I don’t have much time to analyze this, but I don’t really need to, because WHAT THE FUCKING FUCKITTY FUCK pretty much suffices:
Friends of Gates said he was already in his home when police arrived. He showed his driver’s license and Harvard identification card, but was handcuffed and taken into police custody for several hours last Thursday, they said.
Oh, and don’t read the comments. Seriously. No, I mean it.
ETA1: * And if you don’t know, you need to give back your black card right now. C’mon. Hand it over. You get it back when you read one of his books or watch a video he’s been involved with.
ETA2:Twitter folks, follow #Skipgate for the latest.
ETA3 by ABW: Professor Gates’ official response (via his lawyer) on TheRoot.com. Also, I echo nojojojo: WHAT THE FUCKY FUCK?