July 22nd 2009- from the White House:
Obama: Cambridge police acted stupidly
"Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof he was in own home," Obama said during a prime-time news conference that otherwise focused on the health care debate.
"What I think we know separate and apart from this incident is that there's a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately," Obama said. "That's just a fact."
November 6th, 2009- from the White House:
Obama says don't jump to conclusions on shooting
"We don't know all the answers yet. And I would caution against jumping to conclusions until we have all the facts," Obama said in a Rose Garden statement otherwise devoted to the economy.
Hmm....What a difference a couple of months makes, eh? I guess there's a lesson to be learned in all of this.
Jumping to conclusions when a muslim officer in the United States Army murders 13 of his unarmed fellow soldiers and wounds 31 more on an army base is wrong.
But there's nothing wrong with jumping to conclusions about a whole police department after an officer arrests one of your race-baiting academic buddies.
Do I have that about right?