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Gates says it's time to 'move on' from his arrest (gathered legal team, contemplating lawsuit)
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Posted on 07/25/2009 2:10:55 PM PDT by Dubya

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he is ready to move on from his arrest by a white police officer, hoping to use the encounter to improve fairness in the criminal justice system and saying "in the end, this is not about me at all."

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KEYWORDS: gatesgate; henrygates; mrskippy; obama; racism; racist; stupidgate
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To: Dubya
I've seen enough episodes of "Adam-12" to know that it isn't the job of the police officer to decide whether Gates' disturbing the peace was trial-worthy or not (as was suggested by a woman on O'Reilly with Huck the other night). The job of the police officer is to maintain the peace, which is why they arrested Gates when he was belligerent and exacerbating the situation. It's not their job to decide whether the charges would stick or not, it's only their job to maintain the peace.

The woman on FNC who was interviewed by Huckabee makes her living defending against police officers, she said that Crowley shouldn't have arrested Gates because the charges would not be sustained, and that he was a bad cop who was a detriment to the Cambridge police force. She was clearly going over-the-top, and she and Huckabee both new it, and tacitly agreed that it was her job to be over-the-top in that segment.

-PJ

51 posted on 07/25/2009 2:53:20 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (This just in... Voting Republican is a Terrorist act!)
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To: Popman
The Chris Rock "How not to get your ass kicked by the police"

lol..that was a funny bit.

To add to Rock's list: Don't scream "yo mamma [fill in the blank]" to the police while refusing to show ID.

52 posted on 07/25/2009 2:56:11 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: ExTexasRedhead
He stirred the feces and now it’s time to move on?

Yup..........time to move on. obama's plan backfired. It did take people's attention away from his terrible appearance the other night. BUT now he has really stepped in it.

53 posted on 07/25/2009 2:57:01 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Dubya
Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he is ready to move on from his arrest by a white police officer,

They can't just say arrest can they? They have to make it about race, and yet they always call the other side(us)racists.

54 posted on 07/25/2009 2:59:20 PM PDT by calex59 (I, me, myself, am actually Jim Thompson)
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To: Dubya

the ‘encounter’ ?

He’s gonna get a WH photo op with one of his buddies..

What a country.


55 posted on 07/25/2009 2:59:28 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: savedbygrace
Obama called and offered him a deal - Back off lawsuits and anything else that would keep this thing in the news, and Obama will give him something valuable down the line. A cherry spot in the administration, an ambassadorship, cash, something.

Maybe he can be the "Get Whitey Czar", if BO hasn't already made that appointment.

56 posted on 07/25/2009 2:59:38 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: southernnorthcarolina

“My hometown paper, the Charlotte Observer”

Hello southernnorthcarolina, I’m from Charlotte area as well, up north on the lake. Thought i’d say hello!


57 posted on 07/25/2009 3:01:06 PM PDT by Free America52 (I just want it to be the way it always has been.)
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To: KeatsforFirstDog
Now I REALLY want to hear those tapes.

If there were any real reporters out there we would have heard them by now. Would not be surprised if they were now or soon lost. (destroyed )

58 posted on 07/25/2009 3:01:12 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Dubya
Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Race hustler Henry Gates

59 posted on 07/25/2009 3:02:23 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Dubya

Right. He’s moving on up to the East side. Where’s his Weezie? In the White House. Screw these parasites. Come and get ‘em. I’m ready. They aren’t.


60 posted on 07/25/2009 3:03:18 PM PDT by hkp123
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To: Dubya
Release the emergency call!
61 posted on 07/25/2009 3:04:28 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Dubya

Race baiting ain’t what it used to be, I guess. Suddenly Gates have a homey in the White House looking like a big fat racist like his preacher.


62 posted on 07/25/2009 3:06:14 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: kcvl
Release the emergency call!

Hope that someone does that soon. Rush ? Hannity? maybe Beck?

63 posted on 07/25/2009 3:07:23 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: savedbygrace
That’s The Obama Way.

It's also the Don Corleone way.

64 posted on 07/25/2009 3:08:11 PM PDT by Reaganwuzthebest
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To: Secret Agent Man

“Release the audio”

I agree! Since gates (and 0) has decided to make a national racist issue out of this, let every US citizen hear the tape and decide for themselves who the racist is. My guess is there are already attorneys on the case for gates trying to hide the tapes contents.


65 posted on 07/25/2009 3:08:48 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: cricket

I agree after thinking about it. DO NOT go to the White House for beers. Don’t play into their web of deceit. Stop by here for some good brews and screw DC. It’s only poison there, anyway.


