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    I don't blame her at all for this.  Whether or not race played a part in her deciding to call, I think it's a good idea to be on top of what's happening in your neighborhood and to watch out for suspicious incidents.  
    I also don't blame the police for responding to that call or for asking Dr. Gates for identification.   I have no idea whether that was handled politely (on either side), but if the officer was polite and respectful, then I have no criticism of him for that part of the incident.
    However, arresting someone on their own doorstep for being rude and unpleasant, even if they were, goes beyond what is legal and right.

    If, in our efforts to win, we become as dishonest as our opponents on the right, we don't deserve to triumph.

    by Tamar on Wed Jul 29, 2009 at 08:45:33 PM PDT

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