Boston Cop Says Gates “Will Always Be A Suspect”; Takes Swipes At Reporter

Posted by | July 29, 2009 19:37 | Filed under: Top Stories

The e-mail from a Boston police officer to the Boston Globe, where he refers to Professor Henry Gates as a “jungle monkey,” was obtained by Boston’s Fox 25.  Officer Justin Barret is on administrative leave as a result.  His palpable anger appears to be directed at Globe columnist Yvonne Abraham, to whom he refers as “a hot little bird with minimal experiences in a harsh field.”

Barrett refers to himself as “a former English teacher, writer, current police officer, father, husband and military veteran.”  He says he’s “embarrassed I paid the 1.50 for the paper” which he calls “sub standard,” “one sided” and “fourth grade level.”  About Gates he writes, “He is a suspect and will always be a suspect.”

The “former English teacher” goes on to state, “if I was the officer he verbally assaulted like a banana-eating jungle monkey I would have sprayed him in the face with OC deserving of his belligerent non-compliance.”  Barrett continues to criticize the Globe by mockingly asking, “I might as well ax you the question, ‘Is this your first test at reporting’?”

Attacking Gates’ credentials, Barrett asks, “[He’s] famous for what?…What has he done for me and my family?  What has he done for the law enforcement community or military veterans or to secure freedoms and our borders in this country?  What has he done to help limit and reduce my income tax?”

The author of the article to which Barrett objects is told she is a failure who deserves to be serving him coffee and donuts.   The officer concludes by screeching, “Go ahead, ax me what I think? Gates is a goddamned fool, and you the article writer simply a poor follower and maybe worse, a poor writer. Your article title should read ‘CONDUCT UNBECOMING A JUNGLE MONKEY-BACK TO ONE’S ROOTS’.”  JB

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