Politics & Government

July 23, 2009

Obama, police group clash over black scholar's arrest

The Fraternal Order of Police, the nation's largest law enforcement organization, chastised President Barack Obama Thursday for saying the Cambridge, Mass., police "acted stupidly" for arresting prominent African-American scholar Henry Louis Gates at his home last week. Sgt. James Crowley, who arrested Gates, defended his actions Thursday in a Boston radio interview.

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