Prof. Gates sends flowers to 911 caller





The explosion of peace, love, and understanding brought on by President Obama's beer summit continues unabated. This time it's Henry Louis Gates Jr. moving things forward, sending a bouquet of flowers to Lucia Whalen, the woman who made the 911 call that eventually landed Gates in jail. "It was an expression of gratitude," her lawyer and Daily Beast contributor, Wendy Murphy, told the Boston Herald. She wouldn't disclose the contents of the note, but the recent release of tapes of the 911 call showed that Whalen did not describe Gates or his driver, who were trying to get into Gates' house, as black. In the call, Whalen also suggested they might live at the house and not be burglars.

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