Thursday, July 23, 2009

Obama Hates on the Police

He really really dislikes the police - but we knew that from his time here in Illinois:
  • President Barack Obama said Wednesday that police acted "stupidly" in the arrest of prominent black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and that despite racial progress blacks and Hispanics are still singled out unfairly for arrest.

    "This still haunts us," Obama said.

    Obama called Gates a friend, and said he doesn't know all the facts of the case. Nonetheless, Obama said, anyone would have been angry if treated the way Gates claims police in Cambridge, Mass., treated him. Gates, a Harvard University professor, claims he was arrested in his home after showing ID to police who responded to a report of a possible burglary.
So Obama admits he doesn't know the facts of the case, yet still calls the police stupid. Police were responding to a call of a break in. Gates forgot his keys, so he jimmied his own door. Police responded and according the story, verified that Gates was in fact the homeowner.

Then it gets into "he said, he said."
  • The police sergeant accused of racism after he arrested Gates insisted Wednesday that he won't apologize.

    Police say Gates at first refused to display ID and then accused the officer of racism.

    Sgt. James Crowley said he followed proper procedures in arresting Gates.
Frankly, knowing what we know about professors, we believe the Sergeant.

Knowing what we know about Harvard University professors, we believe the Sergeant should be considered for promotion to Lieutenant.

Finally, knowing what we know about the propensity for overly liberal gasbags who "work" as Harvard University professors to scream "racism!" whenever someone says, "Please pass the bottle of White-out," we think the Sergeant should be a candidate for Chief.

We'll just note that the Obama-sponsored Traffic Stop Statistical Study (TSSS) here in Illinois that was supposed to prove institutional racism on the part of police departments across the state, proved only that police officers stopped lawbreakers regardless of race and that not a single instance of racial profiling was ever noted in the study. So Obama's entire experience of police work was a preconceived notion that was roundly disproved at the cost of millions of dollars. And he thinks he can comment on an arrest in Cambridge he admits knowing nothing about?

We guess he may have just lost the law enforcement vote. Aside from him blowing off the Police Memorial for a sports team that is.

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252 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you ever think he liked the police???????

7/23/2009 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NObama

NOlympics

Masters * Masters * Masters * Masters

7/23/2009 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This proves that Obama knows as much about policing, as he does how to rescue a struggling national economy, fix healthcare, appoint a member of his cabinet who has paid his/her taxes, etc...

7/23/2009 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm guessing there may be some Police Officers out there who now feel that they STUPIDLY voted for Obama !

7/23/2009 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps the esteemed professor should have gotten to know his neighbors so that they would not call 911 when they see someone (actually the professor) trying to break into his house.

7/23/2009 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama also wants the TSSS to go nationwide. He mentioned it in the his FOP interview during the presidential race.

7/23/2009 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gee, do you think the professor might be thinkin about suing the cops?

7/23/2009 12:27:00 AM  
Anonymous westside, Inside Do-Nothing said...

Obama doesn't seem to mind the pooleese camped out around his crib here in Chi-Town 24/7, though.

I think all that starch in his ghetto-fabulous jeans must have somehow seeped into his bloodstream and ultimately into his brain.

Hopefully all the "white guilt"-ridden assholes that voted this fool into the highest office in the free world will someday have an epiphany and see how they've contributed to the continuing demise of a once-great country.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I recently heard a statistic saying the "Chosen One's" approval rating has sunk to only 19% already.

Hope you retards enjoy 3+ more years of your "change".

7/23/2009 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a sleazeball!

Every campus cop I know will tell you most of the ivory towered think stop signs and speed limits are meant for the uncivilized masses without Ph.D's.

How bad is it? One ex-campus cop told he he gets more respect in the hood than he did on campus.

Remember, education and common sense are not always the same.

As for Obama, he's been cloned from the Shortshanks clan. What do you expect?

7/23/2009 12:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know as much about Harvard professors as Obama knows about the facts of the case. Quit making shit up.

7/23/2009 01:01:00 AM  
Blogger TWENTY and OUT said...

Dear Barak...
By us are you referring to you and your white mother?

When was the last time a PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES publicly commented about the arrest of a citizen in the United States? Guess there aren't to many more important issues on his plate at this time.

Guess the officer would have made a better decision if
1. he were a Puerto Rican woman not a white man

2. if he were in the boat

3. if he needed a bailout

4. if he were an illegal alien

5. if he needed free government health insurance

6. if he backed the bid

7/23/2009 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous obama is half white said...

I knew it, Obama is going to pull the race card just like every other shithead...when it will benefit them...Guess we know his true colors. Hey Obama did you forget you are half white??

7/23/2009 01:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets see
The professor was gone for a few days and returns home late at night with a "friend". After realizing he lost his keys, he pries the door open. Neighbors see two men in the dark of the night prying a door open and call the police.

The police show up to find THE DOOR BROKEN. They enter and the professor inside the house. They then treat him as a suspect and conduct an on-scene investigation learning that the residence is his and leave the house. Professor Uppidity "I'm friends with B-Rock O-Bam-Ah" then follows the officers outside the house and continues to protest the police presence and the onscene investigation as a racial matter. Professor is arrested for disorderly conduct outside his house.

Now I dont know how he was treated in the house or what was said, but if I respond to a burglary in progress, find the door broken, detain a man inside until I can verify the ownership is his and leave. I would not think I was being racially motivated in my actions. I would think that the owner of the home would be, or should be glad that I responded to the call. At least a man of such a high education should be understanding about why and how he was detained and not allowed to roam freely through the house for my safety. I'm sure there is a level of embarassment for the professor but it is his studity that caused the arrest not the officers.

But the real reason the whole matter is a big deal is that Obama needs to further divide peolple as an us against them to continue pushing things through the legislature like health care, and cap and trade (tax). Keep the Black v White / Rich v Poor up and the free ride for the able but unwilling will continue. That is why the question was asked during his Health Care address. "Look at this not that."

7/23/2009 01:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've read a bit about this story over the past few days and my OPINION is that both the Sergeant and the Prof could have acted better.

Once the Sergeant determined that Gates was in fact the homeowner he should have bid him adieu as Billy Shakespeare might have said.

If you read the police report, which I would link to if I was sober, Gates got a bit verbally abusive. Maybe a bit understandable since he was in his own house.

The Sergeant could have just walked away. Discretion is the key word in policing. Along with lunchtime.

As for President Obama I would have preferred if he hadn't said anything regarding the specifics of this case. Apparently he and Gates are friends. He's too close to the man to judge fairly.

Now can we get back to badmouthing Daley and talking about him sodomizing small dogs?

7/23/2009 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Change You Better Believe In said...

Obama's just "keepin' it real", folks. Those of us with even half a brain knew where this asshole was coming from. And it sure didn't take long for the messiah to show his true colors, now did it?

P.S. It's only going to get worse... a lot worse.

Enjoy the "Change".

7/23/2009 01:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He will comment on that, but no comment on a whack job priest flying the FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES upsidedown?? Great president huh !!

7/23/2009 01:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I can say is: If it looks like a racist, then the whitehouse doesn't cover it up....

7/23/2009 01:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taken from Fox News....

"Police say Gates yelled at the officer, accused him of racial bias and refused to calm down after the officer demanded Gates show him identification to prove he lived there. Gates denies that he yelled at the officer, other than to repeatedly ask his name and badge number, and he says he readily turned over his driver's license and Harvard ID to prove his residence and identity.

Gates said he was "outraged" by the arrest, wants an apology from Crowley and would use the experience to help make a documentary about racial profiling in the United States.

"This isn't about me, this is about the vulnerability of black men in America," he said.

He said the incident made him realize how vulnerable poor people and minorities are "to capricious forces like a rogue policeman, and this man clearly was a rogue policeman." "


As the Country rapidly swirls down around the toilet bowl. Everyday is a new day of complete and utter disgust for me lately. I love how in all the articles they continually cite "Gates, who is black" and "Crowley, who is white"... More often than not, these types of articles keep popping up in the media. Please take the race card and shove it as far up your ass as it will go mainstream media. Kim Jong IL may as well leave this Country with a parting gift of MULTIPLE long range nuclear-tipped missiles because we are a Politically Correct Clusterfuck! Might as well get the death of America over with quickly, instead of a slow, prolonged nightmare. FUCK.... I feel sick.

7/23/2009 01:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come no one mentions that there was an African-American police officer present during the arrest. Check this picture out:

http://www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2009/07/charges_dropped_against_black.html

7/23/2009 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a classic case of a black, liberal, asshole professor, crying racism and racial profiling. If someone else called police, how the fuck is it racial profiling??? We all know that the SGT, (who for some reason doesn't have ESP like they all think we do), asked for I.D. and the piece of shit replied; "I aint got to show you nothin". More of these assholes talk themselves into cuffs than ever talk themselves out of them.

7/23/2009 01:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama can go fuck himself.

Americans are finally waking up from their "Hatefest" of GW Bush and realizing the mistake that they made by voting for a wacko Socialist who wants to bankrupt our nation.

By the time 2012 rolls around, people will launch this jagoff back to Hyde Park from whence he came and we'll have a Republican back in the White House again. We can only hope Obama doesn't TOTALLY destroy America before then.

7/23/2009 01:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC many a post you provide I whole heartedly agree with. However right here and right now I pledge my allegiance to whomever makes it their business to unseed this pathetic double speak piece of shit. Obama is a wolf in sheeps clothing. A wolf who is willing to take advantage of the meek who are our country's current majority. I hope we can rally the flag of common sense quickly enough before the country our fathers and grandfathers, (the greatest generation) fought so incredibly hard to hold in place crubles away to a shell of a place where we used to live and learn about. When you look yourself in the mirror this morning, ask yourself, am I willing to give it up. Am I willing to be the silent people who stir and disagree but say nothing? Or am I going to be the new hope, the new choice. The choice of accountability, the choice of responsibility? It time we as a country reap what we sow, and as God as our witness, we have been sowing a boatload of shit. It is time to turn it around. -cp a/5

7/23/2009 02:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your Superintendant DOES NOT HAVE YOUR BACK.

