Friday, July 24, 2009

The Police Report

From Cambridge:

Gates Police Report

This sheds light on quite a bit of the Sergeant's side of the story. And the report lists witnesses by name. It certainly shoots down the argument that anyone was profiled seeing as the police were responding to a radio call.

And to top it off, the Sergeant is actually a police academy expert on racial profiling and instructor of the same. The more info that comes out, the more it looks like someone was looking for some sort of incident, payout or both.

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128 Comments:

Anonymous SRT said...

And then I remember why I vote Republican and it all makes sense...

7/24/2009 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It`s sad and embarrasing to see how fast a supposed intelligent and respected college professor of one this nation`s top schools is quick to claim racism.

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

HAHA for a scholar his best put down is a mama joke. What is he in 5th grade.

7/24/2009 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama jumped in and cxalled the police stupid. He later spained that he only said that because he was fron Chicago.

Now how do you 35th and Michigan assholes who supported President shithead feel now that he defines stupidity as "Chicago Police Department"

Since speaking to some officers who supported this shithead I now realize that you feel cowardly and less manly because of your vote.

A hint: stop bragging about voting for this goof and learn to keep your mouths shut.

7/24/2009 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems to me that Gates was the racist in this situation. The police officer was just doing his job. Gates seemed to be acting more ghetto than using his educated brain in this situation. Obama made a fool of himself on national TV by speaking out on this issue without knowing all the facts.

7/24/2009 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHAT A FOOL!

He had a previous break-in at his house, a police officer responds, at risk of his life; he should say "Thank God you're here."

All he had to do is act reasonably. No this guy has to act like a fool.

I just wish that this was digitally recorded so that the country's Fool in Chief who said that the Cambridge Police acted stupidly would have his spin doctors eat his words.

This was a well written report and should serve as a lesson to CPD officers. Because in Chicago this same incident would have been a two line narrative.

How many TRRs have to be done because people just don't act cool? And Obama just put the U.S. Government Stamp of Approval on that behavior.

Stay Safe, as the Bible says, and I am sure the Koran, suffer not fools.

7/24/2009 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the President owes these officers an apology!

7/24/2009 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gates acted like an asshole. That should be expected. He studied W.E.B. Dubois who was an asshole too. Of course if he studied Booker T Washington or Frederick Douglass then there would have been no incident at all.

7/24/2009 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our great President thinks the copper acted stupidly? Obama's racist friend was the one acting stupidly!!! Get the facts before calling someone stupid, stupid.

7/24/2009 01:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having dealt many times with with those in academia, I know first hand that they think they are better than anyone. Especially civil servants like us.

The outcome would have been the same if Gates was white, asian, hispanic or a two headed goblin from mars.

As for him throwing out that "mamma" comment, that was straight up ghetto. And he calls himself educated? Pleeze.

Normal people don't react this way. There's obviously something very wrong with this man to have behaved in this manner. Screw him. As for you Barack, you just lost any respect I had for you.

A F/1 sergeant who bleeds blue!

7/24/2009 01:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

our reports are never as good or thorough as that...

7/24/2009 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This incident is just red meat thrown to the Democrat's base. Trying to distract them from noticing that Obambi can't get universal health care thru.

7/24/2009 03:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Racisim amongst those who claim to be the victim's of racism is where the problem is. It comes from every side of the board.

You're doing this because i'm (insert color)

I can't get a job because I'm()

I don't have or can't get because of affirmitive action.

On the other hand it's bs that organizations hire people based on race to make them self's look politically correct.

I do and have worked with black and hispanic officers who are some of the finest officers on the job. I have worked with black and hispanic officers who are the biggest dogs in the world. Same applys's to white officers. As far as the president's comments about black and hispanics being stopped by the police look at crime statistics and officer deployment thats not a racial thing its a statistical thing. Officers chase crime, where the crime is officers go plain and simple.

7/24/2009 03:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"ya, I'll speak to your mama outside"


HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHA

7/24/2009 04:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm working on a video ... it is inspired by "who let the dogs out?"

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Who acted stupidly?

WHO, WHO, WHO?

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Who acted stupidly?

WHO, WHO, WHO?

7/24/2009 04:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were both wrong. Gates was acting like a complete asshole and it's not against the law to act like one. The poor Sgt. took the bait.

7/24/2009 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys...I heard this sergent on the radio yesterday, and he said "I'm a strong supporter of President Obama". Let him hang. I hope he gets ripped to shreds by the media. Most of the police, fire and other unions in this country are in bed with this POS. NOW he's a stand up guy after he helped put this POS in office?

NOW he wants our support, after taking part in the destruction of this country?

What did he think? If he helped put obama in there, this stuff would never happen anymore?

NOW he's a hero?

Take a walk sergent...with your buddy obama.

7/24/2009 05:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

UN-FREAKINGABLE!!!! But we are the "stupid ones", huh Prez Obama? "y'all speak to yo mama outside". Thats priceless!

7/24/2009 05:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hat e to say this but Moperah got it right in her article on this subject. She supports the police on this one.

7/24/2009 06:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I have to say is .. that's an awesome report! Well written, detailed, and I could picture the event as it happened. I wish that was taught in the academy. 3 lines and done doesn't cut it anymore.

7/24/2009 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: Sgt Crowley
FROM: Just Another Sgt
SUBJECT: Arrest Of Mr Gates

1) Great Job!
2) Your report is explains everything
3) The president was wrong for even commenting on this

7/24/2009 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey was one of are own RONNIE WATSON the chief of police in cambridge

7/24/2009 06:19:00 AM  
Blogger Stop the presses/ Patrick said...

