“I would say, the first teaching point is when you’re faced with an officer trying to do his job and get to the bottom of something. This is not the time to get in an argument with him. I was taught that as a child. You don’t argue with a police officer. In fact, in our schools today, in order to make sure that we don’t have things escalate out of control and lead to very unfortunate situations, we tell our kids, when you’re being asked something by a police officer, being detained by a police officer, cooperate. If you don’t like what happened, or if you think that you have been exposed to something that’s racist or prejudicial or something that’s wrong, then you make a complaint afterwards and you sue him.”
I agree 100% What he said was true. I also watched his interview on Larry King.
Answer by 2princesnaKing at 8:45 AM on Jul. 29, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 9:04 AM on Jul. 29, 2009
Well said lovinangels. TOTAL lack of respect. And by Obama giving remarks on this ordeal and making it a Federal case, he could have heightened negative feelings against law enforcement officers in the eyes of the public. All because he spoke to soon and should at least apologize for getting involved in a municipal matter without all the facts... Apparently it is ok to apologize for the previous administration's actions, but not his own misspoken words.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:13 AM on Jul. 29, 2009
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Answer by Carpy at 9:24 AM on Jul. 29, 2009
Answer by Grandmarga at 9:45 AM on Jul. 29, 2009
Answer by mancosmomma at 9:46 AM on Jul. 29, 2009
grandmarga: ...then has to explain to Officer Crowley
Too bad Gates didn't TRY to explain anything other than accuse Crowley of being a racist...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:48 AM on Jul. 29, 2009
Answer by Grandmarga at 9:50 AM on Jul. 29, 2009