It was the twerk seen round the world — a second video clip of a straight NYPD cop dancing with a Pride Parade reveler that quickly became a shining example of the department's ever-improving relationship with the city's LGBT community. The year-old cop, who worked out of the th Precinct station house in Bayside, Queens, was diagnosed with brain cancer in November after he fell in front of his home and complained of feeling dizzy, family members said. The heterosexual Hance lifted the city's spirits two years ago when a cell phone video that showed him dancing, on duty and in uniform, with reveler Aaron Santis at the Manhattan Pride Parade went viral.
The apology comes weeks ahead of the milestone anniversary of the raid and the rebellion it sparked in the early hours of June 28,as patrons and others fought back against officers and a social order that kept gay life in the shadows. Organizers of what is expected to be a massive NYC Pride celebration this year had called this week for New York police to apologize. Police participate in and protect the annual parade, but the lack of a formal apology from the department for the raid — the event that gay pride marches commemorate each June — has hung over the collaboration, Fallarino said.
Stonewall50 WorldPride Pride pic. O'Neill apologized Thursday on the New York Police Department's behalf for officers' actions in clash with gay patrons during a raid on the Stonewall Inn. With June being World Pride Month, and the city producing gay pride events to commemorate the Stonewall Riots ofO'Neill said it was an important time to apologize.
The apology comes just weeks ahead of the 50th anniversary of the raid and the rebellion it sparked on 28 June Bar patrons on the night, soon joined by others, fought back against officers, after frequent bar raids and arrests, and against a social order that kept gay life in the shadows. Marchers were met with some cheers but faced a lot of yelled abuse from onlookers. The following June, the first official gay pride parade took place in New York to mark the anniversary of what became known as the Stonewall uprising, and continued through the 70s, the Aids crisis and into the era of campaigning for greater legal protections and same-sex marriage.
By Gabrielle Fonrouge. December 17, pm Updated December 17, pm. A sergeant from the Manhattan South Task Force suddenly rose to the podium behind him and uttered words that silenced the massive Council Chambers.
Charles Henry "Charlie" Cochrane, Jr. Following his delivery of public testimony on anti-discrimination legislation pending before the New York City CouncilCochrane became the first openly gay officer of the NYPD. InCochrane enlisted in the United States Army.
Ashley is part of Reclaim Pride, a coalition that wants more than a year-late apology. The group wants police removed from Pride altogether. Opposition to law enforcement marching in Pride parades is not new, but has intensified this year as the festivals have adopted themes honoring the anniversary of Stonewall, the LGBT rebellion against police abuses that led to the first Pride march and cemented June as Pride month around the globe.
The actions were discriminatory and oppressive and for that I apologize. But the commissioner understands the need and importance of an apology. The uprising began in the early hours of June 28, when the police raided the Stonewall Inn on Christopher St. The melee resulted in torn up cobblestones, uprooted parking meters, smashed windows and one nearly-overturned police van.
The raid unfolded in the early hours of Saturday, June 28,when NYPD officers stormed into the bar to enforce a discriminatory law that made it illegal to serve alcohol to gay people. I do know what happened should not have happened. The raid at the Stonewall, a gay bar in Manhattan's Greenwich Village neighborhood, sparked protests that helped launch a civil rights movement.
The apology comes just weeks ahead of the milestone anniversary of the raid and the rebellion it sparked the night of June, as patrons and others fought back against officers and a social order that kept gay life in the shadows. The New York Police Department was facing calls to apologize from organizers of what is expected to be a massive LGBT Pride celebration in the city this year — and from organizers of an alternative Stonewall anniversary march. City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who is gay, had also said the department should apologize. Police participate in and protect its annual parade, but the lack of a formal apology from the department for the raid — the very event that gay pride marches commemorate each June — has hung over the collaboration, Fallarino said.