If you missed this video, you got to see it. It contains my three favorite revs Wright, Meeks and double agent phleger click on OBAMA'S THREE WISE MEN VIDEO under heading RACIST?, http://whatsrightaboutamericaandwhatsleft.blogspot.com/2009/06/obama-watch.html

7/24/2009 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kinda makes you wonder if Gates staged the entire thing.

7/24/2009 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to be invited to the next block party!

7/24/2009 06:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So. Plenty of witness, eh! And the caller came out and identified herself. Good for her. That doesn't bode well for Gates in court if he sues.

7/24/2009 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonder what Obama has to say about this. Thanks for posting it SCC.

---not a cop

7/24/2009 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC,

THERE IS A CHICAGO LINK TO THIS STORY. THE CHIEF OF POLICE IN CAMBRIDGE,MASS WAS A FORMER CHICAGO PD BOSS, CHARLIE FORD. IF MEMORY SERVES ME CORRECTLY HE APPOINTED THE SERGEANT TO THAT POSITION.

7/24/2009 06:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makes Gates look foolish, don't you think? That officer has some new material for his next racial profiling class. The only "racial profiling" going on here was towards the white police officer.

It's Post-Racial America folks, time to put the card back in the deck. Better yet, burn it. The only people that pull it out use it to avoid taking responsibility for themselves.

7/24/2009 06:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There should be an appology by OBAMA for putting his foot in his mouth. What happened to the Sgt is what happens to us all the time. It's nothing new. What the president said on the other hand, is deplorable and what we new all along about him. This is no different than all the other blurbs he has made while campaigning. To not support first responders shows how Democratic he really is.

7/24/2009 06:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is why society is turning to shit.You have STUPID, IGNORANT, ARROGANT FUCKS like this teaching todays youth how to act.

7/24/2009 06:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, did this story get legs. The pundits are all over it. The problem for the prof's side is he's a loose cannon and will need minders to keep him from a rev wright melt down. The show is just beginning, and the down side for BO could, once again, be his association with the lunatic fringe. He should not have jumped in with both feet on this one. Axelrod, what is he paying you for? Now the advisors are going to be in defense mode. But the game plan that worked with Rev. Wright (muzzling his mouth shut) may not work with Prof. Gates(bigger mouth and ego). Welcome to this side of the fence Mr. Pres,

7/24/2009 07:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the conservative talk radio hosts had this sergeant's mother on last night. She was telling how when this guy was a university copper, he was the first one on the scene when that coked-up basketplayer drafted by the Celtics had his heart attack.

As a trained EMT, this copper tried to save his life and was quite upset when the bb player died. I guess you won't hear about that on MSNBC.

7/24/2009 07:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the president owes these officers an apology for calling them stupid on national tv. Also shit for brains Mary Mitchell would probbaly want to read this report before she plays the woe is me role for the black man. You fuck up you go to jail. Yes racial profiling still occurs. It happens to whites also driving through black neighborhoods.......funny she never reports that. The comments Obama made the other night really shows his inexperience as a leader. Thank god I didnt vote for him.......

7/24/2009 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is really no surprise---who among us hasn't been called a racist for doing our job as the police...no biggie...most of these idiots yelling "racist" are racist themselves....you would think that an educated man would know better...guess not...learn how to act right.....simple enough

7/24/2009 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
They were both wrong. Gates was acting like a complete asshole and it's not against the law to act like one. The poor Sgt. took the bait.

7/24/2009 05:28:00 AM

YOU SIR ARE SO CLOSE TO THE TRUTH! #1. This man was no young 'jitter bugger' which should have given the well seasoned supervisor a clue! #2. He claims his back was turned...obviously no fear of a threat! #3. The invitation by the 'Sgt' to step outside, was both, bullcrap and a 'setup' for what he intended to do! Make a bullshit arrest! #4. The neighboor is highly suspect! She lives next door and cannot recognize this man, or upon close sight cannot vouch for him as the resident? 'Seven' unknown witnesses? Afraid of retaliation? On the 'Harvard' campus area? In his HOUSE? Not only was the 'Sgt' stupid...so was the idiot that did not RWOC! Feel good for the moment...if you will. This fiasco of fake testostorone has already cost this department THOUSANDS! For one man's 'bruised' ego!!!

7/24/2009 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll give "your momma" CHANGE you can believe in !!!

7/24/2009 08:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Kinda makes you wonder if Gates staged the entire thing.

7/24/2009 06:27:00 AM"
I have been wondering this all along. Earlier in the month, there was an article in the Sun Times, wondering if we still needed the NAACP as we now have a black president. And, just a few days later, Gates puts on this performance to make it appear that we still do. He totally acted out--not sure why--but, he did and now he looks like a fool.

7/24/2009 08:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, police reports are always truthful. Prima Facie my ass.
Copper should have just walked away.

7/24/2009 08:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's been my experience that the people who are first to cry racism and accuse others of racism are usually the ones who are racists. I'd be willing to bet my life that Mr. Gates is and has been a racist his entire life. It's the only explanation for someone with his level of education to behave the way he did.

7/24/2009 08:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHA for a scholar his best put down is a mama joke. What is he in 5th grade.

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Thats some funny shit!

7/24/2009 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Kinda makes you wonder if Gates staged the entire thing."

Many reports are that the racist Mr. Gates wanted a confrontation to hype his public tv special.

America Beyond the Color Line with Henry Louis Gates Jr.

