Atlanta Council Committee Declines to Apologize for Police Raid

by on January 12, 2010

The Public Safety Committee of the Atlanta City Council tonight voted to “hold” (or indefinitely postpone) a resolution to apologize for the actions committed by police officers at the Atlanta Eagle bar on September 10-11, 2009.

Councilman Ivory Lee Young, chairman of the Public Safety Committee, expressed his desire for the issue to be litigated in court, rather than resolved by the City Council.

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Steven January 24, 2010 at 12:14 am

How brave of the City of Atlanta considering last year that the City of Chicago was forced to pay the owners of Caballo’s Bar $288,000.00 for a shockingly similar bar raid that occurred there in 2004. The case is VERY similar to what happened at the Eagle, except patrons in Chicago, while searched, were NOT handcuffed and forced to lie on the floor.

Perhaps an apology would have convinced some of the patrons whose rights were violated that evening NOT to pursue civil redress. Of course now that point is moot.

Good luck to all with their lawsuits. This entire incident was obviously wrong.,0,5113357.story

troy January 22, 2010 at 12:47 am

Stupid F-ing Southern redneck bigots…

Justin Tyme January 21, 2010 at 10:03 am

So, when do the multi-billion dollar civil rights lawsuits begin? Can’t wait to see the city bankrupted for their homophobic arrogance!

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