Gates incident should result in new protections

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This is a "teachable moment".  Dr Henry Louis Gates, Jr, an African American and a world famous scholar, was arrested in his own home, even after Gates had produced evidence of his identity and residence. Hours after the handcuffing and detention Gates was released.  This is a crystal clear case of racial profiling and arrogance by the arresting officer of a historian and television personality known to and respected by millions of people worldwide.

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