The Gates Case Asks- What Is Disorderly Conduct?

Is it okay for a police officer to arrest someone for smarting off at them?

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1912777,00.html

As attorney Sophia A. Nelson of TheRoot.com says, it is troubling that Sergeant Crowley’s police report states he was all set to let Professor Gates go, until he was accused of racism and told he was “…messing with the wrong person…”

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