Friday, July 24, 2009

"Stupid" cop speaks out

Here is a radio interview of the arresting cop in the Cambridge-Gates incident.

Well he sounds sincere and does have some valid points. I wish they got to a point in the interview that they asked why he arrested Gates, why didn’t he just let it be. It sounds like Sgt. James Crowley was just followin protocol. I’m willin to believe that Gates was a bit agitated before the cop even showed up. He just flew in from Beijing, he had a virus, and the front door of his home was damaged makin it hard for him to get in. Then here comes this cop askin all these questions at the wrong time. Neither one of them acted mature in this situation. And I know Obama is catchin some flak for his comments yesterday when he didn’t have all the facts and admitted he was biased. Hell, I was just about to give him shit for it right now. But then I re-read the quote and Obama said “that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home;” It is stupid to arrest someone that is already in their own home, regardless of how hot headed they might be. They didn’t call the cops. They didn’t ask you to step on their property. They proved to you they were in their homes and that’s all to it. Tell them to have a nice day and go grab some doughnuts.


  1. on one of my favorite TV shows, "Cops" several arrests (rightfully) occur when the 'perp' is at their own house. Several of the arrests are even for disorderly conduct.

    Which is (partially defined as) a person who recklessly, knowingly, or intentionally makes unreasonable noise and continues to do so after being asked to stop.

  2. yes, but how disorderly can a man that uses a cane to walk, coming off a direct flight from Beijing, and a sore throat can be??