In the past 24, give or take a few, hours, since I first posted about Henry Louis “Skip” Gates’ arrest by the Cambridge PD:
- reports that “Gates was arrested for being black while at home.”
- Boris Koejoe (?!) tells CNN what it feels like to be treated like the help in his mansion:
“When I’m opening the door of my own house, someone will ask me where the man of the house is, implying that I’m staff,” said Kodjoe, best known for starring in Showtime’s “Soul Food.”–Boris Koejoe
*sidebar* I, too feel like the hired help, in my “mansion”, too, Boris. It’s called THE HONEY DO LIST, Shut up, Boris.
Seriously, I wouldn’t give a flying f*ck offa high dive what anybody who came ringing on my doorbell thought of me, for I would have been more annoyed with them interrupting me from counting my money while soaking in a hot-tub filled with Cristal champagne or whatever it is the rich folks do these days.
This morning, I’m listening to TJMS and Skip-To-My-Lou Gates “attorney/agent” Charles “Charlie Hustle” Ogletree (before I said I didn’t know if he had a nickname, but after all the running around he’s done since Skippy’s “harsh” treatment by the po-po, I’ve given him one) was being interviewed by that man about town himself, Roland “The Name-Droppa” Martin.
Of course, Charlie Hustle defended his boy while announcing that their Gates next special will be on racial profiling.
Didn’t I say that this is where this mess was headed, yesterday? Didn’t I say that the Cambridge PD was going to rue the day they actually did their job and got “bamboozled” into arresting Skip Gates? Didn’t I say that by the time this was all said and done, Skippy was gonna parlay his big mouth getting him arrested when what he should have done is STAYED IN THE HOUSE (Rule #1 of the WHAT A BLACK MAN NEEDS TO DO WHEN THE COPS COME A KNOCKIN’) into the biggest mistreatment of a black man since Lil Kim sang a Cyndi Lauper song at Nelson Mandela’s birthday party this past weekend?
The torture! Lil' Kim's singing is worse than 27 years locked up in an South African jail, aieeee!
Yes, I did.
In his interview with The New Yorker, even Skip knows he’s blowing so much smoke up our asses right now that he’s giving us all cancer of the rectum:
But Gates knows “that what happened to me, happens over and over and over to black men in America, and you sure don’t read about it on A1.”
No s*it, Sherlock.
When you’re putting on your make-up for your next close-up Dr. Gates, please take the following in mind:
Somebody is out there really getting their arse kicked behind some REAL racial profiting, true story, mofo. What happened to you wasn’t really racial profiling. It was more like “your mouth writing a check that your ass couldn’t cash”.
Let’s be real, now. You live in a predominantly white neighbor hood, dude. You know what goes with that. If somebody even remotely look like they’re up to no good, the cops are going to get called. This should be the rule of thumb everywhere on the planet, regardless of color. But the world isn’t fair and it’s filled with neighborhoods where rules such as “Black Man=Bad” or “Snitchin’=Bad” and all the good ones caught up in the midst.
Sure you were having a long, tiring day, Skip. We’ve all been there. The last thing you needed was some police coming by and giving you a hard time about you living there. You showed them your ID and asked for their names and badge numbers and they backed off. That should have been the end of it and if you were still pissed, call your lawyerball partners, tell them what’s up and take it to the higher ups. But, noooooo, you had to let the cops know how mad you were and made the big time mistake of walking out your house to continue your tirade and here we are.
Do you fellows know Skip Gates?
There is no law against speaking your mind, being pissed off and even pulling the race card. But there are also unwritten rules when it comes to certain things and for the Black Man v. Police, there are so many out there, you could fill the Library Of Congress with books and books about “the rules”. There are many, many cops who don’t judge people by the color of their skin or lose it when somebody loses their cool…but there are also those out there who will profile you in a heartbeat and those who will “go there” if you let them. The really bad thing is, you can’t tell them apart most of the time. What I am trying to say is, “Skip Gates is lucky he didn’t catch a arsewhoopin’ or worse”.
Now I think he has a case...
Right now, someone’s out there in real trouble, Skip’s lucky not to be one of them. Hell, I’ve been in far worse predicaments than Skip was and I didn’t get as much as a ticket because I knew that you’re not going to win an argument against the cops the majority of the time and there’s a time and place for everything. Plan accordingly.
More importantly, Dr. Gates should have known better, too. You don’t need an Harvard education to know good old fashioned common sense.
Remember that while you’re prepping for your next interview about your “CRASH” moment, Skip.
Shut up, Skip!
Oh, Aunt Gladys!