McKinney bodyguard charged with battery.

From the AJC:

A member of Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney’s security team was charged with battery after police say he struck a television news photographer as McKinney prepared to concede defeat late Tuesday night.

Steve Muhammad, 67, hit WXIA-TV photographer Gary Stillwell, 24, during a scuffle outside McKinney’s campaign would-be victory party about 11:25 p.m., according to a police report released Wednesday morning by DeKalb County police.

According to the report, Muhammad, a member of the 4th District Congresswoman’s security team, told officers that Stillwell hit him with his camera in the parking lot of the Omega Psi Phi Center on Snapfinger Road. But after police looked at a security video of the incident, they apparently came to a different conclusion.

“As I viewed the videotape, it showed that one of the security guards bumped into the camera, then pushed the camera man, causing the camera to fall,


  1. Bill Simon says:

    I think Homeland Security should put Steve Muhammad on a watch list for possibly being part of a sleeper cell of Islamic fundamentalists. I wonder if this was the same guy who bumped shoulders with a news reporter back in May in D.C. when Cynthia jabbed the security officer with her cellphone…?

  2. buzzbrockway says:

    Look at things from his point of view: The Man invented those electronic voting machines that installed Bush in office so he could make war on Iraq and murder Cindy Shehan’s(sp?) son and refuse to speak with her, and pass the Patriot Act to keep Cynthia down. Not satisfied with that, The Man told Hank Johnson to run against Cynthia and then, when The Man saw that wasn’t going to work, he told that reporter to assault Cynthia’s Mom.

    I can see how a guy would get ticked off and lash out at The Man’s accomplices.

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