I can also assert this based on the officers record and what little facts we have. I would certainly like to hear the perspective of the BLACK cop who was also present when Gates had his little temper tantrum and outbreak of hysterics.
He appears to be a lying race baiting asshole and the notion that he teaches should be disconcerting to everyone.
A great discussion here. I got more information here than in all the TV/Radio I've accessed.
Based on the stories as they have been coming out, if I was on a jury considering this situation and who is lying and who is providing a factual account, I'd have to side with the cops. Has anyone heard any comments from witnesses contradicting the cops? I have not. I did hear on Fox News that they have discovered that there is a recording from the site of the arrest. That should be interesting. And now our president weighs in stating that the police were being "stupid". Just what is he basing that conclusion on? He obviously sees things through a Rev. Wright filter. Between Bates and Obama they have set race relations back 50 years.
Have none of these hyper-educated individuals ever heard of a self fulfilling prophesy?
The Massachusetts police unions are asking Obama to apologize.
Mass. police unions ask Obama for apology - Race & ethnicity- msnbc.com
Maybe this time, he will actually READ the police report and make an informed statement (hopefully an apology).
This police officer has a sterling record as has been covered before. He may well be the Rosa Parks the white race has needed to show we're not going to the back of the bus anymore. We're sick of the racist accusations and racial profiling made on us. Here is the guy who teaches classes on it, who saved the life of a black man through CPR, who has never shown any racism whatsoever, and thus this is a great opportunity to expose the reverse discrimination and profiling going on here.
"Everyone has his axe to grind - his favorite fiction to pimp. We live in a world of hustlers and clowns."
~ Bob Somerby
Officers speak out
Many police officers across the country, however, have a message for Obama: Get all the facts before criticizing one of our own. Obama's public criticism that Cambridge officers "acted stupidly" when they arrested Henry Louis Gates Jr. could make it harder for police to work with people of color, some officers said.
It could even set back the progress in race relations that helped Obama become the nation's first African-American president, they said.