In "Gates Lied," Andrew Cline writes at American Spectator:
Henry Louis Gates Jr., director of Harvard's W.E.B. Dubois Institute for African and African-American Research, said he hoped his arrest for disorderly conduct on July 16 would be a teachable moment for America. Boy, has it ever been.
Monday, the City of Cambridge released the 911 and arrest tapes from the incident in which Gates was arrested by white police officer James Crowley.
It is no wonder that Gates has begun to back down from his allegations of racism.
The tapes show no such motivation, and they confirm that Gates was being disorderly, which he had denied.
What's the lesson? Cline writes:
The lesson America ought to learn from this incident is that Gates' image of the world as a place in which individuals are little more than pawns in the greater historical conflict between the races is fatally misconceived. It is a projection of a hopelessly erroneous political theory that, from time to time, reality disproves in a grand way.
Here is audio from the neighbor's 911 call.
Here is audio from the Cambridge officer/dispatch tapes.
Read the entire article by Andrew Cline at American Spectator.