It’s Totally Fine To Assault Capitol Police

I’d like to thank all the members of the Grand Jury today who failed to indict Cynthia McKinney for assaulting a Capitol Police Officer with her cell phone a month or so ago. You have made it totally okay for people to hit cops, get away with it, and come off looking like the victim. Way to go. Here’s hoping someone clocks you this weekend, so you can see just how badly you fucked up.

If you wonder why people don’t think DC should have its own representation in Congress, or any of the other myriad things that I’m sure some community activists will claim the Man is doing to Hold Them Down, look no further than this paragraph from the Post:

The grand jury found “no probable cause” after an “extensive and thorough” investigation, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

What, exactly, was the grand jury examining in an extensive and thorough manner? The insides of their eyelids while evidence was presented? Were they reading off the Jesse Jackson crib sheet? Or was it more like, “well, she didn’t give him a black eye, and besides, racism.”?

What a fucked up world we live in. If I’d done this, they’d have slammed my ass in jail so fast my head would still be spinning. If it had been Patrick Kennedy, he’d have admitted it, claimed to be on prescription sleeping meds and in a hurry to go vote. If it’d been one of the guys at Wonkette, we’d be reading on their blog about who else they saw inside the DC jail, and how their Facebook profiles were doing.

But that’s not what happened. What happened was a black woman hit a cop with her cellphone, when they had the audacity to stop her from jumping the security line. When she came under fire, clearly it was the guard’s fault for stopping her, forcing her hand to her cellphone and her cellphone to the cop’s face. Clearly, the guard was a racist. Clearly, she had to act.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is just how fucked up DC can be sometimes.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

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