Re: Arrested Citizen
By Alan R. (Rudy) McGillvray
August 17, 2009
I hereby retract almost everything I wrote about Robert Gates
and his arrest on his own property. From what I now understand,
Gates immediately began berating the police officer for even
showing up; leaving the officer no choice but to arrest Gates
for disorderly conduct.
A neighbor had called 911, because she did not know what was
going on: and Gates, instead of yelling at the cop for profiling,
should have pulled out his ID and explained to the policeman,
what was going on.
Instead, Gates, probably thinking that since he had a black President,
had more protections than normally available to a white citizen,
started yelling and accusing the policeman of profiling. Gates
has NOT been a good citizen, and I hereby apologize once again,
to the policeman and his department for any and all criticisms.
The situation could have had
a much better outcome.
Yours, in effective law enforcement,
Alan R. (Rudy) McGillvray
About: Long-time resident
Received August 17, 2009 -
Published August 17, 2009
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