But This Rainbow Lounge Raider Has Homosexual Friends!

The fracas following the raid of Ft. Worth bar Rainbow Lounge refuses to die. The latest interlocutor? Chris Aller, one of two Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission who who was fired following an internal investigation. He says they really were going after patrons who were drinking too much, gay or otherwise. Yup, it wasn’t a witchhunt!

“We went through looking for intoxicated people. That’s what we were looking for,” says Aller, defending what went down June 28. Was Rainbow targeted because it was a gay bar? “No, not even close.”

But it’s not like Aller is backtracking on claims that Chad Gibson, who ended up in the hospital after the raid with a brain injury, groped him. NBC-DFW:

Aller said Gibson groped him with the back of his hand while he was walking in a back hallway.

“I mean not hard, but he hit me. I mean, my badge was right here, so it was obvious he knew who I was,” he said, pointing to the front part of his belt.

He said Gibson was extremely drunk and resisted arrest.

“So we lowered him to the ground,” he said.

Aller denied Gibson received his head injury at that time.

“It was a very controlled maneuver,” he said.

Aller said he left Gibson outside with other officers, and that’s when he was injured.

“He was standing and basically did a pirouette and fell… on his right side,” he said. “And of course with his hands behind his back, he didn’t have a way to stop himself so he struck his head.”

Gibson has admitted he was drunk that night, but in an interview the following month, he denied groping anyone.

“It really makes me mad they would say that,” Gibson said in July. “I know that’s not me.”

And you have to trust the guy. After all, he has faggots for friends!

Actually I have quite a few friends who are homosexual,” he said. “I lived with a couple gay guys in college. They were roommates.”

So Aller was the scapegoat, yes?

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  • terrwill

    I think Hitler had a few Jew friends also………………..

  • Mikey

    A pirouette? Those gays!

  • Tom

    If he had friends who were “homosexual,” he wouldn’t call them homosexual. You’d think after all this that Aller would crawl back under the rock he came from, rather than showing us over and over again what a POS he is.

  • Fitz

    I can just change a few words, and a few years, and I can almost see the newsreal from Selma. “I gots no problem with Negros. I work with one…”

  • HOPIN' for a Gropin'

    You can’t grope someone with the BACK of your hand. A crotch groping involves the palm-side of the fingers, definite and prolonged cupping, and contact with the palm of the groper’s hand—-EVERYONE KNOWS THIS! Aller’s admitting now that it was all a big lie.

    If I had a dollar for everytime my crotch has been contacted incidentally on a crowded subway, I could take a taxi now and then.

    I don’t believe a word this cracker says.

  • Sam

    “we went throught he crowd looking for intoxicated people”

    Is this supposed to be ‘extremely intoxicated’ people? or are you not allowed to be drunk in bars in america :S

  • jason

    As a community, we need to make sure that we are treated equally. If there is a raid on gay bars that is not dissimilar to raids on straight bars, we mustn’t cry “victim”. If they were only raiding gay bars and not straight bars, then it would be concerning.

  • Jeremy

    Actually, it does kind of sound like he was made a scapegoat. I mean, it’s not like he wasn’t fired to hurting anyone or being a bigot. He was fired for not filling out a piece of paper and wearing the wrong shirt. Sounds like BS to me.

  • Justice Be Done

    Wrong, Jeremy.

    Aller was fired for participating in a raid for which he had neither grounds nor authorization. He went rogue, beat up a kid in a bar, and could have very easily left the young man brain injured, if not dead.

    The “piece of paper” to which you refer was a “use of force” report which would have documented the injury of the bar patron in his custody.

    The uniform policy may sound trivial to you, but it was ANOTHER in a series of policy violations, which demonstrated that this officer was out of control.

    The agency fired him for policy violates because that was the most expedient way to achieve a measure of justice, rather than waiting for the Excessive Force Report to be completed, then try to ‘prove’ that cop beat the kid up because he was gay. The cop should be in prison for what he did. He’s lucky he only lost his job.

  • Timothy

    “Actually I have quite a few friends who are homosexual”

    Complete lie.

    Those who have gay friends know enough to call them “gay friends”, not “friends who are homosexual”. That phrasing is the sole property of bigots and haters.

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