President Obama originally criticized the Cambridge police sergeant who arrested Dr. Gates (in his own home mind you), saying that the officers acted “stupidly.” However, now, Obama has tried to soften his comments by inviting Gates and the arresting officer to the White House (I have no idea why), saying that the cops and Gates, Jr. were sort of caught up by circumstance.
Do you know what the circumstances were? An “uppidity” negro who dared to speak truth to power in his own home while in the presence of a White officer.
Interestingly, the Cambridge police department seemed upset that Obama would say what anyone in their right mind would say. Talk about your unrighteous indignation! Can any of us imagine being arrested in our own homes after showing identification? Of course the police department acted “stupidly.”
What I don’t like, is that Obama would back off his words after speaking nothing but the truth. At some point, he’s got to make a stand. I guess he slipped and said what he truly felt, but don’t back down now! What Dr. Michael Eric Dyson said about Obama, has more validity than I originally gave it. I understand that Obama is a politician, but I’m hoping that he’s not willing to turn in his “Black card” in order to appease a nation with a long history of racial injustice and tacitly support an organization (police) who seem historically and contemporarily invested in policing people of color with urgency. Get a spine Obama!
By the way, the charges raised against Gates, “disorderly conduct,” were dropped. Is that a back-handed admission of just how “stupidly” the officers acted? I think so.
…there’s gotta be some rules people!