There is a blog, FeministX, that I sometimes read, partly just to enjoy being annoyed, partly because sometimes it is engaging. The poster is a Harvard grad of Indian descent. She has some interesting observations on her own dealings with James Crowley, the Cambridge, Mass., cop who got into the hassle with the Harvard prof. Read her take on Crowley here.
I would bet about $10 that Prof. Gates said to the cop, 'Do you know who I am?' I would also wager a small sum that that may be a cop's least favorite sentence.