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Jul 24, 1:57 PM EDT
By BOB SALSBERG
This should put to rest the BS about the arresting officer being the racist.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.
In this story there are two racists Obama and Gates.
Obama should be forced by public pressure and opinion to apologize on National TV.