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    Gates says it's time to 'move on' from his arrest

    BOSTON (AP) -- Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he's ready to move on from his arrest by a white police officer, hoping to use the encounter to improve fairness in the criminal justice system and saying "in the end, this is not about me at all."

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    Re: Gates says it's time to 'move on' from his arrest

    I agree. No good will come from beating a dead horse.

    Everyone has a crappy day sometimes. Doesn't matter whether you think Gates had the crappy day, Crowley had the crappy day, or both of them had a crappy day....sometimes the best thing is to just let it go and move on.

    This is one of those times.

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    Re: Gates says it's time to 'move on' from his arrest

    Yea right it had everything to do with him and how he was a complete arse.

    He owes the Officer an apology and so does Mr. Obama

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    Re: Gates says it's time to 'move on' from his arrest

    Fame is fleeting. Now that he's had his 15 seconds of fame, played the proverbial "race card" and secured his seat in the Jessie Jackson Hall of Fame of Black Victims we can now put this to rest.

    And what better time, I ask you? Now that the black officers, who actually witnessed the event, came out on the side of the alleged "racist sargeant."
    Now that the tide of public opinion has turned based on the dictates of reality, let's all just piss on the fire and call the dogs.

    Move on. Nothing to see here folks.



    Instead of thanking the officer for investigating a legitimate call at HIS property, he, instead chose to "cry black."

    Move on indeed. I'm still waiting for BO's apology. Just like Bush, BO refuses to admit his error? Perhaps?

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    Re: Gates says it's time to 'move on' from his arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion89 View Post
    Yea right it had everything to do with him and how he was a complete arse.

    He owes the Officer an apology and so does Mr. Obama


    Sorry Scorp. Didn't mean to mirror your post. I was writing while you were posting. We were a minute apart. That just means that great minds think alike.

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    Re: Gates says it's time to 'move on' from his arrest

    BOSTON Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he's ready to move on from his arrest by a white police officer, hoping to use the encounter to improve fairness in the criminal justice system and saying "in the end, this is not about me at all."

    After a phone call from President Barack Obama urging calm in the aftermath of his arrest last week, Gates said he would accept Obama's invitation to the White House for a beer with him and Cambridge police Sgt. James Crowley.

    In a statement posted Friday on The Root, a Web site Gates oversees, the scholar said he told Obama he'd be happy to meet with Crowley, whom Gates had accused of racial profiling.

    "I told the president that my principal regret was that all of the attention paid to his deeply supportive remarks during his press conference had distracted attention from his health care initiative," Gates said. "I am pleased that he, too, is eager to use my experience as a teaching moment, and if meeting Sergeant Crowley for a beer with the president will further that end, then I would be happy to oblige."

    It was a marked change in tone for Gates, who in the days following his arrest gathered up his legal team and said he was contemplating a lawsuit. He even vowed to make a documentary on his arrest to tie into a larger project about racial profiling.
    Holy ****, this is hilarious.

    You have to wonder what was the biggest factor in his decision to completely change course:

    1) Public opinion and facts turning against him,
    2) Prospect of this becoming a bigger issue with tapes, lawsuits, etc., or
    3) Obama asking him to drop it to get this out of the paper.

    Too funny. I also love how the whole "having a beer with the president" thing is being so hyped.
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    Re: Gates says it's time to 'move on' from his arrest

    If BO wants to impress me I want to hear him say that he and the good professor are going to smoke a blunt and have some Cognac and forget the whole "blame whitey" mess.

    But somehow, I don't see that happening.

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    Re: Gates says it's time to 'move on' from his arrest

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Holy ****, this is hilarious.

    You have to wonder what was the biggest factor in his decision to completely change course:

    1) Public opinion and facts turning against him,
    2) Prospect of this becoming a bigger issue with tapes, lawsuits, etc., or
    3) Obama asking him to drop it to get this out of the paper.

    Too funny. I also love how the whole "having a beer with the president" thing is being so hyped.
    Maybe all of the above. Still, as far as moving on being a good idea, Gates is right. One man's crappy day and Dear Leader's crappy commentary are small controversies. This story has had its fifteen minutes. Time to let it die.

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    Re: Gates says it's time to 'move on' from his arrest

    Gates has been ordered by Hahvahd and the Messiah to turn it off and STFU, because it's blowing up in the Messiah's face.

    That's all.

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    Re: Gates says it's time to 'move on' from his arrest

    It's starting to blowup in Gates's face. Of course he wants to move on.
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