Obama's "Racist" Cop Won't Apologize For Arresting Black Harvard Elitist …Update: Cop Tells Obama to "Butt Out"
Drudge reported this morning:
Police Officer denies he’s a racist, won’t apologize…
BOSTON GLOBE Scrubs Arrest Report From Website…
Dear Leader attacked a Boston police officer last night during his nationally televised press conference without knowing the facts of the case.
This same Boston cop gave a dying Reggie Lewis mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in a desperate bid to save the Celtic superstar’s life 16 years ago.
And, this cop who arrested black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he won’t apologize for his treatment of the Harvard scholar.
My FOX Boston reported:
A white police sergeant accused of racism after he arrested renowned black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home insisted Wednesday he won’t apologize for his treatment of the Harvard professor.
Gates has demanded an apology from Sgt. James Crowley, who had responded to the home near Harvard University to investigate a report of a burglary and demanded the scholar show him identification. Police say the 58-year-old at first refused and then accused the officer of racism.
Gates said Crowley walked into his home without his permission and only arrested him as the professor followed him to the porch, repeatedly demanding the sergeant’s name and badge number because he was unhappy over his treatment.
President Barack Obama said Wednesday he didn’t know what role race played in the incident but added that police in suburban Boston “acted stupidly” in arresting Gates even after he offered proof that he was in his own home.
Crowley said Wednesday he’s disappointed by the heated national debate triggered by the incident and insisted he followed proper procedures in arresting Gates last week in Cambridge on a charge of disorderly conduct. The charge was dropped Tuesday.
Officers were responding to the home Gates rents from Harvard after a woman reported seeing “two black males with backpacks” trying to force open the front door, according to a police report. Gates, who had returned from a trip overseas with a driver, said he had to shove the door open because it was jammed. He was inside, calling the company that manages the property, when police arrived.
Gates was accused of “tumultuous” behavior toward the officers.
More… Riehl World View– Obama destroyed his post-racial theme.
Jules Crittenden adds: “I’m not sure that the president making off-the-cuff judgments about complex and inflammatory racial situations he admits he isn’t up to speed on, and weighing in on the side of a personal friend, is particularly helpful.”
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Still More… The Boston Globe scrubbed the incriminating police report from its website after it was posted.
UPDATE: Digital Journal has more on what Obama omitted about Dr. Gates’ arrest.
UPDATE 2: Sgt. James Crowley wants President Obama, who is the educator’s friend, to butt out of the incident.