How NYC police's relationship with LGBTQ+ community changed after Stonewall Uprising

In 1969, the NYPD was part of a raid on the Stonewall Inn. Today, the Gay Officers Action League of NY is a positive force within the LGBTQ+ community with a mission to promote inclusivity.
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Chris Christie would consider our faith our but I mean police did patrol and a fateful you are ruthless. They come by and say hey don't do that or maybe it's clear clubbing you. They were trapped some pretend to be if you ask them. Stonewall inn with him in 86 mafia. All around the country it was illegal to serve alcohol. To a homesick. And so organized. Found that it was a financial resource. And so they open bars which they serve. Her to. Asking people. The Stonewall offense was a partnership. Between the bump yet and the police. Though the mafia ran the bar and they made money off thinking people. And when the police thought it was good news for them to make money they were coming and raid the place and they would get pay. I was counseled. Through the Knapp Commission to find out what. Corruption if any existed in the beards and police. At that time. Many of these places bars it fails to division plain clothes when. Detectives ranging up to 2000 dollars per month. The read on the stone wall in hand and a lot of those raids had to do with. Corrupt police and I think that the police where pissed off. That they weren't getting. He's as much money as they should. And anywhere addresses. If you kick a dog there's only so many times we'll remain in dog fights. And the community that back. My name's Brian downing and the president. The gay officers Action League or goal new York and I am a proud career member. In new York city police department. I think in 1916. Cops were in the primary. Oppressors. Now the coolers. Her words caved in by the police service team coolers that are entered. Five police. It's a fascinating. Testimonies. Problem. We recognize her and are perfect and the professional never be perfect but we're making the effort to let people know. We here and there were changing. Yeah. Bold colors and mourn gruden police car. The hardcore in one word Brooklyn. Progress. The public needs to come in and see that there or here cops and on convention. I'm grateful for that people that's if Stonewall and 1969. I'm proud to be part of the people that are standing up right now. And I hope that the work that we're doing. Others. Like this.

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