The President and the professor
So much for selling ObamaCare. The only real news coming out of the President's news conference last night was his outrageous slander of Cambridge, MA cops as "stupid". The cops' "stupidity" consisted of arresting his friend, Harvard professor Henry Louis "Skip" Gates for disorderly conduct.
The Boston Herald, in an extensive search of the man's background, discovered that a cop of the same name had performed intensive and intimate lifesaving techniques on another prominent black man, Celtics star Reggie Lewis, 16 years ago. Turns out it was the same James Crowley. On that occasion, he also had to fend off accusation of racism. He agreed to speak about it when approached Boston Herald:The Cambridge cop prominent Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. claims is a racist gave a dying Reggie Lewis mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in a desperate bid to save the Celtics superstar's life 16 years ago Monday.
"I wasn't working on Reggie Lewis the basketball star. I wasn't working on a black man. I was working on another human being," Sgt. James Crowley, in an exclusive interview with the Herald, said of the forward's fatal heart attack July 27, 1993, at age 27 during an off-season practice at Brandeis University, where Crowley was a campus police officer.
It's a date Crowley still can recite by rote - and he still recalls the pain he suffered when people back then questioned whether he had done enough to save the black athlete.
"Some people were saying ‘There's the guy who killed Reggie Lewis' afterward. I was broken-hearted. I cried for many nights," he said.
Crowley, 42, said he's not a racist, despite how some have cast his actions in the Gates case. "Those who know me know I'm not," he said.