Racist Boston Cop Fiired

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    Justin Barrett, the Boston police officer who sent an e-mail that used a racial slur to describe Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr., was fired from the force today by Police Commissioner Edward Davis.....

    "The Boston Police Department is committed to a standard of excellence,'' Davis said in a statement announcing Barrett's termination. "After a thorough investigation of this matter, it is evident that Officer BarrettÂ’s actions do not comply with that standard.'

    Barrett called Gates a "banana-eating jungle monkey" in the July e-mail responding to a Boston Globe column by Yvonne Abraham about Gates's arrest

    Boston officer fired over Gates case comments - Local News Updates - The Boston Globe

    Text of Boston Police Officer Justin Barrett's letter to the Globe - Boston.com

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    Wow, not the brightest move by the cop eh? :eusa_eh:
     
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    i find the idea of him having had a weapon and the power to arrest people more than a little worrisome.

    kudos to the BPD for policing their own. that wasn't always the case.
     
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    But if it were a black cop and said something along the same lines, nothing would happen. But I do respect Gates, he's smart and he's Appalachian.
     
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    That's my point, and kudos indeed.
     
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    What a stupid cop! I hope he never wears a badge again.
     
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    the only thing bothersome about this, is what the hell took em so long?


    yes, kudos for firing him, but why did it take 7 months to do so?
    union????
     
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    I think he had an idea he was going to be fired, now he's suing.
     
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    even racist morons are entitled to due process. i'm pretty sure they put him on the rubber gun squad pretty quickly.
     
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    sheeeesh, its sad when due process has to take that long on something as clear cut as this
     

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