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Caller in Gates case would act again

Harvard worker feels vindicated by tapes

'The criticism at first was painful for me and difficult; I was frankly afraid to say anything,' -- Lucia Whalen, who made the 911 call that led to the arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. "The criticism at first was painful for me and difficult; I was frankly afraid to say anything," -- Lucia Whalen, who made the 911 call that led to the arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. (David L. Ryan/ Globe Staff)
By David Abel
Globe Staff / July 30, 2009

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CAMBRIDGE - She was just trying to get lunch. But an elderly woman stopped her on Ware Street this month and explained that someone appeared to be breaking into a nearby house, so Lucia Whalen used her cellphone to make a call that spawned both the arrest of Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and a national controversy about race ... (Full article: 904 words)

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