"Program Description: Henry Louis Gates Jr., Harvard's chair of Afro- American Studies, travels the length and breadth of the United States to take the temperature of black America at the start of the new century. In four programs, Gates travels to four different parts of America -- the East Coast, the deep South, inner-city Chicago and Hollywood. He explores this rich and diverse landscape, social as well as geographic, and meets the people who are defining black America, from the most famous and influential to those at the grassroots."

7/24/2009 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

President "Oh Mama" said that the Police acted "stupidly" ... evidently we do - aren't wwe protecting an EMPTY house??????? Fuck him - he's nothing more than ghetto in a suit.

7/24/2009 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

President Obama and Doctor Gates has made and will make more money then any of us (Go figure!) Racial profiling does exist and may have occurred in a small sense. Had the doctor been white maybe the conversation would have gone differently. The SGT may not be a racist, but his error was in getting into a pissing contest with a citizen. Once the address of the subject was verified he should have left (period.) Now who's acting like a 5th grader? On another note I'm glad I vote Democrat.

7/24/2009 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt. Mark, I guess Sgt.MB from 013 was right after all. You supported the wrong guy. He will throw you under the bus and then call you stupid. You should have went with McCain. Learn from this.

7/24/2009 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys...I heard this sergent on the radio yesterday, and he said "I'm a strong supporter of President Obama". Let him hang. I hope he gets ripped to shreds by the media. Most of the police, fire and other unions in this country are in bed with this POS. NOW he's a stand up guy after he helped put this POS in office?

NOW he wants our support, after taking part in the destruction of this country?

What did he think? If he helped put obama in there, this stuff would never happen anymore?

NOW he's a hero?

Take a walk sergent...with your buddy obama.

7/24/2009 05:50:00 AM

#1 - He is OUR President. Nothing bothered me more than the Democrats saying Bush was not THIER president. The good Sgt. said he supported him. He didn't say he voted for him. We should all support our President.

#2 - That doesn't stop us from calling him on his actions. Mr. President you were wrong to comment on this. Especially in a preplanned Q & A from the Press. It looks like you are controlling them. I guess you are.

#3 - Why aren't you Chicago Police upset that the President of the United States said that if he had done this at his house in Chicago, that you Officers would have shot him? That certainly helps your relationship with the public.

#4 - Sergeant has an A in there.

7/24/2009 09:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet another case of "Do You Know Who I Am" syndrome, Alderboobs Dixon and "Carpetbagger" Davis are afflicted with the same illness. Is it something in the water? Maybe Obama's call for more stem cell research can cure them of this tragic ailment.

7/24/2009 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone who would make such comments while addmittedly not posessing all the facts on the matter acts precipitously and to the detriment of all involved.

The situation, however, is graver than even that. Here is a man - a black man - who has achieved the highest position in the country - and did so by election. This alone should disprove any sort of 'institutionalized racial bias' - in fact, it does. This President should not only recognize that, but speak to it. He should be using his position as President and as the leader of our nation to 1) advocate the improvement in race relations in this country that not only has seen him elected to President, but also has seen the rise of black Chief Justices of the Supreme Court, senators, congressmen and congresswomen, mayors, govenors, and police chiefs and, 2) advocate that people who continue to rely on race as the sole factor in their own depressed positions in life assume responsibility for their lives and work to achieve a measure of success like those people aforementioned.

That woud be the thing we should expect from a leader. However, it is clear - or at least should be by now - that we are not dealing with a real leader, but rather a politician who knows how to work a campaign.

7/24/2009 10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I work part time at the U of C and the professors actually thank the police for comming, both black and white. This guy is just a fool trying to make a name for himself. Cop should sue for emotional distress againgt the nutty professor. By the way, he looked intoxicated or insane in his picture when he was taken away.

7/24/2009 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous A SKEPTICAL OBSERVER said...

I don't believe that this situation was TOTALLY conceived and set up to entrap the police (wink, wink!), but there are certainly a lot of curious parts to this story. Like maybe once the thing was on a roll, maybe Gates manipulated it to the conclusion that he wanted, in an attempt to PROVE HIS THEORY about racial profiling.

Call me crazy, but:
* how curious is it that Gates is now a household name when he has just finished a documentary on racial profiling AND that his newly found prominence is due to his interaction with the Police in what he accuses the Police of an incident of racial profiling?

* how curious is it that his admittedly biased friend, The President of The United States just happens to be asked about this case at the end of a NATIONALLY TELEVISED press conference?

* how curious is it that the Gates question could even be asked, when it is basically common knowledge that the "reporters" and their scripted questions are picked ahead of time?

* how curious is it that Gates' home had been broken into while he was away and that he couldn't locate his keys?

* how curious is it that one of his neighbors did not recognize him, in broad daylight, as he tried to enter his home by force, and she called the Police on him?

* how curious is it that Obama would bad mouth the Cambridge, MA Police on national tv saying they ACTED STUPIDLY when he has a 17 year history of disdain for that Department? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17516764/

The only thing that seems to be keeping Gates and Obama from scoring a complete slam dunk on the Cambridge PD is the fact that Sgt Crowley was hand-picked by a black Department administrator to teach a class about racial profiling at the Lowell Police Academy. OOPS ! That doesn't fit the profile !

7/24/2009 10:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama eating his words: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090724/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama_harvard_scholar

7/24/2009 10:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gates was the one who was racial profiling

7/24/2009 10:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any cop in America, or any member of a cop's family that votes for Obama in the next election should be ashamed of themselves. It is finally now more than apparent that Obama is indeed a racist himself and a police hater. Obama seems to be folding under pressure on a daily basis and I wish him godspeed in his efforts to self destruct. This man got elected by being a classy windbag and the sheeple of America bit on this clowns B.S. God help us and the U.S.

