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    Re: Top scholar Gates arrested in Mass., claims racism

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    Pres. Obama called the Police actions, "stupid" in tonite's press conference.
    I just found out about that. I am incredibly disappointed that he would say that. Asshole.

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    Re: Top scholar Gates arrested in Mass., claims racism

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    I just found out about that. I am incredibly disappointed that he would say that. Asshole.
    Why, their action were stupid. The mad proved it was his home yet he still gets arrested? This is acceptable behavior why?
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    Re: Top scholar Gates arrested in Mass., claims racism

    Quote Originally Posted by FreeTh!nk3r View Post
    Why, their action were stupid. The mad proved it was his home yet he still gets arrested? This is acceptable behavior why?
    First, he didn't need to call their actions "stupid." He could have said, "Their actions were questionable," something to that effect. Did you read the police report? Assuming the facts were true (and, to me, they were too detailed for me to find them untrue), Gates berated the police officer and was warned that he could be arrested. He was so pissed off, he continued to berate the police officer and follow him around. The person who was stupid in this instance was Gates, IMO.

    I expected Obama to give a more sophisticated answer. He wasn't there when this happened, and to say their actions were "stupid," is ridiculous. Somehow, I doubt he read the police report.

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    Re: Top scholar Gates arrested in Mass., claims racism

    This only confirms my belief that the facts reported by the police officer who arrested Gates are entirely credible. Good for him for saying there will be no apology. I agree.


    'There will be no apology'

    Crowley said he's grateful he has the support of his police force. He said he's not worried about any possible disciplinary action.

    "There will be no apology," he said outside his home Wednesday.

    The Boston Herald reported that Crowley gave dying Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in 1993. The 27-year-[]old forward suffered a fatal heart attack during an off-season practice at Brandeis University, where Crowley was a campus police officer.

    Obama: Cops ?acted stupidly? in scholar?s arrest - Race & ethnicity- msnbc.com
    Yeah, a man who gives a black man mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is a racist.

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    Re: Top scholar Gates arrested in Mass., claims racism

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    First, he didn't need to call their actions "stupid." He could have said, "Their actions were questionable," something to that effect. Did you read the police report? Assuming the facts were true (and, to me, they were too detailed for me to find them untrue), Gates berated the police officer and was warned that he could be arrested. He was so pissed off, he continued to berate the police officer and follow him around. The person who was stupid in this instance was Gates, IMO.

    I expected Obama to give a more sophisticated answer. He wasn't there when this happened, and to say their actions were "stupid," is ridiculous. Somehow, I doubt he read the police report.
    It's comforting to hear the President call a spade a spade.

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    Re: Top scholar Gates arrested in Mass., claims racism

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    It's comforting to hear the President call a spade a spade.
    Pun intended?

    Frankly, it's NOT comforting to me to hear the President speak without having conducted the proper research (i.e., reading the police report).

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    Re: Top scholar Gates arrested in Mass., claims racism

    The sad thing is that this type of thing goes on day after day in this country. The only reason this came to the light it has is because the victim in this case had some social status.

    Everytime it begins to appear that we have moved forward as a country, something like this comes along and shows how far we have to go.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Top scholar Gates arrested in Mass., claims racism

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    The sad thing is that this type of thing goes on day after day in this country. The only reason this came to the light it has is because the victim in this case had some social status.

    Everytime it begins to appear that we have moved forward as a country, something like this comes along and shows how far we have to go.
    Really? Are you serious? There was a black police officer present when Gates was arrested. I posted above how the officer who arrested Gates had provided mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to Reggie Lewis in 1993.

    Yesterday, there was a great article about this from a honkey married to a black woman. Their alarm went off in the middle of the night, and the police showed up and demanded that he provide identification. See below.

    My wife called the alarm company and gave them the code for a false alert.

    Then two cops showed up.

    The first thing they did was ask me to step outside. The second thing they did was to ask me for my identification, to prove that I lived there. They were demanding and they were not friendly. They kept their flashlights in my face. They did not take my word for it that it was my house, though I was as white as they were.

    Once I showed them my driver's license with the address, they asked if anyone else was inside, and then they asked if they could look around the place.

    Essay: Neely Tucker on the Police Issues in the Arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr.
    Again, based on the police report, Gates was completely out of control and he deserved to be arrested.

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    Re: Top scholar Gates arrested in Mass., claims racism

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Really? Are you serious? There was a black police officer present when Gates was arrested. I posted above how the officer who arrested Gates had provided mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to Reggie Lewis in 1993.

    Yesterday, there was a great article about this from a honkey married to a black woman. Their alarm went off in the middle of the night, and the police showed up and demanded that he provide identification. See below.



    Again, based on the police report, Gates was completely out of control and he deserved to be arrested.
    Aps...c'mon. Do honestly believe that police write their police reports accurately? No. They are written to justify an arrest. Gates probably did get out of control, after the officers got out of control and failed to accept his offer of identification.
    Too often the police respond to a situation and immediately look for any evidence to substantiate a claim.
    Its the arrest now and ask questions later mentality that has to change in this country.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Top scholar Gates arrested in Mass., claims racism

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Really? Are you serious? There was a black police officer present when Gates was arrested. I posted above how the officer who arrested Gates had provided mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to Reggie Lewis in 1993.

    Yesterday, there was a great article about this from a honkey married to a black woman. Their alarm went off in the middle of the night, and the police showed up and demanded that he provide identification. See below.



    Again, based on the police report, Gates was completely out of control and he deserved to be arrested.
    Gates is free to say anything he wants in his own home, that's one of those personal freedoms you righties whine about. Remember? The point about this case is that if Dr. Gates, who was named one of the 25 most influential Americans, can be arrested in his own home, what chance does a random black man have?

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