they don’t state her party affiliation, she must be a Democrat.

If she were a republican/tea party member it would be in the headline.


5 posted on 03/20/2012 5:41:26 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage?
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To: Netalia

I did a thourough search of the story, but failed to find mention of the Doctor’s political affiliation. Turns out she’s a Democrat, who would have guessed?


6 posted on 03/20/2012 5:42:39 AM PDT by TonyInOhio (Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour)
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To: Netalia

Would it be to much of a stretch to guess her to be a democrate as there is no mention of her political affiliation in the story?


7 posted on 03/20/2012 5:44:48 AM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: Netalia

How odd, no mention of party affiliation.


8 posted on 03/20/2012 5:45:17 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (No wonder this administration favors abortion; everything they have done is an abortion)
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To: muir_redwoods

The very first article mentions that she was going to run as a democrat. But the latest two articles seemed to have omitted that information. Absolutely... It’s not being written in on purpose. At least that’s the feeling I’m getting, too! For sure!!!


9 posted on 03/20/2012 5:49:20 AM PDT by Netalia
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To: muir_redwoods

Quote from first article:

Employees at the store on Eagle Road and Chinden Boulevard say they called police when 58-year-old Cynthia Clinkingbeard made strange, threatening comments to three workers and pulled out a handgun. Clinkingbeard filed as a candidate to run in the primary for U.S. Representative. She is running as a democrat for the District 1 seat against Congressman Raul Labrador (R-Idaho). Clinkingbeard spoke to KTVB last Friday night as a witness to a Boise house fire; at the end of the interview, she says “Clinkingbeard for U.S. House of Representatives”. Traffic shut down during investigation.


10 posted on 03/20/2012 5:51:37 AM PDT by Netalia
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To: Netalia
In 2005, Dr. Clinkingbeard involuntarily retired from the practice of medicine in order to address personal health issues.

Mental illness?

A liberal with a gun is a dangerous thing.

11 posted on 03/20/2012 5:53:44 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Yes she was diagnosed Bi-polar and a narcissist. Making treatment difficult. Although, she was still allowed by TWO colleges (since 2005) to teach “Health and Wellness” class’s. In the second article it lists her strange behavior prior to this incident. Berating students on politics, making their grades known to the entire class, and forcing the class to walk her dog. To name a few quirks.

I totally agree. A liberal with a gun = dangerous. Especially when they are extra mentally ill!


12 posted on 03/20/2012 5:58:37 AM PDT by Netalia
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To: Netalia
Here are the two articles so no one has to dig deep.
BOISE
-- Police arrested a woman who reportedly walked into a Staples office supply store and threatened employees with a gun. Employees at the store on Eagle Road and Chinden Boulevard say they called police when 58-year-old Cynthia Clinkingbeard made strange, threatening comments to three workers and pulled out a handgun. Clinkingbeard filed as a candidate to run in the primary for U.S. Representative. She is running as a democrat for the District 1 seat against Congressman Raul Labrador (R-Idaho). Clinkingbeard spoke to KTVB last Friday night as a witness to a Boise house fire; at the end of the interview, she says "Clinkingbeard for U.S. House of Representatives". Traffic shut down during investigation Witnesses were able to give police a description of the vehicle the woman drove away in. An Ada County sheriff's deputy spotted the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. Because they assumed Clinkingbeard was armed, officers shut down traffic in both directions on Eagle Road as a safety precaution. Two other adults were inside the vehicle. Police say they were unaware of what had happened in the Staples store. Clinkingbeard is charged with three counts of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She was booked into the Ada County Jail and as of Saturday afternoon was still in jail. Public records: Clinkingbeard's medical license revoked because of mental illness According to the Idaho State Board of Medicine, Clinkingbeard was a doctor specializing in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism. According to public records, her license was permanently revoked in 2005. The documents say Clinkingbeard suffers from bipolar disorder: "[Clinkingbeard's] bipolar condition is permanent and her manic episodes are progressively getting worse." The Board also said she had self-prescribed medication using her medical license. The Board determined she could not practice medicine safely. The document states: "The seriousness of her bipolar disorder is exacerbated by the additional dual diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder which has cause Respondent's resistance to treatment and lack of insight." Suspect listed as current faculty at two colleges Clinkingbeard is listed as an adjunct faculty member at Boise State University in the biological sciences department. Current course catalogues at the College of Western Idaho show Clinkingbeard teaches "Health and Wellness" courses at that school.

