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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:32 AM

On Stonewall anniversary, the NYPD launched a brutal unprovoked attack on LGBTQ people

The NYPD may have apologized last year for raiding the Stonewall Inn, spawning days of riots and police brutality, but they apparently haven’t decided to stop the behavior. As Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted about honoring Stonewall, the cops were unleashing pepper spray on LGBTQ people dancing in celebration.

Yesterday, as the Queer Liberation March wound down and participants celebrated in nearby Washington Square Park, police charged into the crowd, swinging batons, shoving people to the ground, and arresting a handful of participants. The officers kept their badge numbers covered.

“Using pepper spray against the Black and queer community, beating LGBTQIA+ protestors with batons and bicycles, and intimidating our right to peacefully assemble, reflects the wanton disregard that the mayor, along with the NYPD, have for the lives and safety all Black and queer New Yorkers,” organizers told BuzzFeed News.

“It was very peaceful, very chill. I didn’t see much police presence. Then I saw 20 cops on bikes and a few cop cars speed up right away, so I walked a little quicker,” Eliel Cruz told the outlet. “I walked by five or six people on the ground who were pepper sprayed and were washing their eyes.”

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Just a little bit of history...repeating.

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Behind the Aegis Jun 30 OP
Solly Mack Jun 30 #1
Hekate Jun 30 #2
Docreed2003 Jun 30 #3
dchill Jun 30 #4
JI7 Jun 30 #5
dickthegrouch Jun 30 #6
Behind the Aegis Jun 30 #7
Celerity Jun 30 #12
dickthegrouch Jun 30 #15
LineLineLineLineNew Reply .
crickets Jun 30 #18
Thekaspervote Jun 30 #8
Demovictory9 Jun 30 #10
Demovictory9 Jun 30 #9
LiberalFighter Jun 30 #11
rockfordfile Jun 30 #13
brer cat Jun 30 #14
dickthegrouch Jun 30 #16
crickets Jun 30 #20
lagomorph777 Jun 30 #17
ismnotwasm Jun 30 #19

Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:38 AM

1. K&R

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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 12:49 AM

2. KnR

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:04 AM

3. K&R for exposure

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:19 AM

4. "The officers kept their badge numbers covered."

Consciousness of guilt - beforehand.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 01:25 AM

5. fucking thugs. If they kept their numbers covered that should be automatic firing

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:32 AM

6. What do the IA+ mean?

I can’t keep up. I’m all for inclusivity but there nothing to be gained by the separation of trying to name everything.

Fuck the cops for causing all this strife.

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Response to dickthegrouch (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:35 AM

7. Intersex and Ally.

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Response to dickthegrouch (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:11 AM

12. the full acronym LGBTQIA+ stands for

Lesbian, Gay, Genderqueer, Genderfluid, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersexed, Agender, Asexual, & Ally Community

the + is because there are 3 G's, the Pansexuals, and the 3 A's

Things get added all the time, so I probably left some folk out.

I just self identify as a cis-gendered femme (what some call lipstick) lesbian and I am a member of the overall queer folk community.



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Response to Celerity (Reply #12)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:46 AM

15. (Sigh). What's cis gendered?

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:48 AM

8. As a nation we HAVE to deal with this

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:53 AM

10. agreed. These aren't actions to protect the public, they are just angry... wanting to punish

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 02:52 AM

9. to protect and serve

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 03:06 AM

11. They need to fire them, charge them, convict them, and revoke their pension.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #11)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 04:43 AM

13. I agree

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 07:22 AM

14. K&R

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:49 AM

16. Any cop not showing his badge number

Should be considered to be impersonating a cop and unprotected by any privilege.

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Response to dickthegrouch (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:48 AM

20. I agree. The badge number is there for a reason.

The minute it's covered, there's no longer a uniformed cop present, just a thug in a costume.

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:50 AM

17. Just a little bit of history...repeating

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Response to Behind the Aegis (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:48 AM

19. K&R

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