7/24/2009 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear that in the 1990's the Sgt. performed mouth to mouth in an attempt to save the life of Reggie Lewis, a Celtics basketball player, who suffered a heart attack.

Guess what? The basketball player was black.

The million dollar question:

How many black people stood around and did nothing until the white Sgt. showed up on-scene?

7/24/2009 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm outraged that Obama also stated that if it had been him, in Chicago, the police would have shot him!

So that's what the POTUS thinks of Chicago Police, that we shoot at people only because of the color of their skin! Makes me feel real proud.

I can't believe this asshead is our President.

7/24/2009 11:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Sgt was absolutely right in this situation he acted appropriately, and never even raised his voice. For the president to even comment when he knows that he does not have all the facts makes him look as bad as Gates. Gates could have absolutely ended the situation by providing his identification but of course the easiest and most controversial thing to do was claim that the officer was racist. How about being happy that your neighbor was looking out for you by calling the police because they thought someone was breaking into your home AGAIN!!!! As far as the media asking the officer if he was going to apologize. FOR WHAT! Doing your job. Pretty soon we going have to apologize to everyone. I'm sorry sir, you just murdered someone but I have to take you into custody now and you have to cancel any and all plans you may have for sometime. Now if your not to offended by my presence let me put these cuffs on you. And everyone wonders why officers have an apathetic view of 95% of the people they are policing, because the minute you interact with people regardless of their race o socio-economic status they all revert to ghetto-fabulousness or use the almighty race card!

7/24/2009 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the Sgt.s a racist, he puts up a good front. He performed CPR on a dying M/1 athlete a few years back. Better man than I!

7/24/2009 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

obama should keep his nose out of police business. he is clueless and the language he uses "stupidly" while referring to cambridge P.D. proves he is just another unedumacated mope

7/24/2009 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a well written report. It appears that the Sergeant knew how to cover his ass on this mess.

7/24/2009 11:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ahem...the problem now is, everyone is taught that it is okay to disrespect the police. They have to always tuck their tails or turn the other cheek. If there is no fear of your actions nor repurcussions, the police become merely dogs with no teeth. That is exactly why there are shootings everyday, shots fired at police on a regular basis and a lottery game called "Bait the Police". Get the police to hit or arrest you, then file a lawsuit. The city will surely settle and you just won the lottery. This city will soon be run by the thugs and the sheep will be slaughtered. Nuff said.

7/24/2009 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OLD WAGONMAN SAYS MAYOR HAROLD WASHINGTON WAS A CLASS ACT.NOT GATES THE PROFEESOR. HAROLD WAS TAUGHT BY THE BEST. GOD BLESS HIM HE WAS FAIR.

7/24/2009 11:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How did the cop profile if he was sent there by dispatch on an assignment?

7/24/2009 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask Obama about his traffic study he put together. He got the outcome he didn't want and made us do it again.

7/24/2009 12:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this civil lawsuit ever goes to a jury, which I doubt, how can a jury be impartial when the president made a "stupid" comment like that? Oh, I forgot, Obama is a lawyer.

7/24/2009 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Harvard isn't "all that" after all - Obama critiques without knowing the facts and Gates can't find his house keys !

7/24/2009 12:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama is now just the same as the Rev Jesse jackson and Al sharpton. AN ACTIVIST! He showed his lack of intellegence by making that terrible uneducated racial comment and should have made no comment at all. Obama is not even close to being "presidential!" What a sad leader.

7/24/2009 12:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we wrote narratives like that our bosses would complain because reading is not part of the criteria for promotion.

7/24/2009 01:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were both wrong. Gates was acting like a complete asshole and it's not against the law to act like one. The poor Sgt. took the bait.

7/24/2009 05:28:00 AM

Um in different states there are different laws! Even in il causing a scene that causes alarm to the general public is (dc) read the report read the mcc and ilcs. The sgt was 100% on the money. Some states it is actually illegal to curse at a sworn officer.

7/24/2009 01:04:00 PM  
Blogger Chuckles said...

When you're a hammer every problem resembles a nail.

When you're job description is "Chairman of African and African American Studies" at Harvard every incident resembles racism.

7/24/2009 01:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again, the sergeant was wrong. Why would you direct a yelling man, even if his reasoning is wrong,outside to disturb the public? if you have other officers outside, why didnt they come in to assist their supervisor if he is with an uncooperative subject?. He steps outside at your request, then you lock him up for disorderly. In my 20 years, I would have done just the opposite. I would have sent a yelling subject back into his place of residence before I locked his ass up for disorderly!
The arrest report is cya.
All in all, this was just a power struggle.

7/24/2009 01:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is awesome. http://tiny.cc/jRRG0

7/24/2009 01:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go to it and vote high number for apology
http://www.newsvine.com/_question/2009/07/24/3062250-should-president-obama-apologize-for-saying-cambridge-police-officers-acted-stupidly-when-they-arrested-harvard-scholar-henry-louis-gates-jr

7/24/2009 01:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cop in the Hood blog has an interesting take on this.

Also an old academic paper on "asshole control". Dated, but funny.

Turning this "case" into some kind of major national issue is silly.

Both men could have used better judgment.

Silly, silly, silly.

7/24/2009 01:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you all still talking about this three days later? Move on to more important stuff sheeple. Don't be so easily distracted by something that by all accounts will not affect your lives even one little bit. Maybe dumb is a better choice of words, not for the Sgt but for the ones with the same stale arguments.

7/24/2009 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have nothing else to go on but the "race" card.

Obama should man up and apologize and keep his personal comments to himself.

I see he is trying to back-pedal now.