BOISE
-- A teacher, political candidate, and former doctor is facing charges of aggravated assault after police say she threatened employees at a Staples store with a gun. We are beginning to learn more about Cynthia Clinkingbeard, and her behavior leading up to the incident on Friday night. At the time of her arrest, Clinkingbeard was part of the adjunct faculty at Boise State and the faculty at College of Western Idaho. Her students say that her behavior over the past few months was, at times, strange. Some students at CWI dropped her class because of what they called "erratic behavior". Allan, Ruth, and Michael Burtcher all took Clinkingbeard's health and welness class at CWI this semester. They, and other students, say she would often berrate students and criticize their political beliefs. They also said she would make racially insensitive comments, shared each students' grades with the entire class, and made the class walk her dog around the building. The Burtchers stopped going to the class and appealed their credits to the department chair. A week and a half later, Clinkingbeard was arrested for threatening employees at an office supply store with a gun. According to documents from the state Board of Medicine, Clinkingbeard is diagnosed with bipolar and narcissistic personality disorder. In 2005, the board said her diagnosis was making her resistant to treatment. They revoked her license to practice medicine. Michael Burtcher says he is also bipolar and he knows it is manageable, because he manages his own condition with medication. "When you're bipolar, it's a mental rollercoaster for your emotions," Michael explained. "You need to find the medication to keep you stable." But Ruth Burtcher says Clinkingbeard would often talk about a lack of need for most medication. When Ruth found out about Friday's arrest, her teacher's behavior started to make sense. "Now knowing what her situation is, I hope she gets the help she needs. I really do. Because, there were moments, when she was just this incredible person, very inspiring, and all-of-a-sudden, it would just go away. And she was a totally different person," said Ruth Burtcher, who took Clinkingbeard's class at CWI. The College of Western Idaho did not want to comment on the matter. Boise State University says that Clinkingbeard's teaching duties are on hold pending legal proceedings, but she is excluded from the campus.
13 posted on 03/20/2012 6:02:23 AM PDT by Netalia
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To: smokingfrog
In 2005, Dr. Clinkingbeard involuntarily retired from the practice of medicine in order to address personal health issues.

Mental illness?

While mental illness is not a joke, it is more common with demonRATs which makes it harder when conservatives are struck with that disease.

She is a demonRAT but I fell bad for her, truly she has a real mental disease {over and above liberalism}.

14 posted on 03/20/2012 6:03:29 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: Netalia

No doubt that upper management has reminded Staples managers that their workplace is a gun free zone, ..... um for employees that is.


15 posted on 03/20/2012 6:03:58 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Netalia
Cynthia Clinkingbeard: Democrat Congressional Candidate


16 posted on 03/20/2012 6:08:53 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repubs paid as much attention to Rush as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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To: Einherjar
"No doubt that upper management has reminded Staples managers that their workplace is a gun free zone, ..... um for employees that is."

lol I have "no doubt" lol
17 posted on 03/20/2012 6:10:16 AM PDT by Netalia
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To: Iron Munro

Looks like a real model of stability to me...........umm maybe not.:)


18 posted on 03/20/2012 6:18:58 AM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: All

Dem...who would have guessed?


19 posted on 03/20/2012 6:24:14 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Netalia
No mention of party affiliation

We know what that means.

20 posted on 03/20/2012 6:30:36 AM PDT by Joe the Pimpernel (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to slaughter anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Iron Munro
A little different hair style and I'd say you have Sid Clinkingbeard.
21 posted on 03/20/2012 6:41:21 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: where's_the_Outrage?

“You’re right, and since they don’t state her party affiliation, she must be a Democrat.
If she were a republican/tea party member it would be in the headline.”

The author of the story is Kim Fields. Feel free to email her at

kfields@ktvb.com

to let her know she missed that tiny little detail. LOL!


22 posted on 03/20/2012 6:49:23 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Netalia
Imagine how angry she'd be at the lack of paragraphs! /kidding

I saw no party affiliation in that story so my working assumption, confirmed via search, is that Cindy Packingheat (aka Clinkingbeard) is a DemocRAT.

I believe her campaign slogan is "Vote for me or I'll cap you!"

23 posted on 03/20/2012 6:49:58 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Limbaugh: Tim Tebow miracle: "He had atheists praying to God that he would lose.")
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To: muir_redwoods
How odd, no mention of party affiliation

Any time they don't mention it the person is a Democrat.
24 posted on 03/20/2012 6:53:41 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: Netalia

She did a couple of things right...shoulder holster and a laser sight.

Of course, her “stance” has already been discussed as being faulty.


25 posted on 03/20/2012 6:56:35 AM PDT by moovova (Poverty is a constitutional right.)
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To: moovova
Of course, her “stance” has already been discussed as being faulty.

And wide! Must be something in the water in ID.

26 posted on 03/20/2012 7:12:55 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Netalia

She will probably sue Boise State, claiming that staring at a blue football field caused it....not only that but she will likely win.


27 posted on 03/20/2012 8:31:12 AM PDT by Bob Buchholz
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To: Bob Buchholz; All
I love all your comments. Twaz what I expected from the fine people here at freereeep! xoxoxo
;)
28 posted on 03/20/2012 9:22:13 AM PDT by Netalia
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
A little different hair style and I'd say you have Sid Clinkingbeard.

Some doors are better left unopened.


29 posted on 03/20/2012 9:39:09 AM PDT by Iron Munro (If Repubs paid as much attention to Rush as the Dem's do, we wouldn't be in this mess)
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