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DevonRex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-23-09 06:33 PM
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34. You're a smart man. Always know who you're dealing with. Check the name
on the name tag against the name on the ID. Get the badge number. Good cops will be happy to supply the information. As a matter of fact they'd think folks who didn't ask for ID were pretty stupid in this day and age.
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  -What was the point of Mr. Gates asking the officer for his name and badge number? Rex_Goodheart  Jul-23-09 06:11 PM   #0 
  - Well said. n/t  bbinacan   Jul-23-09 06:13 PM   #1 
  - It might have been well said but needlessly asked, you have the RIGHT...the RIGHT to ask  uponit7771   Jul-23-09 06:41 PM   #43 
  - Actually, no... not well said  BklnDem75   Jul-24-09 09:25 AM   #129 
  - If a policeman came into your home and demanded you identify  annabanana   Jul-23-09 06:13 PM   #2 
  - wow just wow, I assume this person has never had to face such a situation...  AuntPatsy   Jul-24-09 10:38 AM   #136 
  - stupid question.  PretzelWarrior   Jul-23-09 06:13 PM   #3 
  - The resident republlican is here again  Rosa Luxemburg   Jul-23-09 06:57 PM   #53 
     - not sure what you mean.  PretzelWarrior   Jul-23-09 07:17 PM   #64 
        - The op  Rosa Luxemburg   Jul-23-09 08:06 PM   #84 
  - Gates is a Nationally Known Personality  DoBotherMe   Jul-23-09 06:14 PM   #4 
  - I never heard of Professor Gates before this affair  Rex_Goodheart   Jul-23-09 06:17 PM   #6 
  - You ARE kidding?  DoBotherMe   Jul-23-09 06:23 PM   #15 
  - You never heard of Professor Gates? I'm sorry for you ... you've been under a rock.  gauguin57   Jul-24-09 12:45 AM   #116 
  - Sorry. I don't buy that Gates is recognizable to most.  MUAD_DIB   Jul-23-09 06:25 PM   #18 
     - You like to play games too I see.  DoBotherMe   Jul-23-09 06:42 PM   #44 
        - You're being silly. You're dismissed.  Rex_Goodheart   Jul-23-09 07:03 PM   #55 
        - Project much?  DoBotherMe   Jul-24-09 01:28 PM   #139 
        - I believe that you are being disingenuous.  MUAD_DIB   Jul-23-09 09:39 PM   #94 
        - So was the cop  DoBotherMe   Jul-24-09 01:30 PM   #141 
        - I consider myself  leftynyc   Jul-24-09 09:19 AM   #128 
           - +1  a la izquierda   Jul-24-09 09:28 AM   #131 
              - -1  DoBotherMe   Jul-24-09 01:30 PM   #140 
                 - Oh grow the hell up.  a la izquierda   Jul-24-09 04:15 PM   #142 
  - Because only a fool believes that a stranger is a cop before seeing proof.  DevonRex   Jul-23-09 06:16 PM   #5 
  - So, your answer is that Mr. Gates didn't believe he was really a cop?  Rex_Goodheart   Jul-23-09 06:18 PM   #7 
  - You asked why he asked for ID. I answered that only a fool believes a strange is a cop before  DevonRex   Jul-23-09 06:20 PM   #9 
  - You've never heard of people impersonating a police officer?  SeattleGirl   Jul-23-09 06:20 PM   #10 
  - that could be one viable answer. The professor wrote on race issues for years  PretzelWarrior   Jul-23-09 06:20 PM   #11 
  - You think Mr. Gates was unaware that the police had been called  Rex_Goodheart   Jul-23-09 06:26 PM   #20 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-23-09 07:16 PM   #63 
  - Don't let facts get in your way.  Rex_Goodheart   Jul-23-09 07:23 PM   #70 