7/24/2009 01:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OBAMA EATS CROW !!!!


A LITTLE TOO LATE....

NEXT TIME .........M.Y.O.B.

STICK TO GIVING SHIT AWAY.....

WE WILL DO THE POLICE WORK.....

7/24/2009 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the President owes these officers an apology!


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HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA



never gonna happen

7/24/2009 02:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama spoke today about this today.

http://www.gotchamediablog.com/2009/07/obama-regrets-saying-cambridge-police.html

It has a link to a video.

He apparently spoke to Sergeant Crowley.

Take it as you will.

I personally like a President who can admit wrong. I seem to remember guys named Clinton and Bush who couldn't admit anything.

7/24/2009 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gates got it all wrong, this is what happens to A-Holes in America.

7/24/2009 02:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

in response to:
adaptune said...
It is unfortunate that so many cops act as bullies, predators, and parasites. Mr. Gates may have been verbally abusive (entirely appropriate when one's home has been invaded), but he in no way threatened Sgt. Crowley. WHY did Crowley refuse to identify himself as Mr. Gates requested? WHY did Crowley arrest Mr. Gates when no genuine threat was present? I'm no fan of Obama, but his comments in this instance are entirely appropriate. I hope that Sgt. Crowley is fired for this abusive over-reaction.
Just remember one thing you liberal piece of shit, when you hear that noise late at night and you’re hiding under your bed dialing 9-1-1, that it is the police that’s coming to save you!

7/24/2009 02:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I voted for Obama, and still think he can make a positive contribution. I was deeply offended at his comment about the police Tuesday night, and sent him a letter saying so. Let's make sure he gets more letters from right thinking people than from idiots like Gates.

7/24/2009 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a fuckin arrogant, racist, double standard, piece of shit this guy is, un -FUCKIN believable, just makes me sick! And Obama? amazing, just amazing! We cant even do our jobs anymore!

7/24/2009 03:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sent Sgt. Crowley a letter of support. I'm also sending a letter to Gates and to the President.

How shameless he is. Now he is inviting Crowley and Gates to the White House to 'talk it out.'

If I were Crowley I'd tell our 'PREZ' to go jump in a lake. I really hope he does not go. The 'PREZ' is only making the offer as a form of damage control.

Pitiful. If I had to guard the 'PREZ' I would not even look at him--shame on him for what he said, in the same sentence along with 'I don't know all the facts of the case.'

7/24/2009 03:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guys...I heard this sergent on the radio yesterday, and he said "I'm a strong supporter of President Obama". Let him hang. I hope he gets ripped to shreds by the media. Most of the police, fire and other unions in this country are in bed with this POS. NOW he's a stand up guy after he helped put this POS in office?

NOW he wants our support, after taking part in the destruction of this country?
--------
I don't know, it seemed more to me that he was supporting the office of president, not Obama himself--or did he come out and say he voted for Obama? If so, I agree with you, let him twist.

7/24/2009 03:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stupidity is a man ,who if he doesn't have a teleprompter in front of him doesn't know what he is saying.

7/24/2009 04:13:00 PM  
Anonymous DAMAGE CONTROL said...

OBAMA REGRETS REMARKS IN RACIALLY CHARGED CASE
By Steve Holland, Reuters
43 minutes ago

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama backed down on Friday from a statement that police had "acted stupidly" in arresting a black scholar in a racially charged case that was rapidly becoming a distraction for Obama.

The president made a surprise appearance in the White House press briefing room shortly after he spoke by phone to Cambridge, Massachusetts, police Sgt. James Crowley, who had arrested Henry Louis Gates, a prominent scholar of African-American studies at Harvard, last week.

"Because this has been ratcheting up and I obviously helped to contribute ratcheting it up, I wanted to make clear in my choice of words I think I unfortunately gave an impression that I was maligning the Cambridge Police Department or Sgt. Crowley specifically," Obama said. "And I could have calibrated those words differently."

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-
general/20090723/NEWS-US-OBAMA-RACE/

7/24/2009 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The comment that everyone should be angry is how our president stated he would've been shot if it were him by his house.

7/24/2009 04:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

intelligent and respected college professor of one this nation`s top schools
****
Does one of the above actually exist in our world... I think not.
People think the "blue brotherhood" is strong, you should see the "brotherhood" of academics ... kept together to perpetuate the scam they are all playing against everyone else...

7/24/2009 04:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's good to see that Sgt. Crowley is getting a lot of support on this. Judging from his background and demeanor when interviewed, he doesn't seem like a guy with a short fuse. I wrote a post about this story here

7/24/2009 05:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They were both wrong. Gates was acting like a complete asshole and it's not against the law to act like one. The poor Sgt. took the bait.

7/24/2009 05:28:00 AM

F U!!

7/24/2009 05:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there any info on the background of Gates. I will love to see this. Connecting the dots will be interesting.

7/24/2009 05:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this incident happened in Shitcago, JPUD, Richie and BOOObama would throw us under the bus just like this poor sergeant in Boston. If he was under JPUD's command he would probably refer the sgt to the US Attorney's office.

Why anybody works for JPUD is a mystery to me, he will hang you out to dry faster than you can blink. The officers in MSF, TRU, GEU and any other unit or P.O. that is busting his ass to get arrests for this jerkoff please beware. JPUD has made it clear he will go after cops and not just fire them but try and put them in JAIL!!!

7/24/2009 05:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How 'bout a "rest of the story", a la Paul Harvey:


'Scofflaw' Obama Grudge Against Cambridge Police?
Thursday, July 23, 2009 8:34 PM



One reason Barack Obama may think the Cambridge Police Department is "stupid" is that he has a grudge against the law enforcement agency.


