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Boston Cop Calls Henry Louis Gates a “Jungle Monkey” …So why Would We Doubt the Police?

Justin Barrett, a Boston cop sent an anonymous letter to the Boston Globe ranting about the media coverage of the Gates incident. In his letter he refered to the Harvard professor as a “jungle monkey”.  So why would people automatically trust the word of a Boston cop? Barrett has been put on administrative leave with pay pending a disciplinary hearing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylK11FxxLCw