Congresswoman Punch-a-cop

by Sal on April 3, 2006

in Politics

Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney is trying to make her recent run-in with Capital Police all about race. During this confrontation, she:

  • Rushed through security without showing any ID
  • Kept walking when the Capital Police Officer repeatedly asked her to stop
  • Assaulted the officer by punching him in the stomach after he placed his hand on her shoulder to try and restrain her.

This issue goes right to the heart of the elite attitude among the American left. The rules do not apply to them, because they are special. McKinney changed her hair style and did not wear her congressional badge. If that had been a terrorist going through security, he would have been praised. Because it was a congresswoman, who happens to be black, the police officer is now being called a racist.

This does not do any good to the cause of civil rights in this country. Any reasonable person can see the officer was only doing his job. McKinney should be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Ryan April 3, 2006 at 1:50 pm

It’s funny, because I’m teaching about Civil Rights this week in my classes. The early movement was characterized by non-violent resistence, spearheaded by MLK Jr., SNCC, CORE and our friends at the NAACP (before the “L” of course).

After 1964 it somehow became acceptable to some to retaliate against authority in a violent way, even turning the tables as with Reginald Denny in 1992.

McKinney is part of this new school who believes that ANY police presence requires her to protect herself from “Bull” Connor.


Chris April 5, 2006 at 5:58 pm

Great audio of Tom DeLay on Cynthia McKinney. Today a Grand Jury was convened to investigate…two words: INDICT HER!!!


Ryan April 6, 2006 at 9:29 am

A friend of mine, today was defending her actions, even buying into the race issue!

There are 538 people in the House and Senate, not including all the Administration officials who come in and out of Congress. That’s a lot of people to “recognize,” especially since they are always on vacations and don’t always vote on every bill. If she did not have her pin and was donning her current haircut (WAY different than her old one), I too would be inclined to point her out. Then, to find out that she has a hitsory of smacking cops… Pa-leez!


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