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  •  I'm guessing you're white (1+ / 0-)
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    exNYinTX

    so you might not have a problem with the Capitol police but African Americans (both Congress members, pages and staff workers) might have a problem with the Capitol police. I don't know. I wouldn't assume that everything is A-ok just b/c you haven't had a problem with the Capitol police.

    I'm just throwing the possibility out there. I'm not trying to disparage the Capitol police or even the police officer in this situation. I just think your argument that since you haven't had a problem means that NO ONE else has had a problem with the Capitol Police has some flaws.....

    •  Was the Cop White? (0+ / 0-)

      When I ride the Green Line in the morning every Capitol Police officer I see is black.  And even if this cop was white, and all the other cops at that security checkpoint were white, do you think a Capitol Hill cop who was black would let someone in who wasn't wearing a pin and didn't go through the security check?  Are you insinuating that the black officers would bend the rules?

      Talk about flaws in arguments...

      The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

      by Dana Houle on Fri Mar 31, 2006 at 04:18:02 PM PST

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    •  Oh, Wait (0+ / 0-)

      Or are you saying Cynthia McKinney would have stopped for a black cop, but not a white cop?

      The revolution will not be televised, but we'll analyze it to death at The Next Hurrah.

      by Dana Houle on Fri Mar 31, 2006 at 04:18:38 PM PST

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      •  I assumed the cop was white (0+ / 0-)

        if she was saying that race was an issue. I didn't watch her press conference, but jiacinto implied that CM was "playing the race card." Unless CM was playing the institutional racism card, then yeah I assuming that the cop was white--at least to CM. Do you have other information about the cop?

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