Thursday, July 23, 2009

Race-Baiting Escalation in 'Yo Mama' Arrest Controversy at Harvard

This story is really getting a lot of attention since the Presidents weighed in. See, ABC News, "Cambridge Cop's Lawyer: Obama was 'Dead Wrong' on Gates: Cop Involved in Gates' Arrest And His Union Lash Out at Obama For Taking Sides":

There's been some controversy over access to the police report. See, Newsbusters, "Boston Globe Scrubs Henry Louis Gates Arrest Report From Website." But Professor William Jacobson has a copy. See, Legal Insurrection, "No, It Wasn't Racial Profiling."

Plus, at the New York Times, "
Obama Wades Into a Volatile Racial Issue." And, William Kristol, "Obama Attacks Docs and Cops."

Also, Dan Riehl, "
Obama Destroyed His Post-Racial Theme." And Dr. Melissa Couthier, at RightWingNews, "President Obama: The Black President Rather Than The American President Who Happens To Be Black."

But in what's most damaging to the leftist race-baiters, see the Boston Herald, "
Officer in Henry Gates Flap Tried to save Reggie Lewis: Denies He’s a Racist, Won’t Apologize":

The Cambridge cop prominent Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. claims is a racist gave a dying Reggie Lewis mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in a desperate bid to save the Celtics [team stats] superstar’s life 16 years ago Monday.

“I wasn’t working on Reggie Lewis the basketball star. I wasn’t working on a black man. I was working on another human being,” Sgt. James Crowley, in an exclusive interview with the Herald, said of the forward’s fatal heart attack July 27, 1993, at age 27 during an off-season practice at Brandeis University, where Crowley was a campus police officer.

It’s a date Crowley still can recite by rote - and he still recalls the pain he suffered when people back then questioned whether he had done enough to save the black athlete.

“Some people were saying ‘There’s the guy who killed Reggie Lewis’ afterward. I was broken-hearted. I cried for many nights,” he said.

Crowley, 42, said he’s not a racist, despite how some have cast his actions in the Gates case. “Those who know me know I’m not,” he said.

Yesterday, Lewis’ widow, Donna Lewis, was floored to learn the embattled father of three on the thin blue line of a national debate on racism in America was the same man so determined to rescue her husband.
Plus, Jules Crittenden, "Sensitivity Training Now," and Don Surber, "“Rogue cop” is a Hero, Too."

Also, see my earlier coverage, "
Cop Not Sorry in Arrest of Harvard's Henry Louis Gates, Jr.," and "Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and the Racial Cesspool at Harvard." Recall that Gates' was belligerent with the officers. He snapped, "I'll speak with your mama outside," when the police requested he move outside. See, TMZ, "Busted Harvard Prof Drops 'Yo Mama' Joke on Cop."

Lots more at


RaDena said...

I would say Obama knows all about someone "acting stupidly"! Good grief!

AmPowerBlog said...

Thanks RaDena!

Dave said...

The only racists I see in this are Gates and quite probably Obama himself, who jumped into this with both feet without bothering to give it an even cursory look first.

I guess that is the natural reaction from someone who spent two decades in a "church" where he was taught all about the great multitude of sins committed by the white devils.


Reuven said...

Obviously this "Professor" isn't as smart as his position at Harvard warrants. Thank God for Affirmative Action!