Right Problem – Wrong Cop – Gates Arrest


A Boston police officer has been suspended and could be fired for a mass e-mail in which he used a racial slur to describe black Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Commissioner Edward Davis put 36-year-old Justin Barrett on administrative leave pending a termination hearing after learning of the slur.

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A person with knowledge of the case who was not authorized to speak publicly about the details told the Boston Herald that Barrett, a member of the National Guard, sent the e-mail to fellow Guardsmen and to The Boston Globe.

Barrett called Gates a “jungle monkey” in the e-mail, according to a copy posted online at MyFOXBoston.com. Officials told the Herald that Barrett admitted writing the e-mail.

WARNING EXPLICIT CONTENT: Click here to read the e-mail if you can’t read the above JPEG.

You know one of these idiots had to raise his ugly head.

One Response

  1. Trying to read the linked version is just as difficult. The penmanship sucks! Anywhoo, I’d heard about him earlier and read a piece @ Boston.com, (I forgot about the press, you linked), but they didn’t reveal how simple this dude was. They just said he’d used the monkey thing. This young man sounded mentally ill in that letter, for real. Didn’t know either that he was possibly going to be kicked out the national guard. This shat is surreal, dude is crazy.

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