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Update: Officials Want Charges Dropped Against Gates

The City of Cambridge and the Cambridge Police Department announced plans Tuesday afternoon to drop charges against renowned scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr. The Harvard professor was arrested on his doorstep last week by police, following reports that "two black males" were attempting a burglary at his home. The incident sparked allegations of racial profiling. Fellow Harvard professor Randall Kennedy reacts to the recent turn in the case and offers analysis on alleged racial profiling practices by law enforcement

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