gates crowley whalen redux
and, in a related note about how profoundly lost and stupid some people can still be, huffington post has the details of a city of boston cop slash national guardsman slash ultra plus ultra idiot emailing the boston globe, along with all his cop and national guard buddies, his opinion on the gates/crowley/whalen matter for which he was compelled to include the sobriquet "jungle monkey". (really, justin? the BOSTON GLOBE?) i think we all need to reflect on this for a moment, because somewhere you know there's a guy like this with a gun and a badge taking out his private personal politics on an innocent homeowner of whatever color, and no amount of sgt crowley's profiling training is going to help this kind of thing until we all stand up and insist upon being counted. (makes one wonder if the profiling courses they're giving some cops are teaching them how to, instead of how not to).
where i work we have an acronym for things like this: CLM. as in, career-limiting move. fired is the least of the penalties deserved, but, seriously, the BOSTON GLOBE? i'm guessing it was one of the newspaper staffers that forwarded it straight to ed davis. not quite up there with dismembering your own baby and eating its brain, but close enough to make one wonder if somebody's mom ought to have at least considered it.