'Cambridge police acted stupidly' Part III
The Gates story gets more bizarre, ironic, stupid, whatever: Crowley has taught anti-racial-profiling courses for years.
Black officers defend him.... President Obama issues a qualification
to his stupidity remark. The whole debate is getting stupid at this point.Update
-- Reader BK reminds me of Gates's quote
about how'll he "educate" Crowley about racial profiling. I have a feeling Crowley's going to decline the offer.
BTW: I've been collecting quotes from friends and acquaintances on the matter. Two of the best: "I have sympathy for both. But they're both jerks" and "This isn't about racism. It's about pricks." ... I'm also starting to hear a few Cambridge chip-on-the-shoulder police stories. They're not flattering. ... I'm getting tired of the issue. I'll just reiterate my general view and then hopefully move on: 1. Right for police to respond to break-in call and ask questions. 2. Wrong to yell at police. 3. Wrong for police to take bait and make arrest on flimsy charge. 4. It's not about racism. 5. It's about stupidity.