Thursday, July 30, 2009
I wonder if this story will make President Obama to rethink his decision to have a beer with Sgt. James Crowley, who arrested Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates for entering his own home?
The Boston Police Department has been suspended Officer Justin Barrett for referring Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates as a “jungle monkey’’ in the letter written to colleagues at the National Guard in response to the news coverage of Gates’s arrest on July 16th. Barrett was suspended Tuesday, pending a termination hearing.
Whoopsie! What do we have here, ladies and gentleman? One of Boston’s finest penning a racist-laced email about an esteemed, African American Harvard professor? I hope President Obama learned his lesson and avoids weighing in on this or he might be forced to invite Officer Barrett out to Martha’s Vineyard for the weekend.