Skip Gates & The Cambridge Police: Town & Gown

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    If you don't know what I am taliking about you have just proven your ignorance.

    Skip Gates (whos' home I;ve been in -- delivering and setting up xmas trees) see's things through a prism of his experience as does the hack Police Officer (family Cambridge cops and Middlesex Sherrifs?).

    I have more thana few stories about the Cambridge Police and their mindset--such as the time an Officer there made comments about Hispanics and pepper spray.
     
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    Why are you starting a new thread when there are already three or more?
     
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    because I can.

    and my opinion and views are informed, reasonable and unique.


    *grin
     
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    I shouldn't encourage you to be so mani -like as to require all your own self started threads for every topic, however ...

    Your title, Town and Gown, is quite appropriate. This has more to do with class than race.

    Cops get called names all the time. I don't think this cop was acting in a racist manner but he probably didn't appreciate being accused of being one by an uppity nigra.

    There have always been clashes between local people and Harvard.
     
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    There has been quite a bit of discussion recently concerning the arrest of Professor Henry Gates, Officer Crowley's racial views, and the President's uninformed characterization of Officer Crowler doring his news conference last night. In an effort to facilitate more informed debate on the subject, I thought it would be helpful if we all took a couple of minutes and read the police report...

    Courtesy of The Smoking Gun:

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    Admittedly this is Officer Crowley's version of the events in question, but until now, I am pretty sure we have only really heard Prfessor Gates' side of the story.


    Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Police Report
     
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    Here is what appears to be a well educated negro and still hung up on "why because Im black"
    Magic negro in the white house and they still aren't happy ... they never will be.
    I say we drop all the race shit and just move on you are who you are and you get where you are by your own actions!
     
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    But if we move on, the good professor would be out of a job.
     
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    It appears to me he should be!!
     
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    me too, and I'm guessing he saw the writing on the wall, which may be why he pushed the officer into arresting him. Now he's got his case, he's making plans on the documentary, etc...and he's back in the saddle again.
     
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    Skip obviously went postal...and some whites see a blac man going postal as a man going ghetto. I do not believe the Cambridge officer is racist as much as he is a townie thug into power. How many times I've fear being arrested because a cop was having a bad hair day.

    It's worse in California. In LB or LA Gates would've most likely been shot.
     

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