66 posted on 07/25/2009 3:09:14 PM PDT by hkp123
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To: Carling

He wants to move on before the truth comes out.


67 posted on 07/25/2009 3:09:27 PM PDT by zeebee
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To: Secret Agent Man

An FOIA request shouldn’t be to hard here. The 911 director could also release these at anytime without pause given 911 tapes of this nature are public and carry no national security implications.


68 posted on 07/25/2009 3:09:35 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: zeebee

Yep

I wonder if the PD let him listen to the audio?


69 posted on 07/25/2009 3:14:08 PM PDT by Carling (Gatesgate: Obama's Waterloo)
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To: Dubya
Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he is ready to move on from his arrest by a white police officer

Gates lost.....bigtime. He screwed with the wrong white man.

70 posted on 07/25/2009 3:14:15 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: Dubya
I've been away, but have listened carefully to reports of this incident. Weighing all that has been made public, I've reached the conclusion Gates was the one profiling. He made the assumption that a white police officer would be profiling based on race.

In the wake of this incident, President Obama acted stupidly by judging the police actions without full knowledge of the facts. By weighing in without full benefit of the facts, President Obama has created racial conflict.

71 posted on 07/25/2009 3:15:15 PM PDT by backtothestreets
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To: TexasFreeper2009

Hmmmm.....


72 posted on 07/25/2009 3:19:11 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Dubya

In regards to the break in a couple of weeks before this was there an Insurance claim?


73 posted on 07/25/2009 3:21:16 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Dubya

“Gates says it’s time to ‘move on’ from his arrest”

It wasn’t time to move on when Sgt. Crowley was trying to walk away? Moron? Tap tap tap...is this thing on?


74 posted on 07/25/2009 3:21:20 PM PDT by TalBlack
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To: Secret Agent Man
Release the audio of him the officer recorded.Let’s hear what got him handcuffed. I would bet he wasn’t a mild mannered professor.

It looks like somebody has already formally requested any audio or video related to the Gates Meltdown; and it appears that the very liberal state of Massachusetts has a Public Records Law which pretty much requires that release. I read through the "exemptions" on that last link, and it appears that none of the exemptions for providing those tapes applies in the case of Gates-gate.

I will await the release of the tapes.

75 posted on 07/25/2009 3:22:16 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican
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To: Dubya
Absurd for President Obama to have gotten involved in the first place. Revealed a lot about him. His "wonderful response" was later orchestrated by his spin masters.

btw, Neil Cavotu was terribly slandered with outright lies by the White House. Any apologies there?

76 posted on 07/25/2009 3:24:08 PM PDT by apocalypto
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To: SJSAMPLE
The race pimp got EXACTLY what he wanted:

I think he was hoping to get tazed on camera... that would have paid off nicely for him.

77 posted on 07/25/2009 3:24:36 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Dubya

I don’t want to move on. I want this to GO on and on.


78 posted on 07/25/2009 3:25:39 PM PDT by truthkeeper ("Why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?")
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To: Dubya

He wants to “move on” because the audio in the police tapes is very, very incriminating against him!! That’s why!!

Fool.


79 posted on 07/25/2009 3:26:00 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: Dubya

He wants to “move on” because the audio in the police tapes is very, very incriminating against him!! That’s why!!

Fool.


80 posted on 07/25/2009 3:26:09 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: Dubya

Something’s up....


81 posted on 07/25/2009 3:26:30 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Dubya
Gates says it's time to 'move on' from his arrest

It didn't work, Obama flubbed using it politically, and most support the officer.

If not he would be screaming RACISM to the high heavens presently.

82 posted on 07/25/2009 3:28:18 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: TexasFreeper2009; hinckley buzzard

I heard that the second guy in the house was his limo driver.

Yup, Gates is a Limo Liberal.


83 posted on 07/25/2009 3:28:22 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: apocalypto
Absurd for President Obama to have gotten involved in the first place.

True the Pres. pottied in his own mess gear as we used to say in the Marine Corps.

84 posted on 07/25/2009 3:29:51 PM PDT by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: calex59; Dubya

Gates was in China days prior to the arrest researching the geneology of famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma.

Question to Gates: How about studying the geneology of Barack Obama and perhaps tracking down that original birth certificate at some point??


85 posted on 07/25/2009 3:34:20 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD (Airlines can take their $15-per-checked-bag surcharge and shove it!)
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To: frankenMonkey

yup

Good post.


