Gee, I thought you right wingers were all about "standing up to the government" and "protecting freedom". Now you claim that if you are legally in your own home, and you are guilty of no crime, it's still ok for the police to push you around. Gates was arrested AFTER he had identified himself to the cops, and AFTER the cops knew that the house was his. So tell me, what right did the cops have to give Gates any "commands". I think Professor Gates was well within his rights to tell the cops to get off his property. You know, that "private property" that you right wing heroes are so fanatical about. Bottom line: Gates was arrested for having the unmitigated gall to "talk back".<quoted text>
Apparently! Last time I checked there was no White College Football National Championship, Miss White America, White Entertainment Television...
You agree the police acted stupidly? The professor did what the police officer asked when he asked? He stopped and provided ID immediately upon request? I don't care if the guy was as white as Casper or Powder, if he ignores the commands of the police officer, which is illegal btw, bad things are going to happen.
As far as the Trump statement, being a smart ass doesn't suit you.
So please, Prep, don't ever tell me that you believe in "standing up to the government" or that you hold "private property" sacred. In the Gates situation, you had a chance to support the private property owner, or the governments'(police)interferen ce with the owner's right to be left alone on his private property. Whose side did you come down on?