.Gates pulls ‘A Sharpton’
WATCH AND LISTEN TO OFFICER CROWLEY ON VIDEO BELOW*
Thorough investigation exonerates officer**
7.24.09 update: Cambridge Police Demand Obama Apology
Last night Obama said Cambridge police acted “stupidly” in arresting a Harvard professor last week, a personal friend of Obama’s, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Today, the media feeding frenzy started, condeming the arresting officer, decrying racial profiling, racism, police brutality, discrimination and so on.
Hey. What if it turns out Gates was the perpetrator, the one who provoked all the trouble, and the police officer is completely innocent?
I believe the police officer after reading the full POLICE REPORT , and reading various news reports, and watching several TV reports and analyses, and hearing what the officer has to say.
Here he was responding to a call to protect Gates’ residence, and he is immediately set upon, insulted, slandered and verbally assaulted. I think Gates and his attorney are liars saying this officer acted inappropriately, accusing him of racism. Of course, that automatically makes me a racist.
Picking up the story today, the media—most especially the thug morons at MSNBC, most especially the moron-in-chief Ed Schultz—without full knowledge or understanding of the situation, condemn the officer, exhalt the president, sympathize with Gates, and stir up racial tension, all for nothing, other than engaging shameful grandstanding in a disgusting display of self-promotion.
(Nice job Ed. You are a force for destruction. The sooner you are off the air, the better. Do what you do best: go back to North Dakota, pick your nose, and start bar fights. What you need is a damn good thrashing. )
Makes you wonder how many times police officers have been falsely accused of racial discrimination, nationwide, for years.
My son, an officer with a police department in a major city, patroling gang areas, reports officers are falsely accused of excessive force, racism and even criminal behavior, routinely. Thugs are presumed innocent. Police are presumed guilty.
Taxpayers would be appalled to learn the costs associated with investigations of these frivilous accusations, but thanks to the likes of Gates and Sharpton and the ACLU and ACORN and Obama, our police have to enforce the laws with one arm tied behind their backs, all the while assaulted by thugs on the streets, thugs in media, thugs in government, and thugs in the White House.
It makes me sick to think about how police officers risk their lives to protect us while they are treated this way by the likes of Ed Schultz, Gates and Obama, people who’ve made careers of finding fault and leveling false accusations to glorify themselves. Scoundrels.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Barack Obama and Ed Schultz owe Officer Crowley and the entire law enforcement community an HUGE APOLOGY, on national television.
Are you sick of people always playing the race card, constantly trying to pit one group against another, simply to gain political or personal or professional advantage?
I am. I am furious about it. People are getting very fed up Mr. Obama, and deeply resentful.
* Officer Crowley’s remarks today (7.23.09)
NOTE IN THE VIDEO THE REFERENCE TO THE REGGIE LEWIS INCIDENT
**Keep in mind that the actions of the sergeant were thoroughly investigated by the Professional Standards Unit of the Cambridge PD and found to be in accordance with proper police protocol. If that cop had not followed procedure, and it turned out later that the house had in fact been burglarized, he could have been fired.
by Bob Weir, former detective sergeant, New York City Police Department.
Patrolman Carlos Figueroa said in a police report that he heard Sgt. James Crowley, the arresting officer, ask for Gates’ identification and heard Gates say, “No, I will not! ” He also said Gates was shouting at Crowley, calling him a racist and saying, “This is what happens to black men in America!”