Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Gay Scientistics: Fort Worth Police Department "celebrates" Stonewall

StuntDouble, AfterElton.com: By now we’re all familiar with last weekend's gay-bashing police raid that went down at Fort Worth’s Rainbow Lounge. Investigations are underway by both the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission and the Forth Worth police, and now it looks like even the U.S. Attorney's office is going to get involved.
We've had a week to ruminate on the homophobic assault and compile plenty of data, which we've analyzed for you below, in easy-to-read chart format!
First, according to CrimeMapping.com — the third party resource that the Forth Worth police department recommends for crime-related queries — these are the offenses that were committed on the day of the Rainbow Lounge raid.

Additionally, Forth Worth had 26 counts of murder, 141 counts of forcible rape, 4,061 counts of robbery, 943 counts of aggravated assault, and 2,678 stolen cars from January through May of this year.

So, you know, why not use up valuable law enforcement agents to beat up gay people for hanging out with their friends. It's not like the officer had anything better to be doing with their time!

Let us illustrate. Here's what was happening in Forth Worth on the day of the Rainbow Lounge raid:

Of course, police chief Jeff Halstead had an explanation for why the bar was targeted, and why patrons were roughed up by his officers: "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." More.

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