Your Mayor DOES NOT HAVE YOUR BACK.

Your President DOES NOT HAVE YOUR BACK.

7/23/2009 02:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nobody likes us anyway so if the president says he also doesn't like me i could give a rats ass--- just make sure the check is good on the 1st and 16th.

7/23/2009 02:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is B-A-D. The Executive branch is infected by Chicagoism....

7/23/2009 02:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wasn't Obama just at the NAACP talkin bout RESPOSIBILITY ??

7/23/2009 02:49:00 AM  
Blogger Too Many Dummies said...

"And he thinks he can comment on an arrest in Cambridge he admits knowing nothing about?"
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SCC,

It's proof Obama is an asshole.

But there's something more sinister here: Government leaders are using the media deflect the anger of the citizens from elected officials to law enforcement personnel. Expect more police involved shootings.

7/23/2009 02:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

take it to the bank - BO will not be re-elected

7/23/2009 02:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please post this SCC ... it took a lot of effort to write it!


I was reading a bit more on the Gates thing. Here's the problem right here. And look at the 'advice' his lawyer supposedly gave him. Gates says he got into the house and was on the phone calling to get his lock fixed when: The article reads “All of a sudden, there was a policeman on my porch. And I thought, ‘This is strange.’ So I went over to the front porch still holding the phone, and I said ‘Officer, can I help you?’ And he said, ‘Would you step outside onto the porch.’ And the way he said it, I knew he wasn’t canvassing for the police benevolent association. All the hairs stood up on the back of my neck, and I realized that I was in danger. And I said to him no, out of instinct. I said, ‘No, I will not.’ “

“My lawyers later told me that that was a good move and had I walked out onto the porch he could have arrested me for breaking and entering.”

Guess what Mr. Gates. If you had really been burglarizing that house the cop could chase you around inside for hours - yes he can come in to get you.
You are lying. No lawyer would tell you otherwise.

The article continues:
“He said ‘I’m here to investigate a 911 call for breaking and entering into this house.’ And I said ‘That’s ridiculous because this happens to be my house. And I’m a Harvard professor.’ He says ‘Can you prove that you’re a Harvard professor?’ I said yes, I turned and closed the front door to the kitchen where I’d left my wallet, and I got out my Harvard ID and my Massachusetts driver’s license which includes my address and I handed them to him. And he’s sitting there looking at them.”


So far all is well. Cop doing his job. Mr. Gates apparently understanding the situation and "sort-of" cooperating.
The article continues with a bit of... er ....um ....opinion ...on Mr. Gates part:

“Now it’s clear that he had a narrative in his head: A black man was inside someone’s house, probably a white person’s house, and this black man had broken and entered, and this black man was me. “

Anyway this next sentence is weird.

“So he’s looking at my ID, he asked me another question, which I refused to answer”

7/23/2009 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gates never explains what that question is, nor why he refused to answer it. I am sure if the cop had called him something derogatory we'd be told.

The article continues:
“ And I said I want your name and your badge number because I want to file a complaint because of the way he had treated me at the front door. He didn’t say, ‘Excuse me, sir, is there a disturbance here, is this your house?’—he demanded that I step out on the porch, and I don’t think he would have done that if I was a white person.”

So what set Mr. Gates off? What exactly was that question he is so elusive about? The cop would not have told a white guy to exit the house? Why not?

“But at that point, I realized that I was in danger. And so I said to him that I want your name, and I want your badge number and I said it repeatedly. “

Explain yourself Mr. Gates. Were you simply in danger of being arrested? Or do you think the cop was going to beat you? Really? Explain yourself. You are calling a cop and out and out racist and accusing him of a false arrest. Pipe up Mr. Gates. Don't be shy. What was the question the cop asked you? The rest goes into the actual arrest. It just says Mr. Gates repeatedly asked the cop for his badge # and name and the cop refused. OK fine we'll go with that. And actually the cop does have an obligation to provide this info, usually by dept. rule. But I suspect Mr. Gates got well up in the cop's face. I suspect as soon as Mr. Gates accused the cop of treating him the way he did only because Mr. Gates was black ... the whole thing went to crap. Technically if you are yelling and screaming on the street like an A-hole you can be arrested for disorderly conduct. No one will ask this clown these questions.
There are a bunch more quips in the article of phone calls Gates received from high and mighty friends who expressed support and 'outrage.' Meaningless really. If they had any balls, or were true friends of your Mr. Gates, they'd ask you what really happened. The unvarnished truth. And they'd tell you to shut up about all the racist crap.

The article goes on:
“But really it’s not about me—it’s that anybody black can be treated this way, just arbitrarily arrested out of spite. And the man who arrested me did it out of spite, because he knew I was going to file a report because of his behavior. “
“He didn’t follow proper police procedure! You can’t just presume I’m guilty and arrest me. He’s supposed to ask me if I need help. He just presumed that I was guilty, and he presumed that I was guilty because I was black. There was no doubt about that.”

I think they arrested you because you flipped out and went nuts on the street for some question the cop asked you that you apparently won't talk about.
Gates talks about the lady who called the police. He understands and has no problem with her calling. But then he sort of twists the truth as to why he was arrested again. He says the he hopes the cops don't arrest the first black man they see.

More of the article:
“I don’t know this person, and I’m sure that she thought she was doing the right thing. If I was on Martha’s Vineyard like I am now and someone was trying to break into my house, I would hope that someone called the police and that they would respond. But I would hope that the police wouldn’t arrest the first black man that they saw—especially after that person gives them an ID—and not rely on some trumped-up charge, which is what this man was doing.”

You were not arrested for burglary Mr. Gates. You were arrested for what you did afterward. Gates then talks about his legal options after the charges are dropped. He goes into how many blacks are in prison and the implication it that they are wrongly imprisoned. This guy is too much.

7/23/2009 03:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From everything reported, it sounds like it was his own behavior that dictated how things went down.

Why didn't he just provide his ID when requested?
Oh I forgot, he's a "prominent black scholar" who's above having to cooperate with Police Investigations of possible burglaries in Progress.

The Officer was supposed to instinctively know that the person he found in the house matching the given racial/gender description, having gained entry into the home by force, and initially refused to provide ID...

Was a "prominent black scholar" who lived there.

Never, Ever, under any Circumstances, apologise to anyone for doing your job.

7/23/2009 03:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have heard this comment quite often:

"the simple fact is that the cop should stopped as soon as he had the ID, and should have provided the information immediately on request and left. Problem solved."

-------

Ya, but ...


Really? ANd you know this how? Was not the cop conducting a Terry Stop, one which is completely authorized, and in fact, his duty? Is the cop obligated to cease this Terry Stop on some certain defined point? Was the I.D. presented by Mr. Gates dispositive? Did it list that address - he was renting that house, and I suspect it did not. Perhaps you have this information. Do you? Do you know why Mr. Gates refused the cops order to exist the house prior to seeing the I.D.? Do you think it was racial? ANd perhaps you are 'forgetting' that the cop turned and walked away. Did you get that? THe cop turned and walked away and exited the house. Gates was not under arrest. The cop was leaving. The cop did not order Gates out of the house at this point. THe situation was over. No arrest made. No poor black man wrongly arrested. Maybe I should type it once again. The cop saw the I.D. - asked Gates another 'mysterious' question that Gates refused to answer. Yet the cop did not push it and he turned to walk away and exit the house.

So there's your "that's it." There's your "after seeing the I.D." it should have been over.

Are you contending that after seeing the I.D. it was NOT over?

If so, please explain yourself.

You have to read this stuff a bit more critically and not bend to the every whim of the race-baiters.

And to presume to know when a Terry Stop - and an investigation of a possible burglary is 'over' is mindblowing .... absolutely mindblowing. You sure that Gates I.D. listed that address? How do you know? I bet it did not.

7/23/2009 03:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Au Contraire, SCC. Obama is correct. The actions of the PD itself regarding that incident speak volumes....arrested for being 'disorderly' in one's own home? Charges comepletely dropped?
It's fair to say, SCC, that until you've lived in the shoes of a man of color, STFU, because as the President stated so clearly, it happens "all the time." Yes, we all know most cops have their hearts and heads in the right place, but truth be told, there are still plenty that give their respective PDs a very bad name.
Every black officer on CPD has no doubt witnessed some obvious abuse on other blacks by white cops; it's more prevalent in some districts than in others, but we've all seen it. And we know YOU see it too. Painting Obama as a "hater of Police" on the blog won't whitewash the truth (pun intended). Cameras are turning up more and more of this stuff every day. People choose to acknowledge (or not) what is right in front of them.

7/23/2009 03:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gates was renting that house on Harvard's property ...



...you think his I.D. listed that specific address???



I don't .....

7/23/2009 03:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gates refused to exit the house when the cop showed up ... he REFUSED .....


that arrogant cocksucker.... white or black no matter ...he's an arrogant fucking prick

7/23/2009 03:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gates said his lawyer later told him it was a good move not to exit the house when the cop asked him to ...




WHATTT???


the lawyer supposedly told him he could have been arrested if he did ...




WTF???



Read the full article of what Gates said .... it is bizarre

7/23/2009 03:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is not racial

the cop was walking away ..leaving the house after seeing the I.D.



.... AND GATES FOLLOWED HIM OUTSIDE ..



acting a fool no doubt

7/23/2009 03:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

read the comments to that link .... it is almost ALL ANTI-OBAMA





what a leader we have here, huh?



blows the racism trumpet w/o knowing shit ...


goof

7/23/2009 03:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no accountability whatsoever ...




you are right Mr. Gates ...the police brutalized you ... of course you did nothing wrong Mr. Gates ...come here .... lemme pet your head a little ....





and before you say this is racist ... Gates is whiter than I am ...and I'm Irish ...



so go fuck yourself

7/23/2009 03:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The police might have acted stupidly ... who knows?




BUT IT WAS NOT RACIAL ... that's my opinion anyway ...

7/23/2009 03:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't the F.O.P. back the great OBAMA?

