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Old 06-29-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I have a hard time believing that.
The brutality was uncalled for.

This was just a police-supported ***** bashing.
I said over and over again that the excessive force probably would not have happened if it was not a gay bar.

Read the links I've provided - the TABC and Fort Worth Police conduct these "raids" regularly on ALL bars to check for violations of liquor laws.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Denver
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At least never drink and grab a cops crotch. I would think that would be aproblem in any state.
"Rainbow Lounge owner J.R. Schrock said claims that patrons made sexual advances to the officers and that one patron groped an officer were lies.

"The groping of the police officer - really? We're gay, but we're not dumb," Schrock said to the crowd that gathered at the bar Sunday afternoon. "That is a lie, and I am appalled by it."
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Box Turtle Bulletin » Stonewall In 2009? Police Raid Texas Gay Bar, Arrest Patrons for “Public Intoxication”

Abuse Alleged in Gay Bar Raid - News- msnbc.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31601599/ - broken link)

AMERICAblog News| A great nation deserves the truth: Fort Worth Gay Bar raided -- on 40th anniversary of Stonewall
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Texas
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The links again...

Waiting for Drunks

USATODAY.com - Texas tourism officials worried about public intoxication crackdown

PENAL CODEÂ*Â* CHAPTER 49. INTOXICATION AND ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OFFENSES

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Sec. 49.02. PUBLIC INTOXICATION. (a) A person commits an offense if the person appears in a public place while intoxicated to the degree that the person may endanger the person or another.
(a-1) For the purposes of this section, a premises licensed or permitted under the Alcoholic Beverage Code is a public place.
(b) It is a defense to prosecution under this section that the alcohol or other substance was administered for therapeutic purposes and as a part of the person's professional medical treatment by a licensed physician.
(c) Except as provided by Subsection (e), an offense under this section is a Class C misdemeanor.
(d) An offense under this section is not a lesser included offense under Section 49.04.
(e) An offense under this section committed by a person younger than 21 years of age is punishable in the same manner as if the minor committed an offense to which Section 106.071, Alcoholic Beverage Code, applies.


Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 900, Sec. 1.01, eff. Sept. 1, 1994. Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 1013, Sec. 12, eff. Sept. 1, 1997.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 68, Sec. 25, eff. September 1, 2007.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I have a hard time believing that.
The brutality was uncalled for.

This was just a police-supported ***** bashing.

They raided 3 bars. 2 "straight" bars and 1 "gay" bar. Arrested, what was it, close to 20 people total (the majority from the straight bars) ??? 1 person got hurt. If they were there just to "bash" gays as you said, wouldnt there have been more than one person hurt? Wouldnt they have stopped at the "gay" bar and not messed with the "straight" bar?

Do you not think that when arresting drunks that possibly 1 out of 20 or so would get unruly?
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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They were raiding it to see whether the bar and/or patrons were violating alcohol laws.
They were not raiding it. it was a routine check on liquor license The bar was new, and had never been checked and was on a long list of many bars that night.The owner had been called and told it was coming. A bunch of drunks made fools of themselves and got arrested. Drunks making fools of themselves is not uncommon whether it is a gay bar or not
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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"Rainbow Lounge owner J.R. Schrock said claims that patrons made sexual advances to the officers and that one patron groped an officer were lies.

"The groping of the police officer - really? We're gay, but we're not dumb," Schrock said to the crowd that gathered at the bar Sunday afternoon. "That is a lie, and I am appalled by it."

The gay panic defense...
Even if the men did make sexual advances toward them, they are officers of the law and are supposed to be the bigger person. I'm sure if a woman had been making sexual advances toward them they wouldn't have treated her with brutality.

The gf and I were going to make a trip to the Dallas/FW area within the next 6 months but we'll just go elsewhere. Some other city can have our tourism dollars.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Why weren't the straight people slammed into the floor and sent to the hospital with bleeding in the brain?

Why werent the gay "people"? As it said...one person got hurt. Is is that far fetched that a drunk person gets out of hand?
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Texas
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The gf and I were going to make a trip to the Dallas/FW area within the next 6 months but we'll just go elsewhere. Some other city can have our tourism dollars.
Most of us aren't like this.
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Old 06-29-2009, 10:50 AM
 
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And the two regular bars were raided because????
Perhaps so it didn't look like a deliberate violent raid on a Gay bar on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots?

Why weren't straight bar patrons beaten and sent to the hospital with a bleeding brain?
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