Tea Party Founder's Hidden Arrest

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Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office
Mug shot of Tea Party leader Danita Kilcullen.
That organized band of angry, gun-toting, Bible-quoting older white people -- otherwise known as the Tea Party -- has often crossed the bounds of appropriateness as it pushes for its right-wing agenda. 

But kicking a police officer with three-inch stiletto high heels? 

That's what Boca Raton police say Fort Lauderdale Tea Party founder Danita Kilcullen did after a political rally, prompting a felony charge of battery on a police officer and a booking at the Palm Beach County Jail.

Kilcullen was arrested on October 16, two weeks before the midterm elections that saw two of her favorite candidates, Allen West and Rick Scott, ushered into office. Kilcullen said she told other Tea Party leaders of the arrest, but somehow the arrest never made the news until now. 

She is currently preparing to do 20 hours of community service after pleading guilty to trespassing and a lesser charge of misdemeanor resisting arrest. 

She told me this morning that she was fighting "injustice" at the time over the use of a hotel bathroom. 

Details inside. 
On October 16, Kilcullen attended a political event at the Embassy Suites hotel in Boca Raton. It was there that police allege she was intoxicated and disrupted an unspecified private function being held at the hotel. 

Kilcullen -- who once told a crowd of Tea Party supporters that a "revolution" was needed in America or they would "die" -- admitted that she had been drinking wine at the political event and acknowledged it played a role in what happened next. 

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Kilcullen riling the Tea Party troops.
The incident that led to her trip to jail boiled down to a simple disagreement, ​Kilcullen said. She and fellow Tea Party founder Jack Gillies were set to leave the political event about 10:30 p.m. when she decided to use the bathroom before the drive back to Fort Lauderdale. Because the private party was being held in that area of the hotel, she was told she would have to use the facilities in the main hotel lobby. 

That wouldn't do. Kilcullen told me that she didn't want to walk and that she was eventually given the OK to use the small bathroom. While inside, she said that some "girls" attending the private function began "raising hell" outside the door.

"When I finished washing my hands and opened the door, a police officer burst in, grabbed my hand, and pulled me out," said Kilkullen. "It hurt; he grabbed me around my watch, and I was bleeding. I was angry." 

Boy was she. According to police, Kilcullen began screaming obscenities at two police officers who were providing security for the private party, including the one who took her out of the bathroom.  

Officer Jason Paul Cohen then got a call on his radio for backup at the hotel. He was advised that "a couple was intoxicated and had interrupted the private function." When Cohen arrived, the hotel manager ordered both Kilcullen and Gillies to leave or they would be arrested for trespassing. 

Gillies and Kilcullen walked outside -- and that's when Kilcullen let loose a tirade on the officers that attracted a crowd. "I have a mouth," she concedes. 

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Gillies, left, after an unrelated Tea Party scuffle last April
​"Before leaving, the female yelled obscenities at Officer Pirro," Cohen wrote in his report. "The exchange brought several several people from inside the hotel. It was apparent that the female yelling obscenities caused there to be many onlookers who had previously been inside." 

At that point, Gillies tried to get Kilcullen to the car, according to Cohen. No luck. 

"Kilcullen emerged from the parking lot and began walking toward Officer Pirro," Cohen wrote in his report. "She again began to yell obscenities and shake her fist at him and the rest of us." 

The hotel manager again told her to leave, and she refused, prompting Cohen to finally arrest her for trespassing. As he placed her in the patrol car, he noticed the black high heels with three-inch stilettos.

"I advised her that I needed to remove the shoes for hers and my safety," Cohen wrote. "I went to remove the shoes when she kicked me twice in the chest. I responded by pushing her farther into the prisoner compartment and using my body weight to prevent her from delivering any more kicks." 

Kilcullen was booked into jail and later bonded out. She has told her fellow Tea Party leaders about the arrest. "I said if you think this is going to give us a black eye, then I am willing to step down," she said. 

They gave her the thumbs-up to continue as leader. Kilcullen, who said she had prayed that her arrest would never be publicized, has yet to begin her community service. But she says she hopes to do it in conjunction with her pastor, the outspoken antigay conservative Rev. O'Neal Dozier of Pompano Beach.  

"I found it to be an absolute injustice," said Kilcullen of the bathroom incident. "My arm was bleeding. I couldn't let it go, so I got in the police officer's face. I guess I'm a Tea Party leader because I don't settle for things like this." 

