My respect to Lucia Whalen, who did what any good neighbor should do: call the police when you see someone breaking into a neighbor’s home.
Shame, shame on those who have treated her badly for this act of good will. They have shown the world what kind of people they are.
The next time somebody breaks into Gates’ house, it’s a fairly safe bet that nobody will call the police.
In fact, this whole incident pretty much demonstrates just how much trouble you can get into while trying to help someone. Probably there are a lot of people who will think twice before calling the police in a similar situation in the future.