Page 3 of 12 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast
Results 19 to 27 of 102

Thread: Uh oh.... this will be ugly

  1. #19

    Default Re: Uh oh.... this will be ugly

    Quote Originally Posted by Pimach View Post
    still wont stop the civil suit from being filed.
    The professor could REALLY impress me if he replaces a legal club with an olive branch.
    DSCH: a Soviet artist's reply to unjust criticism.

  2. #20
    Olympic Champ
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Parker, Az
    Posts
    3,388

    Default Re: Uh oh.... this will be ugly

    Quote Originally Posted by LkwdSteve View Post
    The professor could REALLY impress me if he replaces a legal club with an olive branch.
    Do you really think if he had been a distinguished white Professor who walks with a cane, in his own house, there would have been an arrest made?
    I am 49, bald, ugly, and don't own a single cool thing. Kids like me though.

  3. #21

    Default Re: Uh oh.... this will be ugly

    In an alternate universe ruled by good sense and gracious behavior"

    Police: Excuse me, sir, there has been reports of a break in at this place, so we need to ask all persons present for ID.

    Gates: Oh course, officer. Here it is; as you can tell, I'm professor Gates and I live here.

    Police: Our apologies, sir.


    The professor could have realized that the police are just doing their job. And the police could have realized that people are usually upset when being accused fo breaking into their own house, and cooled it with the handcuffing and charge-laying.

  4. #22

    Default Re: Uh oh.... this will be ugly

    This was probably a case of an egomaniac cop with a chip on his shoulder vs. woe is me black man with a chip on his shoulder.

    I think a sincere apology from both sides should resolve this.



    Although, I still maintain the prof. was lucky he didn't get tased.

  5. #23

    Default Re: Uh oh.... this will be ugly

    exactly, G&P

  6. #24
    Ancient Arachnid Spider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    5,424

    Default Re: Uh oh.... this will be ugly

    Quote Originally Posted by Ground&Pound View Post
    This was probably a case of an egomaniac cop with a chip on his shoulder vs. woe is me black man with a chip on his shoulder.
    Very likely correct on both counts. Re the professor: education does not imply good judgement.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ground&Pound View Post
    I think a sincere apology from both sides should resolve this.
    I'm sure Rev. Sharpton will do his best to keep the situation from becoming blown out of proportion.
    Atrophy: what you get when you win atournament.

  7. #25

    Default Re: Uh oh.... this will be ugly

    Quote Originally Posted by washed up wrestler View Post
    I love how all you white guys tell a black guy what to do. None of you have ever experienced what it's like to live as a black man.

    I say bravo to the homeowner. Also, didn't the white neighbor know what the black guy in their neighborhood looked like?
    Oh no. It simply couldn't be a case of human beings telling a fellow human being what to do. That wouldn't do, would it?

    You are casting bricks from the same glass house of those you criticize.
    DSCH: a Soviet artist's reply to unjust criticism.

  8. #26

    Default Re: Uh oh.... this will be ugly

    Quote Originally Posted by sgallan View Post
    Do you really think if he had been a distinguished white Professor who walks with a cane, in his own house, there would have been an arrest made?
    I think I already asked that question, in so many words, in a previous post.
    DSCH: a Soviet artist's reply to unjust criticism.

  9. #27
    Ancient Arachnid Spider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    5,424

    Default Re: Uh oh.... this will be ugly

    Quote Originally Posted by sgallan View Post
    Do you really think if he had been a distinguished white Professor who walks with a cane, in his own house, there would have been an arrest made?
    If the white professor resented being asked for ID and gave the officers crap, yes. However, the article I cited stated that the officers weren't content with just the ID, and the professor became resentful at the continued interrogation. As said above by Ground & Pound, there likely is enough blame to go around.
    Atrophy: what you get when you win atournament.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •