Saturday, July 25, 2009
Who knew staid Cambridge, MA was such a hotbed of racial animus? After President Obama said Cambridge cops acted “stupidly” for arresting Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates for trying to enter his own home, the Boys in Blue pushed back and said they “deeply resented the implication” anyone would think they’re racist.
But right around the time the Cambridge P.D. were holding their presser, a local Harvard student Seth Bannon spotted this cop pulling up to a deli on Massachusetts Ave in his personal SUV with a knee-slapper license plate which reads: WHY-TEE.
Here’s a picture Bannon snapped.
I was eating breakfast at the Gourmet Express Market and Deli (1868 Mass Ave, Cambridge), when around NOON the black SUV pictured backed into that space and parked illegally. The police officer pictured exited the SUV, walked into the Deli, ordered a sub, got back into the SUV, and drove off. I took the picture as the officer was getting back into the SUV.
I’m not nearly as disturbed by the (entirely unnecessary) illegal parking job as I am by the utter crudeness of the plates, especially in the aftermath of the Gates debacle.
I’ve attached two additional photos I snapped. In one you can see the officer holding the delicious sub he purchased.