Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Independent Review Gates Arrest Concludes Both Missed Men Missed Opportunities to Deescalate

Does that mean both of them 'acted stupidly'?

"An independent review of last year's arrest of black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. by a white police sergeant says both men missed opportunities to "ratchet down" the situation and end things more calmly.

The review released Wednesday said the incident was sparked by "misunderstandings and failed communications," and by a "certain degree of fear" each man had for the other.

Past related posts:
Berman Post: Obama - 'I do Not Have All The Facts, But The Police Acted Stupidly'
Berman Post: Henry Louis Gates Has a Tax Problem
Berman Post: Obama, Gates And Crowley to Meet Over a Beer Today
Berman Post: 'Beer Summit' Appears to Goes Well
Berman Post: 'Beer Summit' Aftermath
Berman Post: Gates Cracks Jokes Following The Beer Summit

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