First let me say that police should. and probably it's in their protocols, check around inside the house because for all they know criminals have his wife in the closet with a knife to her throat and told Gates to go out there and get rid of the cops or we kill your wife!
Now, here's an interesting piece on BO's history with the very police dept. of Boston that he called stupid. 17 unpaid tickets!!! I guess he didn't feel the need to pay them until 2 weeks before announcing run for Prez.... since after all he was an oppressed black man!!!