Sunday, August 02, 2009

We can't let 'beer summit' eclipse analysis of event

The following letter was published on August 2, 2009 by
The Cape Cod Times
Cape Cod, Massachusetts

I'm afraid the beer summit hosted by President Barack Obama might smother out what Americans need to know about those moments at professor Henry Louis Gates' house when Sgt. James Crowley arrived to investigate a house break-in.

The confrontational moments between the both should be analyzed and revisited in the separate versions told by each. In my opinion, our nation can benefit from a careful examination of each of those versions.

A man was arrested and may have been humiliated. Did his behavior warrant the arrest, or was he a product of an officer's arrogance?


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