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Now the Police Commissioner in New York City, James P. O'Neil, has apologized for the police raid on the Stonewall gay bar in New York in 1969.
A man attending a Montgomery Gay Pride event.
The New York Times reports:
“I didn’t tell anybody,” Mr. O’Neill said. “I made the decision that morning.”His words represented a break from the past for the department and for Mr. O’Neill, who rose to the top policing job in New York City under Mr. Bratton’s wing. But with the city hosting a global gathering known as WorldPride to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the uprising, pressure was building.“I think it would have been humiliating not to have done this,” said Ann Northrop, a longtime gay activist. “And look what they got: worldwide publicity. They look like good guys.”
The full N.Y. Times story is HERE.