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Panel: Plenty Of Blame To Go Around In Gates Arrest06:34

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The arrest of prominent black professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. last year at his home in Cambridge triggered a national debate over how the police interact with minorities. In a report out Wednesday, an independent commission find fault with Gates and the arresting officer, saying both missed opportunities to "ratchet down" the tension. WBUR's Bianca Vazquez Toness briefs us on the case.

This program aired on June 30, 2010.

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