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    Black officer at scholar's home supports arrest

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    Jul 24, 1:57 PM EDT
    By BOB SALSBERG
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    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- A black police officer who was at Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s home when the black Harvard scholar was arrested says he fully supports how his white fellow officer handled the situation.

    Sgt. Leon Lashley says Gates was probably tired and surprised when Sgt. James Crowley demanded identification from him as officers investigated a report of a burglary. Lashley says Gates' reaction to Crowley was "a little bit stranger than it should have been."

    Asked if Gates should have been arrested, Lashley said supported Crowley "100 percent."

    Gates has said he was the victim of racial profiling.

    President Barack Obama says the officers "acted stupidly." Lashley called Obama's remark "unfortunate" and said he should be allowed to take it back.
    This should put to rest the BS about the arresting officer being the racist.
    In this story there are two racists Obama and Gates.
    Obama should be forced by public pressure and opinion to apologize on National TV.

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    Re: Black officer at scholar's home supports arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Obama should be forced by public pressure and opinion to apologize on National TV.
    Can't say as I argue with that.

    Dear Leader put his foot in his mouth, and the procedure to extricate that foot involves apologizing to Sergeant Crowley.

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    Re: Black officer at scholar's home supports arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Can't say as I argue with that.

    Dear Leader put his foot in his mouth, and the procedure to extricate that foot involves apologizing to Sergeant Crowley.
    Piff.
    If GWB had done something like this, the Obamanistas would have screamed for his resignation.
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    Re: Black officer at scholar's home supports arrest

    I do not think the officer was racist, I just think that cops too often abuse their authority and use BS charges like disorderly conduct to arrest people who piss them off. Arresting a guy for ranting on his own property is crossing the line in breaking rights of Americans.

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    Re: Black officer at scholar's home supports arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    This should put to rest the BS about the arresting officer being the racist.
    In this story there are two racists Obama and Gates.
    Obama should be forced by public pressure and opinion to apologize on National TV.
    lol, it seems every black man they find to interview on the news shows agrees it was not a racist thing. For once people, president discluded, are seeing the truth and facts in the case.

    My husband almost got arrested when he argued with a cop after we called them to our house. He wanted them to do more than they were doing and they didn't want to hear it and told him to calm down or be arrested. So he calmed down and they didn't arrest him. I'm sure it was due to the fact he's Mexican though.
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    Re: Black officer at scholar's home supports arrest

    Police, White House exchange barbs - Alexander Burns and Carol E. Lee - POLITICO.com

    "I think the Fraternal Order of Police endorsed McCain," Gibbs fired back, referring to Obama's Republican opponent in the 2008 election. "If I'm not mistaken."

    When a reporter pointed out that Obama had won the support of the Policemen's Benevolent Association, Gibbs conceded: "We got some."
    No wonder Dear Leader doesn't care about the Cambridge PD.....they had the temerity to support his opponent last fall. Calling them stupid now is just political payback, apparently.

    (Side note: Dear Leader, you need to fire your media mouthpiece Gibbs....he is so not helping you in this)

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    Re: Black officer at scholar's home supports arrest

    I do not think the officer was racist, I just think that cops too often abuse their authority and use BS charges like disorderly conduct to arrest people who piss them off. Arresting a guy for ranting on his own property is crossing the line in breaking rights of Americans.
    This is definitely the case. It's absolutely mind-boggling that people are supporting the arrest of Gates on his own property for doing what he did.
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    Re: Black officer at scholar's home supports arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Police, White House exchange barbs - Alexander Burns and Carol E. Lee - POLITICO.com

    No wonder Dear Leader doesn't care about the Cambridge PD.....they had the temerity to support his opponent last fall. Calling them stupid now is just political payback, apparently.

    (Side note: Dear Leader, you need to fire your media mouthpiece Gibbs....he is so not helping you in this)
    Gibbs's response was to blame their seeking an apology on the fact that they voted for McCain? Talk about behaving "stupidly."

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    Re: Black officer at scholar's home supports arrest

    Well, this officers opinion is certainly different than that of his employer, Cambridge PD, who have not only decided against persuing charges on this matter but have called the hole matter "regretable" and have said it should not be seen as demeaning Gates' character.

    Not to mention that the officer in question stated that he believed he was dealing with a home-owner after presented with Gates' idea, yet continued to escalate the situation. Gates was right in refusing the officer entry to his home; under US law, officers CANNOT demand entry to your home without a warrant. Good on the professor for exercising the few rights Americans still have regarding privacy and property.

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    Re: Black officer at scholar's home supports arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    This is definitely the case. It's absolutely mind-boggling that people are supporting the arrest of Gates on his own property for doing what he did.
    "absolutely mind-boggling"? Oh puleeze. Whether the arrest was warranted is debatable, which just cannot rise to the level of being "absolutely mind-boggling." Or did you intend to completely exaggerate your shock?

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