“You don’t argue with a police officer,” Colin Powell told Larry King, commenting on the Gates episode and his own personal history.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Doesn't free speech mean you can ask a cop for his name and badge number?
I think the press has focused on the race angle in the Gates debacle to the detriment of the more salient issue, i.e., that we are expected to treat police with deference at all times and that doing otherwise is a punishable crime. To equate being upset with a cop with a crime is plain wrong and has no place in a free society. Draw the obvious conclusions about just how free our society is...
Posted by Thom Foolery at 9:26 AM