I decided to do a little research on the Henry Lewis Gates, Jr. situation, in light of the President's remarks the other night that Gates' arrest was stupid. The more I learn the more bizarre the situation seems. First I read the police report
. Then I did a little googling and found out Professor Gates asserts that he could not lock his house before he went to the police station due to a previous break-in, but is irate that the police are investigating a break-in. The arresting officer has spent 5 years teaching race relations at the police academy, and he was appointed to that post by the black chief of police. Then I started seeing a list of all the people who were weighing in on this situation, which seems to be just about everyone. At this point, I decided simply to post up the link to the police report and leave it at that. For that reason I won't mention that when you compare the transcript
of the question at the press conference to the police report, not only did the President not know the facts, the ones he assumed he got all wrong.
UPDATE: You can read the update
to this post, which I wrote after the White House Beer Summit, by clicking here