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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Police Report
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Posted on 07/23/2009 8:37:45 AM PDT by COUNTrecount

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Police Report

"I'll speak with your mama outside," Harvard prof told Cambridge cops

JULY 23--Here are the police reports detailing the confrontation last week between Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Cambridge cops, who were condemned last night by President Barack Obama for acting "stupidly" in arresting the African-American scholar. Cops responded to Gates's house after neighbor Lucia Whalen reported spotting "two black males with backpacks" trying to gain entry to the home (Gates, returning home from a trip overseas, and his driver were contending with a stuck front door). The Cambridge Police Department reports, authored by Sergeant James Crowley and Officer James Figueroa, quote an incensed Gates yelling, "This is what happens to black men in America!," and, when asked by Crowley to speak with him outside the residence, Gates replied, "ya, I'll speak with your mama outside." A disorderly conduct rap was filed against Gates, but quickly dropped by prosecutors. Gates is reportedly considering legal action against the Cambridge police. (3 pages)


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1 posted on 07/23/2009 8:37:45 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

And props to Drudge for linking it to the top of his site. He really gets about as much truth out as anyone on the planet.


2 posted on 07/23/2009 8:38:51 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: COUNTrecount

I think it’s obvious who the true racist is. Mister Gates.


3 posted on 07/23/2009 8:39:11 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Survival is a Mom's Job! Check out my blog: www.thesurvivalmom.com)
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To: COUNTrecount

I think describing him as a ‘gentleman’ was being far too generous.


4 posted on 07/23/2009 8:39:53 AM PDT by Niuhuru (The internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Well,in the NEW court, of Sotomayor, because the guy is black, he goes free, he can shout obsenities and refuse to show ID...because they, not like the rest of us are ABOVE the law..Obama was right..the officer was wrong.


5 posted on 07/23/2009 8:40:16 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: COUNTrecount

White and Hispanic word against black word. Guess we know who wins this one in Obamaworld.


6 posted on 07/23/2009 8:40:25 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: COUNTrecount
"ya, I'll speak with your mama outside."

Language one would expect from a professor of "Afro-American Studies."

7 posted on 07/23/2009 8:41:21 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: COUNTrecount
(Gates, returning home from a trip overseas, and his driver were contending with a stuck front door).

Well, I'd say a white guy in the same situation would still have to prostrate himself before the kevlar-adorned storm-troopers that are decked out to protect and to serve all of us.

8 posted on 07/23/2009 8:41:28 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (The revolution IS being televised.)
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To: 9YearLurker

I agree.


9 posted on 07/23/2009 8:42:00 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (http://obamaclock.org/)
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To: 9YearLurker

Gates is lucky this cop was so accomodating. I think more than a few cops would have buffaloed him when he reached for the “cordless” phone.


10 posted on 07/23/2009 8:44:40 AM PDT by atc23
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To: COUNTrecount
We are all missing the point here. Lucia Whalen, who made the initial 911 call and observed two black males with back packs at his front door is the real culprit. She just made this up of course because she is the racist and caused the entire incident. Wake up America!
11 posted on 07/23/2009 8:44:55 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: 9YearLurker

Apparently Sgt. Gates is in deep chocolate yogurt because he is a WHITE man in America.


12 posted on 07/23/2009 8:45:40 AM PDT by Natural Law
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To: COUNTrecount
"two black males with backpacks"

Where is the other black male in all of this?

13 posted on 07/23/2009 8:47:17 AM PDT by Conservative_Jedi (Give me Liberty or give me Death!!)
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To: COUNTrecount; All

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2299151/posts?page=28#28


14 posted on 07/23/2009 8:48:18 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Yep, we see this all the time in the tourist area we live. Just call the cops and let them sort it out. If you start a shouting match with the police they are going to cuff you, as I saw the other day. If you continue to be unruly, you get to go downtown and explain it.

What’s the point of yelling at the police?

