one idiot cop refers to Gates as "banana eating jungle monkey"

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    (CNN) -- A Boston police officer who sent a mass e-mail referring to Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. as a "banana-eating jungle monkey" has apologized, saying he's not a racist.

    Officer Justin Barrett told a Boston television station on Wednesday night that he was sorry for the e-mail.

    "I regret that I used such words," Barrett told CNN affiliate WCVB-TV. "I have so many friends of every type of culture and race you can name. I am not a racist."

    Barrett was placed on administrative leave after the e-mail surfaced, and he might lose his job as a result.

    Barrett, 36, who is also an active member of the National Guard, sent off a fiery e-mail to some fellow Guard members -- as well as The Boston Globe -- in which he vented about a July 22 Globe column about Gates' controversial arrest.

    Boston officer's apparent racial slur may get him fired - CNN.com
     
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    Willow must be ecstatic. lol!
     
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    Boston Police? :eusa_liar: Nice thread title.
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    How come we keep hearing stories about inappropriate emails being sent out?

    These days, people just don't think twice prior to clicking "send".

    20 years ago, you never heard stories like this.
     
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    this guy is not racist, he said so. and he has some jungle monkey friends.
     
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    eagleseven Quod Erat Demonstrandum

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    At least he didn't call him a...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F67JhKT5bxU]YouTube - Monty Python:Never Be Rude To an Arab[/ame]
     
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    This guy shouldn't be a cop. He's threatening violence to anyone that mocks him.
     
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    maybe at the next press conference some journalist can ask obama, if he thinks this barrett guy acted stupidly.
     
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    Neser Boha upgrade your gray matter

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    Still... going .... on ... about this?

    Boring... so damn boring.
     

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