Henry Louis "Skip" Gates Jr. told The New York Times' Maureen Dowd that he didn't talk about Sergeant Crowley's mother. "Does it sound logical that I would talk about the mother of a big white guy with a gun?" Gates asked.

ABC's "resident legal expert" Chris Cuomo said that Gates' actions didn't rise to the level of disorderly conduct but wasn't surprised he was arrested.

This video is from ABC's Good Morning America, broadcast July 27, 2009.

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