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More Gatesgate Stuff, Plus Memories Of Kitty Genovese
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July 24, 2009, 01:22 AM
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Kathy Shaidle has insisted for years that scandals like this should take the suffix "-quiddick" rather than "-gate," but we`ll make an exception for Henry Louis Gates.

Megan McArdle says that the hullabaloo is "sucking up the public`s very limited attention span for health care. "

Lawrence  Auster has more, including a protest by  James Crowley, (the arresting officer) about what Gates and President Obama have been saying about him, and the fact that Crowley taught a course on racial profiling at the Lowell  Police Academy.

Ann Althouse has a thing about how Crowley has been (unjustifiably) called a racist before and she writes

And The Smoking Gun has the police report, so Crowley`s version of the incident is easily read. (It`s detailed and well written.)

And now we know the name of the woman who called the police. I suppose her life will be ruined now, as she`ll be portrayed as a racist. Lesson learned: If you think you`re witnessing a crime, mind your own business. Somewhere, the new Kitty Genovese walks into the alleyway.

Everyone one has heard about the Kitty Genovese murder, and most of what you`ve heard about neighbors ignoring her screams is wrong. What you haven`t heard about the Kitty Genovese murder is that her killer, Winston Mosely, is black. ( A TV movie based on the Kitty Genovese murder portrayed her killer as white.) You can say "Kitty Genovese was killed when her neighbors ignored her screams..." but you can`t say "Kitty Genovese was killed by a black man..." it`s just not allowed.