7/23/2009 03:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gates really just wants to be a part of the aristocracy doesn't he ?



think he looks down on the average black?


just wondering

7/23/2009 03:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey everyone.....read the comments following the Tribune Obama article. Everyone is beginning to wake up to the one-sided us vs. them theme that blacks in general, and Obama especially, still cling to.

7/23/2009 04:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TYPICAL,WHEN YOU GOT NOTHING YOU THROW IN THE "RACE CARD".EVEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES PLAYS IT.
WTF!

7/23/2009 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This would be a good time to have a camera, to prove that the officer did nothing wrong. It is really bothersome that Obama would rush to judgment on this. How about the generic political answer, "I can not comment because I don't know all the facts."

7/23/2009 06:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama blew the police off during the Police Memorial Week. Even Clinton left the brothel for an hour to attended the event. Just like Daley blowing off St. Jude every year. Just a slap in our faces.

Secret Service got pissed at Bush every year because he would spend three times the time they alloted for him to stay with families.

7/23/2009 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The leader of the free world slams the police without the facts. Maybe Cambridge Police now will shut down like CPD did. let those liberals know how valubale police are when they stop being proactive. We are stupid.

7/23/2009 06:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Typical liberal.

You know hiw it went.

" Sir we got called here for a possible break in can I see your Id to verify you live here"

proff : "Hell now i dont have to show you a go$amm thing'

"Sir I really need to see some id"

proff" Oh why cause im black ims a Proffessor at Harvard Ill have your jobs your racist pig. If I was white you wouldnt bother me for no Id. Im friends with Obama and minister Sharpton ill have your job""

7/23/2009 06:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our president is a cop hating racist. He admitted he knew little or nothing about the matter but, nevertheless, announced to the entire country that the police, i.e. white sergeant, acted stupidly. If that is not an example of racism and cop hating, I don't know what is. But, it shouldn't come as a surprise since BO has claimed in his bio to be a civil rights lawyer in Chicago, albeit for the blink of an eye. He also sponsored legislation and the infamous TSSS study reported by SCC which displayed his anti police attitude. If you think the federal judges are anti police now (and most of them are), just wait til BO starts appointing some judges. 55 and out looks better all the time. Policing in Chicago is the only profession I am aware of where a trained professional merely doing his/her job risks being sued, being made an example of in public, possible criminal prosecution, and financial ruin. So, is it any wonder why shootings and gang activity are on the rise and the bangers are increasing their hold on certain areas of the city?
Stay safe.

7/23/2009 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What would people think if he didn't speak up for his "homeys" ???????

keepin' it real !! ;-)

7/23/2009 06:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder if Gates would have been upset if officer allowed an articulate black burglar to remain in his house after the police-call, simply because the man said "I live here"? It's as if Gates himself is "prejeudiced" against all burglars, assuming all of them to be scruffy, uneducated, and stupid.

However, if Gates presented his driver's license (as reported) to establish his residency at his house, then why was officer still pressing his investigation?

It takes two to tango. I bet both men lost control of their tempers at about the same time.

7/23/2009 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What does one expect from a long time friend of Bill Ayers?

7/23/2009 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He still has mine. Whose peace did he disturb? He eventually showed id verifying his identity and residence. The call is over, code the job and leave. The sgt needs an fto.

7/23/2009 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This guy is a stroke!!!

7/23/2009 07:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know it was going to happen sooner or later. Now that Obama shot his little wad about racism from the highest office in the land, maybe he can go back to running the country. For him to comment when he did not know all the facts is disappointing.

---not a cop

7/23/2009 07:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Sgt Friday said...

The Obama traffic stop study (one of the very few things he did in the Illinois legislature) was written from the word go with conclusion the the police are guilty of profiling. When the intital period of 'study' passed with no indication of widespread racism, the police haters extended it and demanded more info on each stop. Gather up the poles, we're going fishing! But the 'study' has yet to provide any proof of a problem, despite the hopes of the racists who crafted it.

Mr. Get-beyond-race assumed my racism because I am the police. Now he adds stupidity.

Our President says he doesn't have the facts, says this out loud, and then automatically bashes the cops, and says he's going to have the feds work with locals to have fairer law enforcement. (J-Fed has shown us the feds know nothing about local law enforcement, but that doesn't matter)

Yes, Obama hates the police. Period. No disclaimers about just hating bad cops. He hates us. All. Period. And what we stand for. Period.

First the temp johns on the police memorial grounds when he was running for office, then blowing off the usual POTUS police memorial speech in DC for a baseball team, now this.

Thanks, Mr. Hope and Change. We have gotten your message loud and clear.

Thanks for the crap we will be getting from the average street dog who will feel empowered to throw this in our faces even more than they did before.

Someone better call ACORN and have them rev up the bogus voter registration machine. Barry O just lost the votes of almost a million cops.

7/23/2009 07:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Karl Marx said...

In the People's Republic of Cambridge and its West Coast counterpart--Berkeley, this academic paranoia comes as no surprise.

As large cities go, welcome to the PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHICAGO.

7/23/2009 07:22:00 AM  
Blogger Stop the presses/ Patrick said...

The mainstream media wouldn’t do it. So we are trying to get your important messages to the American people. 70 This post is a suggested read under the heading RACE at, http://aresay.blogspot.com/

7/23/2009 07:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Gates didn't have keys? He initially said the door jamb was stuck. Must be why he went around the back to bust the door? If that's what really happened and he is spinning the truth, fuck him. That's wrong.

7/23/2009 07:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

POLICE HATES ON THE OBAMA , the turd acted out and got called out about it !!! F this tool the college should fire him

7/23/2009 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama went on to say that police acted in good faith initially. Further relating that if he had "jiggered" the door at his Chicago home he would have been shot.

What he doesnt understand as all of us do when we let our minds roam into the possible flow of how this incident went down is that the second the seargent pulled up and asked what the professor was going on the professor took an attitude thinking that he was being unjustly fucked with.

He thinks that because he has a doctorate and teaches as "Haavaad" everyone should know like he as a tatoo on his fucking forehead advertising it. I'll bet the fucker even mentioned that he is a close personal friend of the presidents and started on that "i'll get you posted in alaska" line of bs. No wonder he still got arrested after showing I.D., the seargent was smart enough and had enough balls to stick to his guns. If he hadent the story would have still gotten out about the "unjust" treatment of the oppressed afluent black man and he would have been painted as a racist and a pussy instead of just a racist.

For my money you can claim I am alot of things, but not a pussy. That one is never acceptable and shouldnt ever be for anyone on the job.

7/23/2009 07:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama Wades Into a Volatile Racial Issue (says policeman "acted stupidly")

Read police report here:

http://www.samefacts.com/archives/Police%20report%20on%20Gates%20arrest.PDF

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2299067/posts

Obama pays parking tickets 17 years late
$375 paid to Harvard two weeks before 2008 campaign launched

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17516764/

7/23/2009 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could tell a hundred stories exactly as this one. You are actively policing but the race card is thrown out immediately during the investigation. I was never racist before, but I'm going to use the IT's cause I'm white' card.

7/23/2009 07:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama hates the police. And this surprises you? Look at his background. A liberal college professor who never had a real job and a democRAT political hack in the Daley Crime Family. Why wouldn't he hate the police?

7/23/2009 07:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Au Contraire, SCC. Obama is correct. The actions of the PD itself regarding that incident speak volumes....arrested for being 'disorderly' in one's own home? Charges comepletely dropped?

We are truly screwed.

7/23/2009 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This video if frickin funny!

LOL!

Watch:

Chris Rock - How not to get your ass kicked by the police!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzFEzzXbzso

Cut & paste link.

7/23/2009 08:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When was the last time a PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES publicly commented about the arrest of a citizen in the United States?

Might not have been the last time but, Nixon re: Charles Manson. But that case was a little different then a disorderly arrest!

7/23/2009 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32085686/ns/us_news-race_and_ethnicity/


I agree with this author-I don't think this episode is entirely about race- please read through to his conclusion.....

7/23/2009 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is the police report documenting this incident:

http://www.amnation.com/vfr/Police%20report%20on%20Gates%20arrest.PDF

7/23/2009 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the cop did act stupid. Sometimes you can be technically right and still be stupid at the same time.

Being called a racist, or having a homeowner not cooperate adequately is not a good reason to fabricate a DC charge, one that was promptly dropped on review.

7/23/2009 08:44:00 AM  
Blogger pathickey said...

The President comes from the rough and tumble world of hardscrabble community activism - you know the heroes who can open a 20 oz.Hot Arabica blend, while tearing open the ziplocked Arugula and still empathize with still unemploed steelworkers.

Skip Gates is a friend and 'a legendary scholar!' The Gowns roast Mickies over the glowing coals and sing songs about Skip Gates.

Come on, Police!

http://hickeysite.blogspot.com/2009/07/skip-gates-please-read-neely-tucker-on.html

7/23/2009 08:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please there there be video of this guy acting exactly the way we all know he did !! please please please

7/23/2009 09:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's right, you can go to a job and have it turn completely to shit through no fault of your own. This is the nature of police work. It's because we deal with the most dangerous animal on the planet, people! It would be interesting to do one of those psych exercises at the academy based on this case. Did the civilian keyless home owner push the Sgt.'s buttons, or did he really go over the top? I'd like to know if alcohol was involved as a few things stand out, of what little I know; a) lost his keys!, b) poor decision making about gaining entry, c) confrontational bordering on aggressive attitude. Normally, a citizen would sheepishly explain why they broke into their own home, be apologetic and thankful for the police response. This guy took the opposite tack. Finally, don't you just want to see the in-car of the transport vehicle and the in-station video? I'm betting this is why the professor's side is anxious to drop things officially, and yet still allow him to woof in public (oh yes demand that apology.) Poor Cambridge is in damage control mode, but they haven't yet thrown the Sgt. under the bus, to their credit. Axelrod should've steered BO away from these shallow waters. But I guess BO couldn't pass up showing he's still down with "the struggle." Don't take it too hard troops, he was speaking to stay credible with himself. Basically, it don't mean shit! Oh, and professor, remember that "today's victim is tomorrow's offender"...have a nice summer.

