Friday, July 24, 2009

“Ya, I’ll speak with your mama outside...” ~
Professor Henry Gates, Jr. Harvard University, Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research.

Patrick Archbold over at Creative Minority Report has the entire police report of Sgt. Crowley posted on his blog. Here's just some of it; (Emphasis mine)
As I began walking through the foyer toward the front door, I could hear Gates agai,n demanding my name. I again told Gates that I would speak with him outside. My reason for wanting to leave the residence was that Gates was yelling very loud and the acoustics of the kitchen and foyer were making it difficult for me to transmit pertinent information to ECC or other responding units. His reply was “ya, I’ll speak with your mama outside”. When I left the residence, I noted that there were several Cambridge and Harvard University police officers assembled on the sidewalk in front of the residence. Additionally, the caller, md at least seven unidentified passers-by were looking in the direction of Gates, who had followed me outside of the residence.

As I descended the stairs to the sidewalk, Gates continued to yell at me, accusing me of racial bias and continued to tell me that I had not heard the last of him. Due to the tumultuous manner Gates had exhibited in his residence as well as his continued tumultuous behavior outside the residence, in view of the public, I warned Gates that he was becoming disorderly. Gates ignored my warning and continued to yell, which drew the attention of both the police officers and citizens, who appeared surprised and alarmed by Gates’s outburst. For a second time I warned Gates to calm down while I withdrew my department issued handcuffs from their carrying case. Gates again ignored my warning and continued to yell at me. It was at this time that I informed Gates that he was under arrest. I then stepped up the stairs, onto the porch and attempted to place handcuffs on Gates. Gates initially resisted my attempt to handcuff him, yelling that he was “disabled” and would fall without his cane. After the handcuffs were property applied, Gates complained that they were too tight. I ordered Off. Ivey, who was among the responding officers, to handcuff Gates with his arms in front of him for his comfort while I secured a cane for Gates from within the residence. I then asked Gates if he would like an officer to take possession of his house key and secure his front door, which he left wide open. Gates told me that the door was un securable due to a previous break attempt at the residence. Shortly thereafter, a Harvard University maintenance person arrived on scene and appeared familiar with Gates. I asked Gates if he was comfortable with this Harvard University maintenance person securing his residence. He told me that he was.
That Neo-Nazi Crowley simply MUST be put up on charges of hate crimes!! Oh... wait... Gates was in the wrong. Sgt. Crowley was actually just doing his job.

All this must be Bush's fault.

6 Comments:

Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

Did you hear the Zero called the sgt., mae some excuses, and but never apologized? As usual, it's NEVER his fault.

8:15 PM  
Blogger nypd green said...

I hope that anyone who ever thought that the cries of racism and profiling from the black community have opened their eyes with this case. Even the POTUS shares the obtuse view that if a Police Officer stops a black man, there must me some sort of underlying motive based on race. I wonder how his Secret Service must feel, knowing they are risking their lives fora man who would question their actions in a heartbeat.

7:52 AM  
Blogger nypd green said...

FAB,

I saw how the Zero contacted this officer. The fact that he is so consumed with the way he is perceived on this and his total denial that his choice of words were flat out WRONG leads me to believe one thing. We have a sociopath running our country.

7:57 AM  
Blogger Simplex Vir said...

nypd, There are so many other great examples of the POTUS being a sociopath even before this.

The country is starting to see, and maybe, just maybe they won't take to kindly for being made to look like fools.

Regardless the professor still needs a swift kick in the ass for dragging these officers through the mud. I hope that Sgt. Crowley slaps him with a defamation suit.

In another note I made the mistake of watching about five minutes of Hannity last night on Fox and there was a priest on there doing the whole "triangulation" thing. The priest says, "Look cooler heads on both sides should have prevailed". I don't know who he is but he just undercut that police officer in order to make himself look good.

8:59 AM  
Blogger nypd green said...

Vir,

The Priest on Hannity is Father Norris. VSC has written about him before. I heard the first part of the show and his comments did not surprise me.

12:02 PM  
Blogger Adeodatus49 said...

And Sgt. Crowley was just trying to protect Prof. Gates' home. I wish the police in my area would respond so fast. They don't. Takes at least 20-25 minutes on a good day! Dr. Gates should have thanked the Sgt for being so responsive.

12:04 PM  

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