Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney's Front Yard "Toilet Papered" With VCR Tape

Upon returning

from the Sundance Film Festival early Sunday (Jan. 29), Congresswoman Cynthia

McKinney (D-GA) found that her front yard had been vandalized and "toilet papered"

with VCR tape.

McKinney had been

at Sundance to promote the documentary American Blackout, which focuses on her

storied career and the continued disfranchisement of African-American voters

and politicians since the 2000 presidential election.

The documentary

won a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Award for Documentary Films.

"Obviously, someone

wants to send a message that they know where I live and can have access to my

front yard to do unkind things," McKinney told in a statement.

"Still, we are pleased with the success of American Blackout at Sundance Film

Festival and hope everyone who cares about our country will make a point to

see it."

As Georgia's first

African-American woman to serve in the United States House of Representatives,

McKinney has been an outspoken critic of the Bush Administration and spearheaded

a national investigation into the 2000 election voting irregularities.

She has also been

a long-time proponent of Hip-Hop.

Last November,

McKinney introduced House Resolution 4210, a new bill that calls for the United

States government to release all documents it has collected on slain rapper

Tupac Shakur.

HR 4210 calls for

"the creation of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Records Collection at the National Archives;

and a second repository at the Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone

Mountain, Georgia."

The Tupac Amaru

Shakur Center in Stone Mountain opened Jun. 11, 2005.

The incident was

reported to local police.