  - Who are you to say that his reason was illegitimate?  Fire1   Jul-23-09 08:17 PM   #89 
  - The cop didn't not have a legal right to enter the house. Gates had  quiller4   Jul-24-09 12:29 AM   #108 
  - You're a smart man. Always know who you're dealing with. Check the name  DevonRex   Jul-23-09 06:33 PM   #34 
  - Well the officer didn't believe Mr. Gates was the homeowner  ecstatic   Jul-23-09 06:23 PM   #16 
  - Well, last night in Lexington, KY  PVnRT   Jul-24-09 06:49 AM   #120 
  - +1  redqueen   Jul-24-09 04:20 PM   #144 
  - I agree  Enrique   Jul-23-09 06:19 PM   #8 
  - I've been questioned by police before, under reasonable circumstances  Rex_Goodheart   Jul-23-09 06:22 PM   #13 
     - Well, gosh, if *you* never asked, I suppose there's no need for anyone to have the right to ask.  SemiCharmedQuark   Jul-23-09 07:22 PM   #68 
        - You obviously can't read.  Rex_Goodheart   Jul-23-09 07:24 PM   #72 
           - Then what business is it of yours *why* he asked? He asked and was probably going to file a  SemiCharmedQuark   Jul-23-09 07:28 PM   #75 
  - He was being a crabby old shit. Cafferty would have done the same.  elehhhhna   Jul-23-09 06:21 PM   #12 
  - he can be as crabby as he wants to be in his own house. cafferty too.  NatBurner   Jul-24-09 06:57 AM   #121 
     - that's my point. The cops an ass.  elehhhhna   Jul-24-09 10:05 AM   #133 
        - oops! withdrawn  NatBurner   Jul-24-09 10:36 AM   #135 
  - It's interesting how some people are suddenly defending the police  Political Tiger   Jul-23-09 06:22 PM   #14 
  - Yeah, that must be the reason.  MUAD_DIB   Jul-23-09 06:28 PM   #22 
  - I noticed it too. Disgusting. n/t  firedupdem   Jul-23-09 06:34 PM   #35 
  - He probably thought it was Barney Fucking Fife  tabasco   Jul-23-09 06:25 PM   #17 
  - Gates felt he was being harrased. So he did the right thing by asking for Name and Badge number  Thrill   Jul-23-09 06:26 PM   #19 
  - Does it sound to you like he was being harassed?  Rex_Goodheart   Jul-23-09 06:28 PM   #23 
     - Were you there? Are you sure thats all he said to Gates?  Thrill   Jul-23-09 06:31 PM   #28 
     - Yes, how many people who are robbing a house answer the door after it's been knocked on?  uponit7771   Jul-23-09 06:50 PM   #49 
     - I guess he thinks that negroes not only commit a large amount of crime but that they  DevonRex   Jul-23-09 07:22 PM   #69 
     - Yes. because by that time he was no longer a suspect and the cop was  quiller4   Jul-24-09 12:30 AM   #109 
  - That uppity negro should have known his place...asking for a badge!  traxster   Jul-23-09 06:26 PM   #21 
  - That MIGHT be the reason he got arrested  Rex_Goodheart   Jul-23-09 06:30 PM   #25 
     - What the heck are you talking about?  Thrill   Jul-23-09 06:32 PM   #31 
     - Contrary to popular belief, its not illegal to talk back to a cop.  traxster   Jul-23-09 06:34 PM   #36 
     - Gates had every right to be angry  dave29   Jul-24-09 12:07 AM   #105 
  - It doesn't matter what the point was of asking for his name and badge #  eShirl   Jul-23-09 06:30 PM   #24 
  - I agree with that...  Rex_Goodheart   Jul-23-09 06:31 PM   #27 
  - whatever dude  eShirl   Jul-23-09 06:34 PM   #37 
  - If you agree then why are you asking why he asked.  Raineyb   Jul-23-09 07:14 PM   #61 
