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Sgt James Crowley should apologise to Prof Henry Gates Jr.
"Sgt James Crowley, Prof Gates has asked you for an apology. Will you apologise?"
"There won't be any apology. I asked him if he will step outside, and he said "No, I will not.""
Prof Gates: "When I went to the door, he, (Sgt James Crowley,) demanded that I step outside.
Now the reason that is important, and important for all your viewers to understand,
is that you are protected without a warrent in your own home. As soon as I would have
stepped on that front porch, he could have been arrested on suspicion of B&E
and after all he was responding to a 911 call, I found out later that it had been reported that two black men with backpacks had broken into my house.
So I had to rewrite this narrative in his head, I had to identify myself, as not one of the perpetrators, but as the owner, the occupant of the house."
Look at this man, Henry Gates Jr, distinguished professor at Harvard University:
58 years old
5' 7" tall
Father of two daughters, alone in his own home.
Notice the attire, polo shirt, slacks with a belt walks with a cane
Now look at Sgt James Crowley:
this ARMRD officer shows up to Prof Gates door ALONE
and FIRST demands for Gates to "STEP OUTSIDE".
He tells little Henry Gates Jr to "Step Outside."
Is that the "appropiate" police response for this circumstance?
You don't tell an unarmed little old man who uses a cane to
"Step Outside" the first time you see him inside of a house.
That's not "serving and protecting," that's HARASSING.
You say, "Hello sir, I just recieved a call of a break in taking place.
Might I ask if you are the resident of this home?
Can you provide any identification? Thank you"
Then you wait OUTSIDE!
You do NOT enter the house ALONE without a warrent or being invited in.
Prof Gates shows his ID card(s)
You say, "Thank you for the inconvenience."
AND YOU LEAVE
IF YOU FELT ENDANGERED BY Prof Gates (LOL)
or uncertain about the situation (in the afternoon)
WHY DID YOU ENTER HIS HOME ALONE?
AND NOT WAIT FOR BACKUP?
You DO NOT WHINE over Prof Gates exercizing his
FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN HIS OWN HOUSE
OLD PEOPLE SAY RUDE THINGS ALL OF THE TIME
It doesn't mean you arrest Old People for saying things you find "strange."
WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT OUR FREEDOMS IN AMERICA?
It is your job to serve and protect.
NOT punish people for exercizing their freedom of speech.
...nor intimidate & harass people when you arrive on a scene.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH??
SERVE AND PROTECT???
When have black cops done that to an old white man?
Would that bother you?
If these are police "standards" then
police standards have to improve.
Prof Gates was scared, Ron Paul could have been scared,
if harassed by black cops in his own home.
When you are scared, you might say things to stiffen your spine.
A HOME IS A MAN"S CASTLE
If this can happen to Skip Gates, what happens to average black men?
How are their rights protected?
This is about progress: progressing from the past
into a new dawn of racial equality.
To get there requires everyone to envision themselves
or their race in the place of another, or
UTILIZE THE GOLDEN RULE
Sgt Jim Crowley, YOU OWE PROF GATES AN APOLOGY
It's not that hard.