One invites the irrational asshole outside because it lessons the territorial imperative of the racist bigot asshole and perhaps provides him an opportunity to calm down.
One invitest the racist biot raving ass outside because if he becomes violent it's both easier to handle him in the open and because there's fellow officers outside to give assistance.
And one also invites the irrational racist raving bigot out into the public square so that if he persists in his near-violent clearly abusive behavior he can be charged for disorderly behavior and arrested.
Four perfectly valid reasons.
Only because the racist abusive ass was a major figure at Hahvahd, and the political pressure on the DA would have been impossible to bear, given the fact that in almost all cases of disorderly conduct the charges are usually dropped for a first offense anyway, depending on circumstances.
You seem to think that by saying he "deeply regrets" the arrest that such means the arrest was wrong. To me, anytime something gets blown out of porportion, I think it's regretable. In other words, "It's too bad this happened." I don't read this as saying, "It was wrong to arrest him," particularly when the commissioner stands by the procedures followed.Cambridge top cop stands by department after Harvard arrest
The commissioner of the Cambridge, Massachusetts, police department said Thursday he "deeply regrets" the arrest of prominent black Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., but stands by the procedures followed by his department.
Cambridge top cop stands by department after Harvard arrest - CNN.com
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So what you've done is merely latch onto some bogus protect-the-asshole-bigot-racist argument that has no legal merit and no rational basis, and you're going to hold firm to that because you know that since no citizen complaint is necessary, no citizen complaint is going to be filed, especially not since the charges have already been dropped.
In other words, you're being dishonest.