NATICK, Mass. Ã¢â‚¬" A suburban Boston police sergeant accused of racism after he arrested renowned black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home insists he won't apologize over his treatment of the Harvard professor.
Gates has demanded an apology from Sgt. James Crowley, who had responded to the home near Harvard University to investigate a report of a burglary and demanded the scholar show him identification.
Police say the 58-year-old Gates at first refused and then accused the officer of racism.
The Cambridge Police Department recieved a report, by the NEIGHBOR, of two black males, on the porch of a house where they knew the owner to be out of town, one of which WAS USING HIS SHOULDER TO SLAM INTO THE DOOR TO OPEN IT.
The Cambridge Police Department Respond and the UNKNOWN BLACK MALE INSIDE THE HOME, the one using his shoulder to knock the door open, first REFUSES to come out, then REFUSES to show legal Identification, instead presenting his Harvard employee identification card while calling the Officer a racist.
Finally he does produce a valid state issued Driver's License identifying himself as a resident of the home, still literally yelling at the officer about how he was a racist.
He proceeds to scream and yell, outside his home, at the officers, surprise....calling them racists because in his small, narrow minded, warped reality all white police must be racists and hate all blacks. After being told to stop, repeatedly, he continued and was arrested NOT for breaking and entering but for disorderly conduct.
He should be on his knees, apologizing to the Police who responded quickly, identified the unknown man in the unknown residence and then attempted to disengage. He should be apologizing for ever playing the race card when they responded attempting to save HIS home from being possibly broken into and burglarized!
Mr. Gates, you are a hate filled racist and should be fired from Harvard because it is clear you only have one view of the world. You are no better than Mr. Sharpton and Mr. Jackson, both of whom are also hate filled racists who do nothing positive but only stir up hate and discontent in their supporters while claiming to be men of God. Both are liars.
I have been in this officer's shoes, called a racist for daring to ask a minority to comply with basic requests. I have been spit on, attacked and assaulted by complete morons like Mr. Gates who think they are above the law. I have had white men, and women, do the same accusing me of being anything but a human being, accused of being corrupt because I was simply doing my job and enforcing the law.
I have seen your kind Mr. Gates, and it is a nasty, festering boil on a society that truly wants to put all this crap behind them. Good, honest, hard working people who just want to work, get paid and do the best they can with what they are left with when the government rips them off.
Then, as I sit sipping some water, President Obama is asked about this situation and responds with,
"The Cambridge Police acted stupidly".
You sir, just joined the ranks of Mr. Gates.