Officer Who Arrested African-American Studies Professor Gates : “Keep The Cars Coming”

- By Bossip Staff

Although Professor Louis Gates clearly communicated to officer James Crowley that he was the owner of the house, the officer told dispatch “keep the cars coming” and called for back up. Why did the shady officer need all that back up with a nerdy looking professor telling him he owned the damn house?

BOSTON – A police sergeant who responded to a 911 call about a possible break-in at the home of black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. can be heard calling Gates uncooperative during a radio communication with a police dispatcher.

Sgt. James Crowley said he was with a man who claims to live in the house and with identification showing he was Gates. Crowley said the man was not cooperating and told the dispatcher to “keep the cars coming.”

Another voice can be heard in the background of the transmissions, but it is unintelligible and unclear if it is Gates. Cambridge police released a recording of the police transmissions Monday after more than a week of controversy over Gates’ July 16 arrest on a disorderly conduct charge.

Police also released the 911 call that led to the incident.

The caller, Lucia Whalen, says she saw two men pushing on the door of the house. She tells police she is not sure if the men live there or not. When pressed for a description by a dispatcher, she says one of the men may have been Hispanic.

The call led to the arrest of Gates on a disorderly conduct charge, and a resulting national debate about racial profiling.

Gates called his arrest by Crowley an act of racial profiling. Crowley’s supporters say Gates was belligerent.

In an earlier statement by her attorney, 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. 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.

“Contrary to published reports that a ‘white woman’ called 911 (police) and reported seeing ‘two black men’ trying to gain entry into Mr. Gates’ home, the woman, who has olive colored skin and is of Portuguese descent, told the 911 operator that she observed ‘two men’ at the home,” the statement read.

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  • Kami All Day

    He probably suffers from some sort of Napoleon complex, as do most cops.

    They got punked or beat up in grade school and now that they have a badge on their shoulder, it makes them tough guys.

    I dont know which is worse.

    A black cop or a white one.

    This dude is probably a racist though. Just like that Furhman guy who was a cop in OJ’s trial who testified.

  • Alrighty Then...

    What all of the defenders of this behavior will say now that the 911 tapes are out?
    How anyone can defend his actions as doing his job is beyond me. He went above and beyond to put this black man in his place, calling for back-up as if there were an additional threat for a 60 something yr old man and his driver, whom was the verified resident of the home. Where is the logic???

  • BlameItOnVanity

    @KamiAllDay:

    I know, i so agree w/you. Some of these cops black or white are out of control. I’m sort of dissapointed in Obama for backing down, he should know as a person of color that this problem (racial profiling) has been going on unresovled for years!!!

  • Mrs. Big

    That’s how most of these YT ppl are even though they try to ACT like they’re not racist. President O’Bama spoke on it after being ask what he though about the whole thing and now the YT m’fkkas want to say that “he” has started some kind of racial conflict by putting their asses on blast for the world. I just hope that the President doesn’t back down on this situation and make that office and ppl be responsible.

  • UhHuhTrick

    It should also be noted that Lucia denies meeting gates at the scene. So if he lied in his report about meeting her and having that little conversation, then what does that say for the rest of it?

  • UhHuhTrick

    Check the CNN story. She says she didn’t meet him AT ALL! Suspect….

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  • http://www.jawbonin.com jawbonin.com

    Because he’s JIM CROW and that’s what JIM CROWs do!

  • The Truth-Old Testament

    Does anyone else think that this racist cop looks like Derrick Jeter?

  • Glok9n: Lev 20:13

    @The Truth-Old Testaments

    MY ENORMOUS EBONY WANG CERTAINLY THINKS SO. OR AT LEAST HE THINKS HE’S IN THE MILITARY. THAT’S THE ONLY WAY TO EXPLAIN HOW LI’L GLOK9N STANDS UP AND SALUTES EVERY TIME JETER SHOWS UP ON SCREEN. OR A-ROD. OR TYSON. OR MJ.

    MY BALLS AM STILL DRY, GAT-DAMMIT! SOMEBODY COME OVER HERE AND PAY ATTENTION TO MY NUTS!

