Woman charged with throwing shoe at Clinton in Nevada to undergo competency evaluation

Reuters

A federal judge in Nevada has ordered a competency evaluation for a woman charged with throwing a shoe at former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during an April speaking appearance in Las Vegas, according to court papers released on Thursday.

Alison Michelle Ernst is accused of getting past security at an event at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Hotel where Clinton was speaking and hurling a soccer shoe and several papers at Clinton from the audience.

A video of the incident posted on the website of CBS News shows Clinton ducking as a shoe flies over her head.  

“Is that somebody throwing something at me? Is that part of Cirque de Soleil?” Clinton said. “Thank Goodness she didn’t play softball like I did.”

The evaluation will consider whether Ernst may have been “legally insane” at the time of the incident as well as whether she is fit to stand trial, U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy Leen said in issuing the order.

The evaluation was made at the request of Ernst’s lawyer, William Carrico, who questioned whether Ernst understood the proceedings against her and could assist in her own defense.

Ernst is charged with entering a restricted building and committing violence against a person in a restricted building or grounds.

(Reporting by Edith Honan; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/12/us-usa-clinton-shoe-idUSKBN0EN2TE20140612?feedType=RSS&feedName=politicsNews

2 thoughts on “Woman charged with throwing shoe at Clinton in Nevada to undergo competency evaluation

  1. So throwing the shoe at Bush Jr. is OK, but throwing the shoe at Hitlery, aka former Grand Dame Mother of Darkness, it means you have something wrong in the head? I’m confused. Maybe I have something wrong in the head too.

    “Ernst is charged with entering a restricted building and committing violence against a person in a restricted building or grounds.”

    Violence? You call throwing a shoe, “violent”? I suppose spitting is a violent offense now too, then.

    What a bunch of pussies. Anything to reassert the elites power because they are a bunch of cowards.

  2. These politicians who expect people to bow down for them, while the people really feel like throwing up all over them or worse.

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