86 posted on 07/25/2009 3:35:00 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Tzimisce
Something’s up....

The President is a black marxist that assumes the officer was "acting stupidly" because he was white.

87 posted on 07/25/2009 3:35:19 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Dubya

he will pass the baton to Jesse and Al.


88 posted on 07/25/2009 3:37:15 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama, the first ever 3 in a half year, lame duck TOTUS)
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To: Dubya
Gates wants to "move on" because he knows there is a good potential that the Police have an audio of his rants and he...and Obama...do not want it heard.

IMHO, one of the most revealing thing about the issue with Gates is that he is so clearly another person and instance of a pattern that fits Obama's other "close friends".

Racist, hate filled, angry, people who detest traditional America and the free market and whose seething hatred is only just below the surface...and in some cases always out in the open. Frank Davis, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, Jeremiah Wright, Henry Louis Gates, even his own wife, Michelle (by her own admission)...and the list goes on and on.

There is a clear pattern here that the MSM not only knows, but refuses to report. And that is because most of them share this hatred.

Obama and all those pushing his radical agenda are abject marxist ideologues. Their "fundamental; change" is nothing more than a destruction of the American free market and fundamental republican principle.

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89 posted on 07/25/2009 3:39:54 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Dubya

Too Late, Bubba Gates.
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We found THIS story:
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=104928

JERUSALEM – The lawyer representing Henry Louis Gates Jr., the Harvard professor at the center of a national race controversy, was a mentor of both Barack and Michelle Obama and served on the president’s black advisory council.

Charles Ogletree Jr., himself a Harvard University professor, is closely linked to the Black Panthers and to radical black ideology.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
And now, 0bama’s been outed as a Radical Black Ideologist, at the least.

This is getting good. Keep talkin’ y’all. From out of the heart, the mouth speaks. And Y’0bama been layin’ it on us gooooooooood with words like “stupid.”


90 posted on 07/25/2009 3:40:12 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (I believe in CHOICE: Let the Fetus decide whether to be born or to spontaneously abort. FETAL CHOICE)
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To: Dubya

"in the end, this is not about me at all."

Now where have I heard that one before ... ? Sounds like Gates is borrowing talking points from Mr. Obama. They must have had a good chat.


91 posted on 07/25/2009 3:43:56 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: LaineyDee; freekitty; sheik yerbouty; combat_boots; NorwegianViking; Faith; Nachum; ...

Liberals are expert in dishing out rectal exams on Conservatives. Their absolute favorite tactic is the politics of personal destruction as demonstrated on Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber. In order to preserve our country and our freedom, it has become an absolute necessity to use their tactics on them. How much dirt and corruption can be exposed immediately and used publicly to educate the masses?


92 posted on 07/25/2009 3:44:42 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: HighlyOpinionated

Good timing.


93 posted on 07/25/2009 3:49:44 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Dubya

Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he is ready to move on from his arrest by a white police officer, hoping to “*USE*” the encounter to improve fairness in the criminal justice system and saying “in the end, this is not about me at all.”


And this was his intention all along. He took the playbook right out of the flying Imams’s hands.


94 posted on 07/25/2009 3:51:28 PM PDT by eaglestar
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To: Dubya

Henry Louis Gates Jr.

95 posted on 07/25/2009 3:54:38 PM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Dubya

Let’s not; let us always remember this P.O.S. and how he tried to end the career of a decent working white man through malicious deceit.


96 posted on 07/25/2009 3:57:09 PM PDT by Carlos Martillo II (Guernica was a work of art...and I don't mean the painting.)
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To: Dubya

Hmmmm....fine, right after the tapes are released for all to hear.


97 posted on 07/25/2009 4:03:46 PM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: P-Marlowe

I think that the recording would be subject to a FIA request.


98 posted on 07/25/2009 4:07:20 PM PDT by Ghengis
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To: Mogollon

LOL. That’s funny - thanks for the laugh. And this is a Harvard Professor? Although I think Mr. Burns would probably object to being called “Robbie”.:)

He got “confused” the Shakespeare phrase is as follows and is from Romeo and Juliet. Any high school kid would know this.

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet;”


99 posted on 07/25/2009 4:07:44 PM PDT by khnyny ("The demagogue is one who preaches doctrines he knows to be untrue to men he knows to be idiots.")
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To: Carling

It sure sounds like he’s being fed language by the Obama “not about me” administration.


100 posted on 07/25/2009 4:09:41 PM PDT by dr_who
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