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xjsguy
xjsguy

Sooey  sooey!!


Here pig!!


GAK, that thing is u-g-l-y.

Chris
Chris

She is a beautiful drunk.

liberty4me
liberty4me

This self proclaimed longest running Tea Party in Fort Lauderdale, started in 2009 after Fox News hijacked the Tea Party movement started by Ron Paul in 2007. The Tea Party message has been distorted by these Muslim, gay hating war mongers. If you visit the Fort Lauderdale Tea Party's site, there is no message board. This is because they want to contol the message. The Tea Party is supposed to be about limiting government, ending the private Federal Reserve and restoring our constitutional republic. And nothing more.

Carol Gload
Carol Gload

The police took her photo without her tiara?   After reading this along with other stories, it appears as though this woman has serious psychiatric issues (projection and narcissism not being the least of them) - a prerequisite of tea party leadership.

shirkshirkworkwork
shirkshirkworkwork

typical nasty tebagger behavior

How's those republican policies treating ya voters?

SMDrPepper
SMDrPepper

So she thinks she is in the right? She assaulted someone! And it was on private property. She should get a LOT more than that since if it was anyone else, there would be jail time involved for attacking a police officer.

That is the sole injustice, her only getting a slap on the wrist.

But it does go to show just how wrong the tea baggers are. Holier than thou attitudes that can do no wrong, but if you are in any way different from them they expect you to hang.

Gator
Gator

"And you want to be my latex salesman"

KennyPowersSays
KennyPowersSays

No fan of hers, but, come on, another incident with off duty cops who flip the switch and go storm trooper and on duty for convenience. They are looking for side job pay and end up being rent a thugs. Way too many "off duty/private security cops" create escalated brawls and incidents.

Guest
Guest

"That organized band of angry, gun-toting, Bible-quoting older white people -- otherwise known as the Tea Party "

Stupid dhimmicrats, keep learning spanish and bowing to islam, maybe you can get welfare until ØBOWMAO'S PONZI SCHEME BLOWS UP.

IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

I certainly can see why the tea partiers gave her a thumbs up on continued leadership. Kilcullen is exactly the kind of leadership that the tea party deserves. If she can see Russia from her house, I say tap her to be the republican VP nominee in 2112.

IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

"But kicking a police officer with three-inch stiletto high heels? "

I don't see what the problem is, officer. There are a lot of guys (mainly all republicans) that would pay a gal good money for doing that to them.

(not that there is anything wrong with that)

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

For a second, I thought this was a story about Michele Bachman, but then I realized that she was staring into the camera.

City Activist Robert walsh
City Activist Robert walsh

Assalt on a Leo? are crazy lady or what. That page -boy haircut is not going to help you here. Judges hate this charge, take the plea(if offered). Be careful.

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

FYI everybody- I just got off a conf call and I have a meeting at 5pm. More details to follow...

Guest
Guest

When I opened the site I was happy Bob was still here. Picture Danita Kilcullen in that mug shot standing side by side with Rick Scott it's like Night of the Living Dead...They're both monsters! What a hypocritical lowlife phony She should have to clean out the stalls at the horse track as community service punishment. She'd be in her proper element!

Duncan
Duncan

Make her pick up trash on the side of the road

954BlueDog
954BlueDog

Danita ain't no conservative. Just another SOFLA huckster.

Gefiltefish
Gefiltefish

Welcome to the Tea Party! The party of aspirant militants, misfits, the angry and the alienated. We welcome you with open arms.

Blacks, Hispanicsor minorities in general(unless you hate/disgusted that you are), no need to apply.

parkland man
parkland man

Looking skyward, workers at lunchtime in downtown Fort Lauderdale were greeted to a contemptuous message about their government.Two small planes circled repeatedly above the Broward Courthouse, carrying banners.One read: Inept and Corrupt and carried an email address containing a thinly veiled curse word.

Massivestool
Massivestool

ok, white people? Really Bob, lil' racist, aren't we???? I mean describing people ny color, like, hey a "group of blacks?" And, isn't Allen West a "black" oh but he must be one of the good ones, right Bob? I expect better from you. And the arrest, ahhhhhhhhhhhh, wasn't MLK arrested for disorderly conduct? Look, I am not a tea partier, nor democrate, who are just as evil and demented but i respect anyone that fights for what they believe in,

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

I'm back in town. And first. This woman (Kilcullen) is a little loopy.

