Did anyone catch the interview with him? I think Gate's is the reason behind this BS. He is a disgrace to education.Answer Question
Answer by tnmomofive at 10:20 PM on Jul. 27, 2009
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Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:04 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:53 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
I don't believe for a second that the officer was calm. I don't know how many of these scenes you have personally witnessed but I have seen first hand dozens. Usually the officer is NOT calm (99%) of the time, yelling, demanding.....being abusive of his or her power. First, Gates did not legally have to step outside of his home, he did not have to legally show identification. If the officer demanded he do so, which he admitted he did, then the problem was he WAS targeting Gates. You can ask but you don't insist or demand. Instead you say, "I believe there may be other unwanted individuals in your home that may be dangerous. Please step outside for your safety." You do NOT do a 20 questions game. Every GOOD and HONEST officer knows that as a fact. So was he being racist? Well, at the minimum he was being stupid.
Answer by frogdawg at 7:12 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
Crawley also now says his report is inaccurate...
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:37 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:41 AM on Jul. 28, 2009
How is an officer of the law supposed to tell who is a home owner if he gets a call of a break in and the only person at the home says, " I am the homeowner", and refuses to show any ID to prove it. I would be very upset if my home were broken into, and the cops accepted the persons word that they were the homeowner and let the guy loose to do what ever crime against me he wanted.
Criminals lie, so the innocent have to prove their innocence.
How are law officers to tell the the difference between a lie and truth when they only have the spoken word to go on
Answer by mom2boys1997 at 8:03 AM on Jul. 28, 2009