Cambridge police commissioner defends officer in Gates arrest
This can not be a matter of different
opinions of what was said and done.
Someone is lying. either the police
officer or the professor. For now
we hae no evidence to back up
either story. This incident could
become a court case and as such
it could present documents and
According to a police report, a woman had called to report two black men trying to force their way into a house. Crowley said in the report that Gates became disruptive and was arrested for disorderly conduct. Gates has denied that he was disorderly.
The incident sparked a firestorm of controversy and a national debate over racism and racial profiling. Gates demanded an apology from Crowley on Wednesday and Crowley refused. President Barack Obama inserted himself into the controversy Wednesday night by saying police had "acted stupidly" in the incident."
President Obama should have
stayed out of this.If the officer
did act illeally he could claim
Obama's statement will keep
him from having an impartial jury.