  - He clearly thinks that uppity negroes have no right to ask a cop for identification.  DevonRex   Jul-23-09 07:28 PM   #74 
  - It appears  Baltoman991   Jul-24-09 09:21 PM   #156 
  - exactly. There's no reason for the cop to not give his information when asked.  nightrain   Jul-23-09 07:07 PM   #60 
     - In MA it is a crime for an officer to refuse. n/t  quiller4   Jul-24-09 12:31 AM   #110 
  - So you've moved on to a new angle in addition to the "black men commit the most crimes"  ecstatic   Jul-23-09 06:31 PM   #26 
  - I didn't say black men commit the most crimes  Rex_Goodheart   Jul-23-09 06:33 PM   #32 
     - If it is a "fact", why have you yet to provide a single link to back it up?  scheming daemons   Jul-23-09 08:18 PM   #90 
     - Oh, and there's a damned good reason for that. White  Fire1   Jul-23-09 08:32 PM   #91 
  - Gee, I don't know--probably because officers busted into his house  Arkana   Jul-23-09 06:32 PM   #29 
  - WTF????? Gates was in his OWN HOUSE.  Avalux   Jul-23-09 06:32 PM   #30 
  - After a break in, you mean?  Rex_Goodheart   Jul-23-09 06:34 PM   #38 
     - Who said it was a break in?  Avalux   Jul-23-09 06:36 PM   #39 
     - The neighbor who reported it to the police.  Rex_Goodheart   Jul-23-09 07:04 PM   #57 
        - not a neighbor a campus employee walking by. n/t  quiller4   Jul-24-09 12:32 AM   #111 
     - I don't think you can break into your own home???  traxster   Jul-23-09 06:36 PM   #40 
     - THERE WAS NO FUCKING BREAK-IN. Moran.  DevonRex   Jul-23-09 06:36 PM   #41 
     - Yes, there was.  Rex_Goodheart   Jul-23-09 07:01 PM   #54 
        - A neighbor reporting a possible break-in is not a break-in. nt  Occam Bandage   Jul-23-09 07:04 PM   #58 
        - No there was NOT a break-in. Good lord you couldn't possibly be this thick.  DevonRex   Jul-23-09 07:20 PM   #66 
        - Yes, there was. Mr. Gates admitted that the driver had to break in to the house.  Rex_Goodheart   Jul-23-09 07:23 PM   #71 
           - Seriously, freeper, what are you doing here?  DevonRex   Jul-23-09 07:26 PM   #73 
           - Are you a liar, an idiot or both?  Number23   Jul-23-09 08:14 PM   #86 
           - I vote both.  DevonRex   Jul-23-09 08:16 PM   #88 
           - No. Gates used his key on the back door. Unlocked the front  quiller4   Jul-24-09 12:34 AM   #112 
        - From what I've read and heard there was no break-in  justiceischeap   Jul-23-09 09:29 PM   #93 
     - How many people who are robbing a house will come to the door?!?!?!  uponit7771   Jul-23-09 06:47 PM   #47 
     - I guess some people are just a sucker for a man in uniform  Lerkfish   Jul-23-09 06:52 PM   #51 
  - You state that:  aquamarina   Jul-23-09 06:33 PM   #33 
  - You are so right. There was no reason for the officer to remain  quiller4   Jul-24-09 12:35 AM   #113 
  - Not to defend the OP, but you are mistaken...  hughee99   Jul-24-09 12:41 AM   #115 
     - No No No  aquamarina   Jul-24-09 08:45 AM   #123 
        - We know that's what happened, had Gates every explained that  hughee99   Jul-24-09 09:44 PM   #159 
  - Regardless of the officer's action or behavior...  wundermaus   Jul-23-09 06:37 PM   #42 
  - It's the circumstances described in your last sentence  Rex_Goodheart   Jul-23-09 06:54 PM   #52 
  - I would want to remember the name and badge number, too...  Orsino   Jul-23-09 06:45 PM   #45 
