My mouth fell open when I heard his comments. This was so totally irresponsible.
The incident report has been available online since July 20th and if Obama had not had time to review this information, he should not have commented. Period.
Just in case you haven’t seen it.
Based on the facts – Mr. Gates was the only person that acted with racism in mind – not the Cambridge Police Department or Officers.
What kind of message did Obama send last night?
- If you don’t like how things are turning out – cry racism
- If you don’t want to be responsible for your own actions – cry racism
- Your actions don’t matter – your color does
- We are a racist country (sound familiar?)
Obama stated that blacks and latinos are stopped disproportionately, it’s just a fact. The one thing that is always left out of these facts is that crime is committed in the US by blacks and latinos disproportionately, it’s just a fact. Until this fact is reversed in these ethnic communites, the fact is that more people in these ethnic communities will be questioned by the police – it’s just a fact.
Obama you cannot have it both ways. At your NAACP sermon you stated that we need to start a new mindset. Is this really how you think we can start this new mindset of “no excuses”? No it is not, you continue to “write the destiny” of the black youth in this Country every time you minimize personal responsibility. In this case, Mr. Gates acted irresponsibly and should be accountable for his actions.
President Obama owes an apology to the Cambridge Police Department and Officers involved in this incident.
Obama, you acted stupidly.
If you feel the officers acted appropriately – please let them know.
Maybe Obama should have waited until he had all the information before he decided to smear what appears to be a fine policeman doing his job. Can you imagine the hell this man is going through after being called out by the President of the United States on national tv???
According to the Associated Press:
Friends and fellow officers — black and white — say Sgt.is a principled cop and family man who is being unfairly described as racist.
The white police sergeant accused of racial profiling after he arrested renowned black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his home was hand-picked by a black to teach recruits about avoiding racial profiling.
Not to mention the fact that Officer Crowley has much more class than either Obama or Gates.
“I support the110 percent,” he told WBZ-AM. “I think he was way off base wading into a local issue without knowing all the facts, as he himself stated before he made that comment.”
The sergeant added: “I guess a friend of mine would support my position, too.”
Officer Crowley deserves an apology…………….