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Boston Cop Justin Barrett sues commissioner and mayor for suspension

Filed in Local News, Politics by on August 4, 2009 0 Comments
Boston Cop Justin Barrett sues commissioner and mayor for suspension

Last week we reported on a racist email Boston police officer Justin Barrett sent to the Boston Globe, likening Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates to a “banana-eating jungle monkey.” The move got Barrett suspended from the force, and the officer is now looking to sue the mayor, the police department, and the police commissioner for […]

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Boston cop Justin Barrett suspended for racist rant against Henry Louis Gates

Filed in Local News, Politics by on July 30, 2009 1 Comment
Boston cop Justin Barrett suspended for racist rant against Henry Louis Gates

Boston police officer Justin Barrett, commenting on the arrest of black  Harvard professor Henry Gates,  has been suspended from the force  for calling Gates a “jungle monkey” in an email written to the Boston Globe. After learning of the racist remarks, Commissioner Edward Davis put Barrett on administrative  leave. Barrett could be fired pending a […]

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