Texas just doesn't half-ass anything, do they?
Cause, y'know, what better way to recognize the 40th anniversary of Stonewall?
In my experience, cops are bullies. Law Enforcement is filled with people who are full of themselves and think they run the world. They are same jerks who were bullies in high school. Only now they have a job where they have free reign to bully people.
From the Advocate News:
"Police say they were conducting a routine bar inspection -- the third of the night -- on Sunday around 1 a.m. when they arrived at the Rainbow Lounge and arrested patrons on suspicion of public intoxication. They say Gibson grabbed an officer’s crotch and exhibited signs of alcohol poisoning."
Gibson grabbed the officer's crotch? BULLSHIT!!!
This is exactly the same thing the damn Minneapolis cops said I did when they arrested me at the Y'all Come Back Saloon in 1982. And then in court the cops lied on the witness stand.
Still, we won in court.
Ft. Worth gays can expect the cops there to do the exact same thing. They will lie! But take them to court anyway!!!
Read more here --->http://www.advocate.com/news_detail_ektid94535.asp
Don't forget that it was in Texas, in 2003, in Lawrence v Texas
That the U. S. Supreme Court first struck down the laws against gay sex. I guess some of these bad ol' boys are still browned off about that one.
Below is an update on Chad Gibson
And soon an update on how to make donations for the hospital bills
But What i want to see is a site for donations to prosecute the fort worth police dept and the officers involved. Anybody come across anything?
Daniel, Rick, you two seem to be a wizes at this!
Wow. I had no idea. This is horrendous.
...seems to be the way that everyone is keeping abreast of everything.
Dan Savage made an salient comment about this last night.
In short, the gay panic defense is being invoked. Pretty sick stuff, which plays into the conservative belief that being gay is sinful, bad and worthy of punishment.
I don't believe it for a second that that police entering a gay bar ar going to be groped by anyone. Ludicrous. Absolute projection. And even if it was so (which it isn't), how does does touching somome translate into bashing their head in?
Insane and stupid. And total bullshit (thank you Rick!) on the part of the police. As one man involved put it in Savage's article: we're gay but we're not stupid.
However, it seems the that the police chief of Fort Worth thinks the public is.
I wonder if that cop would use a staight panic defense if a hot young chick grabbed his dick. I don't think that it would be such a big.
So much for thinking they were a bit more enlightened down south huh?
Sorry Redneck, 'cept you!:lol::lol:
Eh-Hem. Enlightened I don't think is the right word...
Atlanta is in the South also. We have the third largest gay population in the U.S.A. We're not all pacifists. If Five-O wants to mess with us they might want to watch their asses.
"Bad cop, no doughnut!"
Ben N. Moore
Update Fort Worth Texas
The Fort Worth City Council this week unanimously passed a resolution calling on the U.S. Attorney’s Office to conduct a complete and independent investigation into the June 28 raid at the Rainbow Lounge.
The council also voted to establish the City Manager’s Diversity Task Force, intended to specifically address LGBT issues.
The votes came Tuesday, July 21, one week after a marathon council meeting that included more than 20 citizens expressing concern over the incident. During the July 14 meeting, each council member voiced support for Mayor Mike Moncrief’s call for the U.S. Attorney’s Office to review results of the Fort Worth Police Department’s two ongoing internal investigations — one by the Internal Affairs Division, and one by the Major Case Squad.
Both Fort Worth PD investigations and a similar investigation under way at the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission are focusing on determining whether officers with the two agencies used excessive force during the raid, and on exactly how Chad Gibson was injured that night.
Gibson, 26, was among the five people arrested for public intoxication during the June 28 raid on the recently opened gay nightclub. He suffered a brain injury during the arrest that left him hospitalized for a week.
Fort Worth police officers and TABC agents said Gibson was injured when he fell on the sidewalk outside the bar because of extreme intoxication. But witnesses inside the bar at the time have said he was injured when officers first pushed him into a wall and then threw him to the floor to handcuff him.
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