The white guys at the drunk neighborhood party found that out.

Racism ... phhhttttt!


15 posted on 07/23/2009 8:48:31 AM PDT by Tarpon (You relinquish your responsibilities, you surrender your rights.)
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To: COUNTrecount

bump.


16 posted on 07/23/2009 8:49:38 AM PDT by ken21 (i am not voting for a rino-progressive.)
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To: COUNTrecount

One thing that positively identifies a racist is ATTITUDE; and that’s true for anyone involved in a racial matter.

Believe me, you’ll know it when you see it happening to you.


17 posted on 07/23/2009 8:49:46 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Conservative_Jedi
Where is the other black male in all of this?

The other black male was the taxi driver.

18 posted on 07/23/2009 8:51:36 AM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: COUNTrecount

You know, in one blow, Gates managed to make a fool of himself, expose himself as a racist, and do the same for Obama on national TV. Not a bad day at all.


19 posted on 07/23/2009 8:54:05 AM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Survival is a Mom's Job! Check out my blog: www.thesurvivalmom.com)
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To: COUNTrecount

Just imagine what Gates would say about a white man behaving like this towards a black police officer.

The reality here is that Gates was way, way out of line and most definitely should still be facing the disorderly conduct charge. This is not an example of racially-based discrimination against a black person, it’s an example of socio-economically based privileges being unfairly accorded to an educated professional affiliated with an Ivy League university. If he’d been a white construction worker and pulled the exact same crap, there’s no way the disorderly conduct charge would have been dropped.


20 posted on 07/23/2009 8:54:22 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker (Vote for a short Freepathon! Donate now if you possibly can!)
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To: COUNTrecount
The only stupid thing this cop did was give a darn about a possible robbery. I support the cop in this case, he was doing what they are supposed to do, trying to catch a bad guys in the act. He was not out playing revenue agent. I would like to see the charges reinstated.
21 posted on 07/23/2009 8:55:09 AM PDT by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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To: ChocChipCookie

You know, in one blow, Gates managed to make a fool of himself, expose himself as a racist, and do the same for Obama on national TV. Not a bad day at all.

not to mention their common friend the Governor of Massachusetts.
I’d like to see exactly what Gates disputes in this police report and point out where the racism lies.


22 posted on 07/23/2009 8:57:08 AM PDT by sox_the_cat
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To: ChocChipCookie

Gates is a bigot who abused cops. He needs to be in jail.

(And I generally dislike cops, and have had my own run-ins with Cambridge cops in my life.)


23 posted on 07/23/2009 8:58:39 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: rovenstinez

Here’s a link to the coverage in the online mag The Root. Oh, and by the way, the editor is Skippy Gates.
http://www.theroot.com/blogs/skips-gates-arrest/obama-says-officer-acted-stupidly-arrest-skip-gates


24 posted on 07/23/2009 8:58:43 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ChocChipCookie
It is now patently clear that 0bama at his very core is a racist.

Gates is the WEB DuBois Black studies scholar.

WEB DuBois was a committed Marxist racist.

WEB DuBois was a member of the Communist Party.

My take on Gates is that he is a Marxist racist agitator.

These seem to be the tactics of Chicago street thugs and Acorn.


25 posted on 07/23/2009 8:58:46 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: COUNTrecount

So glad you posted this. Everyone should read it before spouting off about this case (i.e. Obama).

What’s so ironic to me is at the end...where Gates says he can’t close the door properly because someone had recently tried to break in!

This police officer needs all the support he can get. It’s gonna get ugly for him, I’m afraid.


26 posted on 07/23/2009 8:59:24 AM PDT by AUJenn
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To: COUNTrecount

Maybe it’s just me - but his ‘neighbor’ didn’t know him on sight?

Strange - and a piece of the wnole puzzle. I may not be buddies with the all folks on the street, but I at least know them by sight. HOw about you?

