The Henry Louis Gates business is a trifle:
Compared to the outrageous police misconduct in Philadelphia
, that hasn't been punished at all.
The District Attorney's Office reviewed the case and declined to prosecute Officer Lopez in December. Eight days later, he was reissued his weapon and returned to full duty. (...)
[A lawyer involved with the case] said it's also troubling that so many officers apparently sought to dispose of the video, the key evidence in the case, and suffered no consequence after Internal Affairs investigated.
It's got everything: false arrest, attempts to destroy evidence, lying, bullying, favoritism.