I've read a lot on this. All sorts of reports have basic stuff wrong, from the report coming from a neighbor, the two guys going to the back door, Gates having lost his key (? - that seems totally made up), Gates only giving his Harvard ID, on and on. Now apparently even the report of it being two black individuals. There was a link about suitcases, that didn't mention suitcases.
I'll cheerfully agree that pulling Gates into the station over this, when he is clearly the resident and frail, was a stupid demeaning activity, while in my opinion Obama should have held his counsel (me, ms talk) -- but I might understand Crowley, being berated in front of other now gathered officers and neighbors, especially with his reputation re racial relations - while I do not agree with his doing that..
Actually, I think more beers and just talking are a good idea over all, or, for those who abstain, drink of choice.