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Obama ‘stupidly’ comment disappoints Mass. cop

July 23rd, 2009 . by TexasFred

Obama ‘stupidly’ comment disappoints Mass. cop

NATICK, Mass. (AP) - A white police sergeant who arrested renowned black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. said Thursday he’s disappointed President Barack Obama said officers acted “stupidly,” despite acknowledging he didn’t know all the facts.

Sgt. James Crowley responded to Gates’ home near Harvard University last week to investigate a report of a burglary and demanded Gates show him identification. Police say Gates at first refused and accused the officer of racism.

Gates was charged with disorderly conduct. The charge was dropped Tuesday, and Gates has since demanded an apology from Crowley.

Obama was asked about the arrest of Gates, who is his friend, at the end of a nationally televised news conference on health care Wednesday night.

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Obama ‘stupidly’ comment disappoints Mass. cop

If my understanding of this is correct, the professor was seen trying to enter a home, HIS home, and doing so by breaking in because he had lost, forgot or misplaced his house keys. I can’t fault the good doctor for that, been there myself on one occasion.

Gates later went on to say that the door was jammed. Maybe so, I can’t argue that fact one way or another, but in ANY case, he was making a forced entry into a residence, be it his or that of someone else. A forced entry was made.

A neighbor apparently saw an *unknown* individual committing what appeared to be a break-in, into a residence that is, as I understand it, in a high crime area, and said neighbor did the right thing and called the police.

And again, IF my understanding is correct, officers responded and caught Dr. Gates in the process of breaking into what turned out to be HIS home. The officers detained him, Dr. Gates told the officers that it was HIS home, the officers demanded PROOF of such and at this point Dr. Gates went off on a hate and invective filled racist tirade and was arrested for disorderly conduct. If I have ALL of MY information correct that is.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. may well be a renowned black scholar, but apparently the responding officers didn’t know him. Those officers were well within their line of duty by demanding identification from Gates. Suppose there really had been a break-in and suppose the perpetrators had told the responding officers a tall tale of being the owner of the home? And suppose the officers acquiesced to those tall tales and left the home to be burglarized unabated?

What would Dr. Gates have said then?

Gates has said he was “outraged” by the arrest. He said the white officer walked into his home without his permission and only arrested him as the professor followed him to the porch, repeatedly demanding the sergeant’s name and badge number because he was unhappy over his treatment.

“This isn’t about me; this is about the vulnerability of black men in America,” Gates 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.”

Of course Gates was outraged, real life jumped up and slapped him in the face. He wasn’t fawned over by those that knew and respected him. He was subjected to every day, run of the mill, good law enforcement by officers that were doing the job they were hired to do, that job being to SERVE and PROTECT the citizens and property. So, yes, Dr. Gates, it IS about you, whether you like it or not. All you had to do was produce some identification and the cops would have bid you good day and left you in your academic world of respect and privilege.

But no, that wasn’t good enough for this intellectual professor, he had to immediately throw the race card, and hurl insults. Are you starting to see some resemblance here? Between this black professor and another black professor my long time readers and I have all had issues with?

On Thursday, he told WBZ that Gates verbally assailed him. The police report says Crowley asked Gates to talk outside, to which he responded “Yeah, I’ll speak with your mama outside.”

“There was a lot of yelling, there was references to my mother, something you woulnd’t expect from anybody that should be grateful that you’re there investigating a report of a crime in progress let alone a Harvard University professor,” Crowley said Thursday.

It appears that some professors are very capable of being fools and making fools of themselves. Some professors easily fall into a street persona and the ‘Yo mama’ thing comes naturally from some supposedly well educated mouths. A PhD doesn’t necessarily equate to intelligence OR class. A PhD means you’re an academic, it doesn’t mean you’re not a fool and it doesn’t guarantee you will be an intellectual either. It simply means you went to school and wrote some good papers. Common sense be damned.

Now, Barack Obama has thrown his .02 in the mix. The black community of Cambridge is rallying around Gates and his charges of racism, instead of congratulating the officers for a job well done.

Dr. Gates had best be glad he’s in Cambridge, if this had happened in Pasadena, Texas, someone like Joe Horn may have brought out the shotgun.

Good work Cambridge Police, good work Sgt. James Crowley, don’t back down and don’t apologize to this faux intellectual because YOU did your job correctly! The Thin Blue Line is far too thin already! And don’t pay ANY attention to Obamanure and his *stupidly* remark or the selective outrage being exhibited by the black community where you work. They, Obama and those hurling there accusations are the ones that are truly stupid!

