The Gates arrest
The mistake wasn’t responding to a break-in call and asking questions
. The mistakes appear to be 1.) Gates verbally losing his temper 2.) police lowering themselves to his temporarily angry level and arresting one of the city's most prominent black men in his own home on a silly charge. That’s not racism. That’s stupid. … If this was a perfect world, both sides would apologize. But it’s not a perfect world. … Dan has more
. I’ll also stand corrected as more facts emerge. Note the word ‘appear’ above.Update
-- Cambridge is dropping the charges,
saying the arrest was “regrettable and unfortunate.” Good. ...Update II
-- A photo speaks a thousand words
: A man arrested and handcuffed on his own front porch for ... what? Complaining too obnoxiously that he didn't break into his own home? ... Photo via Adam.