The 911 call is here:
Part of the 911 tape is here:
Here is my take on the matter. Only the first three points are new.
1) The 911 call was excellent. A woman saw something suspicious and reported it. Race was not mentioned. In fact, the caller specifically said she could not determine race and raised the possibility that the people lived there. But better safe than sorry.
2) The call was dispatched as typical, with the officer knowing very little about the actual 911 call. But the 911 operate seems to have done a pretty job at getting the relevant info to the dispatcher.
3) Once a wagon is called for, it means somebody is going to be put in it. It's not clear about the time frame or officer's location at this point. I don't know if the clip above is complete or edited or what.
4) The officer had every legal right to be in the house and needed to investigate a possible burglary.
5) The arrest of Gates was dumb. That does not mean the arrest was wrong. The arrest was dumb because it Henry Louis Gates Jr. and you don't want discretionary arrests for disorderly conduct to become national news. I thought so on day one and I still think so.
And thank you for all your comments. It's been a great discussion. Too bad I've been in Mexico, missing all the fun.