Thursday, July 23, 2009

Henry Louis Gates Talks to Soledad O'Brien About His Arrest

In his first major interview since his arrest, Henry Louis Gates told the story to CNN's Soledad O'Brien.


"It was the fault of the policeman who couldn’t understand a black man standing up for his rights right in his space. And that’s what I did. And I would do the same thing exactly again."





7 comments:

A. Citizen said...

So much for non-biased reporting. Soledad acknowledged that she took a course taught by Gates. Why is she conducting this interview?

Anonymous said...

There are so many holes in his story. You can tell he is not being 100% truthful about the full extent of the circumstances of his arrest. CNN is so unbelievably biased, it should be called LNN- Liberal News Network. Shame on CNN for always showing only one side to the story.

Apuleius Platonicus said...

What happened to Gates happens to ordinary people every day of the week. Some cop doesn't like your attitude and all of a sudden you might as well be in Nazi Germany or Stalinist Russia. Thank you Skip Gates!!

Need More Details said...

Wait hold on let's hear some of those holes, Anonymous. What signals are you getting?

sensemaker said...

CNN probably got the exclisive BECAUSE O'Brien is a Harvard grad who had him for a course. Doesn't hurt rating for the BIA2 series this week either

JA said...

I am a white woman who has been on a union picketline. At that point, the police seem to discount your character and your morality without even knowing you. They make assumptions about who you are based solely on your presence on the picket line. I have sympathy for the black men and women or our country, and for the Hispanic people also, for whom assumptions are made based solely on their race.

Anonymous said...

Gates has made a career of rhetoric, now he actually gets to call himself a victim. How pathetic! Police face dangerous situations and calls everyday. The last thing he needed was hostile person confronting him, after he was called to investigate a burglary in progress. The professor should have thanked him for being attentive to an investigation of a burglary at his residence. And to think, this is a HARVARD Professor. Guess where my kids won't be attending college at? You got it Harvard!