... his own house. Outrageous:
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.
Police arrived at Gates’s Ware Street home near Harvard Square at 12:44 p.m. to question him. Gates, director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard, had trouble unlocking his door after it became jammed. He was booked for disorderly conduct after “exhibiting loud and tumultuous behavior,” according to a police report. Gates accused the investigating officer of being a racist and told him he had "no idea who he was messing with,'' the report said.
Friends of Gates said he was already in his home when police arrived. He showed his driver's license and Harvard identification card, but was handcuffed and taken into police custody for several hours last Thursday, they said.
The Associated Press account of the incident quotes a police report that alleges Gates "refused" to identify himsel. An associate of Gates is quoted who says the historian, named by TIME magazine as one of the 25 most influential Americans, said "police continued to question him after he showed them his license and Harvard identification."
Skip Gates exhibited "loud and tumultuous behavior" when he was arrested for breaking and entering into his own home? Hell yeah you bet he did. I would too.
David Dinkins couldn't hail a cab several times when he was mayor of New York City. Skip Gates. is arrested for breaking into his own home. Kinda reminds me of that old racist joke from the 1970s. What do you call a black millionaire with a Phd and a driving a Mercedes? "A nigger."