Gates—Are you Pulling a Pelosi?
BOSTON — Many police officers across the country have a message for President Barack Obama Get all the facts before criticizing one of our own. Obama’s public criticism that Cambridge officers “acted stupidly” when they arrested black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. could make it harder for police to work with people of color, some officers said Thursday.
Killion also claimed that audiotapes, now in the possession of the city solicitor’s office, will show that Harvard Professor Gates “turned this non-incident into a racial incident.” He said the audiotapes will prove Crowley’s account of the incident and show that Gates “was provoking the incident. He wanted to prove who he was… He deems himself higher than everyone else around.”
On the tapes, Killian claims, “you can clearly hear him berating the officer, creating a scene.”