The ability of police to escalate situations is just downright commendable. There wasn't a crime committed until the police were present. I'm still unclear what exactly the crime was that occurred when the police arrived. (Certainly the observation, "This is what happens to black men in America", referring to the fact that the police entered Gates's home because they thought he was breaking in TO HIS OWN HOME, is not illegal).
How do I know the police are lying?
1. The second officer doesn't corroborate the first officer's account.
2. No one ever yells, "I'll talk to yo' mama outside!"