A Page From Professor Gates's Script
By Steve Lenkart
In his Local Opinions commentary, "My 'Crime' on U Street? Offending the Police," Pepin Andrew Tuma wrote about his shock at being arrested by D.C. police after chanting in a public place (and directly in front of the cops) that he hates police, and he continues to wonder if he would have received media attention if he wasn’t a white, gay, prosperous lawyer who, in my opinion, baited the police into action through a belligerent and pathetic attempt to get arrested. Perhaps Mr. Tuma would benefit from a much deeper soul-search into how the childlike actions of self-involved adults hurt the community and the world around them.
Then again, if he did, neither he nor his hero Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. would be in the media — and to some, that’s all that matters.
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