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Archive for July 24th, 2009

Obama-Cambridge Police. How Glenn Beck and David Horowitz got it wrong. – UPDATED!

Posted by iusbvision on July 24, 2009

First of all I want to make it clear that I have the utmost respect for David Horowitz and Glenn Beck, but even IF everything that they said here is an absolute reality they are still wrong so please allow me to explain why.

Massachusetts law makes it clear that disorderly conduct is illegal disruptive behavior IN PUBLIC and with the intent of causing illegal disruptive and violent behavior of others. The professor was on his own property (NOT OUT IN PUBLIC) and this happened after the professor showed legal ID proving that he was in his own residence. The officer asked the professor to step outside for the purpose of arresting him.

The bottom line is this, there is nothing illegal about acting like a fool, or calling a police officer a racist while on your own property.

A good police officer, who behaves as a servant to the people, de-escalates a situation. As soon as he saw the ID and saw the professor was legit he should have just turned and left the premises. A bad police officer who has an attitude as if he is the people’s master and/or wears a cloak of infallibility (and there are lots of these out there I have seen first hand) is someone who escalates a situation.

I do not believe that this was about race, I believe that this was an escalation attitude by the police who simply did not follow the law. Once Prof. Gates showed his ID it should have been over no matter what foolish things Gates may or may not have been saying. Prof. Gates was arrested because of what he was saying to a police officer. One does not win an argument with a pair of hand cuffs. The arrest was illegal because the legal definition of disorderly conduct was not met which is why the charges were dropped almost immediately.

If I were Prof. Gates, I would sue the Cambridge PD not because the officer was a racist, but because they made an illegal arrest for the wrong reasons.

I know that some of you may be shocked, but I am siding with the professor on this one for all the right legal reasons.

Also I am not at all convinced that the police report is accurate. We have catalogued many cases of police brutality and misconduct where police did not tell the whole truth [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10] and most of these incidents of bad police behavior are generated by law enforcement who seem to have convinced themselves that they can do no wrong. I am not saying that the police officer is a liar, but what I am saying is that just because something is in a police report doesn’t mean it is the whole truth.

The link below tells the story of a police officer with a cloak of infallibility whose attitude resulted in some rather grim consequences for his victim and himself.  –

UPDATE– Just because all parties in this event acted stupidly doesn’t mean that Prof. Gates is not a nutty very far left black liberation theology conspiracy theorist with hate issues, because he most certainly is judging by the video clip that Glenn Beck found of gates giving a speech. Beck also asks, if the president is not a racist, how come he surrounded himself with overt racists like Farrahkan, Kahlidi, Rev. Wright, and the other overt anti-semites that he has brought into the administration as we have outlined in our “Israel” category? 

Keep in mind that Gates is considered a MODERATE among far left black studies professors… and THAT says something important as well.

UPDATE II– Legendary writer Chris Hitchens has the same take we have on this story; Gates’ arrest was wrong and illegal.  Hitchens:

A Man’s Home Is His Constitutional Castle

Henry Louis Gates Jr. should have taken his stand on the Bill of Rights, not on his epidermis or that of the arresting officer.

Moreover, whatever he said to the cop was in the privacy of his own home. It is monstrous in the extreme that he should in that home be handcuffed, and then taken downtown, after it had been plainly established that he was indeed the householder.

Absolutely a must read article, especially for college students who by and large are constitutionally inept due to the state of public education today.

Posted in Campus Freedom, Indoctrination & Censorship, Chuck Norton, Government Gone Wild, Other Links | 4 Comments »

The New York Times was excited to try and disqualify McCain over birth issue. – UPDATED!

Posted by iusbvision on July 24, 2009

Elements on the left were all excited about Goldwater, Romney and McCain on this issue.   

So why is Obama and the DNC spending literally over a million dollars in courts to keep from producing a real birth certificate? And before you say it in comments, the “certificate of live birth” that Obama has produced is not a birth certificate. It is a document that is often given to immigrants who have no way of coming up with a certified and original birth certificate.

I would like to know, whats the big deal, produce the document for crying out loud. I am also distressed that judges in some courts are making decisions on this that are totally political by making nonsense rulings like “no American citizen has standing in court on this issue” etc to avoid just ordering that the document be produced. 

Obama very well may be a real citizen and I am inclined to believe he is, but obviously there is something on that document that they don’t want out in the general public. Why spend millions to keep from releasing it? I wasn’t particularly interested in this issue until they started spending huge money on a team of lawyers trying to keep it from being released. What also generated interest is when the Army Major said that he would not deploy to Afghanistan till Obama proved he was constitutionally qualified to be commander in chief and filed a lawsuit. The Army completely caved and told the major that he did not have to deploy and pulled his orders so he would not have standing in court.

Let there be no doubt, the way that Obama’s lawyers, a few bad courts and the media have totally mishandled this situation is what has kept this story a growing one. It is almost as if it is they who are working to keep this story alive.

In the clip below, notice how the guy representing the “Obama” point of view tries to yell over everyone else to keep them from making their points and how he tries to make it about “your nuts if you ask for a birth certificate” with an almost frothing at the mouth zeal instead of just dealing with the issue square on.

UPDATE: The Huffington Post, in a surprise move called for the releasing of Obama’s origibal birth certificate. The state of hawaii says that they have it on file and cant release it because the president himself said no. HuffPo asks, “Why not just release the thing and be done with it?” – LINK

Bernard Goldberg of CBS fame take sthe same reaction that we do, why is it that it is the White House that keeps this story alive?

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