Friday, March 31, 2006
Yes, she finds capitol policemen trying to protect the US Congress from being shot up viler than vile. Yes, her lawyer is currently orbiting the planet Mars on a spaceship controlled by the Merciless Ming:
Her lawyer, James W. Myart Jr., said, "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."Here's a hint, darling: here on Planet Earth support for your local police officer is rarely expressed by smacking him or her.
"Ms. McKinney is just a victim of being in Congress while black," Myart said. "Congresswoman McKinney will be exonerated."
Members of Congress wear identifying lapel pins and routinely are waved into buildings without undergoing security checks. McKinney was not wearing her pin at the time, and the officer apparently did not recognize her, she has said.
"Congresswoman McKinney, in a hurry, was essentially chased and grabbed by the officer," Myart said. "She reacted instinctively in an effort to defend herself."
Several Capitol Police officials have said the officer involved asked McKinney three times to stop. When she did not, he placed a hand on her and she hit him, they said.
Asked on-camera Thursday by WSB-TV of Atlanta whether she intended to apologize, McKinney declined to comment. A news conference scheduled for Friday morning was canceled. She had issued a statement late Wednesday saying she regretted the confrontation.
"I know that Capitol Hill Police are securing our safety, and I appreciate the work that they do. I have demonstrated my support for them in the past and I continue to support them now," she said in the statement on her Web site.
I say she should have to apologize and pay a nice chunk of money to some organization taking care of the families of slain policemen. Otherwise, charge her. I just want to point out that in a democracy occasionally cockroaches will be elected. It doesn't mean they should be allowed to punch out the police.
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