The arrest sparked debate about racial profiling and police procedures and President Barack Obama ruffled feathers when he said in a news conference that police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, "acted stupidly."
Obama played peacemaker yesterday when he sat around a patio table at the White House with Gates and the arresting officer Sgt. James Crowley. Vice President Joe Biden also joined in on he chat which was held over beer, pretzels and peanuts.
The meeting has been dubbed the Beer Summit and after the meeting, according to CNN, Crowley told reporters that the men had a "cordial and productive discussion," in which they agreed to move forward rather than dwell on past events.
Crowley made it clear, however, that no one apologized.
What do you think of the so-called Beer Summit, Gates's arrest and Obama's "acted stupidly" comment?