Has the Henry Gates "race card" been neutralized?
Just a few days ago, Professor Henry Gates was roaring like a lion in his display to the nation as being a "racially profiled" victim. As details started to trickle out, Henry started to not look more and more as the victim he tried to present himself as being. He is now being seen in the light as the person who was the aggressor that sparked his arrest in the first place. It looks like common sense is starting to make a come back. I've noticed that Obama and Gates have dialed down their rhetoric over the last two days. I have several theories on why that is. The race card that Professor Henry Gates played has been neutralized on several fronts. Sgt. Leon Lashley (in the picture next to Sgt. Crowley) is the black police officer that was present when Sgt James Crowley arrested Professor Gates. I had to laugh how the media was so focused on presenting Henry Gate's arrest as a "racial" incident, yet they completely ignored the "x factor" in the equation being that a black officer was there and saw the whole episode. Well Sgt. Lashley has spoken out on the incident.
"Asked if Gates should have been arrested, Lashley said supported Crowley "100 percent."
With Sgt. Lashley supporting and agreeing with Sgt. Crowley's actions, that left Gates and Obama in a quagmire in the use of the race card. Sgt. Lashley also stated that Gate's reaction to Crowley was "a little bit stranger than it should have been". Since the incident, Police Officers from all races have come to the defense and support of Sgt. Crowley. So it appears that the whole matter isn't as "white vs black" as Henry and latter Barack tried to present it as being. This is possibly one reason why Barack has since backtracked from his "stupidly" comment.
The race aspect to the story no longer has much weight thanks to Sgt. Lashley and other cops from different races coming out for Sgt Crowley. Also, the internal polling of Obama's "stupidly" comment was running very negative against him. In the end, it would appear that Professor Henry Gates has come off sounding like a bitter old fool stuck in a mind trap of racial paranoia. I wonder will Sgt. Lashley and other black police officers be labeled "Uncle Toms" for dare defending Sgt. Crowley. I'm very glad they did speak up. Now hopefully the race hustlers and oversensitive black crybabies can fade away until the next knee jerk event happens that doesn't warrant overreaction but will happen anyways.