President Barack Obama played it safe at the press-dubbed "Beer Summit" Thursday. Avoiding another dijon mustard elitist debacle, the president stuck with Bud Light as he had a beer with Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates and Cambridge Police Sergeant James Crowley.Insisting it was an informal meeting to discuss the differences between Gates and the officer who arrested him after he was seen forcing open the front door of his home, Obama and VP Joe Biden both arrived in shirtsleeves. The two...Read Full Story
Abraham (boston.com) Yvonne Abraham, a columnist for the Boston Globe, wrote today about how she deleted an email that Officer Justin Barrett had sent her. The angry email from Barrett has resulted in his suspension and was in response to a column Abraham had written in which she called the Cambridge Police "dunderheaded" for arresting Professor Henry Louis Gates.Abraham writes for the Boston Globe: I can’t recall the exact part that made me hit delete. It could have been where he says...Read Full Story
James Crowley, a 42-year-old police officer with the Cambridge Police Department who is being accused of racism after arresting African-American Harvard Scholar Henry Louis Gates, maintains that he did nothing wrong and will not apologize to Gates.President Obama said that Crowley acted "stupidly," while Crowley's police department is standing behind the officer.The NY Daily News reported: "I just have nothing to apologize for," Crowley said of the arrest. "It will never happen." For a week...Read Full Story
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