“I was appalled, I know Jimmy, I’ve known him more for than eleven years with the Cambridge police, I knew him at Harvard. I know him to be a good police officer, a good man, with character and I knew the charges were bogus. There has been a tremendous rush to judgement and I think the thing to be learned first and foremost from this, is to look at all of the evidence, to consider all, to weigh all.
I think that professor Gates has done a very good job of throwing up an effective smoke screen calling race into this, it had nothing to do with it. (CNN: And the president?) It’s unfortunate. I supported him, I voted for him, I will not again. I agree that I think it’s admirable that he would speak on behalf of his friend, but he should have recused himself. He should have stepped back and he should have said “I support my friend but I don’t have all of the facts, I won’t weigh in yet”.
(CNN: And the Governor?) I would apply the same to him. (CNN: What do you want the people around the country to know, who may have already made up their mind about Sgt.Jimmy Crowley?) Keep their minds open, and realize that, we would not support someone that we felt wronged someone else. We took this job to do the right thing, we all took this job to do the right thing, we would not support anyone, in blue, doing the wrong thing.
The Tundra Tabloids was right