First they arrest the man for breaking into his own house and for objecting vociferously to their continuing suspicion of him (they think HE was loud - you'd hear my big mouth shouting 10 blocks away), AFTER he has shown them his university identification card AND his picture I.D. - I'd sue the silly twits, that's what I'd do! But his immediate and unwarranted assumption that their suspicion of him was racially motivated is foolish and just plain wrong. He was behaving badly. Police officers don't like that!
"The city of Cambridge issued a statement saying the arrest "was regrettable and unfortunate" and police and Gates agreed that dropping the charge was a just resolution.
"This incident should not be viewed as one that demeans the character and reputation of professor Gates or the character of the Cambridge Police Department," the statement said."
The policeman, Sgt. Crowley, is being accused of racism (easy charge to make, hard to prove) because he arrested Prof. Gates. Here's my thought - even a respectable, normally mild-mannered person can become a raving lunatic on occasion. Sgt. Crowley, following his inclination to protect and defend his fellow citizens, probably arrested Prof. Gates for his own protection given the circumstances. And Barack Hussein Obama should have kept his ignorant pie hole shut until he knew ALL the circumstances!
UPDATE: This powerful open letter to the President from the wife of a police officer in Miami, who also happens to be a police dispatcher herself!