The arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. shows that the police will lock a man up for anything, even if he’s on the front porch of his house.
Professor Gates was arrested at his home on July 16 after the alarm went off. It looks like some folks in the neighborhood and the police suspected Gates of being a robber.
According to his lawyer, Professor Gates showed his ID, asked the officer for his name and badge, and asked a few questions, then the cop arrested him for disorderly content.
As Professor Gates stepped onto his front porch, the officer who had been inside and who had examined his identification, said to him, â€œThank you for accommodating my earlier request,â€ and then placed Professor Gates under arrest. He was handcuffed on his own front porch.
The charges have since been dropped. If you give the boys half a reason, they’ll find an excuse to put you in your place.
Who are they serving and protecting?