Sanhow
Sanhow

The wench deserved a public spanking for kicking a decorated officer.p

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

This is a false post. But you "real" guys know that.

Try again, Troll. Or better yet, just don't.

Guest
Guest

Whatever it's for, I wish you Good Luck!

Bubba
Bubba

The horses do not want her near their living quarters.

Gefiltefish
Gefiltefish

Tea Party hand book page1 states: "Recorded history began January 20, 2009. Discussion of any and all events prior to that date is irrelevant."

Page 1 paragraph 2 states: Our Aim is to rather destroy America to get that BLACK President out of office than help the country grow back to prosperity.

JSkool101
JSkool101

Not exactly, parkland man. One banner said, "Inept & Corrupt! - fukthiscourt@att.net" and the other one said, " Florida U Know This Court - Is Incompetent."

Get your facts straight, or go back to Journalism Skool 101.

Diogenes6670
Diogenes6670

Please tell us that you're not comparing Dr. King's civil disobedience directed against racism with Danita Kilcullen’s actions as described in this piece. Dr. King’s goals were lofty; Ms. Kilcullen’s were anything but.

Gefiltefish
Gefiltefish

"i respect anyone that fights for what they believe in"....

That is the most idiotic statement I ever read. By your definition, you respect pedophiles, cop killers and other society ills because they fight for what they believe in.

Imo...Allen West is:

1) A uncle Tom Clarence Thomas2) An opportunistic polititian3) As blind and ignorant as the Dave Chapelle comedy sketch potrayal of a racist blind black man that was a member of the KKK.

Sebi
Sebi

You are back in town?Who gives a crap. Seriously.

Trollilocks
Trollilocks

Too funny- you get called a troll and now you are using the word none stop. What is even funnier is that your own friend thought my joke post was you because you are that much of a clown. Trollilocks you are a true loser.

Goldilocks
Goldilocks

Hi ATG. Thanks for the encouragement, but that other post was not mine. "Look for the union label."

Tired of stereotypes
Tired of stereotypes

We all know that EVERY tea party member must be a racist since the media tells us that and since their goal is “to get that BLACK President out of office.” But how do we address the fact that these known racists actually elected a black representative to represent a non-black district? Easy, simply attack the minorities by saying that any minority involved with the tea party is:

1) An “uncle Tom”

2) An “opportunistic politician”

3) As “blind and ignorant” as a comedic portrayal of a racist blind black man that was a member of the KKK.

4) A self-hating/self-disgusted Black or Hispanic

Well done Gefiltefish! You convinced me that the tea partiers, not you, are the real racists.

PS - Hope you don't mind me fixing the spelling errors when quoting your posts.

erniepf
erniepf

Good video. I find it a little hard to believe that fleabaggers would embrace this anti-corporate stance, since they're funded by the Koch Brothers.

Gefiltefish
Gefiltefish

I respect Americans comming together and addressing our corrupt, inept and self serving polititians from both parties (Broward is great example of one party (Democrats) rule corruption).

The Tea Party would be a great movement to the right direction if it was working to elect men or women whom want to change the status quo. Not electing career right wing Republicans or self serving thieving (Rick Scott stole from us tax payers) multi-millionares and Billionares.

No real change has come from the Tea Party. You are just ignorant pawn electing the same career polititians and spewing hatred and disgust towards Democrats. You are not any different than the Republicans.

Why not elect non polititians from both side of the spectrum for real changed. Then I would respect your movement for government change.

By the way, I am still waiting for job, jobs, jobs from both parties promises. Instead they are fighting to take from the poor so they can justify the excessive tax breaks for the wealthy whom by the way just created 240,000 jobs for the 15,000,000 unemployed. Yep that is the tax breaks at work. Job overseas, oil subsidies, two wars on credit, one trillion dollars annual budget for the military, aid to countries that do not needed (Israel) or Billions to country who hate us.

We are destroying our education while China, Israel, Saudi Arabia and others are investing in it. For what? Tax breaks to those whom shipped jobs overseas, park their money overseas so they do not get tax or use UBS Bank and Switzeralnd to avoid paying the little or no tax.

Your aim is misalingn. Instead of fighting the poor, elderly or children for a measly few programs, instead fight against the corporate and wealthy welfare.

This country stop innovation because no one is hungry anymore. The wealthy, enterpreneur are just waiting with their hands out from the government just like the poor and elderly they criticise so much.

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