7/23/2009 09:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This professor is just an asshole with a degree. This is a great way to make a name for himself and show the world he is going to make a difference!

7/23/2009 09:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The politicians and the media have blown this whole thing out of proportion to the extent we may never know the truth.

In a way, I can understand how a guy in Gates' position could feel but I also understand the predicament the cop was in, too.

When I was a rookie I remember a check on the welfare call because a guy hadn't shown up for work, wife wasn't at work, kids not in school and no signs of life at the house. Did the credit card trick, popped the lock and found nobody at home. Left a note asking him to call.

This guy, who came here from the old Yugoslavia, came in loaded for bear. He was furious because "in the old country the police break into your homes." It took about 15 minutes of explaining for us to get him to understand that we don't just break into people's homes and the only reason we were there was because his employer and his kids' school were both worried that something may have happened to him. Apparently in the old communist countries you couldn't be fired from a job and so he just decided to take a couple of days off and go up to Door County with his family.

Unlike Gates, this guy eventually did come around and stopped back a couple of days later to apologize and drop off some home made pastries.

In this job sometimes things don't always go down the way they do in a textbook situation. While I was legally correct in entering the home, I understood how the Yugoslavian guy felt.

7/23/2009 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With that attitude he will probably be our next superintendent!!

7/23/2009 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's not even a real professor, he heads "African and African American Research". A racist think-tank. Thinking of new ways whitey is keeping him down. The more I think of it, I think he set the whole thing up.

7/23/2009 09:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A president who sounds like out fake revs ------preaching racism. Boo Hoo. For all of you liberals who voted for him and are white, wait to see what he does for you!

7/23/2009 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He stated he didn't know the circumstances - but still chose to comment.

A president shouldn't get involved in this small time stuff.

7/23/2009 09:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, you got this one wrong.
We have enough problems of our own.
This post is just pot-stirring; unfortunately, many took the bait.

7/23/2009 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a black man who forgot that I am also BLUE. The following is my letter that I e-mailed to President Barack Obama this morning. If you'd like to write him go here:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/CONTACT/

Dear Mr. President,

I am a retired Chicago Police Officer and I voted for you. I did so because you APPEARED to be a thoughtful, intelligent young man. Last night I heard you say something that makes me question my assessment of your character.

AFTER saying you didn't "know all the facts"; AFTER saying "Skip Gates is a friend"; And AFTER saying you "may be a little biased here", you STILL SAID ON NATIONAL TELEVISION that the Police in Cambridge "acted STUPIDLY" in arresting him! How can you say that IF YOU DON'T KNOW ALL THE FACTS ! ! ! Might I suggest that a more appropriate response would have been, "I prefer not to comment on that since I don't have all the facts".

You, somehow, seem to no longer be in touch with reality. Young men are being shot and killed here in Chicago at an alarming pace. Attacks on Police Officers are also increasing at a whirlwind pace. You no longer have the luxury of being biased and sitting on the fence. You are representing the American people. As the Commander In Chief, you also MUST support LAW & ORDER.

Perhaps I am expecting too much from a President who would disrespect the families of America's Law Enforcement Officers who sacrificed their lives in the LINE OF DUTY. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is probably a day you remember. YOU spent it cajoling with a baseball team while REAL Americans wept for our lost brothers. No previous President has ever snubbed that Memorial Day. What would it have taken Mr. President, 10 minutes to place a wreath and honor the heroes? A few kind words to the heart broken?

To say that you have disappointed me as my President would be an understatement. In fact, at this point, I would probably have to say that I ACTED STUPIDLY when I entrusted you with my vote. Sorry, Mr. President, but I am not likely to act stupidly like that in the future.

7/23/2009 10:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

another opinion....

http://www.thegrio.com/2009/07/post-5.php


It's really clear they are both wrong in how the situation was handled...

7/23/2009 10:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

and to think that CPD was being used as his security detail when he was president elect. I voted for McCain and I'm democrat.

7/23/2009 10:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew this would come out. Say something against the police and we all jump on it without thinking. When was the last arrest you made that you learned before you put the handcuffs on that the person was the homeowner? Disorderly? How do you become disorderly in your own house?

Yes, Gates may have been biligerent, but that's what we deal with as police officers. Is that a reason to make an arrest or is that abuse of authority? I don't like how you are responding to my demands so I'm going to lock you up!
The arrest report clearly showed that the sergeant was given the ID before the arrest was made. Of course, not as fast or as friendly as he would have liked, but no one should be arrested on an initial burglary call because officer and homeowner don't like each other.

7/23/2009 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Rev. Jesse Jackson said he was unsatisfied with the resolution.
"The charges have been dropped, but the stain remains. ... Humiliation remains," Jackson said. "These incidents are so much of a national pattern on race."

I was wondering what was taking this media-whore a$$hole so long to jump on the bandwagon!

7/23/2009 10:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With this logic, if a black man is breaking into a home in englewood and says he lives there we should just say "ok sir have a great day" then swiftly leave! What an asshole statement, obama was not there another reason he has no clue, first with sending this country down the shitter with his bullshit health care bill to cover illegals now this shit no 2nd term!

7/23/2009 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama has his agenda and the police have their agenda. Does the truth/facts have an agenda??

7/23/2009 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9 out of 10 times, it would have been an offender. How could this officer have known the tenth time would be a hubristic, liberal professor? NOBAMA!

7/23/2009 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sergeant could have just walked away. Discretion is the key word in policing. Along with lunchtime.
----


U must be a house mouse. Backing down to assholes of ANY color jeopardizes the saftey of street cops.

7/23/2009 10:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Au Contraire, SCC. Obama is correct. The actions of the PD itself regarding that incident speak volumes....arrested for being 'disorderly' in one's own home? Charges comepletely dropped?
It's fair to say, SCC, that until you've lived in the shoes of a man of color, STFU, because as the President stated so clearly, it happens "all the time." Yes, we all know most cops have their hearts and heads in the right place, but truth be told, there are still plenty that give their respective PDs a very bad name.
Every black officer on CPD has no doubt witnessed some obvious abuse on other blacks by white cops; it's more prevalent in some districts than in others, but we've all seen it. And we know YOU see it too. Painting Obama as a "hater of Police" on the blog won't whitewash the truth (pun intended). Cameras are turning up more and more of this stuff every day. People choose to acknowledge (or not) what is right in front of them.

7/23/2009 03:21:00 AM

Really? Do you mean like the Black Cops that refuse to acknowlege White Cops or Black bosses that refuse to sign arrests when victim and offender are black because a White Officer arrested the offender. Or individuals like Crump Hale that are promoted after incidents involving rcist acts that Whites would be immdietaley fired. How about Black coppers that openly admit they will not write movers on Blacks just Whites. Isn't there a Black P.O. in 16 that has stated this numerous times?

7/23/2009 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even if the address on this guy's drivers license matches up I'm checking for an active order of protection. Can you imagine if the copper leaves and the old lady gets ambushed in her own home by this guy after the cop codes the call.

7/23/2009 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am Jack's complete lack of suprise. (stolen from another poster after taste)

7/23/2009 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:21 a.m.---I certainly hope i don't ever have the displeasure of working with our even amongst you for that matter.
The fact of the matter is what the president said, not the race card you see easily whipped out!!
This so called messiah called an entire police department and their actions stupid with no fucking knowledge of what really occured, and you just fell in right behind him!!
I can't pretend to know exactly what happened in this incident, but I will take the word over a fellow policemen over some liberal, whitey hating, professor any day of the week!
Why turn this into a race war b/c you say every district on our job is guilty of these actions daily!! Not where I work!
You sir are on the wrong side of the badge, and it makes me sick to think you're supposed to have my back when I'm in trouble!! No thanks asshole!
Obama calls all of us stupid with these malicious words and let's not forget the blatant no show at the Police Memorial. So keep saying he's right--you can have him, he certainly isn't my president and certainly not on our side.

7/23/2009 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE SERGEANT RESPONDED TO A CALL OF A BURGLARY IN PROGRESS! CALLED IN BY A BLACK NEIGHBOR! Who acted stupidly? the "professor" who kicked in his own door. be a little more discreet when bringing home someone for a little down low action.

7/23/2009 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More to the story than meets the eye...

http://isteve.blogspot.com/2009/07/obama-on-crucifixion-of-skip-gates.html

Our President personally waged a gallant 17-year-long war against the Cambridge Police Department's oppression, before finally being forced to bend his knee to their tyranny and ante up the $375 he owed them for unpaid parking tickets from his years at Harvard Law School.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17516764/

7/23/2009 11:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This incident has happened to me a couple of times. White guy is crawling through his window/prying his door because he is locked out. Neighbors call the police, and call comes out a burglary in progress. I detain the guy, follow him into HIS house to get his ID to prove he lives there. Guy complies, shows me his ID and THANKS me for quick response.

7/23/2009 11:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THIS WORKING NO CLOUT P.O. FROM EDISON PARK SAYS: TO SGT CROWLEY I WOULD WORK FOR YOU ANY DAY. AND BO I THINK YOUR STUPID AND ALL YOU IDIOTS WHO DID NOT VOTE FOR RUDY GUILIANI FOR PRESIDENT YOUR THE IDIOTS. GO SARAH 2012.

7/23/2009 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alumni stick together. I stand up for my guys at Ball State. Blue ball from lack of a contract.

7/23/2009 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are u shocked he is from hyde park, that place is loaded with brains but no common sense. They cross the street out there and then look back to see if any cars are coming...

7/23/2009 11:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read today's Tribune page 16. In the last paragraph OBAMA has the f****** nerve to say that during his campaign he often joked about his difficulties hailing a cab in Manhattan, and Wednedsday night he quipped that "had he been caught trying to break into HIS OWN HOME, he WOULD HAVE BEEN SHOT." Are you kidding me? Enough is enough. Why are we policing anywhere except our own neighborhoods?

7/23/2009 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been in the Sgts shoes.Certain people like to play the race card and refuse to ID themselves.

Hey Sarge,you are correct for refusing to apologize,stick to your guns.

