Said Henry Louis Gates, Jr. after his recent arrest: "I can't believe that an individual policeman on the Cambridge police force would treat any African-American male this way ... [or] any citizen of the United States, no matter what their race." The police report from Cambridge Officer James Crowley, however, paints a disorderly Gates, "exhibiting loud and tumultuous behavior, in a public place, directed at a uniform police officer who was present investigating a report of a crime in progress." When asked to step outside his home, Gates reportedly replied, "I'll speak with your mama outside." Who's right: Henry Louis Gates or Office James Crowley? Did race play a role in the incident? Post your thoughts.
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