Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Arrested at Cambridge Home.

Update 4 (July 28, 2009): Update(s) 3 (July 24, 2009):

Update 2 (July 21, 2009): Charges dropped. Further information is here: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,534203,00.html?test=latestnews. Update 1 (July 21, 2009): When a police officer arrived on the scene to investigate the tip, Gates was reportedly already having an altercation with another sergeant inside the home. The professor allegedly shouted that he would not provide the police with information and that "[t]his is what happens to black men in America!" The sergeant reportedly then tried to calm Gates, to which Gates shouted, "[y]ou don't know who your [sic] messing with!"according to the report. The report said that the two then moved to the front porch, where Gates continued to shout that the sergeant was racist, catching the attention of roughly seven "surprised and alarmed" onlookers. . . . Further details on the incident here from the Harvard Crimson: http://uwire.com/Article.aspx?id=4161926. Original Post (July 20, 2009): Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., one of the nation's pre-eminent African-American scholars, was arrested Thursday afternoon at his home by Cambridge police investigating a possible break-in. The incident raised concerns among some Harvard faculty that Gates was a victim of racial profiling. . . . (Tracy Jan, Boston Globe July 20, 2009.) Read the rest here: http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2009/07/harvard.html.

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