7/23/2009 11:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The police have to respond to the possible break in. This means police have to show up to the man's home.

Now it becomes how do you act. Knowing what you did to enter your house might have looked suspicious enough for someone to call the cops (you would think a Harvard prof might have figured this out) you should present ID like everyone else.

Not knowing the facts and accusing people of acting "stupidly" in a position high as the president is unprofession and an act of stupidity.

7/23/2009 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He needs to fix the old problems, not create new problems. He's 4 years and out. Nobody wants his race baiting bull shit.

7/23/2009 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did you expect a democrat from IL. to say? Something intelligent and truthful? Not in this life.

7/23/2009 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

White Cop Defends Arrest of Black Scholar
AOL poll coming out 67% infavor of the POLICE
Copy paste link below


http://news.aol.com/article/sgt-james-crowley-defends-gates-arrest/579147?icid=main|main|dl1|link1|http%3A%2F%2Fnews.aol.com%2Farticle%2Fsgt-james-crowley-defends-gates-arrest%2F579147

7/23/2009 12:20:00 PM  
Anonymous RepublicanCowboy said...

Lets break this down Barney style.....for the slow minded politicians.

In high crime/call volume areas, they receive more police service, fact. So say it is Saturday night in Englewood and there is somewhere in the area of 50 to 100 police cars roaming around at any given time. We won't even get into the variety of traffic related offenses that occur in that shit hole, but a license and insurance is a miracle. Now compare that to say bt. 2211, which may or may not have 1 car available, not counting people trying to eat lunch. So if the police were stopping cars in Englewood, with ample good reason, it makes complete sense that there would be more blacks pulled over. Here in lies the problem, it makes sense!!! The folks that cry the loudest about how they need and want police, aren't happy with what they got. This is comparable just about anywhere in the country for that matter.
We don't need 50 cars in Mt. Greenwood, thankfully, but it would be nice to have the 1 we are assigned.

7/23/2009 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous hippy-dippy-1 said...

Anonymous said...
TYPICAL,WHEN YOU GOT NOTHING YOU THROW IN THE "RACE CARD".EVEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES PLAYS IT.
WTF!

7/23/2009 05:58:00 AM
**********************************
One could also say when you have nothing you throw in the Disorderly Conduct card. Most of you have really jumped to conclusions on this. You are probably correct, the professor acted like an asshole after showing his id. So what? If his id was correct, and verified that he lived there it was over. So he wanted a name and badge number, he insulted the Sergeant. He gets charged with Disorderly and the charges are pretty quickly dropped?? Doesn't sound right to me. It is good to learn that there are times when you have to be big enough to back down and leave it be.

7/23/2009 01:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you expect any less from a man whose political mentors and Hyde Park parlour guests, Bernadine Dohrn and William Ayers, murdered a police sergeant in San Francisco? Google the 1971 San Fransisco Park Police Station Bombing. And for all of my co-workers who voted for this mutt cancer is too good for you.

Westside Sergeant

7/23/2009 01:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I voted for McCain

7/23/2009 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama once again shows his true feelings when speaks off the cuff and answers queations. Our president is a P.O.S. Years from now when you ask people, "Did you vote for Obama?" They will lie and say, "oh no, I voted for Paris Hilton.

7/23/2009 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every black officer on CPD has no doubt witnessed some obvious abuse on other blacks by white cops; it's more prevalent in some districts than in others, but we've all seen it.

That's funny. I've been on the job for 9 years and I've seen my share of hatred towards blacks by white cops but its minimal to the hatred I've seen black cops unleash on their own. At times I've been stunned by the beating black cops dish or the total disrespect they give to black people. So quit making it a white and black thing because the hatred towards these animals is felt by all races of cops.

7/23/2009 01:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We expect this kind of talk from a "Chicago Activitist" we hear it all the time. We all know what it is and what it means. Or we should. But THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA saying something like this on National T.V. or any other place is an out and out disgrace. Of course we know that the president is in fact a "Chicago Activits". Remember they have to break down the first line of defense, THE POLICE. I hope no police officer is killed or injured because of this "Chicago Activist". Well let's see what our great FOP, National Level, does about this.

7/23/2009 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Richard Weinblatt, director of the Institute for Public Safety at Central Ohio Technical College, said the police sergeant was responsible for defusing the situation once he realized Gates was the lawful occupant. It is not against the law to yell at police, especially in a home, as long as that behavior does not affect an investigation, he said.

"That is part of being a police officer in a democratic society," Weinblatt said. "The point is that the police sergeant needs to be the bigger person, take the higher road, be more professional."

7/23/2009 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the "professor" should have asked his neighbors for help or told them before using force to open his door. It doesn't take a brain surgeon, I mean professor, to figure that out. It's common sense!

7/23/2009 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like a job from 76th/Honore

7/23/2009 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous 025 Sir Donkey leftover said...

Au Contraire, SCC. Obama is correct. The actions of the PD itself regarding that incident speak volumes....arrested for being 'disorderly' in one's own home? Charges comepletely dropped?
It's fair to say, SCC, that until you've lived in the shoes of a man of color, STFU, because as the President stated so clearly, it happens "all the time." ...

7/23/2009 03:21:00 AM



Oh, please, I sure hope you're not the police; because you are a complete fucking idiot!


And I'm glad to see that the Sergeant involved has the balls to not apologize inspite of the heat he's feeling. I think most all of us have been in that sergeant's shoes on one call or another. The jagoff professor should've been glad the police responded to the house and thanked them; and thanked the lady who made the call.

We are fucked as a society, aren't we? Just sliding into a big pile of crap. God help us!

7/23/2009 01:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How come every news article had the word, "profiling" ? They responded to a job....nothing to do with profiling!!!!!!!!!!!!!

7/23/2009 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/Gates_Arrest.pdf

7/23/2009 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice that the "professor" did nt allege the cops used The "N" Word. So his claims are just alleged thought crimes. He must have ESP and knows what the police were thinking.

7/23/2009 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous bratton fan said...

(if this is a double post, please delete the previous thing. My browser jumped somehow before I finished writing.)

>I've read a bit about this story over the past few days and my OPINION is that both the Sergeant and the Prof could have acted better.

I'm with you. These situations are fraught. The officer is thinking "crap, I've got another angry black guy jumping on me for doing my job." And the professor is thinking "I've got another angry copy hassling me when I haven't done anything wrong."

They're both right, sort of. Or at least, they're both acting logically based on their experiences.

I doubt this happens if it's a white guy - most white guys first impression is "fuck, it probably did look like I was breaking in." They'd laugh and show ID and sheepishly explain what happened.

Likewise, I don't think it happens if it's black cop. I think many black cops would quickly recognize what had happened, make a joke about it, and move on.

But because of the history of police/black relations, with many problematic situations in the background, both sides come in with a chip on their shoulder, or with a nervous, quick-tempered attitude. Things go to hell much more quickly.

I think the responsible thing to do on both sides is to laugh it off. It IS ludicrous that a professor got cuffed for shouting on his own porch when he hadn't done anything wrong other than being angry about being asked whether he had done something wrong. If you guys would step back a minute, you'd see that.

On the other hand, it IS ludicrous that a policeman would get attitude for trying to make sure someone's house was safe. After all, the professor's house was being protected, and it IS possible that someone might try to break into a black professor's house in Cambridg. He should have been happy they checked out the story.

It does no good to all go running back to your corners, pointing fingers and thumping your buddies on the back "look how awful those guys are." That's far more stupid than anything a Cambridge policeman did in the haste and concern of a situation where he felt antagonized. Everybody needs to calm down.

7/23/2009 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_harvard_scholar_disorderly

Check out the officer's side of the story. Sounds like a very decent person and shows that Obama may have, once again, put his foot in his mouth by speaking without thinking or knowing the facts.

Don't expect an apology any time soon, though. Liberal retards never seem to acknowledge when they are wrong. Their good intentions always count more.

7/23/2009 02:55:00 PM  
Anonymous bratton fan said...

>Yes, Obama hates the police. Period. No disclaimers about just hating bad cops. He hates us. All. Period. And what we stand for. Period.

Umm, like this post. Quit thumping your chest and calm down. You sound like an angry twelve year old. Obama doesn't hate cops any more than I hate black people. I don't, and he doesn't. He's seen people get hassled. I've seen people get hassled. I've seen cops get antagonized. Posts like yours are exactly equivalent to "fuck the poh-leese" comments on the street. All you're doing is trying to make the situation worse.

7/23/2009 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone without a chi on his shoulder or some sort of "high and mighty" attitude would have laughed it off.
Not in this age....it seems that the "all about black and white" Bull shit is only coming from the Blacks...
Its ok for chappelle and rock and even Lopez to rip the whites and what do we do???KEEP BYING TICKETS..we laugh..it's humor, but let me get on stage and start talking that way aganst the Blacks and Latinos...I would be the breaking news and top stories for days and weeks to come...
What a country.

7/23/2009 03:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No the National FOP did not back Obama because he refused to answer all the questions about taxes. He blew off the Police Memorial in DC also but was at home not overseas.

7/23/2009 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Harrison Lifer said...

Let's see how long it takes the Chosen One to issue a formal, widespread, half-assed "apology" to the law enforcement community. You know it coming. Let's hope that not a single LEO buys B.O.'s bullshit apology and keeps it fresh in their mind until election time.

Obama has indeed shown his true colors. Don't accept any kind of apology he may offer. Lies, lies and more lies is all that spews forth from his Chicago Machine-molded mouth.

This country is fucked...and there's a racist at the helm.

7/23/2009 03:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also, apparently the neighbors who called 911 about the possible break in at Gates' home did not even recognize their own neighbor. apparently this guy does not associate with his own neighbors.

is there any other sign that maybe, just maybe, now is the time to show up after the fact and give them a burglary report when their homes are broken into? Now we have the president calling us stupid for trying to protect this person's house.

Some day they will ask us to start policing again. Until then give them what they want.

7/23/2009 03:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a scenario. Police respond to burglary in progress call. Police spot a strange person in the house. Police ask him to step out. The person says no.

