1) According to the police report and interviews with Sgt. Crowley, the officer asked Gates to step outside, and he refused, saying "Why, because I'm a black man in America?" and "I'll speak with your mama outside" [obraznic rău, profesorul! - Nota mea] Sgt. Crowley has stated that it was an unusual response for a resident in the home legally [un miliţian care face raţionamente - Nota mea]. The police also said that Gates initially refused to provide ID, instead called someone to complain about a "Racist police officer" [profesorul are tupeu în continuare - Nota mea], and ultimately showed his Harvard ID. Sgt. Crowley has stated that as he tried to radio in the name on the ID, Gates shouted so loudly he couldn't hear his own voice [şi e şi isteric - Nota mea]. The police report states that "Gates continued to yell at me, accusing me of racial bias and continued to tell me that I had not heard the last of him".
2) According to Gates's version of events, when the officer asked for ID, Gates replied he had to get it inside, and then officer Crowley followed him into his home without permission [miliţian de dinainte de '89 - Nota mea]. After providing both his Harvard ID and his driver's license, each of which having a photo and the latter showing his home address to be the home in which they were standing, Gates repeatedly asked the officer for his name and badge number, which the officer would not provide, instead telling Gates to step outside his home [Garcea - Nota mea]. Gates said that after handing over the two sets of ID, he followed the officer (Crowley) from inside his house onto his front porch, where the officer was able to arrest him for "disorderly conduct" in public sigur, de ce nu? - Nota mea. Gates has also denied that he made a reference to the officer's "mama", saying "Does it sound logical that I would talk about the mother of a big white guy with a gun?" [Greşeala profesorului constă în faptul că-i atribuie miliţianului proprietatea gândirii logice - Nota mea]
În continuare, "Gates was arrested by Sgt. Crowley and charged with disorderly conduct.The charges were later dropped by the Middlesex County district attorney's office, upon the recommendation of the city of Cambridge and the Cambridge Police Department. The incident was referred to by authorities as "regrettable and unfortunate"; Sgt. Crowley said he would not apologize for his actions." [păi, unde ne trezim aici? Cum adică, să-şi ceară scuze?- Nota mea].
Evident, tot incidentul se mediatizează, moment în care se bagă în problemă şi Preşedintele-Jucător al SUA, care - să nu uităm - are pe cap o rată a şomajului de 10%, bănci care mor, altele care trăiesc cu bani de la stat, dar nu oferă credite, plus oameni care sunt evacuaţi din casele construite pe credite ipotecare. Evident că, în asemenea condiţii, Obama îşi poate îngădui luxul să comenteze ca prostu' o întâmplare consumată, undeva, în fundul ţării.
Şi, întrebat fiind, la o conferinţă de presă, dacă crede că în incidentul cu pricina miliţianul a operat cu criterii rasiste, Obama zice că "while he didn't know "what role race played" in the incident, "the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home".
Ion Iliescu, în cea mai amatoristă perioadă a ieşirilor sale publice din 1990, nu ar fi rostit o tâmpenie mai mare. Şi totuşi, Barack Obama, având la dispoziţie una dintre cele mai tari garnituri de consilieri de comunicare din istoria SUA, a reuşit să fie mai tâmpit decât miliţianul care-l arestase pe profesorul Gates.
Partea a II-a, în postarea de mâine.
Imaginea am preluat-o de la http://rlv.zcache.com/police_hat-p148123943623273986u7wl_400.jpg