It seems like most all of the posters on this thread know all the facts of this case and in fact know exactly what happened in this case.
The general consensus from all the forensic experts on this board is that the police report is 100% accurate, and no facts are in dispute.
Those "undisputed" facts are in a nutshell as follows;
A) Crowley and all the LEO's involved acted responsibly and are to be commended for their honor and integrity. They should in fact sue for the abuse and indignity that they have had to endure
B) Gates and his "partner in crime" are racist troublemakers who should have been arrested, tasered, roughed up some, and faced serious penalties for their egregious threatening actions to these officers and the rest of the community at large.
As a god fearing flag waving ,blue eyed native born American I am outraged, threatened and insulted to know that an elderly black man who walks with a cane can be discovered inside a residence in which he legally resides and not have to face serious legal consequences for such egregious behavior. He should not be allowed to roam the streets unfetterred!!!
It strikes me as funny that the Prosecuter decided not to pursue the charges against Gates and his "partner in crime", inspite of the "undisputed" facts stated above.
He is the top law enforcement official in the jurisdiction of the alleged scene of the crime, and as such should have the ability, authority and resources to thouroughly ascertain the prosecutions [officers] version of the facts. In spite of this he chose not to prosecute these obvious menaces to society. He must have ignored the obvious "undisputed" facts.
This is especially unusual in light of the fact that prosecutors usually have a law enforcement bent, and tend to favor LEO's version of the "facts" There is an axiom that you can indict a ham sandwich.
So I have a suggesstion to all the CSI experts on this board. Please step from behind your keyboards for a while. Start a Million Man March to Massachusetts and demand that justice be served. Share with the [obviously uninformed] authorities there your "undisputed" facts.
If we allow menaces like Gates and his ilk to not pay for their crimes, then we risk setting a precendent wherein we may all be subjected
to the risk of living in an area where having elderly crippled black men peacefully residing nearby is tolerated and accepted.
Tongue in cheek.... NIMBY regards