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April 1, 2006

Jail Her

by Kevin

This week, Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney struck a Capital Hill Police Officer after she was stopped from going metal detectors in a House office building that she did not work in. Yesterday, the Capital Hill Police planned to issue an arrest warrant for McKinney. McKinney then had a press conference where she claimed the police officer was a racist, a sexist, and an evil conservative.

McKinney should be thrown in jail to send the message that no one is above the law. One of the biggest problems we have in this country is that we have become a nation that is controlled by the Rule of Men, not the Rule of Law. The jailing of McKinney both for striking the police officer and for evading the metal detectors will be a small step to returning to the Rule of Law. Finally, perhaps Congress will think about the various security exceptions they give themselves and do away with them.


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  1. “Standing against a backdrop of two-dozen Georgia schoolchildren holding signs that read “God Bless Cynthia” and “Is Cynthia a Target?””

    It was good of her to use the children to send her message….

    Comment by anonNY — April 1, 2006 @ 11:38 am
  2. Nice job.

    It’s very refreshing to see the law enforcement community getting such support.

    Keep up the good work.

    Comment by The Police News — April 1, 2006 @ 5:56 pm
  3. Kevin declares
    McKinney should be thrown in jail to send the message that no one is above the law. One of the biggest problems we have in this country is that we have become a nation that is controlled by the Rule of Men, not the Rule of Law. The jailing of McKinney both for striking the police officer and for evading the metal detectors will be a small step to returning to the Rule of Law.

    Think maybe we could have a trial and a conviction first?

    Comment by John Newman — April 2, 2006 @ 11:25 am
  4. She admitted to the striking. What is the trial for other than a show? I will assume she is guilty based on her own comments without the “presumed innocent” crap. I don’t have to assume anyone is innocent. Only the government does.

    As for her avoiding the metal detectors, she is allowed to do that. Congress does like the special treatment under the law you know.

    Comment by KJ — April 2, 2006 @ 11:33 am
  5. 1. By her own admission (her apology), she is guilty. She struck an officer.

    2.Quite frankly, Congress should go through the metal detectors too. Granted they are Congress, but in this day and age, no one is above the law.

    Comment by Sacramento Republicrat — April 2, 2006 @ 9:09 pm
  6. I guess you folks don’t really like the Rule of Law, which Kevin was hypocritically complaining about.

    Comment by John Newman — April 3, 2006 @ 6:36 am
  7. Oh, John, no one suggests denying her due process. Still, we can form our opinions based on the evidence before us now just fine.

    Comment by KJ — April 3, 2006 @ 11:36 am
  8. You base your opinions on evidence FOX NEWS presents? That’s scary!!!

    Comment by John Newman — April 3, 2006 @ 1:45 pm
  9. No, John. I live in Georgia. I am saturated with news about this incident. Her own statements are sufficient to reach a guilty verdict. She isn’t some 13 year old admitting to a crime after 17 hours of interrogation. She is proud of what she did. She is playing it is as a racial incident. And, she has a history of this sort of thing.

    I have no qualms about reaching a conclusion based on the public information. This isn’t exactly an unexpected event with Ms. McKinney.

    Comment by KJ — April 4, 2006 @ 10:06 am

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