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  •  Why are you so upset that Gates (4+ / 0-)
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    sngmama, GN1927, vcmvo2, corvo

    allegedly called Crowley racist?  So what if he did?  He didn't deserve to be arrested for it, and he's entitled to his opinion whether or not he's right.  Crowley's also entitled to the same opinion of Gates.

    Why does Gates need to apologize?  It's not as if anybody, based solely on Gates' opinion, could reasonably conclude that Crowley is in fact a racist - and that's the standard for defamation.  I heard that Crowley was planning to sue Gates for defamation.  That suit would have been laughed out of court and you know it, so why are you insisting that Gates apologize?  Gates didn't throw Crowley in handcuffs, and Crowley will never suffer the humiliation of having his mug shot circulate around the internet.

    I think everybody's a bit racist.  There's nobody in this country who's entirely innocent of that.

    These guys are willing to bury the hatchet over a beer with the President, so I think you should just get over it.

    Blagojevich/Palin '12.

    by fou on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 09:56:06 AM PDT

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      sngmama, vcmvo2, fou, leonard145b

      a white cop's feelings than throwing an aging black man who walks with a cane, handcuffed, into a police car, driving him to a station, and making him submit to a mugshot.  For not committing A SINGLE CRIME.  Handcuffed, arrested, and taken to a police station against his will for not breaking a single law.

      But the white cop's feelings or "reputation" might have been hurt, and that's the priority and clearly Gates needs to apologize for his own wrongful arrest at the hands of some hothead idiot cop. /snark

      "My favorite is Greta Van Susteren"--Kirsten Gillibrand

      by GN1927 on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 11:30:33 AM PDT

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