It Really Does Just Keep On Going…

As part of my ongoing series on why policemen are retarded and should be completely replaced every two generations, here is a great article about how people are A. still racist and B. still dumb…

From the Boing:

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African and African American Studies, was recently arrested at his own home in Cambridge, Mass. when a neighbor called the cops, presuming him and the also-not-white man he was with to be burglars. Gates described the incident as part of a “racial narrative” playing out in a biased criminal justice system. In this Washington Post article, he explains what happened. Gates was arriving home after a trip to China where he is working on a documentary film, and found the lock to his house had been tampered with. The Moroccan driver who had driven him home from the airport helped him push the door in.

Gates’s home is owned by Harvard so he picked up the phone to call the university’s real estate maintenance office. Before he could finish the conversation, a police officer was standing on his porch and asking him to come out of the house.
“Instinctively, I knew I was not to step outside,” Gates said, describing the officer’s tone as threatening. Gates said the policeman, who was in his 30s and several inches taller than him, followed him into his kitchen where Gates retrieved his identification.

“I was thinking, this is ridiculous, but I’m going to show him my ID, and this guy is going to get out of my house,” Gates said. “This guy had this whole narrative in his head. Black guy breaking and entering.”

After handing the officer both his Harvard and Massachusetts state identification, which included his address, Gates said he began to ask the officer this question, repeatedly. “I said ‘Who are you? I want your name and badge number.’ I got angry.”

According to Gates’s account, the officer refused to give it. The police report says, however, that the officer identified himself. “I weigh 150 lbs and I’m 5′ 7”. I’m going to give flack to a big white guy with a gun. I might wolf later, but I won’t wolf then.”

But Gates did keep asking for the officer’s name and said he began to feel humiliated when his question was ignored. He then said: “This is what happens to black men in America.”

Gates Says He Is Outraged by Arrest at Cambridge Home
Gates is also founder of the, which is owned by The Washington Post.

A Harvard professor! I mean, come on. This isn’t Caprini Green or something, its fucking Cambrigde, Mass. What goes on there? Rich kids using designer drugs at the worst, probably the occasional douche bag taking advantage of girl (Actually I bet that happens a lot…) Wow…

Tags: , , , , , , ,

One Response to “It Really Does Just Keep On Going…”

  1. carrie Says:

    another of the 100 reasons I hate/am terrified of Police Officers

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: