Dallas Morning News demands Ft. Worth cops talk now
Dallas Morning News
30 June 09
Fort Worth police better start clarifying gay bar 'check'
by Jacquielynn Floyd
The Fort Worth Police Department still has some explaining to do about what happened early Sunday at a southside gay bar called the Rainbow Lounge.
Or some clarifying or some illuminating or some supplementary detailing - anything to mitigate the apparently self-administered public-relations shot-to-the-foot it suffered after what it keeps calling a routine "bar check."
'Cause - Problem No. 1 - bar patrons who were there say it wasn't a "check," it was a "raid." Problem No. 2, this particular "check" ended with a kid in the intensive-care unit with a head injury.
Problem No. 3, in what I can only hope is a spectacularly infelicitous coincidence, all this took place on the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Raid.