>The following article comes from the Confederate Yankee blog. I read what it had to say and said “Amen,” leaving my content below the article.
A woman sees a man she thinks is attempting to break into a neighbor’s home, and calls the police.
An officer arrives, and finds a man in the foyer of the home, and begins to question him. The man acts belligerently, and initially refuses to provide identification, while screaming the cop was prejudiced. The man inside the home was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct, even though he later provided identification showing he he was and proving that it was his home.
People get arrested all the time for acting like an ass and refusing to work with police responding to a call, and the officer could have just as easily charged the suspect with obstruction of justice and he would have been well justified.
But because the man who was arrested is a prominent African-American professor crying racism, and the officer is white, the cries immediately began that the arrest was racist, when it very plainly was not.
Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr was non-compliant with a police officer merely doing his job of trying to protect Gates’ home. In fact, he was abusive towards the officer. And the officer’s the bad guy?
Give me an effin’ break.
Gates could have easily diffused this situation at the very beginning by showing Sgt. James Crowley his identification as requested. Crowley would have seen that the home was indeed Gates’, would have wished him a good day, and been on his way. A normal person may have even thanked the officer for responding to the call (which was, after all, to protect his property), and the neighbor who was trying to looking out for him.
But Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr is more than a scholar. He’s also an asshole… and more than likely a racist himself.
By his own admission he immediately escalated a simple matter of identification into a confrontation, and then had the temerity to play the victim.
Further—and amazingly—a hopelessly lockstep and well-conditioned liberal media immediately joined in echoing the hue and cry, though all the evidence points towards a good cop simply attempting to do his job and a self-important jerk acting belligerently, thinking that he is above the law.
Sgt. Crowley is no racist. He’s done his best to serve his community, and did everything in his power to attempt to save the life of another famous African-American.
But Gates and his supporters can’t see that, blinded by knee-jerk rage and hobbled by minds firmly rooted in the past.
Likewise, our President, Barack Obama, showed his character and intellect to be paper thin, accusing Sgt. Crowley of acting “stupidly,” even as he admitted that he didn’t know the facts of the case.
Here are the facts, provided by another officer in the arrest report:
Henry Louis Gates Jr, of his own accord, needlessly escalated what should have been a very simple and cordial interaction with a law enforcement officer into a situation that the officer felt necessitated his arrest.
Upon his release from jail, Gates needlessly escalated the situation further, making public and repeated unsupported charges of racism against an officer who seems to have an exemplary record in an attempt to justify his own shameful behavior.
And now, as if if Gates foolish behavior wasn’t bad enough, we have our neophyte President ignorantly weighing in, giving this incident more credence than it deserves, and assigning blame without knowing any of the facts, automatically assuming the white officer was wrong.
So much for a post-racial America.
All hail the Racist-in-Chief.
Don White’s Comments:
Professor Henry Louis Gates assumes that because 1) he is a black man, and 2) because he’s a Harvard professor that he is above the law. The officers did nothing wrong. If any white man did what he did, they would be arrested for disorderly conduct or even obstruction of justice which carriers a weightier burden of proof and a bigger fine or even a jail sentence. Almost fifty years ago the NACP came to the zenith of its power when Congress passed Affirmative Action, making it possible for black men and women to believe that they are now equal in rights with whites. The truth is that many activate blacks know they are above the law in many respects and an inconsiderate president doesn’t make life as a police officer easier when he, without knowing the facts, sides with his black brother. In reality, he is more white than black by far and even more Arab than black. But that’s beside the point. He chose to be a “Black man” to help him get elected. Now in everything he is proving to be champion of minorities, even when they’re in the wrong. It doesn’t make him a bigger man to come out like he did in a Health Care Press Conference and make this point. It was a setup. Reporter Lynn (something) from the Chicago Sun Tribune is a friend of Obama’s. He wanted to weigh in so he specifically asked her to ask this question near the end of the conference. What some “black men” won’t do for press attention. I don’t blame the other black men, just one black man, Barak Obama, who is so far the worst president this country has ever seen. Yes, he is a racist president.
Posted by: Don White at July 23, 2009 12:00 PM