The chip on Professor Henry Louis Gates' shoulder was booked separately
Charges for resisting arrest against Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates have been dropped, but he still may need to have a giant, malignant chip on his shoulder removed.
When Gates was asked for identification during an investigation of a possible break-in, he responded, “Why? Because I’m a black man in America?”
Which, of course, is the typical reaction from anyone who has had an encounter with the police. (For example, if stopped for a malfunctioning headlight on your car, simply respond to the officer’s request for your drivers license by saying, “Why? Because I’m a black man in America?” It’s guaranteed to work like a charm.)
Barack Obama, who received enough support from whites to be elected President of the United States, did take time to pronounce–without knowing the facts–that the Cambridge police, “acted stupidly.” You know, kind of like acting without first knowing the facts.
According to Obama, the only time police don’t act stupidly are when they are shot in the line of duty. In that case, police are brave and serve as a reminder why guns must be banned.
Obama added that the massive chip on Gates’ shoulder was a pre-existing condition. Under the terms of his government-subsidized health plan, an operation to remove the chip would be covered.
However, the wait for the operation would make the 350 years of oppression seem short.
Written by Sven Waring of DotPenn.com
Note: Henry Gates Cambridge police report