If this were a big apt complext with a large turnover rate, this would be understandable.

But them again, since the neighbor was mentioned briefly so we don’t know how long they had been neighbors or oif either party was ‘new’ to the neighborhood. I guess we will never know.


27 posted on 07/23/2009 8:59:38 AM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: UriÂ’el-2012

When Gates said “You don’t know who you’re messing with” most of the officers I have known & worked with would have said: “Yes I do, you’re a self-important jackass with a big mouth”! And of course, they would be right!


28 posted on 07/23/2009 9:02:11 AM PDT by Batman11 (Chicago, Land of Lincoln who freed the slaves and Land of Obama who enslaved the free.)
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To: COUNTrecount

He’s a friend of the president and as such may do whatever he wants to whomever he chooses to do it to. AND we all know that white males, particularly any in positions of authority, are bad bad bad. /s


29 posted on 07/23/2009 9:02:36 AM PDT by Hi Heels (Now here at the Rock we have two rules. Rule #1 obey all rules. Rule #2 no writing on the walls...)
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To: 9YearLurker
This man is no scholar. He got his prof.credentials by intimidating and yelling racism and being soothed by the white guilt purveyors at Harvard.

I have seen some of Gates' pronouncements through the years, and he makes the white KKK look like Girl Scouts for racial hatred.

I totally disrespect Harvard for allowing this man to spew his hatred to PAYING students in the name of academia.

vaudine

30 posted on 07/23/2009 9:02:42 AM PDT by vaudine
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To: ASOC

I’m a white middle aged guy. From as early as I can remember I was taught always treat a policeman with respect and do what he says becuase you don’t want a confrontation.
If I was forcing my door and the PD showed up I would provide ID and thank them for being on top of things.


31 posted on 07/23/2009 9:05:18 AM PDT by ozdragon
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Obama's remarks had the authority of a lawyer who knew the specifics of the applicable law, and it gave him the chance to spotlight an initiative he worked on ardently while in the Illinois state senate, where he wrote a bill to deal with racial profiling by police officers. But his comments also carried special resonance because he is a black man in America.

Stop! You're killing me!

32 posted on 07/23/2009 9:05:49 AM PDT by Walmartian
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To: Conservative_Jedi

I believe it was Mr. Gates DRIVER!!


33 posted on 07/23/2009 9:06:08 AM PDT by Texas4ever (God is in control!)
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To: COUNTrecount

As with most of black America, Gates has a huge chip on their shoulder. His good friend B.Hussein Obama is no different.


34 posted on 07/23/2009 9:10:24 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: COUNTrecount

I think most of us would have been thankful for the police response to a possible break in at our home. Gladly we would have proved we were the homeowner breaking in for whatever reason. But from all appearances, and for whatever his excuse, Gates was obviously posed for a confrontation.

Now, imagine if Gate’s home had actually been broken into while he was abroad. His valuables stolen by thieves who just happened to be black. But a neighbor, who witnessed the break-in, didn’t call the police because the perps were black, and the neighbor knew Gates might perceive them as being racist if they called the police since it was black men breaking into his home.

Now that would be hilarious.


35 posted on 07/23/2009 9:10:51 AM PDT by takenoprisoner (Freedom Watch: fight for freedom with everything you have.)
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To: ASOC
Maybe it’s just me - but his ‘neighbor’ didn’t know him on sight?

According to what's been posted here, he had just moved in and that is why no one recognized him.

36 posted on 07/23/2009 9:11:33 AM PDT by freespirited (Honk if you miss Licorice.)
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To: AUJenn
Everyone should read it before spouting off about this case (i.e. Obama).

Well since you decided to "spout off" apparently solely on the basis of a police report by a government functionary (police never distort such reports do they?, let me ask if you read Gates' account?

37 posted on 07/23/2009 9:13:18 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: COUNTrecount

why oh WHY could COPS have not been shooting in Cambridge that day?


38 posted on 07/23/2009 9:14:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: OldNavyVet

bttt


39 posted on 07/23/2009 9:17:29 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Jewbacca

Gates is a bigot who abused cops. He needs to be in jail.

You don’t clearly understand the situation. Da won the lection and now it be “dare turin”.


40 posted on 07/23/2009 9:20:40 AM PDT by dusttoyou (Remember the Alamo Tea Party - PALIN 2012)
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To: dusttoyou

I used to not be bigoted.

Black bigots like Obama and Gates are making me bigoted; very apparent that they are at war with us, whether or not we are at war with them.


41 posted on 07/23/2009 9:23:49 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: freespirited

THank you - I missed that part.


42 posted on 07/23/2009 9:30:21 AM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: Jewbacca

It has been that way for years, my Friend.

Not all, but a lot.


43 posted on 07/23/2009 9:30:40 AM PDT by sport
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To: ozdragon
I am normally polite to cops because my daddy taught me to never get in an argument with a man carrying a loaded machine gun (his advice to me upon entering the service)
44 posted on 07/23/2009 9:31:41 AM PDT by ASOC (Who is that fat lady? And why is she singing???)
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To: COUNTrecount

This police report sounds entirely credible to me.

As I mentioned on an earlier thread, I have met Gates earlier in his career (when he was known by his friends as Skip Gates). His first book was actually pretty good, for black studies. And he was a friendly kind of guy.

Reading this, it becomes obvious that he is now so filled with “black pride” that he has lost any common sense and decency that he once had. He didn’t just lose it for a moment, he lost it completely, and he thoroughly deserved to be brought in for disorderly conduct.

No apology is needed from this police sergeant, he was just doing his job and doing it well. But Skip Gates and Barry Soetoro deserve to be condemned as effete snobs and reverse racists. Or—let’s just drop that “reverse” business. This is racism, pure and simple. Gates and Obama are effete establishment racists of the worst kind.


45 posted on 07/23/2009 9:44:14 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mosaicwolf
We are all missing the point here. Lucia Whalen, who made the initial 911 call and observed two black males with back packs at his front door is the real culprit. She just made this up of course because she is the racist and caused the entire incident. Wake up America!

Give the MSM a little time. I'm sure they are busy looking up any unpaid tax liens for Ms. Whalen.

46 posted on 07/23/2009 9:51:39 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd: ON)
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To: ozdragon

Exactly!

That’s what I have DONE before.


47 posted on 07/23/2009 9:52:20 AM PDT by Crazy Jim (There are known unknowns and then there are unknown unknowns. - Donald Rumsfeld)
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To: Captain Kirk

Considering that there were about a dozen witnesses (private citizens minding their own business and other police officers), yes I fully believe the report. There are photos from the scene along with numerous eyewitnesses (neighbors, passers-by, Harvard police, Cambridge police, a Harvard maintenance worker, etc).

If this was a blatantly false report, I’m sure many of these witnesses would have stepped forward by now.


48 posted on 07/23/2009 9:52:59 AM PDT by AUJenn
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To: COUNTrecount

I am struck by one fact. It appears that Mr. Gates is so unfriendly and standoffish ( after all he IS a Harvard person) that his next door neighbor did NOT recognize him.
That may be normal for co-tenants in a 15 story apartment complex, but a little strange for a neighborhood of individual homes.
Not necessarily friendly, or chatting over the fence, of taking walks together, or playing bridge, but NOT EVEN KNOWING BY SIGHT???


49 posted on 07/23/2009 9:56:11 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views)
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To: ASOC

It is easy to explain why she did not recognize Gates, he had his back to her. What’s her eyesight?

There had been an earlier break-in attempt. Probably more in the neighborhood.

She’s being a GOOD neighbor!


50 posted on 07/23/2009 9:57:14 AM PDT by Crazy Jim (There are known unknowns and then there are unknown unknowns. - Donald Rumsfeld)
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