"We would pull over cars that had college bumper stickers, because we knew college kids often partied with marijuana," Cooper says. "We would pull over 'Vietnam Vet' plates, because a lot of our vets developed a habit over there."
"I feel bad about it," he admits. "I would look for Mexicans. I would look for black people. It works."
To say that this has been blown out of proportion is your opinion but for you to say that and NEVER been profiled then you're blinded from the world that we live in because this type of BS happens every day for us. We will never know Crowley's real intentions that day but as long as things like this...
Could Mr. Gates been overzealous in calling it racism? Maybe. But again, you don't know how it feels and I'm not just talking imagining yourself in someone else's shoes, either but actually living through these experiences. So of course, when being profiled for majority of his life he screams racism. Everyone seems to believe that this type @!#$ still exists. Those 2 videos proves it still exists and that was 2 years ago. I'm not saying Gates was right but you can't believe everything the police has to say either!
Quote:Nope you can't always believe everything they say because they are humans - they come from the general population. You can't believe everything that any human says - including some of the "victims" of "police injustice." Cops are not infallible - but they aren't all out to "get you" either. They are just people(doing an almost thankless and very dangerous job BTW). With the exception of a few bad eggs, you should be extremely grateful to officers for all they do.
I'm not saying Gates was right but you can't believe everything the police has to say either!
Wade Jarvis wrote:
He was arrested for disorderly conduct technically - basically because he was apparently yelling obscenities at the officer. While that might qualify him as being guilty of being an unappreciative idiot(since the cop was only there to protect HIS HOUSE from a reported burglar), you call quite legally yell anything you want(short of death threats etc) at anyone you want(even an officer) in your own home. He was basically arrested for exercising his constitutionally guaranteed right to be a jackass. In the end, the cop absolutely did "act stupidly."
apparently you don't know as much about the law as you think you do but thanks for spreading bad information. Since I am soooo sick of that crap I am going to clear things up. If the comment you make to a police officer can in any way be considered a threat (and no not just a death threat or even a threat of bodily injury), if it can be considered harassment sexual or otherwise (all they have to do is tell you once to quit and if you make it again it is considered harassment), if your voice is so loud it disturbs the peace, if you begin to make a sense or try to incite others, or if you are being uncooperative/disorderly you can be arrested. Now how many of these did he do?
Wade Jarvis wrote:I missed this irony initially. If I read that correctly, you are automatically assuming both of them are defending Gates because they are African American(I hate the term - I prefer AMERICAN). That alone is quasi-racist thinking. Perhaps you are defending the officer because you are both white? I have as much basis for my wild allegation as you have for yours. But the truth is that I don't know your real thoughts any better than you know theirs. If anything, Obama likely was quick to defend Gates because... Gates has been a long time friend of his. Did that obvious point miss you? Why would you automatically assume its a race thing? Do you think all black people "stick together" in some conspiracy against white people or what? Perhaps do you have some sort of "white man persecution" complex? Perhaps this (IMO probably the smartest thing ScottaWhite has ever said) belongs here -
the only teachable moment here is that many african americans will automatically defend another african american unconditionally as both you and Obama have defened Mr Gates.
FirCav98 I am calling you out. You ARE a racist!
The message of that speech was for everyone.....black, white, mexican etc.
White America has developed a sense of entitlement too. Oh we sit back poo-pooing alleged racism whenever we see it......grumbling about blacks on welfare and baby's mommas etc. Just look around.....just look at D.C. and the rampant ramped-up welfare state we are entering into. Poor ol whitey cant pay his mortgage.....cant get a job.....blame it on the wall street fatcats.....We ALL need to take responsibility for our own actions, choice of careers, investment choices etc. When our fat children just sit around playing xbox, rip the controller out of their hands and make them go outside and play, then MAKE them read books during the summer....a book club if you will.
I know I'm rambling, but over the last couple of years, I've begun to see whites as just like every other group....blaming the system + looking for a handout. Grow up America....our grandparents are ashamed.