  • Have a cold one on me

    He sure do look like D Jeter. lol

  • http://google Dee Dee

    that ole w.hite boy don’ lied – thats nothing nu

  • The Truth-Old Testament

    While the white cops(even Black or Brown ones) will always back up other cops,rich Waspy universities have no such code. Please let Harvard University and its donors know what you think the racist woman who phoned in the police call.
    Name: Lucia S Whalen
    Appointment Title: Circulation & Fund Raising Manager
    Department: CADM^VPA^MAG Circ/Fundraising
    Office Phone: +1 617 496 6693
    7 Ware St.
    Office Fax: +1 617 495 0324
    University Mailing Address: Harvard Magazine
    7 Ware St
    Cambridge MA 02138
    Email: lucia_whalen@harvard.edu
    Unit: Harvard Magazine

  • Zay G

    @Dee Dee

    “that ole w.hite boy don’ lied – thats nothing nu”

    That’s incredible. You made an error in five of eight words in a single sentence. Oh, wait. I forgot. Speaking English is for white folks.

    OOH, DAT DEM RACIST CRACKA HE DONE BE HIBBITY DIBBITY JIBBITY! BLOOGA FLARGA RANDOM PUNKTUATION. KILL YT!

  • Taurus no bull

    Portuguese is still white idiots

  • Carla

    Professor Gates had every right to get pissed the cops were in his home, lol….

  • Carla

    Professor Gates was pissed due to the fact that the cops were in his house giving him a hard time, lol….

  • Anon

    So, what is “white” if olive skin of Portugese descent is not white. I guess, I’m not black/african american, I’m just brown skin African descent. PLEASE!!!!! I don’t care if it was a fair skin, olive skin, milky skin, the woman is still white!!!!!! It is hilarious to me how the media tries to put a twist on this race issue. Last I heard, olive skin of portugese descent describes the color and origin of a WHITE person. If portugese people aren’t white, then what race are they? the White media is full of sh******!!!!

  • 1TruDiva w/the PlatinumVocals---Pimpin, Platinum style!!! J-Hud's concert was OFF THE MEAT RACK!!!!!!!!!

    How did it turn so bad??????

    I know the Police Officer should’ve asked for more proof of him being in his own home–Has anyone ever stopped to think that people DO break into their own homes like–someone that has a restraining order but refuses to acknowledge it?

    At the time, did the Police Officer know that it was his home AND he was supposed to be there?

    I think this is unfortunate all the way around. The Police Officer could’ve used more tact and the Professor could’ve used a little more verbal restraint.

    I know how pissed I am when I’m locked out of my CAR so I can just imagine how exasperated he must’ve been being locked out of his home THEN–to have the police questioning him?

    I feel him!

  • Why did the shady officer need all that back up with a nerdy looking professor telling him he owned the damn house?

    Ah…he’s a T.W.M.

    Typical White Male

  • john hope franklin (still waiting on my apology from that cracka)

    he called more police because i was fina woop’ his ass…

  • alex

    Police lied..what’s new? a 68yr old man with a cane needs 8 squad cars?

  • ARTOFWAR

    @ MC HOOTYHOO….You STATED:

    God DAMN, you people make me ashamed to be black…
    ________________________

    WILL um, (cough,cough.) I don’t know how to put this nicely.
    But we are more than ahamed and sorry that you are black as well.
    But that could be easily rectified.
    If you know what I mean……ARTOFWAR.

  • ARTOFWAR

    @ MC HOOTYHOO….You STATED:

    God DAMN, you people make me ashamed to be black…
    ________________________

    WILL um, (cough,cough.) I don’t know how to put this nicely.
    But we are more than ashamed, and sorry that you are black as well.
    But that could be easily rectified.
    If you know what I mean……ARTOFWAR.

  • http://BOSSIP SAVY

    the cop clearly said Gates shows ID that he does live there. so put yourself in his shoes, you prove you live there. then this cop continues to talk crazy to you of course you go off. why be disrespected in your own home after you have proven you live there. i would have acted a fool to.

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