We all saw what happened: facts of the case. Fact. Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. is photographed being led by police out of his own house in handcuffs. Fact. Policeman James Crowley in the line of duty encounters a belligerent man who is resisting arrest and considered a potential threat as more police are called for assistance. Mistaken fact. Breaking and entering was not the case, though a neighbor reported someone breaking in to Gates house. She did not know it was Gates, who had forgotten his key and a his driver who were trying to get into the house. Fact. Charges dropped.