July 27, 2009

Whaaat?? Race not mentioned in Gates 911 call?

How can this be? He's a "pre-eminent scholar" at our most esteemed university and he just knew the arriving police had racial motives! How DARE they release information that contradicts the assertions of such a famous professor??

The 911 caller who reported a possible break-in at the home of black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. did not mention race in the call, according to a statement issued by her attorney and backed up by Cambridge Police Commissioner Robert Haas.

Lucia Whalen placed the 911 call July 16, saying she saw two men on Gates' front porch who appeared to be trying to force open the front door. The call led to the arrest of Gates by Cambridge police on a disorderly conduct charge, and the resulting national firestorm.

In the statement issued Sunday by attorney Wendy Murphy, Whalen who has not spoken publicly said she only saw the backs of the two men and did not know their race when she made the call. Murphy said Whalen, who works nearby, called because she had been aware of recent break-ins in the area and wanted to correct "misinformation" suggesting that she placed the call because the men on the porch were black.

Well, wadd'ya know ...

Posted by Hube at July 27, 2009 09:06 AM | TrackBack

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