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NYPD Officers Assault And Mace Openly Gay Man, Call Him “Faggot”

The New York City Anti Violence Project is outraged following the release of footage (Be aware: the language is very NSFW) that it claims shows anti-gay police officers attacking a group of three gay men in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn late at night on Sunday, June 3.

The three gay men appearing in the video above, Josh Williams, Ben Collins, and Antonio Maenza, were walking past the 79th Precinct when one was accused of public urination and subsequently assaulted by an excessive amount of police officers. Leave it to New York City’s finest to completely drop the ball on solving the recent string of hate crimes and spend their time doing what they do best: attacking innocent civilians.

The report continues:

The survivors reported that they were walking past the 79th Precinct when an NYPD officer accused one of the men of public urination and attacked him, throwing him against a police car. The officer was joined by other officers who also attacked the man, throwing him to the ground and pepper spraying him while he was in handcuffs. The survivor was handcuffed tightly, causing lacerations. The survivor’s injuries were treated at a hospital, where he was again restrained with wrist and ankle cuffs. The group of officers also arrested the other two survivors.

We can’t say the group of “survivors” chose the best language possible to deal with the scene at hand, but without a doubt, an unnamed police officer’s alleged use of the word “faggot” during the altercation is completely unacceptable.

The AVP has announced a press conference to address anti-LGBTQ police violence and this issue specifically on Tuesday, June 11th at 2pm, at One Police Plaza.