Black scholar’s arrest raises profiling questions
BOSTON – Police responding to a call about “two black males” breaking into a home near Harvard University ended up arresting the man who lives there — ., the nation’s pre-eminent black scholar.
Gates had forced his way through the front door because it was jammed, his lawyer said. Colleagues call the arrest last Thursday afternoon a clear case of.
Cambridge police say they responded to the well-maintained two-story home after a woman reported seeing “two black males with backpacks on the porch,” with one “wedging his shoulder into the door as if he was trying to force entry.”