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Officer Justin Barrett’s Innocent Mistake In Calling Henry Louis Gates Jr A Monkey

LAWYERS representing Boston police Officer Justin Barrett says their client didn’t intend to express bigoted views when he called Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. abanana-eating jungle monkey“.

What he did man to do is moot point. Perhaps he is not a bigot just a simple man stating a fact. Hey, truth hurts, right Officer Barrett?

Attorney Peter T. Marano continues:

“Regrettably, these words are the lasting picture people will see of Justin Barrett. Justin Barrett … has made a mistake — his poor choice in words is that mistake. His lack of thought into the possible outcome of using such words has caused this debate. Justin never intended for these words to bear such a racial connotation.”

It’s not him, yer honour. It’s the system that allows a man with such a lack of foresight and a limited vocabulary gleaned from hanging around with real bigots – who thought the Planet of the Apes was a documentary and monkeys can really talk and hold down jobs – can rise to the rank of police officer when he should be working as an Austrian news pundit or a New York Post cartoonist.

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Posted: 31st, July 2009 | In: Reviews | Comments (6)