Why One Might Call The Police

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    First, the caller did the right thing. The cop did the right thing, up to the point where he reacted to an irate homeowner that had established his identitiy by arresting him for disorderly conduct. That conduct being not according the policeman the respect that he did deserve. Not nice, but not a crime, either. So we have two adults acting like children, and we are making a mountain out of this molehill. Yes, the cop acted stupidly, as did Gates.
     
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    For a chili fest with rat poison ?
    Who the hell in their right mind would call and ask a Nazi to come to the house and implicate YOU ?
     
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    Actually if Obama hadn't inserted himself and another draw of the race card, the charges probably would have been dropped sooner. It seems obvious that to stop the broohaha, the cop needed to give Gates a time out. He tried to do so inside, didn't work. He tried outside with a warning. After the line was crossed, he still did everything to make the citizen feel as comfortable as possible, from cane and handcuffing in front, to leaving a Harvard cop, not regular police protecting his home.
     
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    Gate's own actions are what got him arrested. Had he shut up, listened to the cop, gone outside, calmed down and explained who he was and showed proof, the entire situation would have had a different outcome. He really should have put on his listening ears instead of his racism ears. And Obama needs to learn to stfu when something doesn't concern him. Of course, he'd first have to realize that the world does not revolve around him.
     
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    I guess it would be wise to check the skin color before calling the police! Ask them to send the appropriate color.
     
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    Or assume that blacks never are breaking in, just let it go? Somehow I think that would draw fire too?
     
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    they just need to install a menu at 911


    black,, push one

    brown push two

    red push three

    yellow push four

    mixture/mutt push five

    white push daisies:lol:
     
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    How well you know your neighbors? I don't know them at all well. I do think if I saw someone trying to get into a neighbor's house with a crowbar, I would call right now.

    And the Kitty Genovese thing was a big deal when I was growing up. That was disgusting. I would rather talk to a grumpy cop than have my neighbors thinking a felony was not a big deal if it wasn't happening to their front door.
     
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    Thanks, my point exactly. If I was a 'neighbor' meaning living close, but didn't know, I'd call. If I was 'driving by' I'd also report. In both cases, like the woman that called in, I'd give my name. I wouldn't be trying to screw with a neighbor, just trying to protect them or their property.
     

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