Posted by guest blogger Locutisprime.
The facts in this case have been reported for several days now. A black Harvard professor returns home from a trip and finds his house door stuck. So he and (his driver) begin combined efforts to force the door open. a passerby sees this and phones in a report to the police.
The police arrive apparently shortly after the professor gains entrance into his home. The investigating officer ( a Cambridge police sergeant) requests simply that the man verify his identity and show identification. Something that any rational person would immediately recognize as simply a procedural safe guard.
However, the black Harvard professor apparently suffers some extreme form of indignation at the mere thought of being questioned by police. Perhaps attributable to his long standing association with preconceived associations with police and oppression.
Either way, rather than respond in a rational and civilized manner, the black professor responds in a crass, offensive and rude manner to the sergeant's request, which subsequently causes him to be charged with disorderly conduct.
The city prosecutor in Cambridge immediately bows to the racial pressures being invoked in the media and the police sergeant is immediately set upon to be vilified and branded as a racist. Which IMO was the intent of the black professor Gates from the beginning.
And as of last night? The president of the United States joins in with the racial atmosphere purposely contrived and having obviously arrived at his own preconceived and prejudicial views and opinion, equates the arrest of professor Gates by the Cambridge officer as a patently obvious act of stupidity.
Watch the interview below. I am proud that this sergeant is standing up for himself and refusing to bow to these contrived racist allegations. Professor Gates deserves no apology, but he certainly deserves to be called upon to give one yet not as much as the sitting president of the United States does.