Obama, Gates & Crowley | By Kevin Alexander Gray

The ProgressiveCitizens have the right to talk back to the police


President Barack Obama reached the wrong conclusion on the controversy between the police officer and the professor.

He said both people overreacted, and by bringing them to the White House for beers, he sought to make the controversy go away.

Instead, as someone who has sworn an oath to uphold the Constitution, he should have taken an unequivocal stand for free speech.

Citizens in this United States have the right to talk back to the police. The cops are not the Gestapo. We should not conclude from this incident that we need to be more servile. Instead, we should conclude that police abuse their authority when they slap a “disturbing the peace” or “disorderly conduct” charge on someone who is standing up for his rights.

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Filed under 1ST LOOK | KAG 2009 Essays, American Politics, American Progressive Politics, Black Politics, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, FREE SPEECH, Law Enforcement, Obama Administration, Police Abuse|Brutality|Killings, The Obama Administration

One response to “Obama, Gates & Crowley | By Kevin Alexander Gray

  1. I’ve been following the National Police Misconduct Research Project’s (InjusticeEverywhere.com) bad cop news stories at

    http://www.twitter.com/injusticenews

    for a couple of weeks now and let me tell you it is disturbing how many criminals there are with a badge and the power of the state behind them. Please get the word out about this if you can…

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