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Race Relations: Move over Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, here comes Professor Henry Louis Gates, Junior!

It is one thing to be the victim of racism and racial profiling, but quite another to view everything through the prism of race, outrage and victimhood.

What started off as a routine police investigation of a citizen-reported breaking and entering has now escalated to a national controversy because of President Obama’s imprudent remarks on racial relations at press conference designed to promote his healthcare agenda.

What we know …

Henry Louis Gates, Junior arrived home and allegedly found his front door stuck. A neighbor witnessing his attempts to muscle the door open call ed the police as any good neighbor might do. The police arrived after Gates was already in the house and requested identification as per police policy.

What we don’t know …

We do not know what the police officer said and his tone of voice. We do not no what Henry Louis Gates said and his tone of voice.

What happened …

For some reason, as yet unknown, the police officer placed Professor Henry Louis Gates under arrest for disorderly conduct after allegedly “exhibiting loud and tumultuous behavior, in a public place, directed at a uniformed police officer who was investigating a report of a crime in progress.” According to the police report Gates allegedly became belligerent over racial politics.

Wait a minute …

Just because the alleged arrestee was black and the police officer was white – and the Professor is a well-regarded Harvard professor – does not automatically make the alleged victim right and the police officer wrong --- except among racists who want to use this rather routine incident to promote their own racial agenda. Especially since the police officer as a distinguished history and is extremely aware of racial relations.

Why I am suspicious …

The professor – who coincidently is said to be one of the foremost scholars on race in America – appears to be capitalizing on his newfound fame and his association with Barack Obama who denounced the police department at his press conference.

I find it extremely curious that the professor has reportedly said that the confrontation is inspiring him to consider making a documentary film about racial profiling.

President Obama and democrat victimhood …

And I find it disgustingly cowardly that the politicians controlling the police department have decided, apparently to prevent a routine incident from raging into a major time and money-consuming legal matter and unwanted media attention, have dropped the charges. I also find it extremely disturbing that the President of the United States would comment on the racial aspect of the matter without having all of the facts, waiting to see if Professor Gates files a formal complaint with the police department and would divert attention from his healthcare agenda to “editorialize” about an issue which he knows little or nothing about.

Obama: ready, fire, aim …

But that’s President Obama’s history: ready, fire, aim … promoting victimhood and race – ever the community activist and failing to rise to the higher calling, ethics and behavior required of the President of the United States.

After reading about the background of the police office and reading the original police report, my money says a tired and cranky professor started to become verbally abusive and that the only way he could extricate himself from this unfortunate situation is to play the race card.

By all means, let this matter play out in a court of law and then decide who was right, who was wrong or if both parties experienced a momentary and passionate exchange of words.

Welcome to the world of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the rest of the racist democrats.

As for President Obama’s healthcare initiative –- can we really trust his judgement in serious matters that affect all of our lives, our very health and well-being? I think NOT!

-- steve

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OneCitizenSpeaking: Saying out loud what you may be thinking …

Reference Links …

*Full Arrest Report...

Officer at eye of storm says he won’t apologize - The Boston Globe 

Audio: 'I know what I did was right'...

Says Obama 'way off base'...

Video...

Sgt. James Crowley is police academy expert on racial profiling!

Police union condemns president's comments...

Bill Cosby 'shocked' at Obama's statement...

White House qualifies president's remark...


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