Atlanta Eagle Co-Owner Robby Kelley’s Letter to Atlanta Pride Committee about Officer Harris and the Pride Parade

by Robby Kelley on October 27, 2009

[NOTE: It has just been announced that Officer Harris has decided to march in the Pride Parade in her civilian clothes.]

To the Atlanta Pride Committee:

As a person who was held on the floor of the Atlanta Eagle, I would like to request that Officer Harris walk in the Pride Parade in her street clothes and not her Atlanta Police uniform. After coming out and saying that APD did nothing wrong, I feel this would be an injustice to our community. As a person taken to jail I find this offensive. Most of you do not know the true horror that we went through that night and that uniform represents all of it.

To see gay men kicked, hit, and searched with no reason is wrong, and to be made to lay face-down in the floor, and have the officers hi-five each other like it’s a party is wrong. To have them say “this was fun we should do this to a fag bar every week” is wrong. And having Officer Harris in her uniform saying that it’s OK is wrong.

If Officer Harris chooses not to be there because of it, so be it, but that will be something she chooses to do. After being released from jail she was one of the first persons we a saw. She apologized for their actions and then got up and told everyone it was OK. Please.

Robby

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Atlanta Eagle co-owner Robert Kelley at a protest rally, holding a sign which asks "Where was the Warrant?"

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aweshucksidontwantthemthrowingapartyatmyhouse October 1, 2010 at 4:36 am

well the only way to keep leos from entering your bar is to turn the eagle into a private for members only club then the po-po cannot enter your club ever…least that is the law in FL. APD HAS A BUNCH OF REALLY NICE CHARACTERS WITH RAP SHEETS A MILE LONG 🙂 MY FIRST RUN IN WITH THEM I WAS GAY BASHED WAS THE FIRST AND LAST TIME I WAS ARRESTED…I GOT THE BRIGHT IDEA TO MOVE OUT OF TOWN CAUSE ATLANTA SUCKS….GAY FRIENDLY MY ASS!!!! GREAT….GEEZ i AM GETTING A MESSAGE WHEN I TRY TO POST HERE…F…. NOW YOU WILL NOT LET ME POST COMMENTS,LOL I DID NOT ALREADY POST A COMMENT $#%&

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aweshucksidontwantthemthrowingapartyatmyhouse October 1, 2010 at 4:34 am

well the only way to keep leos from entering your bar is to turn the eagle into a private for members only club then the po-po cannot enter your club ever…least that is the law in FL. APD HAS A BUNCH OF REALLY NICE CHARACTERS WITH RAP SHEETS A MILE LONG 🙂 MY FIRST RUN IN WITH THEM I WAS GAY BASHED WAS THE FIRST AND LAST TIME I WAS ARRESTED…I GOT THE BRIGHT IDEA TO MOVE OUT OF TOWN CAUSE ATLANTA SUCKS….GAY FRIENDLY MY ASS!!!!

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