The police should just then leave the scene? Just because this unknown person says they will not come out? Well that person may live there, or that person may be a burglar. Should we protect their property or worry about upsetting the homeowner who does not like the police?

What do people want us to do when we spot a burglar in their home? just leave them alone because they will not come out?

Some people just don't want police service. Others have a martyr syndrome that they want the whole world to know about.

Good job to the sergeant. too bad you didn't get a thanks for responding so quickly and looking out for this nitwit's home.

7/23/2009 03:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a racist he is,

7/23/2009 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2299442/posts

Cambridge Sgt. James Crowley has taught a class on racial profiling for five years at the Lowell Police Academy after being hand-picked for the job by former police Commissioner Ronny Watson, who is black, said Academy Director Thomas Fleming.

!!!

7/23/2009 03:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sure hope the National FOP President makes a strong statement against President Obama for politicizing this incident, not knowing the facts!

7/23/2009 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading the post about the "white" cops beating down the blacks. Everyone has seen it in many different districts......man o man I have seen some shit in my short time on this job (11 yrs). I've seen some pretty bad beat downs, 10-1's, footchases, agg batt to p.o.'s....and let me tell you that the ones doing alot of the beatings were BLACK COPS.
Imagine that....black cops doing the beatdowns.......now im not saying this rarely happens but shit happens. White, Black, Mexican, Hispanic cops are just that, cops. I like the title cops beat man....not (INSERT COLOR HERE) COP beats blah blah blah......quit playing the race game....IM/WE'RE TIRED OF IT.

7/23/2009 03:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez, i guess the police didnt act stupid when a black man came to obama's house looking for a job while in possession of a firearm.

that was probably racial profiling too? or just good police work? depends on if you are a cambridge professor of martyrdom. wah wah wah... or ... woo woo woo.

the real police don't care about the race of the person they are stopping. all they care about is catching criminals. you got that professor?

7/23/2009 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

let's see how fast the police respond to that professor's house next time he calls for service!

7/23/2009 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am proud to say that I didn't vote for our STUPID president!

7/23/2009 03:31:00 PM  
Anonymous "just more bullshit" said...

Almost always, so-called "racial profiling" is highly speculative, if not a symptom of paranoia and/or just trying to cause a shitstorm by "playing the race card". (YAWN).

Do you recall the preposterous "racial profiling" claims of both U.S. Congressman Danny Davis and James Meeks when they were stopped for traffic violation(s) at 15th & Kedzie and 11500 S. Indiana, respectively.

Both neighborhood populations are entirely black. Based on the facts, virtually any motorist stopped for a traffic violation could claim to be a victim of "racial profiling". Barring substantive evidence to the contrary, the media should ignore such bullshit.

I was not in the People's Republic of Cambridge when Henry Louis Gates made allegations in a "he said; he said" incident. Neither was Obama.

Let's cut a deal, Mr. President. Both of us just shut the fuck up.
To do otherwise is "stupid".

7/23/2009 03:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

read the reports at thesmokinggun.com....Gates is a complete racist asshat.

7/23/2009 03:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone at Harvard voted for Obama.

7/23/2009 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Gates didn't have keys? He initially said the door jamb was stuck. Must be why he went around the back to bust the door? If that's what really happened and he is spinning the truth, fuck him. That's wrong.

7/23/2009 07:26:00 AM

Fucking exactly. He lied saying the door was stuck. They were jimmying the jamb and then went around to the back. For all intents and purposes it looked like a burglary. So, if he lied about not having keys, he knows there was probable cause to question him. He can go fuck himself. They have been waiting for something like this to happen and don't think he immediately saw this as an opportunity to start something.

I hope it's ON. I hope we can now have this fucking conversation on a national level and let it fucking go for Christ sake. I thought we were "post-racial" now?

7/23/2009 03:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama is starting to make Jimmy Carter look good.

7/23/2009 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck him any way you can.

Explain to your elderly neighbors how his "health care" plan is going to ration critical care to them so as to pay for increased coverage for younger voters (many of whom are illegal aliens).

Explain how Princeton Professor Peter Singer, an advocate of euthanasia, is writing op-ed articles in the NYT supporting the Obama plan.

Explain to them how they are about to be tossed away to benefit this disgusting beast's electoral base.

7/23/2009 03:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ummm, Scc, do you think that Obama ever had the Law Enforcement vote?

7/23/2009 03:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you think the southside of this city is up for grabs?

Because the inhabitants know their favorite son is on their side, and it's free-for-all time.

"Fuck the police, Obama runs it now!" ....favorite quote from election night, 2008.

7/23/2009 03:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Whatever said...

The moment the cops were sure that it was his house, the whole thing was OVER. The fact that he wasn't arrested for B&E means that the cops were happy with the evidence that he lived there.

If he follows you out the house yelling about something or other, guess what. You tell him thank you for his cooperation and have a nice day. Walk the fuck away. If every citizen could be arrested for being an asshole we'd have some real full jails.

7/23/2009 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Albert Einstein said...

Anonymous said...
What a sleazeball!

Every campus cop I know will tell you most of the ivory towered think stop signs and speed limits are meant for the uncivilized masses without Ph.D's.

How bad is it? One ex-campus cop told he he gets more respect in the hood than he did on campus.

Remember, education and common sense are not always the same.

*******************************
Absolutely. I was a campus cop for a year before getting on with a city PD. When you work a University, the professors are gods and can do no wrong. You never doubt their word and for heaven's sake, you do NOT arrest one if you value your job. Plus, Pookie or Raj or whomever might see things a little different than you. Did you over react with that arrest or citation?

7/23/2009 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous "dumbing down of USA" said...

You wanted "CHANGE". Well, you got it.

You wanted "HOPE". You'll have to deal with HOPElessness for at least 4 years.

Granted, George W. Bush was no prize. So the dumbed down electorate overreacted and voted in the charismatic, silver-tongued "Messiah".

Generally speaking, we are now a nation of borderline morons following "the Pied Piper" to the abyss of Western civilization as we've known it.

And, believe it or not, I'm an upbeat guy.

7/23/2009 03:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Despite the presidents ignorant statements and his blatant bias against all law enforcement, this will blow over because Gates is wrong, Crowley is right, end of story. 911 response, can't substantiate a claim of profiling. He is a racial profiling expert who taught the subject at Lowell Police Academy, he tried to revive Boston Celtic star Reggie Lewis when he collapsed and died during a practice and is well liked by all his colleagues. His statement was far more professional than what the president said, which was the equivalent of taking sides with a friend despite the facts. Chicago nepotism at its finest! Don't apoligize Sgt Crowley, we got your back! This is little more than a bunch of influential black leaders trying to make a media event out of a bunch of bullshit. Alot of policemen would have had guns drawn and put Gates in cuffs before asking him anything, and they would have been right to do so based on the call and safety reasons! This Sgt tried the slower and more respectful approach and got slammed for it! And Obama comments on a small local problem in front of a national audience and has the "audacity" to call it out as a national problem! Every minority criminal applauds you Mr. President! You've given your stamp of approval to disrespect the police based on the race card. But they won't just use words, they'll use bullets, knives and fists. And in neighborhoods like Englewood all over the country, you've just made life harder for the decent people who have to lie on their bedroom floor or in their cast iron tub for fear of a stray or intentional bullet coming into their house. Oh, and by the way, the White House is not your house. It belongs to the 300,000,000 citizens of the USA. You are a guest, act like an appreciative one.

7/23/2009 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama should not have commented on the issue at such great length. However, I think both persons involved got hot under the collar. In Chicago, you can't lock somebody up for disturbing YOUR peace (your meaning a police officer's). If a neighbor wasn't willing to sign complaints, Gates shouldn't have gotten locked up for being mouthy. I think that was the stupid part.

7/23/2009 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The plot thickens....It turns out that Cambridge Sgt. James Crowley in this incident is an expert in "racial profiling" and has been teching a class at their police academy for the past 5 years.

7/23/2009 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Professor Gates is nothing more than a "African american studies" zealot with a huge chip on his shoulder. That program itself is nothing but an incubator for hate and pro-black bias!

He's not qualified to teach at the community college level, let alone Harvard.

"Now sir..can I please see your license and proof of insurance?"

7/23/2009 04:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear scc: Typical, I would not expect anything else from him, makes no difference that he is educated and is supposed to be the leader of the free world. It really doesn't make a difference anyway nothing will ever change at least in my lifetime. All i know is I'm not getting on the boat. Now if u will excuse me, me and bear are curling in front of the fire remembering better days.........

7/23/2009 04:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One
Big
Ass
Mistake
America

7/23/2009 04:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama doesn't seem to mind the pooleese camped out around his crib here in Chi-Town 24/7, though.

I think all that starch in his ghetto-fabulous jeans must have somehow seeped into his bloodstream and ultimately into his brain.

Hopefully all the "white guilt"-ridden assholes that

The above statement is a racist rant from an admitted do nothing. I though Bush was stupid, but i did not call him white trash. Second, I bet u have a problem with Affrimative Action. I hope u do because that is how Bush made it into his IVY league school with his stupid ass. Not on his grades, but because of his name. Sounds like Affrimative Action just on name. Just like the situation going on at University of IL. I bet a small percentage of the people CLOUTED in are of minotrity decent. once again Affrimative Action for White's Pres. Bush was happy to be accepted because of White Affrimative Action.

7/23/2009 04:55:00 PM  
Blogger Randy Webb said...

This is Obama's pattern of behavior... to continually inject himself into situations with claims of holding all the answers… even though he simply has no clue what he’s talking about.

His arrogance is mind-boggling.

He put a gun to everybody's head while insisting on the near trillion dollar "stimulus" that hasn't done shit (except payoff Democrat supporters and bankrupt generations to come). He's pressuring this health-care fiasco down our collective throats... while admitting that he hasn't even read the thing. He claims he can cure the sagging economy... yet, he's never run so much as a cub scout troup.

Now... in probably his only comment last night not rolled in front of him on one of his beloved teleprompters, he publicly comments about a case in which he admits he doesn't have the facts (but, he sure was quick to judge the white cops, wasn’t he?).

