Somebody Is Lying - "Keep The Cars Coming" - How Many Cambridge Police Are Needed To Deal With One "Belligerent" Black Man?
The more that comes to light with this bogus Skip Gates arrest, the worst it gets. Sgt. Crowley needed multiple police cars to respond to the scene of a non-robbery, a non-burglary, a non-break-in? What exactly were the extra officers for - too intimidate Dr. Gates perhaps?
The 911 caller sounded unsure about what she saw and clearly was reporting information from a third party. And good old stand-up guy Sgt. Crowley has now been contradicted by his own witness about who mentioned "race" first. Somebody is lying.
The 911 caller mentions luggage - "suitcases" - Crowley said "backpacks" in his official report - what taxi driver wears a backpack when driving? Somebody is lying. And what did Crowley think happened to the other man since he only encountered one man on the scene when he arrived? The disappearing accomplice - a taxi driver that performs magic robberies on the side? Somebody is lying.
And this quote from Crowley troubles me greatly -
"I'm up with a gentleman, says he resides here, but was uncooperative, but keep the cars coming." Keep the cars coming for what? A seasoned trained officer like Crowley needed help with an angry and upset citizen? Sounds like to me Sgt. Crowley was intending to arrest Dr. Gates and wanted witnesses.
I'm with Andrew Sullivan, John Ridley, and Maureen Dowd on this one.