Carter Park, a historically Black facility, when the incident occurred. Wright Muir is a Caribbean American law professor, and both she and her son, Masai, are members of the U. When Fort Lauderdale police officers arrived, they shut down the pool and made everyone leave, according to NBC 6. However, Wright Muir alleged that the white woman was allowed to remain in the pool while she and her son were kicked out.
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I n , when I joined the police, homophobia was rife. For many straight cops, being gay was seen as unnatural. I moved stations and continued to police other gay men under outdated laws, with me and my colleagues often looking for gay men on the canal towpath we could punish for sex acts. Seniors officers directed us to do this because, they said, these men were causing a public nuisance.
What he was doing: He fell asleep in his car, blocking the drive-through lane at a fast-food restaurant. How he was killed: Police body cameras showed former officers Garrett Rolfe and Devin Brosnan speaking to Brooks for more than 40 minutes after complaints that the year-old Black man had fallen asleep in his car. The officers told Brooks he had had too much to drink to drive and attempted to restrain him, a struggle ensued, and Brooks fled.
Twelve protesters affiliated with the group No Justice No Pride were arrested , and after a brief delay, the march continued. The irony of the incident was not lost on many in the crowd — cops arresting gay people in front of the Stonewall Inn, the very place where homophobic police brutality sparked the modern LGBTQ rights movement nearly five decades years prior. Protesters in several cities across the U.