An addendum:

Cop in Gates case teaches about profiling

NATICK, Mass. - The white police sergeant criticized by President Barack Obama for arresting black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his Massachusetts home is a police academy expert on understanding racial profiling.

Cambridge Sgt. James Crowley has taught a class about 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.

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Cop in Gates case teaches about profiling

Unless Sgt. James Crowley is a total LIAR and HYPOCRITE, I ask you, just WHO is the racist here?? I believe the good doctor may have been outed for the racist POS, faux intellectual, race baiting SOB he REALLY is!


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25 Responses to “Obama ‘stupidly’ comment disappoints Mass. cop”

  1. comment number 1 by: Vigilante

    To bad he didn’t taser the black racist bastard, or at least club him in his racist mouth. I’m am sick to death of these black people pulling that race card shit everytime they are confronted by “whitey”. Then that shit for brains fraud we got in the whitehouse, standing behind his black buddy is something else. I’ll wager a bet, that if that guy had been WHITE, there would have been NO mention of it during the annointed ones fast sell of a POS insurance plan. He’s a fuckin racist also and I can’t wait for him to pull that shit especially when something just don’t go his way.

  2. comment number 2 by: Kate

    I wonder how the esteemed professor would feel if it had been someone else breaking into his house, who then told the cops it was THEIR house, and they not demand to see proof. They were doing their job!

  3. comment number 3 by: mrchuck

    You know,,,I’ve just about had it with the negriod population and their racist outbursts.
    I won’t say black Americans, as ALL are Americans if they hold citizenship. And I don’t care if you’re farking green.

    Coming up next will be an “all-out” push for reparations to be paid for their past slave descendants, or something like that.

    The Al Sharpton’s and the Jesse Jackson’s will make a lot of money off this if they can figure out how.

    Just tired of it, that’s all.

  4. comment number 4 by: minuteman26

    Obama is a product of Rev Wright’s church which preaches black liberation theology. What you get is a black Marxist who is also a racist. Sounds like ole Prof. Gates is cut from the same cloth or did his mama bring him up like that.

  5. comment number 5 by: Basti

    It’s my understanding that this ‘prof’ is now going to do a ‘doc’ on the they way blacks, browns, etc are treated by racist cops. I’m not sure if this was in the works before this incident or this incident was a ‘set-up’ for the ‘doc’. Anyway that’s what I’ve heard through the grapevine.

  6. comment number 6 by: cary - Botan Ichihara

    Seems to me the one acting “stupidly” is the one making a proclamation about an event after he has admitted he doesn’t have all the facts.

    Just sayin’…

  7. comment number 7 by: Vigilante

    Botan, you are so right!!! His Racist proclamation was exactly that. Racist first, because he was black, get the facts later, then nothing is ever said again. Does Al Sharpone and the Duke rape case ring a bell?? If this LEO apologizes to this trash,
    it will lower my opinion of them considerably. Gates should be thanking him for protecting his worthless black ass and all his belongings. Maybe in the future officer Crowley might have the opportunity to respond on a REAL burglary at that residence and just might not be available. (I hope)

  8. comment number 8 by: Katie

    Gates was wrong, the cops were right.

    When a cop asks (not axes) you for your ID, give it to him. Don’t act like a 5 year old and have a temper tantrum.

  9. comment number 9 by: extex_cop

    It appears Mr Gates has a big chip on his shoulder. It was obvious Gates was out of control…after all…the jerk locked himself out of the house ( first reason to be upset )…next he had to break in…damaging his house ( second reason to be upset ). Had he not been in a bad mood he could have handled everything within seconds. He could have said…Thanks Officers for checking on my house. Here is my ID and you can see this is my home and I am Henry Gates. The officers would have said thanks and left the area within minutes….but Noooo. Gates has to throw in the race card and start screaming at everyone. I’m an Ex-cop and we use to use what we called ‘attitude test’. You fail the test - you take the ride….which leads to another saying ” You can beat the rap, but you can’t beat the ride.”…so if you messed with me your a** is going to jail.
    Now…if I were a burglar ( black burglar to be exact ) in that area. I would break into his house within the week and dare one of the officers to ask me who I am. Also…I would think the responce time is going to be a little slower for that address…and questions will be limited.

  10. comment number 10 by: BobF

    You would think a highly educated man and scholar like Gates would have handled the situation by explaining to the officer what happened and produce ID to prove who you are and that it was your house. Sixty seconds of polite respectful speaking to the police would have cleared up everything.

