Black Congresswoman McKinney Manhandled By Racist Cop
In an obvious case of racial profiling (if not gender profiling), a Capitol Police Officer - who is tasked with the safety of 535 members of the House of Representatives and Senate plus the security of all Capitol Hill facilities - took it upon himself to challenge Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) to show her identification as she rushed past a security checkpoint and into a House office building on urgent HOR business last week. Understandably, the Congresswoman ignored the impudent cop and continued on her way. After two more of these brazen demands from the officer, which she also ignored (as she was on OFFICIAL business and he was basically just a beat cop anyway), the man had the audacity to physically stand in front of her and bar her progress with his arm - which actually touched her as she tried to keep walking.
Immediately seeing this outrage for what it was, in what can only be described as an adrenalin-charged defensive reflex, McKinney let this common SS Uniform Thug know exactly how she felt - slapping him right in his insolent face - HOW DARE this racist pig lay hands on a Black Congresswoman!
Soon afterward the Congresswoman, willing to extend the hand of compromise, issued a statement of "deep regret" for the incident - only to learn that, unbelievably, the Capitol Police Department is planning to issue an arrest warrant! This entails possible charges ranging from assault on a police officer, which is a felony carrying a possible five year prison term, to simple assault, which is a misdeamenor. Understandably indignant, McKinney has come forward with the facts on this racially charged incident. (See the VIDEO HERE).
Congresswoman McKinney's lawyer, James W. Myart Jr., told it like it is:
“Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, like thousands of average Americans across this country, is, too, a victim of the excessive use of force by law enforcement officials because of how she looks and the color of her skin. Ms. McKinney is just a victim of being in Congress while black...Congresswoman McKinney will be exonerated.”
Naturally, racist Neocons and Republicans are quick to ridicule, with unbelievably disrespectful statements like "Congresswoman needs to call on Minor Celebrities for Aid" and "She shouldn't be exempt from the law." As pointed out by Mr. Glover, they have come to "help her retain her elected position" - which would be in jeapordy if she were to be charged with this trumped up crime!
As there are security cameras covering all angles of entrance to House Offices, upon the release of these tapes the world will see that the Congresswoman was in fact harrassed and assaulted for no good reason - then simply defended herself from this common brute - who apparently needs an I.D. badge or card to identify one out of just 435 Congresspersons, 100 Senators and a few thousand staffers. Don't these people have memories? Is THIS the well-trained elite police force of Capitol Hill? Or, more likely, are these white pseudo Neo-Nazis who actively stalk, harrass and assault their betters who happen to be of color? Sadly, the latter will be shown to be the case.
* UPDATE 4 April: House GOP Pushes Resolution Praising Capitol Police
** UPDATE 6 April: Grand Jury Probes McKinney Incident
*** UPDATE 6 April (later): McKinney Apologizes on House Floor