Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
People are all different and "individuals". There is no such thing as a "normal, non-arrogant, blah, blah, blah," and if there was, neither you nor i know how they would respond because of varying details about that we don't have. We're all slightly affected by our moods and the events of the past few hours. Cops and professors aren't immune. You can say what you would do, and you can say what certain folks should have done, but you can't say what "a normal person would or wouldn't do" in a given situation because of certain minute details to which you're not privy. This is why i think the tactic the cop should have used is one of polite discussion and conversation to try to calm down everybody involved.
Either way, i'm seriously disappointed in how the president responded. In this case (only), he's proven himself to be far more stupid than anyone involved in the actual situation. It makes me concerned over his decision making process in other areas.
*gasp* Are you a racist? You said, "blank," "blank," and "blank"!!!
I was once accused of being racist when i used the term "those people" when discussing certain people who used racial issues for political advancement. (It had nothing at all to do with anyone's race). Ridiculous.
But then we all know the purpose of Gates asinine racist rant don't we?
You would not have had the opportunity to say any of this.
If there is one thing I am very familiar with, it is the style of those who use the race card against the police.
It starts with an accusation of being 'rude' or 'pushy', then it moves into talking over you when you try to be reasonable and speak with them, then it turns into full fledged display of the race card, the card that beats em all.
At any point if you attempted to say this much ^^^
he would have talked over every other word you said.