  - Because it is his Constitutional right to have that information when he asks for it. Period.  Hekate   Jul-23-09 06:46 PM   #46 
  - you say "mouthing off" I say "insisting on civil rights"  Lerkfish   Jul-23-09 06:49 PM   #48 
  - The cop was in uniform but was in an unmarked vehicle.  Blue Diadem   Jul-23-09 06:51 PM   #50 
  - "What was the point?"  Occam Bandage   Jul-23-09 07:03 PM   #56 
  - How was he being harassed? By being asked for ID?  Rex_Goodheart   Jul-23-09 07:07 PM   #59 
     - Citizens have the right to file a complaint if they feel they are being harassed.  SemiCharmedQuark   Jul-23-09 07:15 PM   #62 
  - Pat Buchanen surely agrees with you, racist.  Forkboy   Jul-23-09 07:19 PM   #65 
  - Spelling btw.  Fearless   Jul-23-09 07:29 PM   #77 
     - Focus on the important stuff btw.  Forkboy   Jul-23-09 07:36 PM   #79 
        - Oh there's really nothing important left to discuss.  Fearless   Jul-23-09 07:39 PM   #80 
           - Now you're defending Pat Buchanan?  Raineyb   Jul-23-09 09:53 PM   #98 
           - I posted a bunch of links last night to many previous statements by this OP.  Forkboy   Jul-23-09 10:03 PM   #99 
  - Essentially more useless suppostion...  orwell   Jul-23-09 07:21 PM   #67 
  - Umm, you forgot Gates showed ID to prove the house was his and got arrested...  uponit7771   Jul-23-09 07:36 PM   #78 
     - I left that out because the timeline of that fact is in dispute.  orwell   Jul-23-09 07:53 PM   #81 
  - He was probably embarassed and lashed out.  Fearless   Jul-23-09 07:29 PM   #76 
  - What's the point of this thread?  CatWoman   Jul-23-09 07:58 PM   #82 
  - You can't guess?  Forkboy   Jul-23-09 10:19 PM   #100 
     - then why is that piece of shit hanging around here then?  CatWoman   Jul-24-09 09:09 AM   #126 
  - Sgt. Crowley was wearing his name and badge number on his police uniform.  invictus   Jul-23-09 08:04 PM   #83 
  - Word to the wise: EVERYONE should ask to see the identification  DevonRex   Jul-23-09 08:07 PM   #85 
  - That's correct. There are times entire uniforms are stolen.  Blue Diadem   Jul-23-09 09:23 PM   #92 
  - I gotta say...even not knowing who was in the bottom pic...  Lars39   Jul-23-09 11:59 PM   #104 
  - Wow...  Rebubula   Jul-24-09 09:00 AM   #125 
     - You must not ever be around any...facial expressions tell a lot.  Lars39   Jul-24-09 09:13 AM   #127 
  - Crowley Has "The Look"  SoDesuKa   Jul-24-09 10:21 PM   #163 
  - Citizens should be able to demand badge numbers at any time  Canuckistanian   Jul-23-09 08:15 PM   #87 
  - It's common sense 101  KingFlorez   Jul-23-09 09:43 PM   #95 
  - How esle afre you going to file a complaint  depakid   Jul-23-09 09:46 PM   #96 
  - "Now, before you go off on some tangent, I fully understand that it was within his rights to do so."  ProSense   Jul-23-09 09:46 PM   #97 
  - Gates was in his own home. Without a search warrant, Gates can order the police out. Gates did  lindisfarne   Jul-23-09 10:58 PM   #101 
  - I'm one of them. Without a search warrant I won't answer question one. n/t  quiller4   Jul-24-09 12:38 AM   #114 
  - Why have you spent some 1200 posts here?  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jul-23-09 11:53 PM   #102 
  - I'm sorry you couldn't answer my question before you were banned.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Jul-24-09 04:19 PM   #143 
