Who's stupid now?

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    When Henry Louis Gates Jr., a prominent Harvard professor of African-American studies, was arrested for disorderly conduct by a white Cambridge police officer last summer, President Obama led a chorus of critics denouncing the local Police Department.

    Gates, who is African-American, described his arrest as a “teaching moment’’ about race relations in America.

    His case drew national attention to the relationship between policing and race. Obama wound up hosting Gates and the officer who arrested him for a so-called beer summit at the White House. And the arrest, for some, raised the question of whether officers disproportionately arrest blacks for disorderly conduct, considered one of the most discretionary and most abused charges in the nation’s criminal justice system.

    But a review of the Cambridge department’s handling of disorderly conduct cases from 2004 to 2009 finds no evidence of racial profiling. Instead, the analysis by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting finds that the most common factor linking people who are arrested in Cambridge for disorderly conduct is that they were allegedly screaming or cursing in front of police.

    Review finds no links to race, arrests - The Boston Globe

    http://necir-bu.org/wp/?page_id=2
     
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    :lol: Imagine that! Obama acted stupidly!
     
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    Calling Obama stupid is redundant since 'Obama' and 'Stupid' have come to mean the same thing.
     
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    in their own homes? wonder how many of these cursing at police officers take place in these people's OWN homes, on their own property, that get arrested? ;)
     
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    This is not a hypothetical situation...
     
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    i'm sure a fair amount do, or do you think domestic violence calls never take place in someone's home and never result in someone getting arrested for disorderly conduct?
     
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    Who's stupid now?


    You are. It never hurts to ask though.
     
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    being called stupid by you doesn't sting the way you probably think it does, but thanks for offering it up anyway.
    :lol:
     
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    Da nada.:lol:
     
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    Obama is right. He said the Cambridge police "acted stupidly" when they arrested Gates. They smartened up when the charges were dropped.
     

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