Thursday, July 23, 2009

'This is what happens to black men arrogant boneheads in America'

The Boston police sergeant singled out for criticism by Obama based on his race refuses to apologize:
But people who know Crowley were skeptical or outright dismissive of allegations of racism. A prominent defense lawyer, a neighbor of Crowley’s, his union, and fellow officers described him yesterday as a respected, and respectful, officer who performs his job well and has led his colleagues in diversity training.

“He’s evenhanded and, in the cases I’ve had with him, he’s been very much in control and very professional,’’ said Joseph W. Monahan III, a criminal defense lawyer in Cambridge and former Middlesex County prosecutor.
The Smoking Gun has the arrest report, which seems to indicate that the sergeant performed his duties properly while being badgered by Gates, who immediately played the race card. Obama may want to rethink his knee-jerk support of this particular jerk.

Oh, by the way, according to the police report the reason Gates' door was jammed was because of a break-in that occurred previously.