The arrest detail: Disorderly Conduct case# 09-05127
On 7/16/09 at 12:44 PM, 58-year-old Henry Gates of 17 Ware St. Cambridge, MA was arrested for Disorderly conduct after exhibiting loud and tumultuous behavior.
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Gates says: Gates accused the officer who arrested him at his Cambridge home of having a "broad imagination" when he summarized last Thursday's confrontation in police reports, and he denied making several inflammatory remarks.
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My question why is Obama placing the prestige of the presidency into a matter of this little significance. Furthermore Obama's statements on the matter undermine the very job we seek the police to do which is to keep law and order. [Portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff.]