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It sounds as if no one read the details, - Prof. Gates DID give his license AND Harvard ID to the officer when asked. Identification was NOT the issue. Gates DID identify himself and provided evidence that was his home. But it also sounds like Gates was being obnoxious, too, brow beating the officier.
The officier had asked Gates to step outside his home, and that is the point at which Gates refused, presumably because he knew his rights better than the officer did. At least that's the story Gates is giving for his refusal to continue to cooperate after he had already identified himself, saying the officer would have needed a warrant to go any further.
I don't want to defend Gates all the way, because it did sound like he was getting huffy about it all, but still... after the officer saw the ID he should have immediately apologized for the inconvenience, turned around, and left with no further orders or questions asked.
I apologize but I can't continue to debate with someone so full of paranoia and hysteric.
What I have been wondering is why it is acceptable to jump on and criticize someone for talking bad about potheads and other people who make piss poor life choices, but it is apparently perfectly acceptable to talk crap about the people who are enforcing the laws and keeping the peace.
The part where they were in the wrong.
All I need is that police report that I read to validate my argument.
Of course, as someone mentioned, its apparently not avaliable anymore.
But it informed me of the necessary things I needed to know to make the determination that the police were NOT in the wrong.
Its just yet another race baiting racist black man who the media gives him a pass because he is black.
All I saw was you attacking people who dared to question the police. You are obviously biased so the idea of any sort of reasonable debate happening is a joke.
I guess the problem is that you see someone referring to specific instances involving specific cops and you immediately take it as an affront to cops everywhere and that's ridiculous. So no, the two really aren't comparable at all, but nice try.What I have been wondering is why it is acceptable to jump on and criticize someone for talking bad about potheads and other people who make piss poor life choices, but it is apparently perfectly acceptable to talk crap about the people who are enforcing the laws and keeping the peace.
Yes, As I stated, he then gets arrested after they leave the home and he follows them outside on the public streets yelling swearing cursing and causing a disturbance that makes nearby residents to stop what they were doing and look over at this madman. He was disturbing the peace on public property and was arrested for disorderly conduct, NOT Breaking or Entering.
You failure to address that part of my previous post is noted.
Do I have to, once again, repost the part where he made blanket negative statements about all cops, and then affirmed it in a reply that I fail to address because I know the argument will go nowhere but having to listen to him once again cry and whine "oh poor me" syndrome?
The officer then went outside where the man continued after him, cursing and acting beligerant and calling him a racist for doing his job () The officer noticed that this man's yelling and cursing was disturbing people in the area, he asked him to calm down several times, the racist black man refused, so he was arrested.