The good news is, by all accounts, police officers (not only in Boston, but throughout the country) are furious at this president and now have gotta figure that they do not have Obama's support.

Hell... if I was a black thug and I heard Obama say that shit, I'd think he just gave me the green light to do whatever I wanted to whoever I wanted.

Great leadership, Mr. President.

7/23/2009 04:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Obama did you forget you are half white??

Most Blacks are mixed. Most are mixed with Whites's look at the skin tone. Have your dumb ass forgot this country had a law that stated that if you are more than a certain percentage you will be deemed Black. Yes, I know I have a white Person in my family, but I don't know who he is, so fuck him he is just like any other sperm donor who does not take care of their children. Do you think Sen. Strom Thurmond was the only Prominent White Man to father a Black child? Many white men fathered Black Children, and ran off to leave their child fatherless. Just because of their Skin color.

7/23/2009 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If you read the police report, which I would link to if I was sober, Gates got a bit verbally abusive. Maybe a bit understandable since he was in his own house.

7/23/2009 01:19:00 AM"


Are you sober yet?

If so, think about why the 'brain surgeon' got "...a bit verbally abusive." and didn't, instead, appreciate the fact that his neighbors cared enough about property not belonging to them to call in an apparent burglary in progress, that the police responded in a timely manner and did their job, ie., protecting the 'brain surgeon's' property, and, in doing so, got the same old shit from the same old shithead mentality, from the 'brain surgeon' educated shithead at heart.

"....a bit understandable..."?

Maybe.

A bit ignorant?

Obviously.

And typically, despite all that 'higher learning' possessed by the 'brain surgeon'.

7/23/2009 05:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obummer & Biden:

The Fake & The Flake.

7/23/2009 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone catch the comment in the Trib article that mentioned this Sgt and the late Reggie Lewis?

7/23/2009 05:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are two sides to every story. And I agree with SCC, a liberal Harvard professor is going to scream racism with every breath. If this was a legit traffic stop, it would be racist. Perhaps with every call, we the police shouldn't do a damn thing, especially if the person in question is of color....this is getting out of hand and Obama is feeding into the racism...this country is going down the tubes. Hopefully he will be out after 4 years.

7/23/2009 05:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the high and mighty black attitude. F*ck Mr. Harvard Professor. This guy could be white and I'd say the same thing. The cop was doing his job so f*ck you. Get over it that you're black and the cop happened to be white...get over it.

Why would the pres. of the US get involved in this sh*t? Not very intelligent if you ax me.

7/23/2009 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The top American black scholar Henry Louis Gates has been arrested after accusing police officers of “racism” when they demanded that he prove his identity in his own home near Harvard. Sounds shocking, doesn’t it?

The Boston Globe has an account of this complicated incident, which seems to have begun when the professor locked himself out of his house. It portrays Gates as the injured party, handcuffed and taken into custody for (Gates implies) the crime of being a black man.

Hmm. The self-important Gates, who runs Harvard’s African-American research centre, has never been slow to allege racism. And the fact that he now faces a charge of disorderly conduct is presented by his supporters as proof of police discrimination.

I won’t comment, except to say: read the police report, which the Globe supplies here in pdf format. [Not any longer, it seems.] It’s absolutely fascinating. It doesn’t just depict Gates playing the race card; it describes him flinging a whole pack of 52 race cards at the officers. And it doesn’t surprise me one bit.


http://newsbusters.org/blogs/p-j-gladnick/2009/07/23/boston-globe-scrubs-henry-louis-gates-arrest-report-website


http://www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/

7/23/2009 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you CPD for saving us all from total destruction and mayhem.

7/23/2009 05:31:00 PM  
Anonymous "Don't blame me" said...

Obama should be censured for publicly stating that Cambridge police Sgt. James Crowley "acted stupidly".

Ironically, it now comes out that the "unrepentant" Sgt. Crowley has been teaching a course against "racial profiling" for the last 5 years on the initial recommendation of a black police official.

Also, a witness and neighbor of Henry Louis Gates told media that the academic was hollering "M-F" and behaving belligerently with the police.

Anyone who has justified criticism of Obama will summarily be labeled as a racist or an "Uncle Tom".

God help the U.S.A.

7/23/2009 05:37:00 PM  
Blogger Stop the presses/ Patrick said...

(City of Cambridge adopts new ordinance so African- American residents will not be offended)

All Police Officer will be issued a program containing African American homeowners in the city along with their corresponding jersey number. All African American homeowners must wear city issued jersey, while breaking into their own home. (The city is also considering a ordinance for Jews-American homeowners) http://stopthepresses2.blogspot.com/

7/23/2009 05:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to J-Fed for violating rules by publicly endorsing Barack Obama?

Both of them are as phony as a three trillion dollar bill.

7/23/2009 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city of Chicago sends 95% of new recruits to the busy districts after the academy. Most busy districts, if not all, are populated mostly by African Americans or Hispanics. New recruit = Hard Charger..which in turn results in most traffic stops...Hence more minorities being stopped in Chicago. It is called Statistics 101..you can play it any way you want, spin it every which way...either way Obama is a goof.

7/23/2009 05:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he didn't have enough information, he should have said "I don't have all the information" instead of making the "stupid" comment.

7/23/2009 05:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why would anyone be the police these days??? If you do anything that is questioned then you are labeled as a racist or your actions are second guessed. If you think that if the situation was the same in Chicago as it was in Cambridge JPUD, OBAMA and RICHIE would be calling for our heads. Let the crybaby minorities police themselves, I hope that asshole professor is a victim of a real home invasion or burglary and see what he thinks of the police when he needs them.

7/23/2009 06:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The President of the United States of America who by his own admission did not have all the facts, should have said nothing, instead he injected race into it with the assumption that the white officer is the racist.
Not having all the facts I am not going to place blame, I will let the facts speak for themselves when the investigation is complete and there will be one.
But I will offer this; There are black racists and they too can be the aggresors and they too can display conduct that warrants an arrest so why is this president so quick in his attempt to" Flip The Script".
What happened to the President that going to bring us all together? The President of All The People".

7/23/2009 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can the sgt file a suit against the commander in chief for slander and ruining his career? I know I would be upset if my good name was splattered all over the news by the hmfic. He admitted he doesn't know all the facts but took a shot at the cop. Unless he was there he doesn't know shit. With all of the attacks on the police it doesn't hurt to come out a little higher when on a felony high risk job like burglary of home invasion.

7/23/2009 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just had breakfast at a small diner at 160 N. Halsted called Johnny's. Lots of cops in there, from all over. Not a fancy place but the food was awesome and bigger portions for the police, with a discount. Prices are really reasonable. In the corner of the restaurant dubbed "Cops Corner" were old pictures of our CPD, including the motorcycle cop giving the bird. I told the owners I had old black and white pictures of my grandfather who worked at the old Maxwell Station. They told me to bring them in, and the owner "Gus" who is like 70 years old, proudly stated in broken English his son or nephew maybe both are the police. (Kind of hard to understand him) In times like this when our own President dislikes the Police its nice to go to a place where u feel welcomed and are treated with respect. My grandfather's picture is going up, now that is what I like, "Old School." Pass the word.....

7/23/2009 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole things with Gates is because he is a racist. He had an attitued with the police because the sergeant was white, no other reason. Who in their right mind if they were in their house and the police showed up after they had broken into their own house would not cooperate with the police. He thinks he is above the law because he is a scholar. He is an pompus asshole. Gates did not use any common sense and escalated the situation to were it went. Bottom line is he acted like a pompous ass and was treated accordingly and it is too bad the department doesn't have the balls to back up the sergeant. It reminds you of another pompous ass in Chicago. Are you listening Rev. Meeks

7/23/2009 06:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This isn't about me, this is about the vulnerability of black men in America," he said.

...at least when many of those "vulnerable" black men aren't busy rendering huge, once-viable areas of major American cities into lethal "no-go, blacks only" zones...

Anyway...

"He said the incident made him realize how vulnerable poor people and minorities are 'to capricious forces like a rogue policeman, and this man clearly was a rogue policeman.'"

Yeah, right. Imagine the outcry if the "rogue policeman" had ignored a broken door behind which the Prof was having his Rolex taken and his dressers gone through by some screaming, jacked-up, bug-eyed, "Where the safe! Where the safe!" duct-tape-and-rape home-invasion crew of the sort that targets affluent people like flashy NBA and NFL players, etc...

The more you do for some people, the more they hate you for it.

7/23/2009 06:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this guy is starting to make bush look smart! hey barry...to make a comment without all the facts makes you...bias! you knew he was an asshole when he didnt want any police around when the cameras were on. alot of suckers bought into an image. he made history and now we re all history!

7/23/2009 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell the truth how many of you have seen a White person act totally ignorant, in his house, front porch, in the streets, at a bar, and not be arrested. I bet if a Black guy in his home acts stupid in the "hood" he at least get handcuffs put on him. White's I bet that situation does not happen to often.
I doubt if the Officer was racist, but how many on this department know that some White Irish family "Daley's" have been ignorant for years and been covered even when they have spit at, and struck the police. Know tell me which one was arrested? So fuck off,if he was White I bet he would not have been arrested.

7/23/2009 06:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure there aren't all that many Police Officers that are upset by his DUMB ASSED comment. We didn't like him from the get-go.

He may not like us but we are watching his Shitcago home so he can't not like us all that much.

Rest assured, after this term is over, he can go back to hob-nobbing with his University of Chicago homey's who will no doubt find a very well paying (no show) job for his wife. I know he's a "one hit wonder" . He can get back with his Chicago Machine buddies and make mucho $$$$$$$$$ under the table, consultant fees, and because he is one of "Da Boys" (no racial slur intended). I hear that it's great to be a Democrook & a friends of that little greasy headed, short leg leprechaun who uses Shity hall to advance his personal gain (bank account). Keep it real shortshanks ! Take Rev Flatulence to more baseball games, it'll really improve your political image in Englewood.

Even though the election is far off, Rev Flatulence has his minions painting re-election signs in support of daley & the Olympics. "Lil Shorty be's our frend !! Bring Olimpics here, we need new prey.