Obama, who attended Harvard Law School from 1988 to 1991, lived in Cambridge, and apparently didn't like the fact he was frequently hit with parking tickets.


In all Obama received 17 tickets for parking violations -- and never paid 15 of them until he was exposed by a local Massachusetts newspaper as a scofflaw.


According to a 2007 Associated Press story, Obama was a parking ticket deadbeat for more than a decade -- and only felt the need to pay the 15 outstanding parking tickets as his presidential campaign began in earnest in 2007.


Here is the Associated Press story detailing Obama's negligence:


Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama got more than an education when he attended Harvard Law School in the late 1980s. He also got a healthy stack of parking tickets, most of which he never paid.

The Illinois Senator shelled out $375 in January – two weeks before he officially launched his presidential campaign – to finally pay for 15 outstanding parking tickets and their associated late fees.

The story was first reported Wednesday by The Somerville News.

Obama received 17 parking tickets in Cambridge between 1988 and 1991, mostly for parking in a bus stop, parking without a resident permit and failing to pay the meter, records from the Cambridge Traffic, Parking and Transportation office show.

He incurred $140 in fines and $260 in late fees in Cambridge in all, but he paid $25 for two of the tickets in February 1990.

Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for the Obama campaign, dismissed the tickets as not relevant.

"He didn't owe that much and what he did owe, he paid," Psaki said on Wednesday. "Many people have parking tickets and late fees. All the parking tickets and late fees were paid in full."



© 2009 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

7/24/2009 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that Prezident Oblabla can apologize all over the world, Apology Tour 2009, for everyone else's, i.e. Bush, Cheney et al, so called mistakes but can see it fit to apologize for what HIS mistake?

Ohhh I forgot Messiahs don't make mistakes.

7/24/2009 06:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the worst thing about this is that the president is encouraging (knowingly or not) people to behave aggressively, verbally and perhaps physically, to law enforcement. this could lead to some most unfortunate consequences in which case the POS politicians will blame the fights/deaths on law enforcement instead of obama

7/24/2009 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sticking together got the Prez to back down. Wonder if that could be applied locally ???

7/24/2009 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I always loved when a black citizen accued me of being a racist and of profiling black in 011, where I was assigned,anyone have the stats on how many whites live in 011. On the contrary if I stopped a white, Now he got profiled, don't yall think?

7/24/2009 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE racial profile all the time in 022.we never go past vincennes. we get cr numbers all the freakin time

7/24/2009 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

whats so surprising? Its the same shit on every job we go to. Doesnt matter the level of education or money, the race card is their answer to everything. We have a black president and the race card still gets used? Incredible

7/24/2009 09:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is amazing the POTUS would be asked about this in a press conference and it is amazing the POTUS would comment on this event before having all the facts especially in lieu of the fact the POTUS is a lawyer.

This event shows again, as Rev. Wright did, that the POTUS is a racist.

If this racists regeim is not turned out in 2010, we are fucked.

Buck Naked
(not a cop)

7/24/2009 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The caller reported that there were two men trying to break in to the house. What happened to the second guy, did he sleep through the whole commotion?

7/24/2009 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the sergeant was just suprised to see a black man because if you watch the Brinks and ADT commercials only white guys break into houses.

7/25/2009 12:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now the whole country gets to see first hand their president, a chicago native, do what chicago residents do best--bash the police. We should all pack our shit and move to Canada because our whole country has just turned into Chicago. 4 years and done buddy, then it's back to Hyde Park with the rest of the police hating scumbags. Don't call the police anymore---call Obama he'll handle it since he is so brilliant. After all he is a student of the Professor at Harvard--which is a glorified Everest College.

7/25/2009 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Geez...first job out of school on a small downstate PD...found lights on and door open at a store on a Sunday morning...startled manager working in office momentarily facing blue steel...verify guy's legit and he (1) apologizes for leaving door open and (2) thanks me for being observant and doing my job.

Why no media frenzy...no Jesse, Al, Barack and Moperah? Could it be because both the manager and I are caucasian?

Reality check for the prez and the wacked out left: this is everyday police work. We check out suspicious stuff all the time and much of the time it turns out to be nothing in the end but until we've made sure, we have to assume the worst.

Stopped an old guy driving slow and stopping around a construction site at night...turns out it was a judge and his wife who made a wrong turn...no yelling, no "Do you know who I am?" crap and instead he calls me back and says, "I want to shake your hand. I wish we had policemen like you in my neighborhood."

The sgt. was just doing his job. Yeah, Gates didn't have to be thrilled about it but should have understood the circumstances. What if he'd said to Sgt. Crowley, "I'm glad we have policemen like you in my neighborhood."

I'm not willing to let this one go. I'm tired of the mopes who want to pull race card crapola and it's about time they get called out on it. This wasn't profiling, it was responding to a specific complaint. Maybe Gates would be shocked to know there are law abiding people in the hood who occasionally thank their cops or maybe he's stuck up so high in his ivory tower that he doesn't know what it's like in the real world.

7/25/2009 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that the White House acted stupidly...


Loved it when Obama threw Gates under a bus because all of the heat he is now getting.

Loyalty among left-wingers is like trust between prostitutes.

7/25/2009 02:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"....maybe he's stuck up so high in his ivory tower that he doesn't know what it's like in the real world.

7/25/2009 12:53:00 AM"


Uh, his tower is made of ebony.

7/25/2009 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's dump Daley and J-Fed...

we'll get Miriam Santos for Mayor and Crowley for Superintendent of Police!

