Friday, September 18, 2009

Deets On The Eagle Raid Rally Tomorrow

They be a rallyin' at city hall tomorrow. Here's the details:

Saturday, September 19, 2009
12:00pm - 3:00pm
City Hall Downtown
68 Mitchell Street
Atlanta, GA

Our intent is to show the City of Atlanta and the APD the vast number of community members who are concerned about what happened & that we want answers to valid questions:

-Is typical protocol for these type of charges normally a citation and not arrest?
-Was this high number of APD officers the best use to address such minimal charges with Atlanta crime concerns skyrocketing?
-Why was intervention by City Council candidates necessary for the release of the staff after 19 hours in jail on no bond?
-Why does APD have an LGBT liaison if that position is not utilized?
-Who is to be held accountable for the formal filed complaints of mistreatment?
-Where has Mayor Franklin been and why hasn't she made a statement?

APD LGBT liaison Officer Dani Harris will be present Saturday and will be speaking to the community. Please keep in mind, she cannot address any specifics regarding the case as it is an on-going investigation. Her position IS to serve as a bridge directly between the LGBT community and the APD.

I'll be there. Lookin' for a story.


Juliana said...

I would dearly love for someone to put pen to paper and come up with a price tag on this disaster.

30 officers
3 paddy wagons
60+ arrests to process
complaints to investigate
various legal eagle bills

All for what? Sex in the back room, really...REALLY? Come on!

If they stick with the bs license issue, seriously they could have served that at 6 pm?

A city as in the red as Atlanta, honest to pete, if I were a taxpayer in the city, this is something I'd get really steamed over, that is if you can't summon the energy to see harassment for what it is.


Ben said...

Also, Juliana, does anybody else have any info on what else was going on in town the night of September 10th? I don't remember hearing about any big crimes in the news, but that doesn't mean there weren't any break-ins or assaults anywhere.