Quantcast
Connect with us

Boston transit cop with racist, homophobic, pro-rape Facebook page busted by local TV

Published

on

A transit police officer in Boston has been identified as the man behind an offensive Facebook page that attacked LGBT people, Jews, women and people of different races.

A WCVB investigation determined that Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) Police Officer Jason Barriteau had created the offensive Facebook page using “Al Sharpton” as an alias.

The station said that most of the scores of images posted by Barriteau were too offensive to be shown on the air, but several of the examples showed him mocking people with Down Syndrome, homosexuals, transgendered people, and he also posted an image of a man titled “The Rape Train Stops for No One.”

There were also examples of comments attacking obese people, Hispanics, and Asians. In one case, Barriteau is pictured wearing a T-shirt with the Pillsbury Doughboy sporting an Adolf Hitler mustache, and the words “White Flour.”

But when WCVB’s Kathy Curran caught up with Barriteau as he was getting in his car, he didn’t have much to say.

“I know who you are, I’m not going to say nothing to you, so I’m all set,” he quipped before speeding off.

ADVERTISEMENT

Anti-Defamation League regional director Robert Trestan told WCVB that the Pillsbury Doughboy T-shirt was very troubling.

“It brings up all the memories of the millions of people who were killed during World War II,” Trestan said. “Some of the photos project racism and some of the photos project anti-Semitism and it’s concerning.”

MBTA General Manager Beverly Scott told Curran that she was “shocked” when she learned about Barriteau’s Facebook page.

“That’s the best way I could describe it,” she recalled. “As I flipped from one picture to the other it was so offensive on every front. This is what you call just plain old deliberate, you knew what you were doing, it’s just totally unacceptable. You know, it was blatant.”

ADVERTISEMENT

The MBTA social media policy prohibits officers from posting racist, sexist, or other objectionable material.

Court documents showed that Barriteau was given immunity in 2003 after he was on the scene while another officer beat a homeless man.

WCVB reported that Barriteau was currently on paid administrative leave.

Watch the video below from WCVB, broadcast Sept. 29, 2014.

ADVERTISEMENT

(h/t: Addicting Info)

[Correction: The first sentence of the article incorrectly described Jason Barriteau as a Boston police officer, rather than a transit officer.]

Report typos and corrections to [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

Published

on

After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

Continue Reading

Activism

‘Weakness doesn’t win elections’: Indivisible co-founder explains why members are holding #ImpeachTrump rallies

Published

on

The growing support to commence impeachment proceedings by House Democrats is driven by their need to fire up grassroots support to hold control of the chamber, an Indivisible co-founder explained on MSNBC.

"The call for impeachment continues. this as protesters are hitting the street in more than 140 rallies planned across the country. Organizers say the "Impeach Trump" event is a day of action urging House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings," MSNBC's Richard Lui reported Saturday.

"A new survey from the indivisible project finds 80 percent of their respondents say the House should start impeachment proceedings," he noted. "Right now in the House, 63 Democrats and one Republican support impeachment."

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Mississippi fast food cashier ‘terminated immediately’ for ugly racist slur on customer’s receipt

Published

on

The owner of a fast food restaurant in Mississippi "terminated immediately" an employee after a racist and misogynistic slur of patrons.

When Lex Washington visited Who Dat's Drive-Thru in Oxford with her roommate, the cashier listed them on the receipt as "black b*tches in a silver car."

A manager reportedly refused to apologize at the time, and instead "laughed in her face."

A photo of the receipt then spread on social media.

Continue Reading
 
 

Copyright © 2019 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Masthead | Privacy Policy | For corrections or concerns, please email [email protected]

I need your help.

Investigating Trump's henchmen is a full time job, and I'm trying to bring in new team members to do more exclusive reports. We have more stories coming you'll love. Join me and help restore the power of hard-hitting progressive journalism.

TAKE A LOOK
close-link

Investigating Trump is a full-time job, and I want to add new team members to do more exclusive reports. We have stories coming you'll love. Join me and go ad-free, while restoring the power of hard-hitting progressive journalism.

TAKE A LOOK
close-link