7/25/2009 10:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YTU4MGE4MDkwYzhiYjY4OTk2OWRlZjcyMWY0MjFkNmE=&w=MA==

Heather MacDonald had a good take on this.

7/25/2009 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see it all the time, get in the po's face indoors then once the po's blood is up outside simply give up then take the adrenaline fused arrest for all its worth, knowing you already have your witnesses outside....been done for years

7/25/2009 12:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Maybe the sergeant was just suprised to see a black man because if you watch the Brinks and ADT commercials only white guys break into houses."

LOL.

Yep, it all goes back to so many commercials where the dummy is always a white male and the hero of the commercial is always either a female or some ethnic minority.

There have been a few studies where children have been found to be greatly influenced by these biased commercials to believe that their white male father is nothing more than a village idiot.

7/25/2009 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.suntimes.com/news/politics/1685029,mayor-daley-obama-gates-crowley-race-072509.article

Daley is not going to look into recording all incidents between the police & citizens.

7/25/2009 06:26:00 PM  
Blogger Catherina said...

This is just one of the many examples about the arrogance which this adminstration shows.

But there is a way to fight back and show your distain.

Get involved in the Chicago Tea Party.

On September 12th, we will be standing in unity, as a symbol of strength, against the ways that Barack Obama has led this country.

His divisive methods to create class and culture wars in just one of the many ways that he has used to keep us from asking the important questions about YOUR health care freedom, the freedom of the markets and our nation's security.

Remember the day after the Towers were attacked, September 12th?

Red states didn't matter, blue states didn't matter.

The protection and sovereignty of the greatest nation ever is what matter -- Americans from all walks of life -- democrats, repubicans and independents, city dwellers and country folks, the affluent and the poor, students and our seniors -- looked upon each other as fellow Americans.

Yet somehow with the rethoric that escalated in the House, culminating with the election of Barack Obama, we are at such odds with the exact fabric that this country was built upon -- integrity, hard work, honesty and an love for this country that is bigger than any mountain, wider than any river, deeper than any sea.

However, Barack Obama, with the help of Nancy Pelosi, are trying VERY hard to destroy this make-up.

They are rewarding failures, instead of successes.

They are taking away freedoms, instead of cherishing them dearly.

And they are disrespecting the very people -- soldiers and law enforcement officials -- who protect this great country.

Join me in raising our voices from Chicago's North Side to the South Side in saying, "We are the people, you work for us."

Chicago never seen a more patriotic and peaceful group of people gather as did the Chicago Tea Party on April 15th. While I stood there, with my flag, I noticed a Chicago police officer, standing at attention, while we sang our nation's anthem. After the song, I thanked him. He turned to me, and replied, "No, thank you. I was proud to have been here."

WOW.

Join us, again, in this great fight.

Thank you for listening.

Let the silent majority speak!

Catherina Wojtowicz,
Chicago Tea Party
(312) 662-8666
ChicagoTeaPatriots@Gmail.com

P.S. I assume there is no need to elaborate about how embarrassing this will be for Satan on Five? He, too, is responsilbe for such fiscal irresponsiblity, but why preach to the choir...?

7/25/2009 06:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whats the surprise? It happens all the time here-just ask the good ole boys in 009! I dare you to deny it.

7/25/2009 08:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Video Unearthed.

Henry Louis Gates Rant In 1996 Against "Racist White" institutions.



http://hotairpundit.blogspot.com/

7/26/2009 07:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Having dealt many times with with those in academia, I know first hand that they think they are better than anyone. Especially civil servants like us.

The outcome would have been the same if Gates was white, asian, hispanic or a two headed goblin from mars.

As for him throwing out that "mamma" comment, that was straight up ghetto. And he calls himself educated? Pleeze.

Normal people don't react this way. There's obviously something very wrong with this man to have behaved in this manner. Screw him. As for you Barack, you just lost any respect I had for you.

A F/1 sergeant who bleeds blue!

7/24/2009 01:44:00 AM

Well said, sister. I applaud you for standing up and saying what needs to be said....

7/26/2009 12:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, Gates acted a fool, but what was he arrested for? Yelling on his own front porch?

This just seems like boys on both sides getting their hackles up. Now here's a case where a wise Latina, or any woman for that matter, may have handled it differently.

7/26/2009 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

How 'bout a "rest of the story", a la Paul Harvey:

'Scofflaw' Obama Grudge Against Cambridge Police?

Thursday, July 23, 2009 8:34 PM

One reason Barack Obama may think the Cambridge Police Department is "stupid" is that he has a grudge against the law enforcement agency.

Obama, who attended Harvard Law School from 1988 to 1991, lived in Cambridge, and apparently didn't like the fact he was frequently hit with parking tickets.

7/24/2009 06:22:00 PM

That line of logic would leave you to conclude that just about every city car owner has a grudge against CPD. Sorry, doesn't work for me.

7/26/2009 01:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Um in different states there are different laws! Even in il causing a scene that causes alarm to the general public is (dc) read the report read the mcc and ilcs. The sgt was 100% on the money. Some states it is actually illegal to curse at a sworn officer.

7/24/2009 01:04:00 PM
Alarm or curiosity? Kind of like watching a train wreck; doesn't mean you think you're going to get hit by the train.

7/26/2009 01:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Kinda makes you wonder if Gates staged the entire thing.

7/24/2009 06:27:00 AM"
I have been wondering this all along. Earlier in the month, there was an article in the Sun Times, wondering if we still needed the NAACP as we now have a black president. And, just a few days later, Gates puts on this performance to make it appear that we still do. He totally acted out--not sure why--but, he did and now he looks like a fool.

