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Complaining About Cops Arresting Henry Louis Gates Is Enough to Get Arrested

APPARENTLY … Walking down the street complaining about the disorderly conduct arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. is enough to get the cops to arrest you for … disorderly conduct. That’s what Pepin Tuma learned while strolling through D.C., making sure his comments were in earshot of the cops — and spent a few hours in jail, paid $35, and will have the arrest on his record for the privilege.

On:           Jul 30, 2009
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    • Chuck

      Ofcourse it is in my great state of Boston. Another nutcase just called the proffssor a ” jungle monkey” but he says nooooooHe is not a racist!. Man…I am caucasian jew and I just don’t understand the deal with racists. My partner of 6 years who is AA is so calm and collected about this issues. I get more upset regarding race issues than him and He is the black guy. Go figure.

      Jul 30, 2009 at 12:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TANK

      On what grounds was he arrested. Lawsuit… After all, the moral of this story is don’t forget your keys–racial bias did not play a role here. Of course, hysterics thrive on the possibility.

      Jul 30, 2009 at 2:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TANK

      See, there’s no such thing as being too litigious. Lawsuit happy is happiness. Nothing changes without successful lawsuits, so sue your way into a perfect world.

      Jul 30, 2009 at 2:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • RainaWeather

      Cops suck.

      Jul 30, 2009 at 3:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Gay Numbers

      it’s funny how racial bias “did not” play a factor, but then the cop said he was told to look for a black person trying to break in when the woman calling in the case did not specific race. this reminds me of a friend of mine who dated white guys who said that one of them woke up one time screaming. when he asked the fellow what was his nightmare about, the guy stated he dreamed my friend had robbed him. I am sure no one sees anything ‘racial” in that either. but, that’s part of the way the majority keeps power. pretend they don ‘t see their own issues.

      Jul 30, 2009 at 4:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tricky ricky


      Jul 30, 2009 at 5:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PJ

      Here is the Huffington Post article about the incident:


      Part of the problem is D.C.s Disorderly Conduct laws in this case. Tuma seems to be fighting it under the First Amendment and he believes he has an actionable claim. (There’s your law suit, Tank.)

      In this case, Tuma may have a claim. He was just expressing his opinion and the cop over-reacted. I would be interested to see what comes from this incident. What is more interesting is that this was not a case of racial profiling. The Gates case is a case of racial profiling.

      Jul 31, 2009 at 11:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      In the article it says that the cop called him a “Faggot” That could be trouble for the cop if there were witnesses. “Faggot” is listed as hate speech in DC.

      Jul 31, 2009 at 11:53 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Coco

      Is this DC lawyer gay

      Jul 31, 2009 at 12:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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