When asked about the Henry Gates arrest at last night’s presser, Obama said he didn’t know all the facts. Of course that didn’t stop him from making up his own set of facts and bringing racial profiling into the mix. He capped his comments by saying:
“the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home.”
Sgt. Crowley and his union are not happy that Obama couldn’t resist commenting.
You know what I think is stupid? Talking out of your a** about something you didn’t witness, nor have taken the time to research and turning it into a platform to rail against a completey unrelated issue.
I wonder if Barry bothered to read the police report which clearly states that the police officer (Crowley) did not enter Gates’ home as has been erroneously reported and repeated. Officer Crowley asked Gates to step outside to which Gates responded “why, because I’m a black man in America?”
You tell me who was being racial.
Further, Gates was not arrested “in his own home” as has been reported – erroneously again. Gates was arrested on his porch after he ceased to scream and yell at Crowley as he walked down the steps and onto the sidewalk.
Crowley says he won’t apologize and he shouldn’t. Obama should apologize to him and the rest of the men and women of the Cambridge Police Department whom he disparaged with his self-serving comments.
Finally, chew on this juicy nugget. When Gates was being escorted to the cruiser, Crowley asked him if we would like an officer to take his key and secure his door. Gates told Crowley the key wouldn’t lock the door because there had been a previous break-in attempt at his house.
Update: Worst Press Secretary evah issues lame statement on Obama’s stupid “stupid” comment:
Spokesman Robert Gibbs said Thursday that Obama felt “cooler heads on all sides should have prevailed” once the officer realized Gates was in his own home.
On Wednesday Obama said the police “acted stupidly” when they arrested Gates even after it was clear that he was not a burglary suspect. Gibbs said that Obama did not regret the remark, but wanted to clarify that he was not calling the arresting officer stupid.
Update #2: Officer Crowley is a profiling expert. And he was hand picked for the job by a black man.