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megimoo
06-29-2009, 07:39 AM
FORT WORTH - A Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission inspection sparked a series of protests in Fort Worth Sunday. Seven people were arrested during a planned inspection by the TABC and the Fort Worth Police Department at about 1 a.m. Sunday at the Rainbow Lounge on South Jennings in Fort Worth.

Two TABC officers and six Fort Worth police officers went into the bar to observe how the bar was serving alcohol. The inspection at the Rainbow Room, which recently opened, was one of three checks conducted Saturday night and early Sunday morning by the Fort Worth Police Department and TABC. Officers said the inspection was scheduled.

"They seemed to just be picking people at random, spinning them around," said Justin McCarty, a Rainbow Lounge employee.

Kristy Morgan said she believes her brother was one of those allegedly picked out by officers.

"He has bleeding on the brain that is growing right now in size," she said.

Her brother, Chad Gibson, is in ICU at JPS. He was given a ticket for public intoxication and assault, but he wasn't arrested.

Danny Crockett said he saw four officers detain Gibson.

"They choked his head back, pulled him back and then slammed him against the wall," he said.

The Fort Worth Police Department said two intoxicated patrons made sexually explicit movements. They said another drunken patron grabbed an officer in the groin.

Joel Burns, the first openly gay person elected to public office in Tarrant County, attended an evening rally on the courthouse steps.

"It is very frustrating that this did happen," he said. "We're looking to find answers as quickly and as best we can."

News 8 received dozens of phone calls and e-mails in relation to the story. Many said t they felt it suspicious that the raid occurred on the 40th anniversary of the Stone Wall Gay Riot, which was a gay riot in New York City in 1969.
http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/wfaa/latestnews/stories/wfaa090628_mo_raid.179e4762.html

Linda
06-29-2009, 08:02 AM
Now that was some one sided reporting if I ever saw any....

The cops are the bad guys and the gays are all innocent of any wrong doings what so ever...

8 law enforcement officers walk into a bar full of people that have been drinking and not one of them got beligerent, made and gestures of hostility or tried to interfer with the officers at all...if that is true it would have to be a 1st.


This bar wasn't targeted because it was a gay bar either, it was one of 3 bars being inspected that night.

Government involvement in business is so much fun.....

stsinner
06-29-2009, 09:01 AM
Wow.. I never thought I'd live to see the say when Texans elected a queer for public office. Sad.

Where have all the cowboys gone, (http://www.mtv.com/videos/paula-cole/47189/where-have-all-the-cowboys-gone.jhtml#id=1536069) indeed....

satanica
06-29-2009, 10:03 AM
Now that was some one sided reporting if I ever saw any....

The cops are the bad guys and the gays are all innocent of any wrong doings what so ever...

8 law enforcement officers walk into a bar full of people that have been drinking and not one of them got beligerent, made and gestures of hostility or tried to interfer with the officers at all...if that is true it would have to be a 1st.


This bar wasn't targeted because it was a gay bar either, it was one of 3 bars being inspected that night.

Government involvement in business is so much fun.....

Regardless. The police behaved in a way they shouldn't have. If a person makes a pass at an officer it doesn't give them a green light to yank his hair back and smash his head into a wall creating internal bleeding.

This is way out of line.

Linda
06-29-2009, 11:30 AM
Regardless. The police behaved in a way they shouldn't have. If a person makes a pass at an officer it doesn't give them a green light to yank his hair back and smash his head into a wall creating internal bleeding.

This is way out of line.


You KNOW that's what happened?

You got a one sided story...no statements from the 8 officers or their dept on how anything happened....Do you think because there side wasn't represented in the article...they are guilty of the things they were accused of?

satanica
06-29-2009, 11:36 AM
You KNOW that's what happened?

You got a one sided story...no statements from the 8 officers or their dept on how anything happened....Do you think because there side wasn't represented in the article...they are guilty of the things they were accused of?

The Fort Worth Police Department said two intoxicated patrons made sexually explicit movements. They said another drunken patron grabbed an officer in the groin.

Are you sure there were no statements ?

Linda
06-29-2009, 11:43 AM
Assaulting a police office is a crime.....or didn't you know that?

satanica
06-29-2009, 11:45 AM
Assaulting a police office is a crime.....or didn't you know that?

Of course it is.

But if the story is true (yanked head back and smashed into wall) then it is also a crime on the Police Officers part.

He should have been cuffed ...not beaten. We all know this.

Linda
06-29-2009, 11:51 AM
[QUOTE=satanica;150701] But if the story is true [QUOTE]

There you go...you are finally getting it....You seem to be accepting it as a true and complete story...and I don't think all the facts were in the story.

FlaGator
06-29-2009, 11:51 AM
Of course it is.

But if the story is true (yanked head back and smashed into wall) then it is also a crime on the Police Officers part.

He should have been cuffed ...then beaten. We all know this.


That's better.