Boston-area idiot racist police officer Justin Barrett wrote an email to a reporter repeatedly calling Henry Louis Gates a "banana eating jungle monkey," and now he is suing Boston for suspending him.
They did not even fire him. He is suspended with pay.
But in Obama's America, being suspended because you said you would've pepper sprayed any banana-eating jungle monkey who dared talk back to you is a violation of your "civil rights," thanks to the liberal political correctness.
Barrett claims he is not a racist, and, testing credibility even further, claims he'd never even used the phrase "banana-eating jungle monkey" before the day he wrote it four times in one email.
His lawsuit claims his civil rights have been violated; Barrett's lawyer said the words referring to Henry Louis Gates, Jr. were misinterpreted.
"The choice of words were poor; but they weren't meant to characterize professor Gates as a banana-eating jungle monkey," attorney Peter Marano said. "They were meant in a response to behavior and characterizing the behavior. Not the person as a whole."
Yes, just something about the way Skip Gates was behaving suggested, to Barrett, a monkey, in a jungle, eating a banana. We get it. Totally not racist.
(Even if he's not a racist [he is a total racist btw] his email suggests he's a completely unhinged PTSD-case who will snap and shoot a child for stealing a magazine basically any day now, so he should probably not complain about the suspension with pay thing.)