Wednesday, April 05, 2006

McKinney's Defense...

...is that it was a Black thing... That seems to be the excuse Representative Cynthia McKinney is offering up in defense of punching a police officer.

Police are seeking an arrest warrant for Ms. McKinney. They want to fully understand what happened, but McKinney says, "The issue is racial profiling".

"McKinney, 51, scuffled with a police officer on March 29 when she entered a House office building without her identifying lapel pin and did not stop when asked.

Several police sources said the officer, who was not identified, asked her three times to stop. When she kept going, he placed a hand somewhere on her and she hit him, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

McKinney issued a statement of regret for the incident but no apology. She and her lawyers have repeatedly declared that she was a victim of inappropriate touching and racism and said they were considering pursuing civil action against the officer.

She and her attorneys have refused to say whether she hit the officer as alleged. James Myart Jr., her lawyer, suggested in a CNN interview that McKinney had acted in self-defense." (source)

Doesn't Rep. McKinney realize that she is belittling real (unwarranted) racial profiling and actual racism? ...Since this is a major disservice to the community, I am waiting for Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton to call her to task on this. Should I hold my breath?

(H/T: G-Man)

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