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Every once in a while some jackass comes along who really deserves a firing. I nominate Officer Justin Barrett, 36, who seems to be trapped in a racist, misogynistic time warp.
If you haven’t yet heard, Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was arrested last week at his home by Cambridge police after he tried to force open his locked front door. (He had just returned from China and reportedly had trouble opening the front door with his key. YUD does that all the time, and she’s not even jet-lagged.) Gates was booked for disorderly conduct after “exhibiting loud and tumultuous behavior,” according to a police report.
Perhaps even more shocking than the initial arrest, which, giving the benefit of every doubt seems to have been baseless, ridiculous, and at the very least extreme, is Barrett’s follow-up: a mass e-mail in which he referred to Gates as “banana-eating” and a “bumbling jungle monkey.”
What idiot publisher (who once, a long, long time ago, thought she was EIC and fired everyone and then put out the worst-selling issue ever of TK magazine) once responded thusly to a certain call to action?
FROM NY OFFICE: Hey everyone,
Just letting everyone know that I will be cleaning out the fridge tomorrow; so if you have something that you don’t want thrown out please let me know!