  - For a cop who teaches racial profiling, knows the history, should have been the professional here  MarjorieG   Jul-23-09 11:58 PM   #103 
  - Is that you Strom?  TheKentuckian   Jul-24-09 12:18 AM   #106 
  - An officer is required by law to provide such upon request.  quiller4   Jul-24-09 12:27 AM   #107 
  - Hey everyone! "Ignore" is your friend!  gauguin57   Jul-24-09 12:54 AM   #117 
  - the ignore lists capn', they canna' take much more of this!!  Moochy   Jul-24-09 01:40 AM   #118 
     - LOL!  gauguin57   Jul-24-09 01:45 AM   #119 
        - I'm just glad there is a technical solution  Moochy   Jul-24-09 09:27 AM   #130 
  - Not a burglary suspect  Arkplayer   Jul-24-09 08:25 AM   #122 
  - Unrecommend  TexasObserver   Jul-24-09 08:49 AM   #124 
  - People have certain rights in thier own home  mkultra   Jul-24-09 09:31 AM   #132 
  - In order to file a complaint against a police officer one needs ID.  Warren Stupidity   Jul-24-09 10:27 AM   #134 
  - I agree with you. Gates and the Officer acted stupidly.  Evergreen Emerald   Jul-24-09 10:42 AM   #137 
  - Yup, maybe so, but people have a right to act stupidly in their own  JayMusgrove   Jul-24-09 10:45 AM   #138 
  - He's no longer here to be glad that yet another DUer agrees with this nonsense. (nt)  redqueen   Jul-24-09 04:22 PM   #145 
  - And thank goodness for that. One person saying that BS was more than enough.  DevonRex   Jul-24-09 04:29 PM   #147 
  - Seems that RG got his pizza. Do you still agree with him? Hmmm????  DevonRex   Jul-24-09 04:28 PM   #146 
  - LOL! omigod.  Lerkfish   Jul-24-09 06:17 PM   #149 
  - That opinion got the poster a pizza  Raine   Jul-24-09 06:32 PM   #151 
  - And here it comes  Evergreen Emerald   Jul-24-09 06:46 PM   #152 
     - I think when one finds oneself agreeing with racists, its a good time to reconsider  Lerkfish   Jul-24-09 08:44 PM   #153 
     - Lerkfish: Obama said this was a teaching moment: what a shame you do not agree.  Evergreen Emerald   Jul-24-09 09:31 PM   #157 
        - I never called you anything.  Lerkfish   Jul-25-09 06:47 AM   #165 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-25-09 10:40 AM   #167 
           - You are wrong  Evergreen Emerald   Jul-25-09 11:35 AM   #170 
     - No one called you a racist  Raine   Jul-24-09 08:53 PM   #154 
  - Not surprising.  Forkboy   Jul-24-09 09:03 PM   #155 
     - Hi forkboy.  Evergreen Emerald   Jul-24-09 09:32 PM   #158 
  - The point? It was his right to ask, and the officer's duty to comply with the request.  tsuki   Jul-24-09 04:32 PM   #148 
  - For their own safety women are told to ask  Raine   Jul-24-09 06:28 PM   #150 
  - Probably to wage a complaint against a public servant.  tabasco   Jul-24-09 09:51 PM   #160 
  - you have to see it from Gates position  krawhitham   Jul-24-09 09:58 PM   #161 
  - How sad, this OP is now deceased. With pepperoni.  kestrel91316   Jul-24-09 10:09 PM   #162 
  - Oh, Stop Already....PLEASE!!! Sometimes Police Go Too Far... Sometimes  ChiciB1   Jul-24-09 10:48 PM   #164 
  - NEVER allow a suspect out of your sight  Jeff In Milwaukee   Jul-25-09 07:25 AM   #166 
  - Maybe he wanted to file a complaint?  Politicub   Jul-25-09 10:52 AM   #168 
  - One of the best tombstone's ever. n/t  JTFrog   Jul-25-09 10:53 AM   #169 
  - Locking since the OP  wakemeupwhenitsover   Jul-25-09 12:17 PM   #171 

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