Hat tip to Baratunde Thurston for the heads up on this story. Baratunde writes as a post alerting of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates being arrested at his home in Cambridge, Massachusettes by police investigating a possible break in.
According to Huffington Post, a woman called Cambridge police out to the neighborhood when she reported that someone was trying to pry open the door to Gates’ home. HuffPo says officers asked Gates to identify himself, and took him away in handcuffs after he refused to do so.
Gates has retained the services fellow Harvard professor Charles Ogletree, to serve as his lawyer. Not good Cambridge.