7/23/2009 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So Gates didn't have keys? He initially said the door jamb was stuck. Must be why he went around the back to bust the door? If that's what really happened and he is spinning the truth, fuck him. That's wrong."

--7/23/2009 07:26:00 AM

Doesn't a Harvard professor strike you more as the type who'd get on their $1000 cell phone and call a locksmith...or someone from "campus services" if the house was indeed owned by the school...or even campus or city police to quietly "request assistance?" The coppers are probably used to calls from Nobel Prize winners who can't remember how to tie their shoes...

On the other hand, someone with a snootful (especially on top of an underlying animus)-- no matter who they are -- might do just about anything.

Hmm.

7/23/2009 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Thomas Sowell said...

Sorry, 0321, but Obama acted stupidly in judging the incident without the facts. You either are not the police, or not the real police, because all real cops know the pendulum of racism on this job has swung far away from "evil-whitey." If I see race-based abuse by fellow officers I do something about it. Were you the real police you would know that when responding to a burglary in progress by an M/1 in which you show up and see the door busted in and an M/1 inside, you control the situation for safety first. Same goes for a 2,3,4,5 or 6 retard. Even after establishing the man is the homeowner, if he follows me at a close distance while I try to leave his house and refuses to distance himself from me, I will arrest him for Obstruction. (One of MA's disorderlies) You do not have the right to scream at and stand directly behind a police officer who is legally in your home. You will keep a safe distance or be arrested. Otherwise you are requiring the police to be in a dangerous position. Real police know these things, whether black, white or pink. Go back to your job race-baiting at Rainbow-Push.

7/23/2009 06:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama is a coward for not commenting how "Historically" minorites perpetrate crime at a higher percentage than whites. Instead he says they are arrested at a higher percentage. So long as cowards on the left refuse to address the real issues of crime in minority communitties and take the easy way out to blame the "racist" police, blacks and hispanics will suffer with the crime.

7/23/2009 06:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Didn't the F.O.P. back the great OBAMA?"

7/23/2009 03:48:00 AM

Fraternal Order of Police endorses the GOP ticket
BY KATHLEEN GRAY • FREE PRESS STAFF WRITER • September 6, 2008

The Fraternal Order of Police endorsed the Republican presidential ticket of Sen. John McCain and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on Friday in Detroit.

7/23/2009 06:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: Sgt

FROM: Sgt

SUBJECT: Burglary Arrest

You sir, were correct in the handling of this situation.

Signed: A Black Sergeant, GFY.

7/23/2009 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You go anywhere in Chicago as a white police officer and try to tell a Black person they are wrong,
or have violated the law in some way , you will 95 % of the time be yelled at in an ignorant way telling you how you are racist and
only stopped them because they are black. What you do at that point can be the difference of doing your job or being the story on the news. Sorry kids many blacks use race as an excuse , it's called denile, that they did wrong.
The best you can do is your job
by the book in the most professional way possible. a black
cop hater can't stand a policeman who is professional, curtieous, doesn't raise his voice at the offender, as the suject calls him
every thing in the book. they are looking for the city lottery and want you to respond badly don't fall for it. It drives people crazy
and makes them more angry when you
remain calm , i can't say i have always remained calm but i do try
most of the time.
cop whose been there many times!

7/23/2009 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something is missing from this whole scenario. I believe the sgt., and furthermore, said sgt. teaches the racial profiling class at their academy. Placed in that position by me least favorite of former cpd boss', ronnie watson. Since I know for a fact ronnie is an out and out racist, this sgt. much be legit.

7/23/2009 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys missed the comment about Chicago. Check out the 4th para of his answer. This is from the transcript of Obama's press conference and what outraged me:

Q Thank you, Mr. President. Recently, Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was arrested at his home in Cambridge. What does that incident say to you? And what does it say about race relations in America?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I -- I should say at the outset that Skip Gates is a friend, so I may be a little biased here.

I don't know all the facts. What's been reported, though, is that the guy forgot his keys, jimmied his way to get into the house; there was a report called into the police station that there might be a burglary taking place.

So far, so good, right? I mean, if I was trying to jigger into -- well, I guess this is my house now, so -- (laughter) -- it probably wouldn't happen.

(Chuckling.) But let's say my old house in Chicago -- (laughter) -- here I'd get shot. (Laughter.) But so far, so good. They're -- they're -- they're reporting. The police are doing what they should. There's a call. They go investigate. What happens?

WHAT A JERK!!!

7/23/2009 07:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should have seen the two idiots on Chicago Tonight talking about this. One actually seemed to imply that the neighbor who called it in was wrong because she said that two "black men" were breaking in.

So now if there's a crime being committed, you can no longer describe the race if the criminal happens to be black. I guess any other race is still ok, but if it's a black criminal, just leave that part out.

What a pack of goofs.

7/23/2009 07:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent Police reporting!

http://www.foxnews.com/projects/pdf/Gates_Arrest.pdf

I hope ALL you guy's can get off as soon as possible!! Now "WE" have not only the "rev's", the mayor, the public,media etc. against "us" but now the "PRESIDENT of the United States.

This job truly sucks. 32 years of my life wasted!!!

Just wait till the dept. hires all these "kid's "WITH COLLEGE" hit the streets,along with quotas and
and no old timers around to teach and hold them back this city will EXPLODE!!

To the REAL police, keep your heads low and powder dry!!! GET THAT PENSION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!
Be very,very careful and the best of luck!!

An other RETIRED OLD TIMER!!

7/23/2009 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Wall Street Journal has a nicely nuanced editorial.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203517304574306092096257248.html

My impression is that the Sergeant and the Professor could both have used better judgment.

In any case too much is being made of this.

7/23/2009 08:29:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

STICK TO YOUR TELEPROMPTER, STUPID!

7/23/2009 08:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love how the police are racist but REV WRIGHT wasn't?!

7/23/2009 08:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the very least, President Obama was VERY unpresidential.

7/23/2009 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every black officer on CPD has no doubt witnessed some obvious abuse on other blacks by white cops.

Every white officer on CPD has no doubt witnessed some obivous abuse on other blacks by black cops is more like it.

7/23/2009 08:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To Westside Sergeant...

"cancer is too good for you."

You've obviously never watched a loved one suffer from cancer- man, woman oe child-no one deserves to die like that- even you, you POS- and you certainly bought your stripes-no one who earned them could make a statement like that.

Go fuck yourself!

7/23/2009 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know if this was covered yet but on hannity the point was made that the door was broken due to a previous break in and this asshat gates refused to supply his ID. I hope that any good burglar out there finds out where gates lives and takes advantage of the fact that these asshat liberals love them, and then they steal everything from right under their noses. Shame on the president for his idiotic comments, which only dilutes race relations. Good job on the coppers part for refusing to apologize.

7/23/2009 09:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

321am The exact problem with this dept is guys like this moron get hired

7/23/2009 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
He still has mine. Whose peace did he disturb? He eventually showed id verifying his identity and residence. The call is over, code the job and leave. The sgt needs an fto.

7/23/2009 07:15:00 AM


If there is one thing i learned in over 27 yrs as a cop, it is that if you were not there, and I KNOW you weren't, you should not ASS U ME you know what occurred... and that I'd trust a police officer before I'd trust Skip Gates !

7/23/2009 09:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to repeat my favorite stupid "race card" story.

I was outside Yosemite when a surprise fall snowstorm closed off a road. While waiting for it to be opened I was talking with a California Highway Patrolman who was ragging about some mope who claimed the only reason he was stopped was because he's black.

"I'm sorry, sir," the officer said, "But apparrently you haven't been following the news."

"The state is broke. We don't have money to buy color radar like The Weather Channel.

"We just have the old fashioned kind and all it told me is that you were driving 90 miles per hour. You can see it if you want but that's all it told me -- 90 miles per hour."

7/23/2009 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous WEEI, Boston said...

Check out interview with Sgt. Jim Crowley, Cambridge P.D. on the "Dennis & Callahan" show on radio station WEEI, Boston:

www.weei.com

Both Obama and Gates owe Sgt. Crowley a public apology.

7/23/2009 10:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a mexican police officer...I don't consider myself white...mexican....or....a minority.I'm a FUCKING AMERICAN. People this Gates is a professor from the most liberal College in the US...I am sick and tired of people using the FUCKING race card. Sometimes assholes need to go to jail. This asshole did. Bravo Sarg you did your job. Shut up Barak. You have never had a Job in your life you Hack.

7/23/2009 10:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every black officer on CPD has no doubt witnessed some obvious abuse on other blacks by white cops; it's more prevalent in some districts than in others, but we've all seen it.

That's funny. I've been on the job for 9 years and I've seen my share of hatred towards blacks by white cops but its minimal to the hatred I've seen black cops unleash on their own. At times I've been stunned by the beating black cops dish or the total disrespect they give to black people. So quit making it a white and black thing because the hatred towards these animals is felt by all races of cops.

7/23/2009 01:09:00 PM

you know what's even funnier? I have about the same time on as you and have worked in busy districts and EVERY SINGLE instance I witnessed where a white police officer "hated" on a black person as you say, "acted a fool" and deserved it. EVERY SINGLE TIME the guy jeopordized the officer;s safety. Also, I NEVER EVER witnessed a white officer have nothing better to do but to "hate" on a black guy. For no reason. NEVER.
In fact, EVERY single instance I witnessed where a black officer did his job on a black thug, was appropriate. The bottom line is, drop the race bullshite, if you act like a jagoff you'll be treated like a jagoff. It doens't matter to officers what race you are as long as we handle the situation and go home. KMA.

7/23/2009 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-sunshine-link,0,5468180.storylink

Your Internal Affairs files will now be available to the public.

7/23/2009 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The President didnt even go to the Memorial. He sent Eric Holder! Come on! Hundreds of Families who lost family members flew into to DC for there loved ones lost on duty in their official capacity and he, the president did not even show up. Thats wrong. Chicago had three guys lost and its his own cit,y the people who protect him. Come on!

7/23/2009 10:33:00 PM  

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