08/30/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

A Beer For The Guys -- A Leech For The 911 Caller


What Obama, Gates & Crowley got


What Lucia Whalen got

Poor Lucia Whalen.

First she was mis-represented. By Sgt. James (Jim) Crowley.

Now -- even worse -- she's being badly represented. By Wendy Murphy -- one of the Gloria Allred school of lawyers.

The type who attach themselves to hapless prey thrust into the public spotlight by promising to protect them. It can be Amber Frey or Lucia Whalen. To a parasitic lawyer -- they all provide the perfect client. A naive unworldly female being buffeted by the media. Susceptible to "there-there" cooing and the promise to protect them.

Then -- before you can say blood-sucking leech -- the lawyer proclaims a full-court press conference. With the lawyer at center-stage of course. The lust for that much craved for limelight is temporarily satiated. The klieg lights and shrubbery of media microphones are the lifeblood of your average Allred/Murphy.

Lucia does need legal representation

But she does not need a lawyer who exploited the opportunity of the press conference to make snarky remarks about President Obama and "guys" sharing a beer.

What a lawyer for Lucia Whalen should be doing is investigating the reason why Lucia Whalen was erroneously accused of being racist.

The tape of the 911 phone call that Whalen made -- is crystal clear.

She made no reference to "black men with backpacks"

So where did the meme get into the ether that the 911 caller might be racist?


From the official police report filed by Sgt. James (Jim) Crowley.

"When I arrived at [redacted] Ware Street I radioed ECC and asked that they have the caller meet me at the front door to this residence. I was told that the caller was already outside. As I was getting this information, I climbed the porch stairs toward the front door. As I reached the door, a female voice called out to me. I turned and looked in the direction of the voice and observed a white female, later identified as Lucia Whalen.

Whalen, who was standing on the sidewalk in front of the residence, held a wireless telephone in her hand and told me it was she who called. She went on to tell me that she observed what appeared to be two black males with backpacks on the porch of [redacted] Ware Street."

Ahh! So Whalen blabbed about the race of the would-be intruders to Crowley when he arrived at the scene.

Well actually... according to Whalen's account (at her press conference yesterday) of her conversation with Crowley on the day of the arrest:

"The only words I exchanged were 'I was the 911 caller' and he pointed to me and said 'Stay right there'. Nothing more than that."

So instead of Murphy trotting her client out in front of the media yesterday -- and then grandstanding with her own self-serving commentary on the issue -- including her predictable tarring of President Obama -- she should have been hard at work demanding to know how and why her client was falsely cited in Crowley's report.

We didn't see or hear that because it isn't part of Wendy Murphy's self-serving agenda

Poor Lucia Whalen.

She needs a professional lawyer concerned for her reputation -- as distinct from a shameless publicity hound intent on Allred-ing herself into this story as yet another limelight opportunity.

It's not as though Crowley has a stellar track record on this matter.

So far the two key people in this matter -- Professor Gates and Lucia Whalen -- have both utterly refuted his official report.

So while Crowley gets the 15 minutes of White House fame -- and a free beer -- that he inveigled out of the President -- perhaps a decent lawyer will come forward and offer to represent Lucia Whalen.

And her friends and family can help her rid of herself of the parasite that has recently attached herself to Lucia.