7/24/2009 08:11:00 AM

Since we have elected a black man with a strange name and a muslim father to the highest office there has been alot of talk about moving the government cheese.(real change)
This smells like a staged event or a poorly attempted stunt.
The people who derive thier existense from the status quo are really against change. Who is this guy if people of color are no longer victims?

7/26/2009 02:36:00 PM  
Anonymous noone90210 said...

A few year agso, I attended a Gates' NEIU speech. Someone asked Gates about dealing with the police. Gates told us to co-operate with the police, state our name, show identification and if needed take our case to the courts. Why couldn't Gates heed his own advice? Whatever happened to calling a locksmith and staying with friends, family or neighbors until the locksmith unlocks the door(s)?
PS I attended the speech for the refreshments. :)

7/27/2009 02:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really, I am sick of people, especially ones like Obama, even lightly mentioned as "The Messiah".
Has everyone lost all sense?!!!
There is only one Messiah and even, in joking, it is blasphemous to Our Creator. Show Respect.
Obama is more in league with the demon, even if he is that ignorant to understand it and do anything about it.
Remember everybody, the multitudes chose Barrabas because he was so "popular", a convicted and known murderer, over Jesus, who committed Love. Here is the proof.
The ignorant are wired for mob action against the Truth because it scares them.
Wake up, everyone. If left to Obama, the foundation of our country crumbles and succumbs to what he is trying to create in his image-a ghetto nation that will bow to everything that oppresses.

7/27/2009 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is a question to have Obama address.... Just who is going to pay for the transpotation of the nutty professor and the Sergeant? If it's not a national related item, it is only to get Obma's Foot out of his mouth and have him try and say "he" got both sides to say they were sorry. Since this is nothing but political bullshit, Obama should be made to pay thye entire bill, including the beer out of his own pocket and not have us, the American Public foot the bill.

7/27/2009 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Professor Gates told NY Times that he will expect an apology from Sgt. Crowley when he meets with Obama Thursday.

Gates told the Boston Globe on Tuesday that he wants an apology from the officer who arrested him. “I was treated horrendously by Sgt Crowley. I was Crowleyed,” Gates told the Globe.

Also


Gov. Deval Patrick stands by his comments on controversy
By Hillary Chabot | Tuesday, July 28, 2009 | http://www.bostonherald.com | Local Politics

Photo by Angela Rowlings

Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday refused to apologize for calling the arrest of Harvard University scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. “every black man’s nightmare,” saying he didn’t step out of line.

“I’m not sure what I’m being asked to apologize for,” Patrick said.

Union officials from the Cambridge Police Department demanded an apology from the governor Friday after his publicized remarks regarding Sgt. James Crowley’s arrest of the Harvard professor.

“I’ve said from the beginning that I wasn’t there and I’ve acknowledged that from the beginning, and I’ve also acknowledged that as an individual and a friend of Professor Gates I’m upset by what I understood to be the case,” Patrick said.

7/28/2009 08:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some police officers do act STUPIDLY, I know, because I worked with a few, wanting to take their star off because some asshole said "take that star off and come say it in my face." We all worked with a dumb ass copper once or twice, if you can't recall, well maybe you are the dumbass.
Oh I never heard President Obama call the Chicago Police Dept stupid. But I do recall him saying that the CAMBRIDGE Police acted stupidly in the way they handle that incident. Now i at several job, where the police and citizens didn't back down. So YES I believe both side acted stupidly.

and to SRT.....when republican's were in charge....the country was still f..ked up. Its all a blame game. So let me blame your parents for rearing a dumbass, and it all make sense...

7/28/2009 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calling the President a "shithead" just makes me lose respect for police. You need all you can get, so you might want to start to preserve some of it.

In any case, yelling at the police should not be a crime, even if it makes other citizens take notice. Even if the perpetrator is acting like a bozo.

7/28/2009 04:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Yeah, police reports are always truthful. Prima Facie my ass.
Copper should have just walked away.

7/24/2009 08:28:00 AM


CLASS 94-5
Effective Writing Class
Instructor walks in and asks,"What is the most dangerous weapon at your disposal?"

Various recruits responded, "MY GUN!"

He pulled out his black ink ROLLERBALL PEN, and said, "No...THIS is your most dangerous weapon- because you are considered to be imapartial, what you write down is what happened..."

I ain't sayin' nothin'...
I'm just sayin'

7/30/2009 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Why is it that Prezident Oblabla can apologize all over the world, Apology Tour 2009, for everyone else's, i.e. Bush, Cheney et al, so called mistakes but can see it fit to apologize for what HIS mistake?

Ohhh I forgot Messiahs don't make mistakes.
+++++++++++++++++

You were saying, Professor?

7/30/2009 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

American Thinker
July 31, 2009
Gates proved how small a man he is
Bob Weir

"Perhaps I'm old fashioned, but I believe that the law should apply equally to everyone. Sergeant Crowley made a bona fide arrest of a man whose actions fit the offense of disorderly conduct. No, it's not a felony and it's not worthy of lengthy incarceration. However, it is worthy of an arraignment, a plea, a trial and a judgment by a court; not by the Cambridge Mayor or the Massachusetts Governor. I'd like to examine the arrest record for disorderly conduct charges in the state to determine if other defendants had their charges mysteriously dropped. Moreover, what happens if the next person arrested on similar charges demands the same privileges? Does he have to be a Harvard professor and buddy of the Chief Executive in order to be treated similarly? Obama said he wanted this to be a "teachable moment." I submit that it has been. It has taught us that you can get away with anything if you know the right people."

http://www.americanthinker.com/

7/31/2009 11:02:00 AM  

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