Tag: Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Obama/Gates/Crowley: Relevant Statutes, Case Law, and Model Code

The first stop on this road is the original police report, and this is the section that directly recounts the arrest.


There are several critical elements in this account which bring it into conformity with the "definition" of disorderly conduct, which comes in three layers:

  1. Statutes
  2. Case law
  3. Model code

The most important layer is the model code, which is likely to be totally unfamiliar to almost everybody, so we might as well start there.

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