Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Happy fucking Pride, eh?


40 years, people. And:

Some cops in Forth worth decided to celebrate Pride weekend with a good old fashioned gay bar raid.

One of the victims is in ICU with a brain injury; he may not survive. The cops' excuse?

"Monday, police chief Jeff Halstead said the officers' actions are being investigated. However, he also said that officers that entered the bar during the scheduled inspection were touched inappropriately.

"You're touched and advanced in certain ways by people inside the bar, that's offensive," he said. "I'm happy with the restraint used when they were contacted like that."


See, no one's actually DIED, see. Well, yet. As of today. Lucky they got off easy, eh? They could've been nailed to a motherfucking fence. How dare they be "drunk and disorderly" (the putative excuse apparently) and act...gay. In a -gay bar.-
And yes, of course whatever touching may have gone on was some guy grabbing a poor hapless cop's ass, not, I don't know, trying to defend himself from being -beaten down to the point of brain injury-. Gay panic for the fail! Bonus points 'coz -it's a motherfucking cop in a fucking gay bar.- On PRIDE WEEKEND.

"They were hyped up. They were loaded for bear," said Todd Camp, a veteran journalist who was there celebrating his birthday with friends. "They were just randomly grabbing people, telling them they were drunk."
Camp told me he has been in bars during TABC/police "checks" before, "and it was never anything like this." Usually, he said, officers discreetly walk through, looking for anybody who has had too much. This was different. "They were shoving patrons," Camp said, "asking, 'How much have you had to drink?'"

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"[Gibson] was taken down hard," said Camp, with "four or five" officers wrestling him to the floor inside the club. Cellphone photos shot by patrons and posted to blogs show a person being held facedown by officers in a short hallway inside the club, then show a dent in the wall where his head was apparently banged....


11 comments:

Alon Levy said...

As a policy to combat alcohol abuse, I think they should extend the same treatment to all bars, gay or straight. Send an undercover cop into the bar, preferably young and pretty. Every time s/he's touched inappropriately, raid the bar and harass its patrons.

And afterward, start beating smokers who blow ashes on you. Assholes.

whatsername said...

It'd be funny if it wasn't so sad.

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Nick said...

Alon,

Don't give them any ideas ( :

On a more serious note: this is of course regression of a very vulgar sort.

Comrade PhysioProf said...

Fucking authoritarian pigs.

Ineffabelle said...

Just more evidence that we now live in a Feudal Police State, where the cops can do ANYTHING to you they want and get away with it.

jaysays said...

Perhaps they had eaten too many twinkies too...

Nick said...

Nice to see you here, Anna

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belledame222 said...

welcome, ineffabelle and jaysays

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