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Sat May 15, 2021, 10:45 AM

Police groups are banned from participating in New York City Pride "effective immediately"

The Gay Officers’ Action League (GOAL) revealed that Heritage of Pride (HOP), the organization that is the organizer of the New York City Pride festivities, has banned official law enforcement participation in their events.

The NYC Pride organizers have long welcomed law enforcement groups to participate, and has partnered with GOAL and other LGBTQ law enforcement groups to criticism over recent years. In a decision they confirmed today, NYC Pride organizers have bought that relationship to an end.

In a statement released this morning, HOP stated to LGBTQ Nation via email, “effective immediately, NYC Pride will ban corrections and law enforcement exhibitors at NYC Pride events until 2025. They stated, “in the meantime, NYC Pride will transition to providing increased community-based security and first responders, while simultaneously taking steps to reduce NYPD presence at events.”

At last year’s Reclaim Pride march, which protested police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death, marchers were pepper sprayed and attacked with batons by NYPD officers covering their badge numbers.

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2021/05/gay-police-group-claims-banned-participating-nyc-pride/

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Reply Police groups are banned from participating in New York City Pride "effective immediately" (Original post)
left-of-center2012 May 2021 OP
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 17, 2021, 11:24 AM

1. I wonder what the deal is going to be ...

... when it comes to crowd control and general protection.

That is just routine police work for any parade, but things are getting crazy lately.

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Response to Passenger (Reply #1)

Mon May 17, 2021, 11:47 AM

2. This ?

"NYC Pride will transition to providing increased community-based security and first responders"

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Mon May 17, 2021, 01:57 PM

3. Very nice, but will the cops also be on hand? n/t

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Response to Passenger (Reply #3)

Mon May 17, 2021, 02:28 PM

4. The answer is in the article

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #4)

Tue May 18, 2021, 08:54 AM

5. But it isn't.

A serious armed attack on the parade? What then?

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Response to Passenger (Reply #5)

Tue May 18, 2021, 12:16 PM

6. From the link

Pride organizers said that “NYPD is not required to lead first response and security at NYC Pride events.
All aspects of first response and security that can be (will be) reallocated to trained private security, community leaders, and volunteers will be reviewed.”

... the NYPD to “provide first response and security when necessary (and) kept one city block away.”

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