A big story this week is about the arrest of the black Harvard Scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. Apparently the arrest was a mistake and Gates is now claiming racism was the reason he was cuffed. The arrest was made by a model police offer who has a stellar record and is a decorated officer. He had been chosen by his black police chief to teach other offices about racial profiling. President Obama has weighed in on the controversy and made the statement at a press conference that the “police acted stupidly.”
I don’t think we know all the facts about the case and it’s unfortunate that Obama has now fanned the flames of racism. I’m sure that we will soon hear from Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton calling for the lynching of the police office and the freeing of all black prisoners in the US.
Apparently, the police received a call that two black men were seen breaking into this house in Cambridge. The police responded and confronted Gates. Unfortunately, Gates was in his own house and wasn’t the burglar. The policeman claims that Gates was arrested after he became belligerent and started making derogatory remarks. Gates stated that the arrest was made because of racism.
At this point, I don’t know enough facts to make a judgment and I suspect the President didn’t have all the facts. I just hate that Obama made a statement about the matter because the nations entire police force has come down in support of the officer and the President may have egg in his face.
I suspect the fact that Gates is a Harvard Scholar had more to do with the arrest than racism. In my experience, scholars can be very arrogant and consider themselves above the law. Harvard Scholars have got to be the worse. The so-called scholar can be a real jackass. Most of these egg-heads think that the rest of us are dummies. I can imagine some of the remarks he must have made to the poor officer. The fact that Gates is a Black Harvard Scholar makes him even more likely to be an arrogant jerk and to consider himself above the law. Of course, none of this will ever be mentioned in the investigation of the matter. The poor officer is the loser and he might as well resign now before they start burning buildings in Cambridge and have riots in the street.
I’m just glad I don’t have to deal with any scholars on the porch. They are a rare breed in this part of the country. The few that I have encountered can sure be obnoxious and I really feel sorry for the poor cop in Cambridge.