The ill-advised (in my opinion) arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Lewis Gates last week by Cambridge Police Officer Sgt. James Crowley for being "uppity", caught the attention of the nation, but it was President Obama's comment that the Cambridge Police "acted stupidly" and the rather terrible response by the Cambridge Police Union at its press conference, which created a much-needed national conversation about race, law enforcement, and American culture.
Continue reading more about bigotry, racism, and hatred in law enforcement.
Why lie? If we read between the lines, Obama was really saying, "COPS ARE DUMB RACISTS!"
What's so wrong with that? Does everyone in law enforcement think that because they have a badge and/or a criminology degree that it makes them racially unbiased? Does it make them some sort of experts? Some kind of geniuses? Krapsody thinks they may all get their information from Pat Buchanan, who believes that white people "built" America.
At risk of being beaten on the side of the road - or worse yet, being arrested..next time a cop asks you for your license and registration, or what you are doing in your own home; ask him/her what the Potential Energy of a rod dropped from a mile above the Earth due to Gravitational Force would be, provided the following equation:
U(g)= G* m1 *m2 / r
set m2 to be 1kg which will give the amount of Joules delivered by a projectile per kg of mass.
U(g) = (6.67428*10^-11 m^3 kg^-1 s^-2) * (5.9742 ×10^24 kg
) (*1kg) / (35,790,000 m)
U(g) = 11 140 956.6 joules/ kg
U(g)= 11,140,959 Joules/kg of projectile.
Compare to Fatboy which had an explosive yield of at least 13 kilotons of TNT when dropped from the same distance.
If they get the correct answer, then they were either a child prodigy that chose to serve the higher good by being a public servant, or they failed miserably as a rocket scientist.
We turn to Cambridge police department's Sgt. Stadanko, formerly of the LAPD, for some insight into racial profiling.
"Look, just because our boys beat the spit out of Rodney King in 1991, sparking a series of riots in Los Angeles, doesn't mean cops are racists anymore than Michael Richards is," Sgt. Stadanko says, "As police officers, we're faced with making decisions about whom we arrest, who we beat silly, and who we don't bother with."
"We follow our hunches. And if backed into a corner, we will strike like wild animals."
|A night out on the town for the Cambridge Police Dept.|
The lynching of Krapsody has been pre-approved by the FBI, LAPD, and the Cambridge PD,
and deemed not to be a hate crime, or an interstate threat coupled with extortion!!
***The great image hosting service, Photobucket, deleted that image recently. Because they're image Nazis, and also because "freedom of speech" doesn't apply to images hosted at popular image hosting sites. Apparently, netizens don't want to be reminded that there were, or still are people like this in America. Read my response to Photobucket!***
"We have to set our priorities. Do we arrest an unarmed Black professor in his own home for a possible burglary attempt, but charge with disorderly conduct when we have nothing else instead?"
Stadanko gets a gleam in his eye, "OR.. do we arrest a white man dressed in an expensive suit..maybe he's only in his underwear..and he's robbing a local bank branch at gun point, armed with a semi-automatic SIG556 assault rifle with a 16” military grade cold hammer forged barrel, chambered in 5.56mm NATO, with a twist rate of 1 in 7”, a STL-900L Tactical Light/Laser, and a silencer/flash suppressor."
"Mistaken identity. Paranoid neighbors. Who knows?!..it's like My Little Pony walking into A Nightmare Before Christmas. Frankly, colored folks all look alike to us anyway..and how is that our fault? I think the choice is obvious in these situations. It's our easy button."
Stadanko continues, "Arrests of this nature are a sure thing. We're talking easy money for our court systems. Given the current economic crisis, it will help boost city and state economies, with these 'black and white/open and shut cases.'"
"Fewer trials and more fines paid by economically disadvantaged minority criminals, means a new traffic light, and more government benefits for our inner city police departments...benefits like more high-priced call girls, COCAINE, and more pillow cases for our Klan uniforms."
"As far as what Obama was quoted as saying...he made a couple of valid points. Everyone in this situation overreacted. Our department should have just hosed Gates down 'til he was sober. Gates should have sucked it up and not gotten uppity. And Obama should have minded his own business."
"Obama ain't Gawd. But at least he's not a quitter like that Sarah Palin broad," Stadanko says.
"I'm just glad Obama didn't make the usual cliched remark about police personnel and their obsession with donuts..or we'd have to burn a cross on the White House lawn...even though it's true..every word of it. That may be the only honest answer you'll get from me today."
Where does this leave "normal" law abiding citizens like you and me? ..Not safe anywhere, any place, at anytime. Ever hear of The Patriot Act? Just stay indoors. Hide in your caves, or under your rocks. With the internet, you can accomplish everything you do in the "real world". Facebook, Amazon, Twitter..? Want not, need not.
Unless you have the urge to dress up in sheets, and socialize with The Gay Black Jewish Klansmen meetings held in Tyrone's mom's basement on Wednesday evenings.
p.s. "Anonymous" HoBlogger..I throw salt in your eyes, and pepper in your nose! Grow a pair - reveal your true identity, you've already shown your true "colors" here today! So what do you have to lose?!
UPDATE: Are you sure you want or need the help of some police officers capable of doing this?
OR what about this supporting evidence of police brutality?
Or how about this (just in case you think this only happens to Black, Latino/Hispanic, and/or Asian people because they did something wrong and deserved it OR that these are simply isolated experiences exclusive to minority groups, the elderly, gays/lesbians, prostitutes, other unseemly characters such as drug addicts; even neighborhoods or cultures other than yours that you don't approve of anyway) - Had enough yet?
Don't be so smug. It could happen to you if you should happen to fall outside the preconceived idea of what is considered "normal", or a "law abiding citizen", by some podunk police officers' standards.
Note: not all police officers or law enforcement officials are corrupt or commit such atrocities. However, let this article shed light upon the stark reality that just because someone wears a badge doesn't mean they aren't capable of crimes just as much as our stereotypical ideas of "criminals" are.