We reported on Sunday that New York Time reporter Charles Blow was “fuming” after his son, an undergraduate at Yale University, was stopped by police after exiting a library because he fit the description of a suspect in a string of campus burglaries.
And the usual lib suspects reacted as you’d expect:
Blow wrote about the incident for the NYT on Monday, but left out one tiny detail from this detailed account. The officer that stopped his son was also black:
An excerpt from Blow’s piece:
Now, don’t get me wrong: If indeed my son matched the description of a suspect, I would have had no problem with him being questioned appropriately. School is his community, his home away from home, and he would have appreciated reasonable efforts to keep it safe. The stop is not the problem; the method of the stop is the problem.
Why was a gun drawn first? Why was he not immediately told why he was being detained? Why not ask for ID first?
Keep in mind, as we reported on Sunday, the Yale police were answering a 911 call that had reported the suspect — who was arrested later that night — in the area. And as we wrote on Sunday, we still don’t “see what exactly the cops did wrong.”
Yale is a wonderful school in the high-crime city of New Haven, Conn. If Blow wants to blame somebody for what happened with his son, maybe he should start with the criminals and not the very people who are there to keep his son safe.