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The white police sergeant criticized by President Barack Obama for arresting black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. in his Massachusetts home is a police academy expert on racial profiling.
Cambridge Sgt. James Crowley has taught a class on racial profiling for five years at the Lowell Police Academy after being hand-picked for the job by former police Commissioner Ronny Watson, who is black, said Academy Director Thomas Fleming.
"I have nothing but the highest respect for him as a police officer. He is very professional and he is a good role model for the young recruits in the police academy," Fleming told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
OMG, they changed his name right in front of my eyes!
I Swear that article from CNN said "JIM CROWLEY"
Now it says "JAMES"
Originally posted by fraterormus
Jim is the diminutive form of James. In some parts of the Nation, the diminutive form of a name is generally the familiar form of the formal birth name.
So using "Jim" instead of "James" would be appropriate if he was your drinking bud, your sibling, or your spouse...but not appropriate for CNN unless the diminutive form was his formal birth name as well.