BPD cop Justin Barrett suspended for using racial slur email to describe Profes

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Boston Cop Suspended for Using Racial Slur to Describe Harvard Scholar
Gates

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
AP, NLSN TLVSN www.tinyurl.com/nlsntlvsn

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.

Click here for photos.

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.

The new controversy in Boston comes on the heels of the media frenzy
over Gates' July 16 arrest in his Cambridge home on a charge of
disorderly conduct by a white police officer. Police were responding
to a report of a possible burglary.

The charge later was dropped, but the case sparked a national debate
on racial profiling, with even President Obama weighing in.

Barrett and the police union did not immediately respond to requests
for comment about the disciplinary case in Boston. He has no previous
disciplinary history in his two years with the department, the Herald
reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Justin Barrett's email in question

Justin Barrett has been suspended by the BPD




WARNING EXPLICIT CONTENT: - A copy of the email sent by Police Officer
Justin Barrett-

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Officer Justin Barrett doing an interview for the National Guard.


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Tom
Would it be fair to say, in this instance, this police acted stupidly?

Why would he send this e-mail to a major newspaper?

Tom
                                            
mr
He has NO right to have an opinion!!!

I hope the thought police beat him to death!!!!

Freedom of speech is WAY overrated!!!
                                            
Tom
Everyone has a right to their opinion, just as they have a right to
exercise bad judgement, as this cop did.


That's harsh.


I hope your tounge is firmly planted in your cheek.

Tom
                                            
Dano
No.  A cop has no right to demonstrate he is a racist.  Think this one 
through will you?
                                            
Tom
Dano, I despise racism as much as you. However, this douche bag does
have a right to his opinions. I guess his parents forgot to tell him
even tho he's entitled to his opinion, in no way means he should make
it known.

I hope TPTB find some way to charge this creep with a hate crime.

Tom
                                            
Dano
Dano, I despise racism as much as you. However, this douche bag does
have a right to his opinions. I guess his parents forgot to tell him
even tho he's entitled to his opinion, in no way means he should make
it known.

I hope TPTB find some way to charge this creep with a hate crime.

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You DO know there are black cops right?  Do you really believe it's
acceptable for a co-worker in ANY profession...let alone one where they
ACTUALLY CARRY FIREARMS to go around spouting hateful, racist bullshit like
this.  The mind boggles from some of the stupid shit some of you morons come
out with.  Oh sorry...did I fucking offend anyone.  Stupid fucking shit.

Just my opinion.
                                            
Tom
I never said it was acceptable. It's certainly not OK at my workplace
to spew racial slurs. If this guy violated any of his workplace
policies, he should be fired.

  The mind boggles from some of the stupid shit some of you morons
come

So how do your propose one reconcile this conflict of ideals?


Tom
                                            
Dano
Ideals?  What "ideals" would those be?  That cop's have a right to espouse 
"racist ideals"?  What are you talking about?

First you said the racist cop was entitled to his racist opinions.  Then you 
say that it is not acceptable.  Is it or isn't it?  This really ain't that 
complicated.
                                            
mr
If a cop noticed that a certain race committed SIX times more crime
than another race, if he a statistician or a racist????
                                            
FDR
So then that cop will just look for black crime and ignore white crime 
just based on the statistics alone.
                                            
Harold
In article 





Oh, a racist fer sure ... according to lefturds.


snicker.
                                            
labrat
puked:


Sounds to me like this cop was being a specieist...
                                            
clouddreamer
Because, despite being an English teacher, veteran, writer and police 
office, he is also stupid.

Though I question at least 3 of the former.

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