Obama's comments spark firestorm

July 27, 2009

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Obama's comments spark firestorm
Obama's comments spark firestorm BOSTON — Many police officers across the country have a message for President Barack Obama: Get all the facts before criticizing one of our own. Obama's public criticism that Cambridge officers "acted stupidly" when they arrested black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. could make it harder for police to work with people of color.

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