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Will Ft. Worth Give Chad Gibson $400K For Sending Him To The Hospital During Rainbow Lounge Raid?


Fort Worth city officials would like to pay Chad Gibson — the man who suffered a brain injury in June 2009 after being tossed about during the Stonewall-style raid at Rainbow Lounge forty years after the fateful NYC night, and who called for the heads of the police officers responsible — $400,000 to make him go away. A proposed settlement must get approval from the City Council. A $40,000 payment to George Armstrong, a fellow patron whose rotator cuff was damaged during the fracas, was approved without requiring the council’s vote. (Last fall, prosecutors dropped public intoxication charges against Gibson, Armstrong, and two others.) Whatever you do Chad, don’t sign anything that bars you from continuing to talk about the attack.