    I personally think Gates was so outraged that some uneducated white cop would dare question him and ask him for identification. After all he’s the foremost scholar on African-American studies and this man was nothing but a public servant, a cop.

    Look at this picture of Gates handcuffed. You can only imagine what he was screaming as he was led out of the house.

  11. comment number 11 by: hardheadedtexan

    See what happens when the Kenyan Usurper doesn’t have his Teleprompter?
    This really ticks me off. This Police Officer was doing his damned job. That’s it. I can imagine how Gates was chimping out on the Police Officer. I bet $10. the Police Officer couldn’t understand a damned word he was saying.
    Hmmm, is there any Agency that this HNIC hasn’t pissed off? I realize that there are bad cops out there, but there are More Good than bad. Why is the Usurper not staying in his Pay grade. Isn’t there a certain Protocol? Where’s his “How to be a President of the USA 101″?
    I will not apologize for being white, and that’s what they want.
    Sorry Venting Again.

  12. comment number 12 by: hardheadedtexan

    And why do they have to put their Race in front of their Profession? They are just picking a fight.

  13. comment number 13 by: Patrick Sperry

    This whole thing is right out of the stupid is as stupid does book. Not to mention that he’s pretty lucky he didn’t take some lead between the eyes.

    I was taught to approach possible felons with my weapon drawn, and the sights on center mass…

  14. comment number 14 by: TexasFred

    @hardheadedtexan: HNIC??

    Head Nigerian In Charge maybe?? :?

  15. comment number 15 by: TexasFred

    @Patrick: Well, the Professor didn’t need to be shot as it turns out, but the arrogant SOB seriously needs an attitude adjustment!! :P

  16. comment number 16 by: hardheadedtexan

    Or maybe Head Kenyan in Charge? HKIC?

  17. comment number 17 by: BobF

    “There was a lot of yelling. There was references to my mother,�? Crowley said. “Something you wouldn’t expect from anybody who should be grateful you’re there investigating the report of a crime in progress, let alone a Harvard University professor.�?

    Cop Tells Obama: I Didn’t Vote for You and Won’t Apologize

  18. comment number 18 by: hardheadedtexan

    I am proud of the Police Man for standing up for himself. God knows no one else wants to stick their neck out for him.
    Up the Chain of Command, down the Chain of Command. I was in the military, but I’m sure that’s how it is in the Police Force. Obongo is so far outta line. I don’t know how the Police Force works, but hopefully someone can take up for Mr. Crowley. Just when I thought I couldn’t Loathe Obongo anymore….. he has to open his mouth. Off topic: I have been reading that Obongo also just fired his Top Secret Service guy. Wonder what color he was? Me thinks Obongo is Rayyyycist.

  19. comment number 19 by: hardheadedtexan

    Never mind. Just went to and evidently the Police Union is taking up for Mr. Crowley. I feel better! I was trying to figure out who to write…….

  20. comment number 20 by: BobF

    Now the Congressional Black Caucus came out in support of Obama and said the cop was racial profiling.

    Obama’s statement only shows he has no respect for law enforcement.

  21. comment number 21 by: hardheadedtexan

    Honestly, I was starting to worry about myself last night.ha. This really struck a nerve with me. When I was watching the news this morning I was a relieved to see how much attention this is getting. Evidently there’s a video of this. And they make fun of the stupid stuff VP Biden makes? Obongo tops him.

  22. comment number 22 by: BobF


    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.

    ‘Scofflaw’ Obama Grudge Against Cambridge Police?

  23. comment number 23 by: TexasFred

    Well Bob, maybe that explains WHY Obamanure had no problem with appointing all the TAX CHEATS he did to his cabinet, the LAW means nothing to this RACIST POS we have in the Oval Office…

  24. comment number 24 by: Patrick Sperry

    Well shucks…

    I still think the good professor rated a weight gain, 180 grains at a time. But? That’s just me…

  25. comment number 25 by: mrchuck

    QUOTE: “still think the good professor rated a weight gain, 180 grains at a time.”
    Couldn’t of said it better than Patrick Sperry.

    180 grain is the standard load of a .40 caliber Smith&Wesson cartridge,, which is the current most popular for on-duty law enforcement officers.

    Knock-down, penetration, control of recoil for 2nd, 3rd shot, etc.

    Double tap is always mandatory, depending on the hardness of skull.